With cities like Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton at your disposal, add to that sports activities, wildlife parks, theme parks, museums, beaches and heritage sites that are second to none, a day out in Hampshire could easily become two, three or even four. Many of our Great Country Pubs have excellent accommodation and The Anchor at Lower Froyle, the Hawkley Inn near Liss and the Ye Olde George, East Meon, would all be more than happy to oblige.
Hampshire’s acres of beautiful scenery are a delight for nature lovers who want to escape to the country. The woods and heaths of the New Forest, where ponies graze through oak-fringed glades, conceal some idylic rural pubs for refreshment or an overnight stop, such as the Fish Inn near Ringwood, the Red Lion at Boldre or The Turfcutters near Brockenhurst.
An abundance of beautiful villages nestle in the Test Valley, which is also blessed with an abundance of country pubs that specialise in local produce and offer a friendly place to enjoy real ale and rest your head for the night.
Don't miss the Good Food Hampshire website, full of ideas for days out with a foodie flavour including traditional country pubs and special offer vouchers.
For more information on Hampshire visit the official tourism website for Hampshire.
This stylish village pub has built its reputation on first-class service and ensuring that customer expectations are always met.
Pretty hanging baskets decorate the facade of this quintessential village pub that sits at a crossroads in the centre of Boldre.
This rambling roadside inn dating back to 1743 started life as a fisherman’s haunt. The whitewashed exterior,under a traditional red-tile roof, is ornamented with vibrant window boxes and hanging...
This is horse-racing country and it’s not just the stables that house pure-breeds; this picturesque 18th-century inn is as authentic as they come.
A whitewashed Georgian gem’ is the best way to describe this sophisticated village pub set in the stunning Sussex countryside.
Overlooking the Solent, this super island pub lords it from its idyllic seafront location. The sky-blue stone building in which The Boat House is housed generates a welcoming impression and inside...
In an area of outstanding natural beauty right on the banks of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal, this welcoming whitewashed inn has provided sustenance for hungry and thirsty travelers...
Following a much welcomed refurbishment by the new hosts, this historic country pub in the woods at Stoke Row now has a new lease of life. You just have to turn into the car park to see the...
The first thing to admire about the Chaser is the setting on the edge of the common beside a pretty church, making the pub a good place from which to start or finish a country rambler.