The Best of Hampshire's Country Pubs
Hampshire has some of the most interesting, delightful and quaint country pubs anywhere in the UK. The county is home to many traditional old English pubs offering good food and fine wines and real ales. Some pubs date back to the 17th century and retain many original historic features whilst offering a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Each pub is unique with its own special features including restaurants, accommodation, gardens, childrens play areas, ample car parking, live music, entertainment, quizzes and other regular events.
Below is a selection of the most popular country pubs across the county.
North Waltham, Basingstoke
A traditional country pub and restaurant situated in a quiet country lane overlooking farmland, and yet still within easy reach of the A30 and M3. Ample off-road car parking is available. The FOX extends a special welcome to families, and has provided a children's adventure play area in the extensive beer garden.
North Waltham, Nr. Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2BE
The Mill Arms
The Mill Arms is an attractive eighteenth century country Inn situated in the heart of Test Valley countryside. With an award winning reputation for good food, fine wines and coupled with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Surrounded by colourful gardens this former coaching inn has retained many of its original features including flagstone floors, oak beams, and large open fireplaces creating a unique atmosphere.
Barley Hill, Dunbridge, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LF
Country Pub & Restaurant, Touring Caravan & Camping Park, Golf Driving Range. A family-run enterprise situated in North Hampshire on the outskirts of Andover.
It is an early nineteenth-century barn with a large spacious conservatory overlooking the camping park and surrounding countryside.
Picket Piece, Andover, Hampshire SP11 6LX
The Star Inn
The Star Inn is set in the heart of picturesque Bentworth in rural Hampshire. A typical English Country pub offering real ales, fine wines and traditional freshly prepared food. Every Friday The Star Inn provides music free of Charge. A wide range of music is covered by Artists from all over Britain and some from abroad. Includes Blues, Irish, Folk, Rock, Jazz. Don't miss the Bentworth Festival in August.
Bentworth, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5RB
The Hoddington Arms
Upton Grey, Basingstoke
Situated in the lovely Hampshire village of Upton Grey, the Hoddington Arms is a 250 years old country pub. The Hodd offers a Main A la carte / Blackboard menu, Bar snacks menu and a Children's menu. A selection af specials are always available. A fully enclosed garden features a kid's adventure playground. It has a large car park and overflow Car Park / Horse paddock.
Bidden Road, Upton Grey, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2RL
The Star Inn
East Tytherley, Romsey
The Star Inn is a seventeeth century family run freehouse. East Tytherley, the smallest village in the Test Valley, is in an area celebrated for its beautiful woodland and chalk streams, and here in front of the village cricket green you will find The Star Inn, first and foremost a village inn with a welcome for everyone. So for traditional country hospitality, delightful lunches, delicious evening meals, and bed and breakfast accommodation the Star Inn is the ideal place.
East Tytherley Road, East Tytherley, Lockerley, Near Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LW
Old Basing, Basingstoke
A country pub haven, yet only 5 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Basingstoke town centre. Enjoy a beer and good homemade food by the calming waters of the River Loddon. Within a conservation area and close by is the historical Basing house ruins. Car park, large riverside garden and nearby childrens play area.
Barton's Lane, Old Basing, Hampshire RG24 8AE
The Hurdles country pub & dining rooms has, after a major facelift, re-opened on the edge of the picturesque Meon Valley village of Droxford, conveniently situated only a short drive from Wickham, Fareham, Waterlooville, Petersfield and surrounding areas. The newly remodelled historic Victorian pub now has a relaxing but opulent style with an atmosphere to match.
Brockbridge, Droxford, Hampshire SO32 3QT
Solent Hotel & Spa
A perfect location for making the most of the glorious Hampshire countryside. Live outdoors in the warmer months - with our al fresco Terrace Restaurant, Bar & Grill and outdoor spa lounge plus tennis court. And when the temperature drops, find a warm spot next to one of the cosy log fires and just enjoy the luxurious surroundings. With a choice of rooms - including family suites and four posters - there's something to suit everyone, on business or pleasure. There's also The Parson's Collar - our very own Thwaites country pub on site - and all-day dining in the lounge and bar.
Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AJ
The Trooper Inn
Situated at the highest point in Hampshire, in the heart of the countryside, the Trooper is one of the county's finest pubs. The first bricks of this charming Inn are reputed to have been laid in at the beginning of the 17th century. At the turn of the last century, it was a busy stopover on what was then the main route to London, as well as the inn of choice for local hunting parties. At the outset of the First World War it is said that the pub was used as a recruiting centre for troops, although it is not known whether this was the source of the Trooper name. Local folklore tells that a friendly ghost rides across the fields opposite the inn. The Trooper has built an enviable reputation for the quality of its food and drink, as well as for the excellent level of service and welcoming atmosphere. The bar and restaurant has recently been complemented by the opening of a new, eight bedroom, luxury hotel.
Froxfield, Hampshire, GU32 1BD
The White Lion
The White Lion in Yateley is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Book a table online, or make the best of the British weather by lingering over a relaxing drink in our pretty beer garden.
Having existed for over 150 years, The White Lion was licensed in 1856 by Mr James Rogers - look out for his tankard in the pub restaurant to this day. The renowned 19th Century murderer Charles Peace was said to have kept the horse he used to escape on in the inn's stables, before being caught and executed in 1879.
104-108 Reading Road, Yateley, Hampshire GU46 7RX