10 of the best pubs to visit in Hampshire

The 15th Century Angel Inn at Andover by Anguskirk, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The 15th Century Angel Inn at Andover by Anguskirk, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) - Credit: Archant

Hampshire is blessed with some fantastic pubs serving up delightful, locally sourced food and drink. We round up some of the best

Whether you're looking for a cosy pub in the village, or an afternoon in a beer garden, Hampshire has got you covered. Here are some of the best pubs in the county…

Barton's Mill, Basingstoke

Head to this converted mill and enjoy the pub garden with its own lake and river, and even remnants of a working water wheel. Feast on starters such as seared scallops and homemade soup with mains including pub classics like burgers and fish and chips. They also offer a gluten free menu.

Bartons Lane, Old Basing, RG24 8AE

The Bolton Arms, Basingstoke

They do pubs well in Old Basing, with the quintessentially English Bolton Arms serving up quality food and great drink. The pub is a 15th century Grade II listed building and has landscaped gardens, perfect for enjoying a cold drink in the summer months.

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91 The Street, Old Basing RG24 7DA

The Shoe, Exton

This dog-friendly pub in the heart of the Meon Valley were nominated in our Food & Drink Awards in 2017. They're proud to use the freshest (local when possible) produce to create a menu featuring king prawns, slow-roasted lamb shoulder and Thai shrimp cake.

Shoe Lane SO32 3NT

The Three Tuns, Romsey

We couldn't write a round up of Hampshire's best pubs without including a former Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards Pub of the Year winner! The Three Tuns picked up the accolade at our 2017 event and is in prime location for walkers. Expect classics such as fish and chips and homemade pie on the menu.

58 Middlebridge Street SO51 8HL

The King's Head, Hursley

Highly commended at the 2017 Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards, The King's Head is a snug pub in the historic village of Hursley. Expect cottage-style rooms and amazing, locally sourced fare.

Main Rd, Winchester SO21 2JW

The Square Brewery, Petersfield

Calling themselves a traditional market-town pub, this Petersfield public house is the perfect stop off and offer an array of bar snacks and sharers. Main courses include tagliatelle, ploughman's and Owton's dry-aged hanger steak.

7 The Square GU32 3HJ


Dancing Man Brewery, Southampton

Consistently recognised as one of Southampton's finest pubs, it's located in the iconic Wool House in the Town Quay. They cater for vegans, vegetarians and dogs! The menu is locally sourced and they're particularly proud of their handmade pies.

Town Quay SO14 2AR

The Angel Inn, Andover

Steeped in history, this Andover pub is a popular spot for traditional pub grub and has a beer garden at the front. Breakfast is served from 9am-12pm Monday to Saturday with the roasts served between 12pm-4pm on Sundays.

95 High Street SP10 1ND

The Shoe Inn, Plaitford

Located in between Southampton and Salisbury, right on the edge of the New Forest, this pub with rooms in Plaitford is housed in a 15th century thatched inn. All food is homemade and locally sourced and the real ales change regularly.

Salisbury Road SO51 6EE


Rose and Thistle, Rockbourne

This 16th century pub, originally three cottages, offers a very warm welcome. Perfect for a stop on your New Forest cycle ride, the menu includes lamb cutlets, oven roasted chicken breast and the R.A.T burger - don't worry, that stands for Rose and Thistle!

Rockbourne Road, Fordingbridge SP6 3NL


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