Dining Out

The Avenue at Lainston House

Sparsholt (20.5 miles)

Enjoy a 3 AA rosette-awarded lunch or dinner, or just go for a traditional afternoon tea at this 17th century country house set in 63 acres of parkland.

The Bakers Arms

Droxford (2 miles)

A small, friendly village Free House offering local beers and serving a seasonal menu at lunch and dinner. This pub was awarded Hampshire Life’s Food & Drink Awards 2016 Best Sunday Roast.

The Bat and Ball

Clanfield (4 miles)

Opposite Broadhalfpenny Down, known globally as the ‘Cradle of Cricket’, is a Fuller’s pub. Offers traditional English pub favourites alongside seasonal selections.

The Brickmakers’ Arms

Swanmore (5 miles)

A country pub and unique in the area as it stays open for food all day. A good drinking pub, with an excellent restaurant, serving top quality, free-range food, locally produced when possible.

The Bucks Head

Meonstoke (2 miles)

This 16th century Village Inn, with a beer garden on the River Meon in the heart of Meonstoke, serves Green King beers and locally sourced ingredients and is dog friendly. Delicious sourdough pizzas freshly made in the beautiful pizza oven, available to dine-in and takeaway (collection only).

Chesil Rectory

Winchester (14 miles)

The oldest commercial property in Winchester and a restaurant for the last 75 years, a beautiful Grade II listed building, has been voted one of the romantic restaurants in the country. Book a table for lunch, if you’re in Winchester for the day, or enjoy an atmospheric evening out.

Folly Bar and Restaurant

Petersfield (11 miles)

Located at the corner of Folly Market, this light and lively restaurant is open all day, serving breakfast through to after dinner drinks.


Bishops Waltham (11 miles)

Refined Indian cuisine with an authentic but modern take. Takeaway is available.


Wickham (8 miles)

Greens has been serving local produce for over 30 years. If you like a bit of fish, Andy Johnson’s fish stall sets up outside Greens every Thursday, pick your fish and Greens will cook you a dish.

The Hampshire Bowman

Dundridge (4.5 miles)

A CAMRA Good Beer Guide pub serving six real ales and at least two real ciders, the Bowman also hosts an annual beer festival the last weekend in July. There is an ever-changing menu of specials and a large garden to enjoy in the summer.

Kam’s Palace

Park Gate (16 miles)

This is a traditional Chinese restaurant in a 2-storey, pagoda-style building, serving classic cuisine and dim sum.


Wickham (8 miles)

Serving Indian and Bangladeshi dishes with influences from across Asia.


Petersfield (11 miles)

An authentic Thai restaurant proud to prepare the freshest of ingredients. They offer a 15% discount on the menu price for take away.

Master Builder’s House

Buckler’s Hard (36 miles)

Restaurant offering fresh, seasonal food, good quality wines and ales. Outside Crew Bar & Grill is open in the summer months. The Yachtsman Bar is open daily, serving drinks and bar nibbles.

The Pig

Brockenhurst (14 miles)

If you’re planning a day out in the New Forest and splash out lunch, book ahead at The Pig to avoid disappointment. Simple British garden food sourced from the beautiful kitchen garden, foraged from the New Forest, or sourced within 25 miles of the restaurant.

The Red Lion

Chalton (8 miles)

Built in 1147, this Fullers’ pub is one of the oldest pubs in Hampshire. With an emphasis on local and seasonal produce, the menu changes three times a week.

Rick Stein, Winchester

Winchester (14 miles)

Offering a combination of classic seafood dishes and excellent wines, enjoy the freshest fish, simply cooked in the heart of Winchester with flavours inspired by Rick Stein’s travels abroad.

The Rising Sun

Clanfield (5.5 miles)

This village inn serves traditional pub food and offers a number of independent cask beers and ciders.

The Rising Sun

Swanmore (4.5 miles)

A 17th century CAMRA Good Pub Guide coaching inn with its own brewery serving traditional pub food.

The Shoe Inn

Exton (3 miles)

A beer garden beside the River Meon with an ice-cream shack open in the summer. The pub is open daily for lunch and dinner, serving locally sourced food and Wadworth beers and does take-away fish and chips. Accessible, dog-friendly and an award-winning pub.

The Terrace, The Montagu Arms Hotel

Beaulieu (40 miles)

Award winning fine dining restaurant at the Montagu Arms Hotel in the New Forest, Head Chef has created a 3 AA rosette menu. Five or seven course tasting menus are offered.

The Thomas Lord

West Meon (6 miles)

Part of the Upham Group, which also runs the Upham Brewery, the pub serves Upham ales and delicious award winning food, including fresh pizza from an oven fired up in the charming garden on summer evenings. The West Meon Theatre sometimes performs in a marquee in the garden.

The Vine

Hambledon (2.5 miles)

In the heart of the village is a lively 16th century pub that serves several cask ales and hearty locally sourced food. There is live music twice a month.

The White Lion

Soberton (1.5 miles)

This independent traditional pub has a reputation for serving locally-sourced food, and popular local Real Ales from Bowman Brewery at Wallops Wood


Wickham (7 miles)

Unique surroundings create a fantastic dining experience, with consideration given to the combination of colours, textures, originality and presentation of every dish, ensuring a feast for your eye as well as your palate.

Ye Olde George Inn

East Meon (4.5 miles)

A Hall & Woodhouse pub in an atmospheric 15th century coaching inn, offering seasonal, locally sourced food including separate gluten-free and vegetarian menus.