Local pubs, cafes and restaurants
Here are some local eating and drinking options. It is recommended to book in advance as places can get very busy, particularly during peak season.
Tours and tasting, cream teas and restaurant
The Old Forge Tea Rooms, Hambledon. 1 mile
Coffee , breakfast, lunch, with great cakes at the café or to take away.
Ritas Pizza van comes to Hambledon Village Hall car park from 5:30pm to 8pm every Tuesday. 1 mile to walk for delicious freshly cooked pizza. Ring ahead.
The Vine, Hambledon - 0.5 miles by country lane/footpath
16th Century, oak beamed village pub, dog friendly, pizza on menu. Sporadic serving hours.
023 9263 2799
The Bat & Ball, Hambledon - 1 miles by country lane/footpath
A roaring fire in the winter and al fresco dining in summer make this a pub for all seasons. Situated close to the Hampshire village of Clanfield, the Bat and Ball is famous locally for its cricketing history, fabulous food, fine cask ales and warm, friendly welcome.
The White Lion, Soberton - 4 miles by road or a beautiful scenic walk across the downs via the Wayfarers Walk.
Traditional pub/restaurant in a 17th-century inn with local fresh produce on the menu. Great local beers, friendly, cosy and welcoming, with open fire in winter. Dog friendly.
The Bakers Arms, Droxford
Charming Hampshire pub serving award-winning food and craft ales. Cosy up indoors by the open fire or enjoy our heated outdoor dining area. This is relaxed informal pub in the beautiful village of Droxford. Set in the Meon Valley which runs through the village, beautiful walks through the water meadows over the river where locals even have a dip.
The Shoe, and Hampshire Pantry, Exton- approx 4.5 miles, great cycle route
Good food, changing menu, dog friendly with garden running alongside the famous chalk stream River Meon. Delicious home baked bread, Coffee with Hampshire Pantry coffee beans. Situated on the Wayfarers Walk between the incredible vantage points of Old Winchester Hill and Beacon Hill, or a short walk around the picturesque village. Booking maybe necessary for in the cosy pub with its welcoming bar.
The White Hart, Denmead – 2 miles, across the fields mainly on the Wayfarers Walk, or drive.
The Red Lion, Chalton - 7 miles by car
A country gastro pub with centuries of history, Inglenook fireplace, rural views and a British/European menu.
023 9259 2246
The Izaak Walton, East Meon – 6 miles by road, with good footpaths over the downs too.
A welcoming family-run pub, cafe and tearoom in the picturesque village of East Meon with River Meon running past, in the heart of the South Downs National Park, close to the South Downs Way. Home-cooked food and cakes and pub classics on the menu, and a wide range of draught beers, with large beer garden Special diets catered for. Children's play area. Dog friendly.