Where to eat & drink

Whether you want a quintessential British pub or finer restaurant fare you will be spoilt for choice. We have selected some of our personal favourites. It is advisable to book in advance as some of the more popular choices get very busy, especially at weekends.


A local walk

The Globe – A 17th Century coaching inn overlooking the beautiful Alresford pond. A warm atmosphere with fresh local and seasonal fare. Booking Advisable. www.theglobealresford.com

The Bell – Grade II listed coaching inn, offering great food in a relaxed atmosphere. Booking advisable. www.bellalresford.com

Horse and Groom – Full of character, this inn is perfectly located for a drink or good quality pub food. www.horse-and-groom-alresford.co.uk


Surrounding Villages

The Chestnut Horse – Run by the same owners as The Globe in Alresford. A traditional coaching inn set in the heart of the Itchen valley and a picturesque village. Superb food. www.thechestnuthorse.com

The Woolpack Inn – Fabulous gastro-pub with rooms in a small Hamlet the otherside of Alresford. www.thewoolpackinn.co.uk

The Bush Inn – Nestled in the beautiful village of Ovington and next to the river Itchen. 5 minute drive. Gorgeous walks nearby. www.thebushinn.co.uk

The Titchborne Arms – A rustic thatched drinking pub in a pretty hamlet and surrounded by true Hampshire countryside. Telephone 01962 733760.


Take Away

The Shapla – A highly recommended Indian take away and restaurant. Located on West Street. www.theshapla.com

Dave’s fish and chips – Located on West Street. Telephone 01962 734111.



The Chesil Rectory – is one of the oldest building in Winchester, oozing charm and  history. A wonderful relaxed atmosphere with superb food. www.chesilrectory.co.uk

The Black Rat – continues to serve high quality modern British food. Michelin starred. www.theblackrat.co.uk

The Wykeham Arms – is an old Winchester favourite.  Steeped in history, this good food and highly recommended drinking pub is close to the Cathedral and cobbled streets of Winchester. www.wykehamarmswinchester.co.uk