The Watership Down Inn | Pub in Hampshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Watership Down Inn - Pub in Hampshire

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Freefolk Priors Freefolk, Whitchurch, RG28 7NJ, Hampshire
England, United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1256 892254(landline)

Delicious food and local draft ales, countryside walks and beautiful bedrooms at this cosy Hampshire inn - dogs welcome

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A smartly renovated 19th-century pub at the foot of the North Wessex Downs, overlooking the Test Valley, this is a treat for dog walkers, families and foodies. Inside all is snug and cosy with oak and quarry tiled floors, a wood-burner and hardwood bar; outside there's seating under cover and a sun terrace for summer days. Menus are seasonal and imaginative: try pan-fried Hampshire pigeon breasts with pickled carrot, blackberry dust, apple and beetroot purée followed by fresh ravioli stuffed with red pepper and goats cheese topped with olive tapenade, then double chocolate mousse cannelloni; all paired with a great selection of wine. After indulging, borrow a map and take a walk through the water meadows. Head to Vale Farm Fishery for fishing in the pretty River Test, stop off at Test Valley or Drummer Golf Club for a round or head to Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey fans will like this one. 

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"Lovely Inn with friendly and hospitable staff, great food & spacious garden rooms. A lovely relaxing place to stay."

Kate - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

August 2020

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Starters from £6.75. Mains from £15.


Mondays to Thursdays from 3pm to 6pm.


Freefolk Priors Freefolk, Whitchurch, RG28 7NJ, Hampshire


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