The glorious rolling countryside of Hampshire reflects the importance of agriculture in the rural economy. For the past twenty years Hampshire Fare has been supporting the producers, retailers and hospitality providers who are passionate about quality local produce and there is an annual festival with events throughout the county in July. Wallops Wood Cottages are proud to be a member of Hampshire Fare and provide an excellent base for enjoying the Festival in July.
Hampshire Farmers Markets
Weekly markets are held at locations throughout the county. They are held regularly in Alton, Emsworth, Petersfield, Ringwood, Romsey, Southsea and Winchester. Check the schedule to find out where the market is each weekend.
A popular bohemian garden bar and tapas room, à-la-carte restaurant and patisserie.
The Avenue at Lainston House
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
A small friendly village Free House and member of Hampshire Fare, 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
Opposite Broadhalfpenny Down, known globally as the 'Cradle of Cricket', is a Fuller's pub specialising in fresh local game, also offering traditional English pub favourites alongside seasonal selections and fish specials.
The Bucks Head
Recently refurbished following winter flooding, 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.
The oldest commercial property in Winchester and a restaurant for the last 75 years, a beautiful Grade II listed building, it 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
Located at the corner of Folly Market, this light and lively restaurant is open all day, serving from breakfast through to after dinner drinks.
Refined Indian cuisine with an authentic but modern take, take-away is available.
The George and Falcon
A 16th century Free House with a beer garden on the River Meon that offers a classic pub menu including locally sourced produce. It is frequently the gathering point for classic car rallies, is just down the road from Moorhen Trout Fishery and is a great spot for lunch before seeing the snowdrops at Warnford Park (Sundays in February).
A member of Hampshire Fare, 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
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.
An authentic Thai restaurant proud to prepare the freshest of ingredients free from artificial colourings, sweeteners and MSG, that offers a 15% discount on the menu price for take away.
This is a traditional Chinese restaurant in a 2-storey, pagoda-style building, serving classic cuisine and dim sum.
Serving Indian and Bangladeshi dishes with influences from across Asia.
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 Pig in the Wall
If you are in Southampton for the day, this deli counter serves delicious seasonal platters and is conveniently located set within the historic city walls.
The Red Lion
Built in 1147, this Fullers pub is one of the oldest pubs in Hampshire. With an emphasis on local, seasonal produce the menu changes three times a week. .
The Rising Sun
This village inn serves traditional pub food and offers a number of independent cask beers and ciders.
The Rising Sun
A 17th century CAMRA Good Pub Guilde coaching inn with its own brewery that serves traditional pub food.
The Shoe Inn
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.
Award winning fine dining restaurant at the Montagu Arms Hotel in the New Forest. Head chef Matthew Tomkinson has created a 3 AA rosette menu. Five or seven course tasting menus are offered.
The Thomas Lord
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 and the West Meon Theatre sometimes performs in a marque in the garden.
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
Serving Bowman Ales brewed at Wallops Wood, with a traditional pub menu of locally sourced produce and some good garden games to entertain children in the summer.
Ye Olde George Inn
A Hall & Woodhouse pub in an atmospheric 15th century coaching inn, offering seasonal, locally sourced food including separate gluten-free and vegetarian menus.