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Pubs, Bars and Clubs in Hampshire

Visitors to the area cannot fail to be impressed by the vast choice of venues in Hampshire, from trendy city centre bars and clubs to quiet, character country pubs, this cosmopolitan county certainly knows how to please the discerning punter!

Now, it comes as no surprise to the compilers of statistics that the huge variety of pubs, bars and clubs in Hampshire is dictated to a degree by the social demographics of this generally affluent county. According to the Office for National Statistics, Hampshire has the sixth largest GDP economy in England and, excluding London and Manchester, Hampshire is the second largest ‘shire’ county economy in England, after only Surrey. In other words, there’s a fair bit of disposable income available for spending on socialising - and this may go some towards explaining why there are so many great pubs, bars and clubs in Hampshire, not to mention gastro pubs; it’s all down to supply and demand.
City Pubs, Bars and Clubs

Variety is key to Hampshire’s urban pub, bar and club scene, from Portsmouth’s vibrant student pubs and clubs and local music venues (e.g. Bullfrog Blues Club for classic Blues and Time and Envy for its great Indie music) and Winchester’s more traditional, buzzing city watering holes, to the eclectic pubs, bars and clubs of Southampton.

Southampton Pubs, Bars & Clubs

For a slice of the action, head for Southampton. This city has pubs, bars and clubs to suit all ages and preferences. Southampton’s vibrant club scene attracts clientele from far and wide. Enduringly popular club venues include The Rhino Club, 5 - 6 Waterloo Terrace, Southampton, renowned for its great drinks’ deals and its 70s night on Thursdays and Tusk, 55 London Road, Southampton for a spot of lap-dancing. If you’re looking for a funky Southampton bar, then The Orange Rooms, 1 - 2 Vernon Walk, known for its up-market, retro-cool, should appeal.
Character Town & Country Pubs in Hampshire

With so many picturesque villages and historic towns all boasting picture-postcards old inns, traditional pubs and characterful rural hide-aways dotted throughout the Hampshire countryside, it’s difficult to know where to start. The following are just a few suggestions: The Hurstbourne Inn, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, in the village of Hurstbourne Priors, situated between Andover and Basingstoke, which is renowned for its hospitality; The Crown Inn, Old Basing, near Basingstoke, a charming sixteenth century pub, serving real ales and traditional pub grub; The Wyvern, Aldershot Road, Church Crookham, a delightful family-friendly village pub with a beer garden in a picturesque location; and The Star Inn, a seventeenth century traditional coaching inn, situated in the lovely village of East Tytherley, in the Test Valley, near Lockerley.

Hampshire Pubs and Inns with Accommodation

What better way to experience the delights of a relaxing break in Hampshire than to stay in a traditional pub that also offers accommodation? The county has a super selection of character pubs, both town and country, to choose from, in places such as Alton, Andover, Brockenhurst, Fordingbridge, Havant, Hook, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Petersfield, Ringwood, Southampton, Tadley, Whitchurch and Winchester. Check out www.pubsulike.co.uk for a list of pubs in Hampshire with accommodation.

Family-Friendly Pubs in Hampshire

Hampshire has more than its fair share of family-friendly pubs, many with play areas and kids’ menus, where children are made to feel genuinely welcome and parents can simply relax. A couple of suggestions include The Alice Lisle, Rockford, Ringwood, (character pub, family restaurant, excellent beer garden) and the friendly, family-oriented pub, Mill House, Netley.

Pubs in Aldershot

Pubs in Alton

Pubs in Andover

Pubs in Basingstoke

Pubs in Eastleigh

Pubs in Fareham

Pubs in Farnborough

Pubs in Fordingbridge

Pubs in Gosport

Pubs in Hamble

Pubs in Hook

Pubs in Lymington

Pubs in Lyndhurst

Pubs in Overton

Pubs in Petersfield

Pubs in Portsmouth

Pubs in Romsey

Pubs in Selbourne

Pubs in Southampton

Pubs in Southsea

Pubs in Stockbridge

Pubs in Whitchurch

Pubs in Yateley

Pubs, Bars and Clubs in Hampshire
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