English wines compare well with the best French Champagnes, and an array of popular dishes call for exciting experiences at Hampshire’s finest eateries.
Kings Head is in a Georgian building south of Winchester, surrounded by the Hampshire downlands. The country-style inn at Hursley caters for lunches and tea, and a pint of ale is on tap. Inspiration is taken from the countryside with items on the menu like wild mushroom tarts with the local watercress and truffle oil.
The Black Rat
The Black Rat is a star restaurant listed as one of the top restaurants in Hampshire. The dining area is classy with high ceilings and ingredients for the quality food is sourced locally with great care. A mixture of art and a bohemian chic interior lends itself to the great ambience. The restaurant is open seven nights a week.
The Running Horse
The Running Horse in Littleton is perfect for diners looking for authentic country-style cuisine with English hospitality. Their locally brewed Upham ales are just the thing to wash down a great plate of bangers and mash, traditional pies, and Pork and Stuffing Scotch Egg with apple sauce. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinners and has a special Sunday lunch menu.
The Peat Spade Inn
In Stockbridge is a country pub with a menu that will make travellers include this stop purely to eat there. The mouthwatering starters include seared scallops, grilled Wye Valley asparagus, and Gressingham duck terrine. Dinners are reserved for fish, meat, curry, and poultry dishes with the country’s famous truffles and Porcini mushrooms.
Travellers must make sure to add some of these top restaurants to their itinerary when visiting the beautiful towns of Hampshire.