The River Test, famous worldwide for its fishing, flows at the back of this restaurant with…
For walkers and cyclists on the Clarendon Way between the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, the 300-year-old Tally Ho couldn't be better located. Originally a doctor's surgery before becoming a pub in 1832, it now belongs to top record producer Chris Thomas. Real ales, among them Ringwood and Cheddar, are on tap as perfect accompaniments to the seasonal dishes. Top quality, locally raised meats include buffalo, pork, lamb and venison, with pan-seared halibut appealing to fish lovers. There’s create-your-own pizza nights on Thursdays, and roasts on Sundays.
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Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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