The Three Cups Inn
“Charming pub with low beams and a river in the garden” - AA Inspector
It’s said that the name of this 15th-century, timber-framed pub comes from an Old English phrase for a meeting of three rivers, but there’s only one here – The Test, world-famous as ‘the birthplace of modern fly fishing’. You might even spot a brown trout or two while sitting on the patio in the charming rear garden. There’s a log fire to warm the low-beamed bar, where you’ll find local ales Itchen Valley and Flowerpots. Menus feature modern European and traditional dishes – maybe seared fillets of sole; heritage carrot and tarragon gnocchi; or wild boar and apple sausages – and the restaurant has an AA Rosette. Suites provide excellent overnight accommodation.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About The area
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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