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Close to the Test Valley Way, The Wheatsheaf welcomes walkers, cyclists and especially dogs. Your four-legged friends will appreciate the barrel of treats on the bar while you sample a pint of St Austell Tribute or Flack’s Double Drop. The pub has lovely gardens and great views, and there’s always something going on – live music and ‘jam’ nights, quiz nights, theme nights, and ‘pie nite’ where there’s a choice of nine or more home-made pies. In the summer there are barbecues and an annual bottled cider festival. Sandwiches, jackets, baguettes and ploughman’s are available, or try one of the other traditional pub dishes such as gammon steak, double egg, chips and peas.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- 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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