Droxford & Surrounding area

Droxford village has 2 pubs, The Bakers Arms (01489 877533) which won the 2011 Hampshire dining pub of the year therefore booking essential, and The White Horse (01489 877490), great for Indian cuisine & provides a take away service.

A village shop and post office behind The Bakers Arms pub.

A café open Fri-Sun just by the village hall by the church.

A family park at the end of School Lane (lane opposite village hall).

A Fish & Chip van operates by the village hall on a Thursday evening

Medical

Hospital: Royal Hants Winchester. Romsey Rd, Winchester SO22 5DG, 01962 863535. 25 Mins away

Doctors: Wickham Group Surgery. 01329 833121

NHS Dentist: Clear Dentistry Bishops Waltham 01489 892240

Vets : Animed at Shedfield 01329 833112

Nearby Cafes and Pubs

Cafes

Droxford has a little café just before the church open Fri-Sun

Bishops Waltham:Wickham:

Josies Café Bottom of the High Street (It’s busy but REALLY good)

The Natural Deli top of the High Street (super food)
The Anvil / Just In Case Bank Street (to the left of carpark)

Lilly’s in the Square (quintessential English village)

Baytree tearoom in ‘The Lanes’
Offbeat a vegan café found within Chesapeake Mill

 Pubs

DroxfordBakers Arms(fancier food, pretty pub), White Horse (curry – excellent take away), The Hurdles (superb food for all)MeonstokeThe Bucks Head
ExtonThe Shoe Inn (fab riverside garden and ice cream shack)Bishops WalthamThe Barleycorn Inn
WickhamGreens, The Kings Head – also Wickham Winebar. Veranda Curry House (fab)DundridgeThe Hampshire Bowman (outstanding collection of cask ales)
West MeonThe Thomas LordSwanmoreThe Rising Sun

 

Towns & Villages

Wickham & Bishops Waltham are the 2 nearest villages, with CO-OP, pubs, restaurants etcAlresford (lovely market town with shops, cafes and steam engines)
Emsworth (Harbour walks and eateries)Bosham
Hayling IslandPetersfield
Selbourne (Gilbert Whites House)Chawton (Jane Austen Museum)
Hambledon (home of cricket)Southwick (Brewhouse)
Hamble (Victoria Country Park & Hamble Harbour)Lee-On-Solent / Hill Head beaches (Breezes is a great Café)
The New Forest 

Cities

Winchester:          Shops, Theatre, Cinema, Cathedral, Restaurants

Chichester:            Shops, Theatre

Southampton:      Shops, Cinema

Portsmouth & Southsea: Historic Docks, Gunwharf, Cinema (Port Solent)

London via Southampton Parkway Train Station

Walks – there are 2 OS maps for your use during your stay

The South Downs Way (https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/south-downs-way).  If you’re looking for wildlife, prehistory, village pubs & pretty villages, the 100 miles of the South Downs Ways awaits you.

The South Downs Way

The Wayfares Walk (70 mile long footpath connecting mud flats of Emsworth to the highest down lands of Southern England).  A perfect 6.6 mile walk would be from Droxford to Denmead https://www.britishwalks.org/walks/Named/WayfarersWalk.php

The old Alton to Fareham disused railway line  makes for perfect flat walking or cycling connecting many villages together (The Meon Valley Trial).  Access can be gained from either Droxford, Meonstoke or Wickham.

Old Historic Winchester Hill (accesses from Exton)

The River Meon (21 mile river running from its source in East Meon to the Solent at Titchfield Haven)

Droxford Park is down the road at the end of school lane, opposite the little carpark square

Family Activities & Days Out

Marwell Zoo

Marwell Activity Centre (outdoor adventure) and Barn (soft play)

Paultons Park / Peppa Pig World

Holybourne Steam Fair (Liss)

Hundred Acres wood (Parks, walks and picnic benches – Southwick Road)

The Watercress Line (Railway: Alresford to Alton) many special events throughout the year

Brambridge Garden Centre (Small railway, birds of prey, play area and Cafe)

Goodwood (Historic Car shows)

Beaulieu (National Motor Museum)

Weld & Downland Museum (http://www.wealddown.co.uk/) rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape

Bird World

Monkey World

The Hawk Conservancy (Andover)

Go Ape

Manor Farm Hedge End (beautiful outside space, waterside, farmyard  https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/manorfarm )

Bombay Sapphire Distillery (Laverstoke)

Highclere Castle (AKA Downton Abbey)

Historical Sites

Bishops Waltham AbbeyTitchfield Abbey
Fort Nelson (Free of Charge) – Great for kidsGosport Submarine Museum – Great for kids
Gosport Explosion Museum – Great for kidsPortsmouth Historic Docks – Great for kids
D-Day Museum PortsmouthSouthsea Castle
Portsea Castle (Oldest Castle in country)Winchester Cathedral, The Great Hall
Chichester CathedralWinchester Hill Iron Age remains
StonehengeFishbourne Palace

Beaches

Hill Head (lovely Café Breezes here)
Lee-On Solent
Stokes Bay (Dog Friendly in signed areas)
Southsea

Health & Beauty

The Beauty Barn Wickham (01329 836688)
Meon Valley Hotel
Whispers Hair Salon Wickham
Yoga in Wickham www.innerspacestudios.co.uk

Golf Courses

Corhampton Golf Course
Marriott Meon Valley
Wickham Park

Taxis

Chase cars: 01489 894433
Gamblins: 01489 893333
Grab-a-cab: 01329835045
Millers: 01489 788888
Meon Valley Private Hire : www.meonvalleyprivatehire.com

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