Local Information

Welcome to Droxford, here is some information about Droxford and the surrounding area;

Droxford

The village has 3 pubs, The Bakers Arms (01489 877533) which won the 2011 Hampshire dining pub of the year therefore booking essential, The White Horse (01489 877490), great for Indian cuisine & provides a take away service, just outside the village is The Hurdles (01489 877451) which is on the B2150 a 10 minute walk from the house.

  • There is a village shop and post office behind The Bakers Arms pub
  • There is a café open Fri-Sun just by the village hall by the church
  • There is 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 Southdowns Way (https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/south-downs-way)
  • The Wayfareres Walk (70 mile long footpath connecting mud flats of Emsworth to the highest down lands of Southern England)
  • Access to the old Alton to Fareham disused railway line (The Meon Valley Trial) 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 Ticthfield 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)
  • Beulieu (National Motor Museum)
  • Weld & Downland Museum (http://www.wealddown.co.uk/) rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape
  • Bird World
  • 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

 

 

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