If you're only in this region for 48 hours...
You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.
Bel & The Dragon
Bel & The Dragon is set in a Grade II-listed former inn with features dating as far back as 1540, in the historic village of Odiham. The picturesque village offers the perfect setting for good food and a warm welcome.
At Brasserie Blanc heritage colours transform the restaurant space whilst show-stopping feature chandeliers imported from France offer a real wow factor and create that authentic French dining experience.
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast and perhaps the best coffee in Winchester at Café Monde on The Square. This independent café is full of character and a great place to relax and just watch the world go by.
Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery
Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery was established in 1985 and has since become one of Britain’s leading provincial contemporary art galleries that represents 30 of Britain’s foremost and up-and-coming sculptors and painters.
Jongleurs Comedy Club
Tiger Tiger are proud to be hosting the Jongleurs Comedy Club. Showing every Saturday night, guests can enjoy a meal in the restaurant overlooking Gunwharf Quays before watching the premier comedians on the circuit perform.
At Loch Fyne in Portsmouth, it’s all about great food and great flavours. All of the dishes are simply prepared with a focus on high quality, fresh ingredients and choices to suit all tastes and appetites.
Manna Tea Rooms
Manna Tea Rooms offers a delicious and imaginative range of breakfast and lunchtime dishes, everything is prepared using wholesome ingredients. Enjoy a scrumptious selection of homemade cakes and pastries.
Newlyns Farm Shop
Allow Newlyns to provide you with a complete food experience. Skilled butchers present great quality meat from lamb, beef, and pork that is produced on their traditional mixed farm. Enjoy the experience from field to fork.
Next Door is a small, friendly contemporary restaurant and bar situated in the centre of Odiham’s historic and picturesque high street. The restaurant opens at 9am everyday and serves everything all day long.
The only octagonal keep in the UK, Odiham Castle has been a part of many historical events, from the signing of the Magna Carta, a French siege to the ownership of the de Montforts, a revolt and the imprisonment of a Scottish King.
Portsmouth Boat Trips
These cruises around Portsmouth Harbour and Naval Dockyard give views of the modern Royal Navy, historical sights, and areas of natural environment. it lasts between 40 and 50 minutes, and departs from Gunwharf Quays.
The Bridge Tavern
Right on Old Portsmouth’s Camber Dock, The Bridge Tavern is a traditional country pub with a wonderful friendly atmosphere and a great menu of fine food and drinks. It is the only surviving pub on East Street.
The Still & West
The Still & West is a relaxing country pub with stunning views overlooking the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Steeped in history, the pub has an impressive gastro-style menu and an excellent selection of real ales.
The Wykeham Gallery
The Wykeham Gallery is one of the country’s leading contemporary art galleries exhibiting work by many well established artists. It includes paintings of all media, an extensive selection of bronze sculptures as well as ceramics.
Thyme & Tides
Thyme & Tides in Stockbridge is a deli, bistro, fishmonger and also an academy. Offering many wonderful tastes, it promises to be a high quality food experience from the moment you step through the door.
The Tichborne Arms is a thatched, country Free House where their wide range of real ales changes regularly and is served direct from the barrel. The menu is seasonal and all meals are cooked to order.
Wolvesey has been a residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon times. Standing next to Winchester Cathedral, the extensive surviving ruins of the palace date largely from the 12th-century.