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The Peat Spade

Muddy says: Often tipped as one of Hampshire’s best pubs, The Peat Spade is as quintessentially British complete with outdoor pursuits and the beautiful Test Valley mere minutes from the bar.


You don’t really get places more “Hampshire” than The Peat Spade. Located just outside of Stockbridge, within easy reach of everything from Winchester Cathedral to the New Forest Country Park, this is a destination pub that has won acclaim as one of the best in the area.

The pub is lauded as a real foodie spot, with epic roasts with all the trimmings on a Sunday afternoon and drool-inducing mains such as pan roast venison loin accompanied with truffle pesto mash. The tricky part here is deciding what to have on the day and then what to come back for….

For those wanting to linger a little while longer, you can opt to stay in one of the pub’s rooms which are some of the most Instagrammable going.  On top of a good night’s sleep, you can also enjoy the quirky decor complete with maximalist wallpaper of ornithology or a room’s very own faux library.

The ideal spot for those who love outdoor adventures (Stockbridge is the UK capital of fly-fishing, doncha know?!) you don’t need to be super outdoorsy to appreciate this legendary Hampshire watering hole.

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