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The Watership Down Inn

19th-century Test Valley country pub with large garden

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The downland that Richard Adams made famous in his classic 1972 novel lies four miles north of here. The inn's country-style interior features oak and quarry-tile flooring, a wood-burner and hardwood bar, from where some 100 different locally brewed real ales are offered – over time, of course. The wine list is similarly comprehensive. At lunchtime snails in garlic butter may be available; more conventional possibilities are beer-battered haddock, and home-made pie of the day. Evening choices could well include brie-filled chicken supreme in Parma ham; an 8oz rib-eye steak; and wild mushroom, thyme and pumpkin risotto.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11 (Friday to Sunday all day)
  • Lunch: 12-2.30
  • Dinner: 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Rotating guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Whitchurch take B3400 towards Basingstoke. Pub in 1.5 miles

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