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The Watership Down Inn

Uniquely named village free house

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

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: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30–9

Price guide

  • Main course from12.75
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Whitchurch take B3400 towards Basingstoke. Pub in 1.5 miles.

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