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Visitors in the café at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Places to eat in Hampshire

Feeling peckish? There are plenty of cafés and food outlets for you to visit and refuel during your adventures in Hampshire. Tuck into delicious meals and snacks, often handmade using seasonal ingredients. Or pack a hamper and find the perfect spot for a picnic.

Cafés and tea-rooms in Hampshire

Coffee and cake at the Orangery restaurant Cliveden National Trust

Eating and shopping at Mottisfont 

The shop, plant centre and bookshop at Mottisfont are packed with great gift ideas. Why not treat yourself to a snack and drink at one of the cafés after a wander in the garden?

cheese and ale scone

Eating and shopping at The Vyne 

Enjoy a refreshment stop in the atmospheric tea-room at The Vyne. Treat yourself to a gift in the shop or get comfy in the window seat while browsing pre-loved books.

A grandparent and child wearing warm coats sit at a wooden picnic table outside, eating from a plate

Eating and shopping at Hinton Ampner 

Discover a menu using freshly grown ingredients from the walled garden, hot meals and drinks. Pick up gifts and second-hand books, with something for everyone in the shop.

A baking demonstration at Winchester City Mill, with a chef behind a counter where baked goods are displayed, and visitors sitting at a table in the background

Eating at Winchester City Mill 

Visit the café in the heart of the mill for delicious baked products and a hot drink while soaking up the atmosphere of the 1,000-year-old watermill.

Perfect picnic spots in Hampshire

Want to make the most of being outdoors, no matter the season? Dig out a blanket, pack a flask and discover our favourite spots for a picnic in Hampshire.

A close-up of a family sitting at a picnic bench wearing sunglasses at Mottisfont


You'll find picnic tables, shady tree canopies, and lovely views in the south paddock at Mottisfont. Or pick a quieter spot behind the house for peaceful riverside picnics.

near Romsey, Hampshire

Partially open today
The Lake in summer at the Vyne, Hampshire

The Vyne 

The huge lawn at The Vyne is great for soaking up views of the magnificent lake, with fields and woods beyond. Plus you’re just a minute away from the café. Or picnic in the long grass of the fruit orchard.

Basingstoke, Hampshire

Fully open today
Visitors in the garden in June at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Hinton Ampner 

There are lots of pretty spots to settle down with a picnic at Hinton Ampner. Wander into the parkland and you'll find ancient trees offering shelter or shade, and glorious views.

near Alresford, Hampshire

Fully open today
A wooden table and chairs on a gravel path in the rear gardens in summer at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire

Sandham Memorial Chapel 

Picnic spots at Sandham Memorial Chapel are ideal for bringing your own refreshments and enjoying the surrounding garden.

near Newbury, Hampshire

Closed now

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