A guide to Alresford

Did you know?

  • 1.
    The colour-washed Georgian houses you see today rose from the ashes of great fires in the 17th Century but many retain their original 13th century cellars.
  • 2.
    Alresford was selected as the best place to live in the Countryside by The Sunday Times.
  • 3.
    The town was originally founded in the 12th Century

Alresford Area

Alresford, a town set just to the east of the City of Winchester, was once voted as the best place to live in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Surrounding Villages

  • Ropley
    The village of Ropley is one of the most attractive villages surrounding the market town of Alresford. Known for its beautiful countryside and Georgian Architecture.
  • Four Marks
    Four Marks has a variety of shops including a chemist, bakery, hairdressers, cycle and sports shop, opticians, flower shop, wine shop and off licence, Post Office counter service, coffee shops and take-away food establishments and several small convenience stores.
  • Medstead
    Lower Bourne village has good amenities including a shop with Post Office, pharmacy, doctors’ surgery, veterinary clinic, three good local pubs, nursery schools and a church.
  • Itchen Stoke
    Itchen Stoke and Ovington are two adjoining villages in Hampshire. They both sit just to the North East of New Alresford.


  • Shopping

    Alresford has traditional shops of a small market town. It has range of stylish shops including arts and craft, gifts, antiques and clocks, as well as china and antiquarian books. There is a local market which is held on Thursday mornings.

  • Eating

    The Globe

    15th-century pub with a garden and terrace on the banks of a small lake, plus Modern British menu.

    The Swan Hotel

    Rustic-chic inn featuring contemporary rooms, an informal pub and an upscale dining room.

    The Yew Tree

    Tranquil, rustic country pub serving local ales and a crowd-pleasing Mediterranean-influenced menu.

    Bangkok Bistro Alresford

    Modern Thai Restaurant.

    Aqua Eight

    Award-winning, creative pan-Asian restaurant serving cocktails in a chic, modern space.

  • Drinking

    The Bell

    Family-run pub for relaxed British dining and classic guestrooms with free WiFi and a hot breakfast.

    The Bush Inn

    Scenic, 17th-century riverside pub with elegant decor, offering real ales and gastropub fare.