Did you know?
1.Stockbridge was once part of a drovers’ road where flocks of sheep and cattle would be driven through the town from Wales. You can still see a sign in Welsh if you look out for the Drovers House.
2.The town has inspired many poets over the years and a trail of ten poems has been created for visitors which are set in stone, metal and glass, creating the perfect opportunity to wander throughout its beautiful town centre.
3.According to the 2011 census, Stockbridge is one of the smallest towns in the United Kingdom with a population of just 592.
BroughtonBroughton is a quaint village with a thriving local community. The village is home to the Broughton Down Nature Reserve, featuring rich chalk grassland well known for its abundance of butterflies, wildflowers and stunning views, making it a popular location for hiking; afterwards you can rejuvenate in one of their cosy pubs.
HoughtonHoughton is a small, rural village on the River Test and has a pub, village hall and a number of public footpaths including the famous Clarendon Way crossing the River Test. It’s a very desirable spot for nature enthusiasts or for those who want a peaceful stroll.
The WallopsThe Wallops are collectively made up of the villages: Over Wallop, Middle Wallop and Nether Wallop. Middle Wallop is home to the Army Flying Museum, holding an extensive collection of army aviation history. Nether Wallop is known for its idyllic thatched cottages and as a result, has featured in many books and television programmes over the years.
King's SomborneKing’s Somborne is a peaceful village in the lush countryside to the south of Stockbridge. The village is etched with history, with many of the houses being built of brick and flint with thatch. Notable buildings include King's Somborne War Memorial and The Church of St Peter and St Paul.
Stockbridge has a distinguished high street running through the centre of the town
there are plenty of shopping opportunities with its extensive selection of independent retailers, specialist shops and boutiques, ranging from tea rooms to countryside-living shops. There are also supermarkets which provide everyday essentials on top of the wide selection of local shops.
A little bit of Italy in Stockbridge – a true gem, offering fabulous authentic Italian dishes situated along the High Street.
Clos du Marquis
An award winning French restaurant in the premises of an 18th century inn, nestled on the London Road just outside Stockbridge.
This family run business uses the freshest and finest local produce to serve traditional style Bangladeshi cuisine, as well as classical Indian.
The Peat Spade Inn
Situated in a picture-postcard setting in the beautiful village of Longstock, serving locally sourced pub food.
The Three Cups Inn
A family run business in Stockbridge with a great atmosphere, offering a unique selection of beers and locally sourced ales.
Set in the heart of the Hampshire countryside in Chilbolton, making it a haven for travellers, with glorious views over the River Test.
The Greyhound on the Test
Situated along the quaint High Street of Stockbridge, this pub is perfectly cosy with an inglenook fire that roars on cold winter evenings.
The Greyhound Inn
Situated in the beautiful village of Broughton, this unique village pub will exceed your expectations, focussing its menu entirely on Thai cuisine.
Andover to London Waterloo direct in 1 hour 12 minutes. Winchester to London Waterloo direct in just over 1 hour.
Bus services to surrounding villages and towns/cities, access to A30, A303, M27 and M3.