Meonstoke pub with B and B, South Downs, England

Description of Meonstoke pub with B and B, South Downs, England

A beautiful 16th century inn situated alongside the River Meon in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Nestled between fields and woodland this picturesque village is one of the remotest in Hampshire. Choose to visit for fine ale, home-cooked food or to stop overnight in one of 5 spacious rooms. At the end of the South Downs way this Inn makes a great place to stay for your first or last stop depending which way youíre walking.

Relax inside by the open fire or enjoy the garden with the Meon River passing alongside and views of the beautiful countryside on your doorstep. If youíre staying for longer than a night you can experience the beautiful surroundings by taking a walk along the river through the beautiful rolling meadows. There are plenty of nearby attractions to visit as well including; Hinton Ampner house and gardens; Uppark House and gardens; Jane Austenís house; Marwell Zoo; Winchester City Mill and plenty of little villages and towns.

Rooms, food and facilities

Stay in one of 5 spacious bedrooms and get a lovely view of the river from each. All rooms are doubles and have their own en-suite bathroom, television and coffee and tea making facilities. Prices include breakfast and guests are free to come and go as they wish.

For more information about a family room please get in touch.

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How to find us

The closest train stations are Emsworth or Rowlandís castle depending from which direction youíre arriving; from either, there take the 300 bus towards Denmead and get off at the penultimate stop Denmead Green; get in a Taxi from here to Meonstoke.

Meonstoke lies just off the A32, 10 miles east of Winchester and 8 miles north of Fareham.

Responsible tourism

Meonstoke pub with B and B, South Downs, England

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

The attractive 16th century pub is surrounded by woodland and fields with the river Meon running alongside it. This beautiful scenery attracts a variety of wildlife; there are trout in the river with specific plants added to attract more trout to the river; bird feeders and wild trees attract a range of birds including Egrets and Herons, you might even spot the local Kingfisher who you can often find flying by the river.

Many guests arrive by foot as this tiny village is on the South Downs way; however there are cycle routes you can take to arrive at the pub as well. The pub tries to stay as green as possible as there is no mains sewage in this little village. Cleaning products are eco-friendly as chemicals canít go into the treatment plant and they encourage guests to be careful conserve energy and water. All glass, cardboard and plastic is recycled, with food waste going into compost for the garden.

Community

This very little village has a great community spirit with the pub being very much part of it. Friendly locals will be warm and welcoming with a few tales to tell too. Maggie is part of the gardening club in the village and the Wild Trout Association are often in the garden by the river looking at trout or planting plants to attract more to the river.

There is a yearly fate in Meonstoke in the grounds of the pub and there is also a Beetle Drive once a year that people from surrounding villages come to attend. The village also holds a plastic duck race in the river once a year for charity. The pub is very much involved in helping to host the duck race and it brings a real sense of community to the village.

Other than village events there are plenty of places to visit nearby that Maggie and Martin would recommend to you; Hinton Ampner house and gardens; Uppark House and gardens; Petworth House and gardens; Jane Austenís house; The D-Day museum; Marwell Zoological Park; Winchester City Mill; Portsmouth Harbour Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway; or simply borrow and map and take a walk into the outstanding South Downs National Park.

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