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Things to do in River Hamble

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Farm
“Enjoy a great family day out at Manor Farm meeting friendly farm animals as you stroll around the traditional farmyard. There is always something new to see with baby animals and all the usual farmyard favourites. Take part in daily farm activities, explore the farmhouse and farm buildings, take part in a Victorian school lesson, and join a farmyard walk (weekends and holidays only). Once you’ve met all the animals why not visit the play area with it’s play tractor, combine harvester and pedal tractor circuit. The Café, just outside the entrance to the farm, offers a selection of food and drink from teas and ice creams to hot food.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“A sort drive from us on the other side of the river. A traditional English Pub with great food”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Very close, lots of shops and restaurants on a local scale - M&S, Phase Eight, Fat Face, Topshop, River Island, Clarks, Next, H&M, Wagamamas, Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero, Cinema and more”
  • 3 locals recommend
Stadium
“The Rose Bowl, known for sponsorship reasons as Ageas Bowl and also named the Hampshire Bowl for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, is a first-class cricket ground, hosting international 20:20 cricket. The Ageas Bowl hosts Eoin Morgan's ICC Cricket World Cup-winning England side on Tuesday 14th July 2020 - the one year anniversary of the historic World Cup win - for a huge ODI against old rivals, Australia. Approximately 20 minutes by car, Spire View is a great base for your cricket weekend.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
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“The King and Queen is a lovely local pub with great staff, live news on Sunday nights and very good food. A stay in Hamble isn't the same without a visit to the K and Q!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Delicious coffee and friendly service. Also sell take-away sandwiches etc. Great for Sunday breakfast - sitting outside in the sunshine.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful outdoor pods with heating. Up-market restaurant with friendly staff.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Bugle has recently introduced a vegetarian / vegan menu and several of my guests have commented on how much they enjoyed eating there. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“The co-op in the village has a wide selection of goodies, and lots of sandwich choices for a packed lunch”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum is all set to become one of the key visitor attractions in the South. The only remaining steam driven brickworks in the country, they show how brick making made the leap from small scale production to 20 million bricks a year. The fully restored and working machinery helped them to win the coveted Institute of Mechanical Engineering Heritage Award in 2011 and on Open Days they can show it all running as it was when it ceased producing bricks. On site you can see the patented method adopted to dry the bricks and the huge kiln block that was used to fire them ready for collection. The museum has other clay based collections on site and lots of opportunities on offer which makes a visit both enjoyable and educational.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great location in marina, extensive menu and friendly staff. Nice to sit outside by the water”
  • 4 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Bistro
“If you have a spare day, take the Pink Ferry across Hamble River and stroll up the riverside path to Bistro 8 at Universal Marina. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“A walk along the River Hamble is a lovely way to spend some of your visit. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A lovely traditional cosy English pub with well cellared ales and a log fire. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“A sort drive from us on the other side of the river. A traditional English Pub with great food”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
“The King and Queen is a lovely local pub with great staff, live news on Sunday nights and very good food. A stay in Hamble isn't the same without a visit to the K and Q!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful outdoor pods with heating. Up-market restaurant with friendly staff.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
“The Bugle has recently introduced a vegetarian / vegan menu and several of my guests have commented on how much they enjoyed eating there. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great location in marina, extensive menu and friendly staff. Nice to sit outside by the water”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A lovely traditional cosy English pub with well cellared ales and a log fire. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Ferry Restaurant based in the historic Elephant Boatyard, Bursledon, Southampton is a real hidden gem set right on the Hamble river. Outside seating lets you take full advantage of the beautiful views in peaceful surroundings on these lovely summer evenings. French head chef Anthony prepares and cooks everything from fresh and sources local produce wherever possible. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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