We pick three beautiful rural pubs that we recommend for Mother’s Day Lunch, Hampshire. The perfect day exploring the stunning countryside and then having a hearty meal. Don’t forget to treat your mum this March 26th.
Owners Nick and Hayley Carter have been at the helm of The Selborne Arms since January 2001, and have established a reputation for serving exquisite food and drink in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The Carters are keen supporters of Hampshire fare and so source the majority of the produce used in the kitchen from as close to their doorstep as possible.
Choose from dishes like Warm toasted homemade Ciabatta with Sun Blush Tomatoes and Basil, served with fruity olive oil and 12 year aged Balsamic; Tossed Salad of Smoked Scottish Salmon, seasonal leaves and herbs, garlic and Winchester cheese-coated bread croutons, dressed with lemon oil and aged Balsamic, finished with cherry tomatoes and finish with one of their delicious desserts.
Lunch is served 12 noon to 3pm, call 01420 511247 to book
Set in the heart of a beautiful hamlet, the iconic Hampshire Bowman is a real ale and cider specialist with craft brews from all over Great Britain. It is a must for anyone searching for a rural idyll. There are many fine walks to be enjoyed in the nearby countryside – the walk between Dundridge and Bishop’s Waltham, finishing with lunch and a pint at The Hampshire Bowman, is a fine way to spend a relaxing day at any time of the year.
Whether you’re hungry or just fancy some smaller plates after a long country walk, they’ve got some delicious dishes available.
Sunday lunches are served 12 – 8pm, call 01489 892 940 to book
The medieval town of Bishops Waltham is a delightful spot to explore and at its centre you’ll find an atmospheric restaurant in which to dine. Giorgio’s Mediterranean is housed in a beautiful building with red brick walls. Head downstairs to discover an atmospherically lit and wonderfully cosy dining area where George and the team will greet you.
12:00 – 16:00. Set Menu, 2 Courses £15.95, 3 Courses £21.95.
Call 01489 894476 to book