Set in a remarkable 12th-century building with a backdrop of sweeping Hampshire countryside, it’s easy to be charmed by The Red Lion. Make the most of the outdoor space and sit in the expansive garden with a refreshing pint of Fuller’s organic golden ale, Honey Dew. From this position you can take in the venue’s attractive exterior, thatched roof and picturesque surrounds. On cooler days, admire the view from the cosy interior that features characterful traditional decor. Wherever you opt to sit, take advantage of the excellent cooking and sample delights such as Laverstoke mozzarella with ratatouille and grilled ciabatta, and tea- and hops-smoked haddock kedgeree topped with a poached egg. You could follow this with a triumphantly fruity raspberry and lime posset with shortbread or a creamy scoop of Laverstoke Park Farm buffalo milk ice cream.