The Two Brothers, West End, Southampton

Daily Echo:

IT’S ALL change at one pub at the heart of a Hampshire community.

Pub of the Year is revealed

Daily Echo:

10:46am Monday 6th October 2014

Celebrations got into full swing at the Guide Dog pub in Southampton after it was named the winner of the Daily Echo’s Hampshire Pub of the Year competition.

The New Forest, Ashurst

Daily Echo:

IT is a pub for all seasons. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the New Forest and surrounded by fields with horses grazing, it is no surprise that The New Forest in Ashurst is popular with locals and people from across Hampshire.

The Hunter's Inn, Swanmore

Daily Echo:

It’s a business which is all about family, settled in the idyllic Hampshire countryside.

The Wykeham Arms, Winchester

Daily Echo: The Wykeham Arms, Winchester

ON opening the heavy green front door the sweet alcoholic musk in the background gives the place away.

City's first micropub opens its doors

Daily Echo: Anthony Nicholls in the Butcher's Hook in Bitterne Park Triangle

10:27am Friday 28th February 2014

AT the size of the average living room – this must be Hampshire’s smallest pub.

Crown and Anchor, Winchester

Daily Echo: Crown and Anchor, Winchester

WINCHESTER’S ever-growing reputation as a culinary hotspot means it’s awash with fancy restaurants and gastro-pubs.

Smugglers Inn, Milford-On-Sea

Daily Echo: Smugglers Inn, Milford-On-Sea

THE name suggests an ancient hideout where shady characters sip their brews as the waves crash against the stormy shore.

The Old Farmhouse, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Old Farmhouse, Southampton

HIDDEN in the heart of the Northam area in Southampton is one of the oldest pubs in the city.

The Hobler Inn, Boldre

Daily Echo: The Hobler Inn, Boldre

IT may be owned by a company called Alcatraz, but this is one place from which no-one ever wants to escape.

The Bell, Winchester

Daily Echo: The Bell, Winchester

WE’VE all thought at one point or another what it would be like to run our local.

The Anchor, Redbridge, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Anchor, Redbridge, Southampton

4:36pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

THEY have pulled the Anchor out from the doldrums.

The Bugle, Hamble

Daily Echo: Brenton Watson and Liam Jeffery

5:06pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

YOU can forgive them for trumpeting about their pub.

The Saints Pub, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Saints Pub, Millbrook, Southampton

IT’S the heart of the community, drawing people in from all corners of a Southampton estate.

Cricketers Inn, Easton

Daily Echo: Cricketers Inn, Easton

“HIDDEN gem” has become something of cliché when it comes to reviewing pubs and eateries.

Crown Stirrup, Lyndhurst

Daily Echo: Crown Stirrup, Lyndhurst

DRINKERS often like to claim that their favourite boozer is a one-off – but the Crown Stirrup is truly unique.

The Englishman Inn, Shirley

Daily Echo: The Englishman Inn, Shirley

AS THE young and young at heart step through the door they are greeted by the friendly smiles of the regulars.

The Ship Inn, Bishop's Sutton

Daily Echo: The Ship Inn, Bishop's Sutton, Alresford

WHEN I asked the landlord of The Ship Inn why he thought his pub was continuing to attract punters when so many others are closing, he couldn’t say exactly why, he just knew that it was.

The Bent Brief, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Bent Brief, Lodge Road, Southampton

11:06am Wednesday 13th February 2013

THE SAYING goes you can take the girl out of Wales but you can’t take the Wales out of the girl.

Cleveland Bay, Chandler's Ford

Daily Echo: Landlord and landlady John and Jade Whitfield

FAMILY is the key to a pub which has been serving its community for the last 25 years.

Alfie's, Winchester

Daily Echo: Alfie's, Winchester

KNOW your market, as the saying goes, and you will be successful. And the number of punters piling into Alfie’s at weekends suggests the management know what their customers want.

Talking Heads, Southampton

Daily Echo: Talking Heads, Southampton

11:46am Wednesday 9th January 2013

MUSICALLY it is one of Hampshire’s best loved venues, but it is not just the music that gets the punters talking about the Talking Heads Pub.

Chamberlayne Arms, Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Chamberlayne Arms

IT could be the giant images hanging on the wall of Spitfires roaring across the skies or the vintage photos of flat-capped engineers working away at the nearby rail yard.

The King's Head, Hursley

Daily Echo: The King's Head, Hursley

LIFE can be tough running a freehold pub with so much competition around from chain bars and supermarkets.

The Willow Tree, Winchester

Daily Echo: The Willow Tree, Winchester

12:05pm Thursday 15th November 2012

NESTLED in the heart of Winchester, The Willow Tree is what a watering hole looks like when the people running it are passionate about what they do.

Golden Lion, Fareham

Daily Echo: The Golden Lion, High Street, Fareham

IT IS a popular town centre pub riding high on a host of prestigious accolades.

The Otter, Otterbourne

Daily Echo: The Otter, Otterbourne

THEY don’t do portion control when they’re dishing up food at this particular pub – it’s just not the way they work.

The Waterfront Bar, Shamrock Quay

Daily Echo: The Waterfront Bar, Shamrock Quay

IT’S one of Southampton’s hidden gems, tucked away near St Mary’s Stadium at the Shamrock Quay marina.

The Rising Sun, Winchester

Daily Echo: The Rising Sun, Winchester

IT WAS once one of the busiest pubs in Winchester but fell on hard times.

Junction Inn, Southampton

Daily Echo: Junction Inn, Priory Road, St Denys, Southampton

BRIGHT and modern – that’s the first impression you get when stepping inside the Junction Inn.

The Hinkler, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Hinkler

THEY say never judge a book by its cover, and this pub proves it.

Brigadier Gerard, Horton Heath

Daily Echo: Brigadier Gerard, Horton Heath

THEY have swapped a life in the sun for shifts behind the bar at a British pub.

The Jolly Sailor, Bursledon

Daily Echo: The Jolly Sailor, Bursledon

IT’S a pub where 80s TV fans may get a sense of déjà vu.

The Humble Plumb, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Humble Plum, Southampton

THEY say laughter can be contagious - and I’ve never seen greater evidence of that than inside this Southampton pub.

King's Head, Winchester

Daily Echo: King's Head, Winchester

IS it a rural hotel, village pub, skittle alley, top restaurant, or a place to enjoy a pint in a country garden? – in fact, the King’s Head is all of these.

The Obelisk, Woolston, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Obelisk, Woolston, Southampton

IT is a landmark pub in an old Southampton neighbourhood.

King Rufus, Chandler's Ford

Daily Echo: King Rufus, Chandler's Ford

IT has come a long way since the time when a tree was growing through the walls.

The Fisherman's Rest, Lymington

Daily Echo: The Fisherman's Rest

IT IS an historic pub that was once at the heart of its community.

Fox & Hounds, Winchester

Daily Echo: Fox & Hounds, Winchester

THEY came looking for a new restaurant but they ended up with a pub. That is how Alex and Sally Marie Wood came to be the new tenants at the Fox & Hounds pub in Crawley.

The Guide Dog, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Guide Dog, Earls Road, Southampton

THE Guide Dog sits quietly on the edge of Earls Road in Bevois Valley.

The Juniper Berry, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Juniper Berry, Southampton

THE atmosphere at this Southampton pub is so warm and welcoming that it hits you before you even set foot inside the door.

Duke of Wellington, Southampton

Daily Echo: Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton

THIS is one Southampton pub full of surprises. At first glance, The Duke of Wellington, in Bugle Street, is just a small pub, overflowing with character.

The Thomas Tripp, Lymington

Daily Echo: The Thomas Tripp, Lymington

IT HAS a reputation for mouth-watering steaks and some of the best live music in the area.

The Rockstone, Bevois Valley

Daily Echo: The Rockstone

A COUNTRY pub in the heart of the city – that was Max Greenwood’s aim when he opened The Rockstone last month.

The Albion, Winchester

Daily Echo: Paul and Hester Soulsby at The Albion in Winchester

ONE of Winchester’s cornerstone pubs is enjoying a fresh start.

The Tollhouse Inn, Lymington

Daily Echo: The Tollhouse Inn, Lymington

THEY already run two of the most successful pubs in the New Forest – the Waterloo Arms in Lyndhurst and the Plough in Tiptoe.

Black Boy, Winchester

Daily Echo: Black Boy pub, Winchester

SOMETIMES you want to go where everybody knows your name.

Platform Tavern, Southampton

Daily Echo: Platform Tavern

THIS is certainly not a pub you can easily compare to any others in Southampton.

Kings Arms, Lockerley

Daily Echo: Kings Arms, Lockerley

The French know a thing or two about terroir; that all-important combination of soil, climate and environment that gives a wine its distinctive character.

The Dolphin, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Dolphin

ONCE upon a time men drank ale. They would while away afternoons in their local watering holes, putting away their favourite tipple out of heavy pint pots.


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