It's the riverside pub which has seen all the comings and goings on the water since 1751, but is best known for its regular appearances in a hit TV show.

The Jolly Sailor at Old Bursledon is still known to many as the Howards Way pub, after appearing regularly on the BBC series between 1985 and 1990. The tale of yachting family The Howards has enjoyed something of a recent renaissance thanks to modern day streaming. 

Alongside its TV fame, the pub and restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a tipple or a delicious meal on the terrace while watching boats, kayaks and paddleboards pass by and is also home to Hamble River Rowing Club.

Daily Echo: The Jolly Sailor, Bursledon

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It boasts its own heated pontoon, with charitable donations for mooring there reaching £600 just from this summer alone, and was fully refurbished in 2021.

General manager of nearly six years Georgia Guest said: "It's absolutely beautiful here, especially when the sun shines. It's a great setting by the river in a stunning village and we've got a lovely bunch of locals and visitors and a community feel.

"We're surrounded by great walks and we welcome muddy paws, muddy boots and families who have been out paddle boarding."

Daily Echo: The Jolly Sailor, Bursledon

While The Jolly Sailor is a stunning spot for sundowners in the summer, it's also a great place to visit in the winter when the open fires are roaring. 

The pub's menu has a fishy feel with fish and chips, fisherman's pie, hake, salmon and crab ravioli all popular staples. 

Badger beers go down a storm and the pub is currently filled with the aroma of mulled wine. 

Daily Echo: The Jolly Sailor, Bursledon

The decor is eccentric. Alongside The Jolly Sailor's old beams and exposed brickwork, you'll find bright art on the walls and even a patriotic nod to ex Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 

Used as a vicarage for around 30 years, the building in Land's End Road has housed a pub ever since. It was purchased by Hall & Woodhouse in the 1980s.