Our Hampshire Hotel offers plenty of on-site activities to keep you busy during your stay, but that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to exploring our estate. Hampshire is a vast county, and we want you to experience it like a local. To get you started, we asked our Four Seasons team for their top recommendations to make your visit one to truly remember.

Where Our Assistant Banquet Manager Seeks Calm

– Georgia Halendby, Assistant Banquet Manager

“Quiet and with a beautiful Georgian high street of vibrant buildings that house boutique shops and cafés, the market town of Alresford is the ideal choice for a relaxed escape. I love wandering along the river on the Alre Valley Trail, tackling the Pilgrims Way, Watercress Way or Itchen Way, and paying a visit to the famous Watercress Line Railway. The must-see attraction dates back to Victorian times when it would transport fresh produce to the markets around the UK. Today, its food legacy continues onboard, serving our very own Four Seasons Heritage Carrot Salad on a base of watercress emulsion.”

Our Senior Restaurant and Bar Manager’s Favourite Distillery

– Dario Di Natale, Senior Restaurant and Bar Manager

“I enjoy discovering great cocktails, so I recommend visiting the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Laverstoke Mill, Whitchurch, to learn more about the historical and ecological aspects of the mill and the sustainable measures used to produce the gin. Your tour will see you to the distillery’s courtyard, heritage room and glasshouse, followed by a live tutorial in the Empire Room, where a gin expert will show you how to make the signature Laverstoke cocktail. Next, you’ll navigate to the Botanical Dry Room for a sensory experience to uncover your flavour preferences and discover the rare vapour infusion distillation process that makes Bombay Sapphire gin so quintessentially English.”

Bartender in vest, uniform pours beer into pint glass from taps at bar

A Historic Pub Find from our Hotel Assistant Manager

– Iain McKeller, Hotel Assistant Manager

“Catching up with friends and family over a meal or drink at The Gamekeepers is always such a treat. Not only is the upscale British fare delectable, but the welcoming staff never fails to make you feel right at home. I personally love to order the succulent pan-roasted duck breast and indulgent toffee pudding for dessert. The inn dates back to the 18th century, so its rich history and quiet atmosphere provide the perfect escape from the flurry of the modern-day world.”