Located on Odiham's pretty high street, the historic Red
Lion has an infectious and buzzing atmosphere, complete with a
lively bar and stylishly refurbished dining rooms.
Featuring grey and green hues, wooden floors and cushioned bench
seating, this historic inn simultaneously merges stylish chic with
a rustic atmosphere, welcoming locals and visitors alike to relax
in its warm interior. It's the perfect pitstop for M3 travellers,
just 2 miles from Junction 5.
In the bar, peruse sepia photos of the village and nearby RAF
Odiham. The aircraft theme continues upstairs with all the bedrooms
named after planes that have flown from the airfield over the
years. Grab a table on the pavement and watch the world go by over
a pint of local ale or a glass of something special.
Good to know
All major credit cards accepted
Disabled access on the ground
No dogs overnight
There's a kids menu, plenty of toys to play with and
interconnecting rooms available for families.
Boasting plenty of picturesque cafes, pubs and shops, Odiham is a
quintessentially English market town to explore.
The seven rooms are tastefully kitted out in
contemporary style with natural wood furnishings, smartly dressed
beds, tartan bed throws, fresh flowers and a fully-stocked
On arrival, enjoy a little complimentary treat in the shape of a
homemade tablet of fudge, and all rooms come with bathrobes, luxury
toiletries and spacious walk-in showers in smart tiled bathrooms.
Due to Covid-19 new safety rules are currently in place and all
non-essential touchpoints have been removed from the
Book the Chinnock room for period charm - expect exposed beams,
wall timbers and an enchanting old fireplace. On the weekends,
relax with the papers over a full English breakfast.
Restaurant & bar
Seasonal menus and the daily chalkboard specials
champion locally sourced ingredients, including hearty pub classics
with a twist and more adventurous modern dishes.
Meat is sourced locally and nearby Secretts Farm in Surrey
provides the inn with the very best salads, vegetables and herbs
around. Kick-off with a sharing Butcher's board, sample one of
their legendary pies or indulge in a plate of
Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire cheeses. Leave room for Meadow
Cottage Farm (Headley) ice creams, or perhaps apple and vanilla
crumble tart. For light lunch, try the delicious sirloin steak
sandwich (Sussex nutty bread) with onion jam and wild rocket and
accompany with some fat chips.
The excellent drinks menu features interesting beers, spirits
and coffee from local producers - Hogs Back ales (Tongham), Bombay
Sapphire gin (Laverstoke), Mozzo Coffee (Southampton), and wines
from Albury Vineyard.
Things to do
Nearby Wellington Country Park provides a fun day out for all
the family. Set in 350 acres of beautiful park lands, there are
year-round events to keep kiddies and dogs happy - choose from
nature trails to adventure play areas to an animal farm, mini golf
and a miniature railway.
There are plenty of historical attractions too
in this part of the world withOdiham Castlebeing
a particular highlight. Known locally as 'King John's Castle', the
site witnessed the signing of the Magna Carta and is a stunning,
atmospheric ruin. It's also just next to the tranquil Basingstoke
Canal - a great spot to have a stroll after a day of
Bird enthusiasts shouldn't miss Bird World - an
amazing place with over 2000 species of birds. Check out Penguin
Island, get chatting to a parrot or get involved with one of their
daily events - from penguin feeding or watching an outdoor flying
display. As well as birds, there's a fabulous aquarium with
crocodiles, piranha and seahorses, as well as a farm housing
rabbits, goats and even reindeer.