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Overview

Located in the heart of the smallest hamlet in England, this Grade I listed flint and brick inn exudes warmth, charm and comfort. Surrounded by the wide open farmland of Hampshire's stunning Candover Valley, renowned for shooting, fishing, cycling and walking, making The Woolpack a great destination for an activity-based escape.

But if you just want to settle into a comfy leather armchair and sit by a roaring fire with a drink in hand, then it's perfect for that too. Don't miss the delicious seasonal food - with traditional pub classics offered alongside more elegant fare - which you can chose to eat in the classic flagstone-floored bar, dining room or outdoor dining area.

There are seven beautifully appointed en-suite guest rooms for overnight stays and dogs are warmly welcomed.

Rooms from

Classic: £85
Feature: £95
Family: £130


Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Parking available
  • Kids play area in the garden
  • £15 dog stay charge
  • Helicopter landing site available

Outdoor adventures
Surrounded by the wide open farmland of Hampshire's stunning Candover Valley, The Woolpack makes for a very good activity-based escape with shooting, fishing, cycling and walking opportunities all close by.

Events and celebrations
The Woolpack can accommodate events varying in size and kind, from corporate events to weddings. The bar and dining room (seating 50) can be divided to suit requirements, there is a private dining room (seating 14), and a private courtyard that accommodate up to 150 guests.

Dog-friendly
Your four-legged friends are very welcome to accompany you on an overnight stay and in the dining areas. Dog bowls and beds can be provided as well.

Crown collection
Part of the original Epicurean Collection, you can earn and redeem Crowns here if you are one of our Crown members.

Rooms

Nestled in the heart of Candover Valley's spectacular shooting country, each of The Woolpack's seven rooms is named after a gamebird, including six en-suite double bedrooms and the gorgeous Golden Pheasant suite with two doubles and a shared bathroom.

Converted from the original stables, exposed flint walls and wooden beams exude rustic charm with plenty of home comfort - think fluffy towels, Egyptian cotton linen and fresh milk in the fridge.

Restaurant & bar

Making the most of its rural surroundings, The Woolpack's menu features dishes made with the best and freshest ingredients every day. Local game, trout from pristine chalk streams, small dairy cheeses and watercress from nearby beds all make an appearance.

Most of the fish is from Brixham, on the Devon coast, and a nearby South Hampshire butcher to supplyies the meat. You can choose to dine in the traditional bar area, dining room or in the heated outside area. There is also have a garden, with a well-equipped outdoor kitchen complete with wood-fired pizza oven, for use in the warmer months.

The bar stocks top-quality real ales, including their very own Ramshead, brewed especially for the inn by the Marston's brewery in the Midlands, and a wide range of wines. Don't miss the unique cocktails either - a heady mix of home infused vodkas (garlic, basil and chilli), and a special scotch and fiery Mary mix.

Private dining

The private dining room seats 12 and has its own terrace. For larger parties, the private courtyard can accommodate up to 150 guests. Alternatively, the bar and dining room which can seat up to 50, can be easily divided to suit event requirements.

Things to do

Located in the Candover Valley, a pretty corner of Hampshire sandwiched between the North Wessex Downs and the South Downs. The landscape is dominated by open downland pasture (for sheep) and arable fields (for wheat, barley and rape), but there's a lot of unspoilt countryside, including pretty woodlands and chalk downs, that can be explored via footpaths and bridleways that criss-cross the valley.

If you are after a shot of heritage and culture, head to Winchester - England's ancient capital, former seat of King Alfred the Great and home to Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. Alternatively, head to nearby New Alresford, which is home to independent shops, tearooms and pubs, as well as being the final destination on the Watercress Line, a vintage railway which gets its name from its early days transporting watercress from local farms to London.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Winchester
Taxi from station: 15min
Drive: 25min from Basingstoke, 30min from Andover, 30min from Southampton, 1hr 20min from London

Address

Totford Nr Northington, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9TJ

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