Forte Kitchen

Forte Kitchen

Follow the aroma of freshly baked bread down Parchment Street and it will lead you to Forte Kitchen: once a traditional tea room, this stylish new independent café is our favourite place to enjoy a mid-afternoon treat.

fortekitchen.co.uk
Rick Stein

Rick Stein

You can take the boy out of Cornwall, but you can't take Cornwall out of the boy. From the fresh seafood dishes to the coastal-inspired décor, Rick Stein's first landlocked location bears all the hallmarks of his beloved Padstow. You can't go wrong with a bowl of the acclaimed chef's signature fish and shellfish soup (just don't forget to book in advance).

rickstein.com
Hampshire Farmers' Market

Hampshire Farmers' Market

Time your visit with the second or last Sunday of the month and you'll catch one of the biggest ‒ and best ‒ farmers' markets in the UK. There are over 90 regular stalls offering top quality, seasonal produce ‒ think chutneys, chocolates and award-winning cheeses ‒ all made within ten miles of the Hampshire borders. Foodies, prepare to load up the boot.

hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk
The Black Rat

The Black Rat

Oil paintings, exposed oak beams, bookshelves filled with legal tomes: the eccentric interior of this Michelin-starred restaurant (a former pub dating back to the 18th century) is the perfect match to its modern British menu. Enjoy a cocktail in the cosy first-floor bar before heading downstairs for dinner ‒ you won't be able to resist the six "boozy" cheeses with Marmite bread.

theblackrat.co.uk
Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum

This lovely museum takes getting lost in Austen to a whole new level. Housed in the quaint cottage where the English novelist spent the last eight years of her life (where she wrote three novels ‒ including Emma ‒ and revised the draft for Pride and Prejudice), it showcases original manuscripts, treasured possessions and the modest table at which she worked.

jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk
Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

With awe-inspiring medieval architecture and an Antony Gormley sculpture (Sound II) in the crypt, this is one cathedral that really is worth seeing. Fun fact: its patron saint is St Swithin, best known for the folklore about the 15th July: 'St Swithin's day if thou dost rain, for forty days it will remain.' Maybe, not so fun…

winchester-cathedral.org.uk
Ripley Castle

Hannah's

Tucked away in a tranquil courtyard garden, a short stroll from the cathedral, you'll find this picture-perfect B&B. The cherry on top? Each chic room boasts a roll-top bath ‒ beneath a skylight ‒ on the mezzanine floor.

hannahsbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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