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New Alresford is an attractive small market town in the heart of Hampshire 8 miles (12km) east of Winchester. It`s clear chalk streams have attracted people for millennia, the river Arle - from the Old English Alres = Alder [Tree] which gives the town it`s name - is joined by the Candover and Tichborne streams the three forming the River Itchen that flows through Winchester and on to Southampton. There are three main streets Broad, West and East lined with Georgian and Victorian buildings and the street layout is much the same as is was lied out by Godfrey de Lucy, Bishop of Winchester in around 1200. It was Godfrey`s predecessor, Henri de Bois, who had the streams dammed to form the "Old Alresforf Pond" to supply him with fish for his palace at nearby Bishops Sutton. By 1294 the town had a thriving market and was made a borough, the town had periods of prosperity and slump and suffered badly in the plague of 1479. The town also seems to have it`s fair share of fires, in the 12th, 15th, 17th (four in that century) and the 18th centuries; the fire of 1644 was started by retreating Royalists fleeing from their defeat at the Battle of Cheriton (just to the south west of the town), but the rebuilding has not significantly altered the town`s layout. The church of St.John the Baptist was substantially rebuilt in 1898 using the design of the 1689 church. The Lime Tree lined Broad street is one of the best streets in Hampshire and there are number of specialist shops amongst which to browse; a leisurely walk along the river, or across the weir to Old Alresford past the famous Watercress beds and back past the Old Pond to see the the Wildfowl these are just some of the joys to be had in this lovely Hampshire town.

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The Swan Hotel (0.17 miles)

The Swan Hotel

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The Swan Hotel in Alresford is currently offering flexible accommodation, whether its for 1 person for 2 nights or 12 people for 18 nights. We have a selection of brand ... More

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The Woolpack Country Inn (0.35 miles)

The Woolpack Country Inn
The Woolpack Inn in Totford; Hampshire; has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment and the proud new owners of this Grade 1 listed; picturesque pub; Brian and Jarina Ahearn; look forward to welcoming you. The Woolpack ... More | visit website
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Dean Farm (4.12 miles)

Dean Farm

Dean Farm House, farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is a welcoming 18th century red brick and hang tiled farmhouse, located in the village of Kilmeston, near Alresford, on the edge of the Hampshire Downs, within ... More | visit website

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Days Inn Winchester (4.37 miles)

Days Inn Winchester
Located on the M3 Southbound Services between junctions 8&9, Days Inn Winchester offers free parking, 24hour reception, flatscreen freeview televisions, located just 6 miles (Southbound) from Winchester City Centre and 12 miles from Southampton. All 40 ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Alton Four Marks (4.54 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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The Angel a Citylodge Hotel (5.90 miles)

The Angel a Citylodge Hotel
We are situated in the heart of Hampshire , surrounded by beautiful countryside with fabulous views. We have 42 newly refurbished bedrooms all featuring en suite bathrooms with bath and power shower. all rooms have ... More | visit website
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The George & Falcon Warnford Ltd (6.45 miles)

The George & Falcon Warnford Ltd
The George & Falcon is conveniently located on the A32, in the picturesque village of Warnford, within easy distance of Winchester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Fareham, Petersfield and Alresford. This rural pub, which has recently ... More | visit website
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George & Falcon (6.45 miles)

George & Falcon

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The George & Falcon is conveniently located on the A32, in the picturesque village of Warnford, within easy distance of Winchester, Fareham, Petersfield and Alresford. This rural pub, which has ... More

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No5 Bridge Street (6.72 miles)

No5 Bridge Street
Welcome to No.5 Bridge Street, the newest arrival to the Winchester hospitality scene. Having recently undergone a complete refurbishment, this city-centre bar, kitchen and rooms have been transformed to create a vibrant and stylish setting. ... More | visit website
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The King Alfred Pub (6.81 miles)

The King Alfred Pub

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In the leafy area of Hyde in Winchester, this charming traditional English pub now offers brand new, high-standard 4-star en suite guest accommodation in a great location. Close to all of Winchesterís ... More

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