Things to do Locally

Places to Visit

Longstock Park Nursery, SO20 6EH – Farm Shop and café - half a mile from the gallery
The plant nursery has incredibly knowledgeable and helpful staff, and the shop sells wonderful local produce and presents . Great for breakfast, a light lunch or tea.

Winchester Cathedral, (10 mins)
A historic Cathedral whose foundations date from the 7th Century. The Medieval Gothic cathedral, as it is seen today, dates from between the 11th to the early 16th Century. In the Crypt is ‘Sound II’, a sculpture by Antony Gormley, often partially submerged as the Crypt floods during rainy months.
http://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/

‘Horse and Rider’, Elisabeth Frink, (1974), Winchester High Street

The Great Hall, Castle Avenue, Winchester (10 mins)
The Historic 13th Century Great Hall is all that is left of the Winchester Castle, built by William the Conquerer, and displays the mythological Round Table of King Arthur.

New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire (25 mins)
A beautiful sculpture park and gallery, showing works by Antony Gormley, Nathan Coley, and Barbara Hepworth, among others.
http://sculpture.uk.com/

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill, Laverstoke (25 mins)
The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is housed in an 18th Century paper mill, with beautiful glasshouses destined by the Heatherwick Studio at the heart of the buildings. Make sure to book.
http://distillery.bombaysapphire.com/

Mottisfont Abbey (20 mins)
National Trust site with beautiful gardens.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont

Stay

The Greyhound, Stockbridge
http://thegreyhoundonthetest.co.uk/

Lainston House Hotel, Sparsholt (3 mins)
The Gallery is housed in the old cattle barns belonging to this 17th Century country house, now a 5 star hotel.

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Southgate St, Winchester
https://www.hotelduvin.com/locations/winchester/

Limewood Hotel, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
The hotel restaurant serves simple seasonal dishes, and is run by Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder. The spa and Raw and Cured bar is also a must.
http://www.limewoodhotel.co.uk/

Eat

The Greyhound, Stockbridge (10 mins)
Gastropub serving delicious seasonal food, with a patio and garden alongside the River Test. Some lovely walks on the Stockbridge Water Meadows and Downs. A favourite of ours.
http://thegreyhoundonthetest.co.uk/

Woodfire, Stockbridge (10 mins)
home made pizzas and delicious coffee.
http://woodfirestockbridge.co.uk/

Thyme and Tides, Stockbridge (10 mins)
http://thymeandtidesdeli.co.uk/

The Peat Spade Pub, Longstock (10 mins)
http://www.peatspadeinn.co.uk/

The Plough, Sparsholt (5 minutes)

CoffeeLab, Winchester & Stockbridge (10 mins)
Delicious artisan coffee and giant brownies.

Kyoto Kitchen, Winchester (10 mins)
http://kyotokitchen.co.uk/

Rick Stein, 7 High Street, Winchester (10 mins)
https://www.rickstein.com/eat-with-us/rick-stein-winchester/

Further Afield

Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton

Messum’s Wiltshire, Tisbury

Blenheim Art Foundation, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

We are about an hour and a quarter from London.

Muddy Stilettos Award:
We Won!

Thank you so much for your support by voting for our gallery in the 2018 Muddy Stilettos competition. Thanks to you, for the second year running we have won the Best Art Gallery Award for our area!

Kate Measham Art Course, Spring 2019

A talented, Hampshire artist is teaching a new course in Spain this March. Kate Measham, trained at Winchester School of Art, now inspires others with classes while selling her work through the Josie Eastwood Gallery.

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