Image: Three Horseshoes Inn
Alastair Sawday picks the pubs with the warmest welcome, best ales and finest food.
Being partial to Hampshire, I'll quote Sawday on the Rose & Thistle, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge -
This dreamy pub is a great mix of oak timbers, carved benches and flagstones. It has a reputation for fresh local produce and in the summer you can dine on smoked salmon and scrambled eggs in the garden, or prawns by the pint.