Places to Stay Along The Itchen Way Route
Pubs & Accommodation Along
The Itchen Way Walk
Thinking of exploring the Itchen Way? Boasting beautiful views of chalk streams and chalk downland, water meadows, downs and nature reserves, the Itchen Way walk is a 50.5km (31.4 miles) route from the source of the Itchen at Hinton Ampner, concluding at Sholing Station near Woolston, Southampton, or vice versa.
At The Anglers Inn, we are lucky enough to be located right by the riverside in Bishopstoke, with the route of the Itchen Way crossing our doorstep. Our friendly pub is the perfect place to stop by during your walk, for a well-earned pint or pizza.
We also offer a selection of beautiful guest rooms for walkers who are tackling this 12-15 hour walk across the course of a few of days, providing comfortable accommodation along the Itchen Way route. Our Bishopstoke location is the beginning of the final leg of the route, with approximately 4 hours of walking left until you reach your destination in Woolston, Southampton.
Pubs Along The Itchen Way Route
Our friendly pub is located in the heart of Bishopstoke overlooking the River Itchen, close to the M3 and Southampton airport, and is an ideal place to eat for those walking the Itchen Way. Perfect for recharging your batteries with a local craft ale or a tasty pizza, The Anglers Inn offers weeknight events including quizzes, live sports, live music, pool and darts.
With a selection of high quality local drinks including Caske-Marque real ales, lagers, ciders and a wide range of soft drinks, we're here to quench your thirst - is there anything better than a cold pint or soft drink after a long walk? We don't think so!
Serving food all day and after 4pm on Wednesday and Friday, you can enjoy our tasty Donna Italia pizzas in the comfort of our traditional pub, or to take away!
Accommodation Along The Itchen Way Route
If you are looking to break up your walk before the final leg of the Itchen Way, our relaxed and cosy guest rooms are a comfortable and convenient place to stay. The Anglers Inn is a great bed & breakfast along the Itchen Way route, offering en suite rooms, free WIFI, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary breakfast or packed lunch to fuel the final leg of your journey.
Located on the doorstep of the Itchen River, The Anglers Inn is walking distance from The Itchen Way route, offering free wi fi, comfortable beds and private bathrooms to make your stay the best it can be. Just a short taxi ride from The Anglers is Eastleigh city centre, so that you can grab any essentials you may need for the rest of your riverside walk.
Frequently Asked Questions
This popular long distance footpath follows the River Itchen from its source in Hampshire, United Kingdom. This walk has been promoted by the Eastleigh Group of the Ramblers, with grant aid from Hampshire County Council and Eastleigh Borough Council.
The route begins at the source near Hinton Ampner House, concluding at the mouth at Woolston by Sholing train station near Southampton docks. The route crosses the river, leading you past a variety of locations, landmarks and points of interest including Winchester cathedral, Winchester College, Bishopstoke in Eastleigh, St Catherine's Hill, Itchen Valley Country Park, Martyr Worthy church, Abbots Worthy, Itchen Abbas, Itchen Stoke, and City Mill in Winchester.
The northern part of the Itchen Way route begins within the South Downs National Park at its source near Hinton Ampner.
If you are walking from the source to the mouth of the River Itchen, your walk will conclude at Sholing train station near Weston Point, Woolston, Southampton. This is within easy access of Southampton Central station, with regular connections to London, Manchester and throughout the UK.
There are a variety of cycling routes along the Itchen Way, offering a great ride with beautiful views. You can find a great cycling route with views of the most beautiful parts of the river here.
The Itchen Way walk is signposted with wooden posts and follows the side of the River Itchen. For more information about Itchen navigation, you can download an Ordnace Survey map or follow the route depicted in this article by BritishWalks.org.