Places to Refuel Along The Itchen Way Walk

Places to Stop For a Drink Along
The Itchen Way Walk

The Itchen Way Walk is approximately 30 miles from Southampton to the historic City of Winchester, so there’s a good chance you’ll work up a thirst along the way. Fortunately, The Anglers Inn pub is located alongside the River Itchen in the beautiful town of Bishopstoke, Eastleigh where you can pop in for a quick refreshing drink and free water bottle refill.

We don’t just provide you with a free water bottle refill, we provide fresh clean water for your dog too. It’s really no problem to just pop in and ask and in fact, it’s our pleasure to ensure your furry friend is well hydrated too.

Refuel Along The Itchen Way Walk at The Anglers Inn

Although the Itchen Way walk is 31.8 miles long you may be surprised to hear that there aren’t many pubs or cafes along the route for a quick pit stop. But luckily, The Anglers Inn is located directly alongside the river Itchen itself, meaning you won’t have to go out of your way to refill your water bottle or take a well-deserved break before you set off on the final leg of your River Itchen walk.

Take a seat in our friendly, traditional English pub or enjoy the views of the beautiful flowing River Itchen outside while you refuel along your Itchen Walk. 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!

Places to Stay Along The Itchen Way Route

If you’re looking for a place to stay along the Itchen Way Walk, The Anglers Inn offer a fantastic Bed and Breakfast service with rooms starting from only £45 per night. Situated directly alongside the River Itchen, our comfortable ensuite guest rooms and complimentary breakfast or packed lunch, is the perfect place to rest your head and refresh before continuing on your walk of the Itchen River.

The Angler’s Inn is perfectly situated for those that are looking at taking this walk as we are based are situated close to Eastleigh train station, Southampton Parkway train station and Southampton Airport.

To find out about our room availability for your Itchen Way walking trip by giving us a call on 02380 612995 or completing our contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Itchen Way?

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.

Where does the Itchen Way route begin?

The northern part of the Itchen Way route begins within the South Downs National Park at its source near Hinton Ampner.

Where does the Itchen Way route finish?

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.

Can you cycle the Itchen Way?

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.

How do I navigate the Itchen Way?

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

Where are you located along The Itchen Way walk?

The Anglers Inn pub is located alongside the River Itchen in the beautiful village of Bishopstoke, just outside of the railway town Eastleigh.

The Anglers Inn, Bishopstoke

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