Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Some of the best fly fishing in the world
Seasonal, tasty food
Cosy and comfortable rooms
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Located in The Test Valley in the heart of Hampshire, The Peat Spade Inn is a welcoming spot for tasty food, fine ales and comfy rooms. Just over a mile from Stockbridge, home to some of the best fly fishing in the world, this hideaway is surrounded by beautiful British countryside, rivers and downs.
The daily specials are a big draw, and the focus is on local and seasonal ingredients. The chef and his team are passionate about using family-run suppliers wherever possible, and as you would expect from one of the Upham Group of pubs and inns, the food is complemented by a varied drinks list. Children's menus are available, and it's advisable to book for Sunday lunch.
Choose from the likes of fig and Parma ham bites, Camembert with chutney and crusty bread, hot smoked salmon with chicory, potato salad, panko egg, and honey and mustard dressing, and guinea fowl with red wine jus, mash, and tenderstem broccoli. Traditional fare such as steak, burgers and fish and chips are also on offer.
The country-chic rooms can be found spread across the main building and the old peat house, with funky wallpaper featuring in some of some spaces. With tons of rural charm, the peaceful bedrooms are all en-suite, and some are pet-friendly (extra charge applies).
Thanks to its idyllic location in the Test Valley, The Peat Spade Inn continues to be a favourite with those who love to fish. A day out with your rod at the River Test is sure to be fruitful: the meandering waters are home to brown trout, salmon and grayling, and the kitchen team back at the inn will prepare your haul for dinner. If that doesn't appeal, there are plenty of other things to do nearby: an amble around charming Longstock and down to the Water Gardens is a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon. More than 40 waterlily species can be seen at the latter, plus birds, butterflies and insects.
Military aficionados may like to head to the award-winning Museum of Army Flying and learn about the history of aviation, while kids love the simulators and indoor play space. The cities of Salisbury and Winchester are both within a half an hour drive, or if you want to be a bit more active choose from a host of activities including cycling, walking, and horse riding.
Free parking is available.