Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire

Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire

Up your ‘at home’ coffee game with this helpful directory of Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire!

We are incredibly lucky to have a thriving coffee roasting scene in the county, offering a fantastic range of single origin and blended coffees.

I’ve listed local roasters by area to help you easily find a new morning brew to try. And, all of them deliver straight to your door!

Let your journey into Hampshire coffee begin…

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The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester is an Almshouse of Noble Poverty. It’s a church, once also a hospital but also a home to two orders of brothers.

It’s such a beautiful place, in a gorgeous setting, it’s no wonder it’s been used by a variety of production companies for filming. One of the most notable and recent was the television show Wolf Hall.

I didn’t know you could visit until one year I went to the Christmas market with my Aunt and discovered it.

Looking for somewhere new to visit? Discover The Hospital of St Cross…

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The Winchester Christmas Lights 2020

The Winchester Christmas Lights 2020

The Winchester Christmas Lights are a highlight in the Hampshire calendar every year.

If you live near and need to get in the Christmas spirit consider a winter walk around Winchester.

And, if you can’t get out for whatever reason, here’s a peek at the city’s festive lights…

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Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail 2020

Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail 2020

Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail has been put on by Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) and is a lovely way to see the Christmas lights.

Here’s everything you need to know about finding the nutcrackers and getting a good walk around Winchester…

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Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020

This Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you find the best experiential gifts for the travel lovers in your life.

This guide will help you navigate shopping local and online this festive season because let’s face it, the majority of shopping is going to be done from home. Weirdest year ever, right?

Supporting local businesses, creators, causes, charities and institutions is particularly important this year so they are all still there, once the pandemic is under control. Supporting them will ensure our towns and cities stay diverse fun places to explore.

Here’s some of my favourite local travel experiences to inspire your gift giving this year.

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Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire 2020

Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire 2020

Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire is your handy guide to finding the nearest place to you.

When I have been looking for real trees, I found it hard to find a good round up of the places across the county. I hope this guide helps you find your perfect tree this year.

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10 Zero Waste Shops in Hampshire

10 Zero Waste Shops in Hampshire

Here’s 10 zero waste shops in Hampshire that will help you make a few changes to your basket.

Sustainable shops are becoming increasingly popular and with good reason. I mean we’ve all watched the latest David Attenborough documentary, seen that turtle who has a straw stuck in his nose or the seahorse wrapped around a plastic cotton bud, haven’t we?

If you want to make a few changes here’s some great shops that will help you on your way….

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Proudfoot & Co – British Drinks Innovators in Winchester

Proudfoot & Co – British Drinks Innovators in Winchester

Proudfoot & Co in Winchester is serving up drinks #ForTheBoldandCurious derived from foraged, fermented and barrel aged goods.

Owner Eoghan is an expert in all things botanical and foraged and a whizz at inventing, rediscovering and reinterpreting drinks to devour.

‘Life should be full of constant discovery’ is Proudfoot’s tag line, which I couldn’t agree more with. If you like something a bit different and want to discover something new then this one’s going to be right up your street.

I totally fell in love with this place, from the wildly knowledgable owner, the pretty interior and truly unique and incredible drinks…

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Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina, Winchester

Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina, Winchester

Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina… OH HELLO, I’m there with bells on!

As a big fan of Taco Tuesday anyway, I am thrilled my favourite Mexican in Winchester has created a special menu for that one day each week.

Take a look at what the wonderful Mi Cocina team have cooked up…

*Ad – Gifted experience, no obligation to post. But, I BLOOMING LOVE IT, and I think you will too!

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Walk the Winchester Water Meadows

Walk the Winchester Water Meadows

Just off the high street you can walk a loop and discover the Winchester Water Meadows.

It’s an easy walk that follows the River Itchen and leads to some of the best hidden parts of the city. The walk takes in part of the South Downs Way, the Clarendon Way, Wolvesey Castle, the Hospital of St. Cross, the Itchen Navigation path, St. Catherine’s Hill.

The water meadows inspired Keats to write ‘To Autumn’, you know the one, imagine this in a rather loud and grandiose overly dramatic style… “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”

With such a beautiful landscape on display you can see why he was motivated to write such pretty verse.

Get a slice of quintessential English countryside, history and explore Winchester in a totally new way.

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