South Downs National Park

Our prime location near Alton in the heart of Hampshire’s rolling green landscape means we’re the perfect starting point to explore the spectacular South Downs National Park.

The South Downs is Mother Nature at her best.

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore this stunning part of the world, The Anchor Inn is a traditional, welcoming pub with comfortable rooms that is near to many of the sights and landmarks that Hampshire has to offer.

Our delicious meals are created with fresh, seasonal produce, and we have plenty of delicious Butcombe beer on tap behind the bar.

A Brief Overview Of South Downs National Park

With The Anchor Inn providing the perfect base you can hop on a bike, saddle-up on horseback or set our on foot and get a heady dose of fresh country air. In this incredible swath of rich forest and chalk-land, you have ancient woodland, flourishing vineyards and lowland heaths to ‘picture perfect’ villages and bustling market towns to discover. The South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breath-taking views and hidden gems.

Directions To The Anchor Inn From South Downs National park

Getting to the Anchor Inn from South Downs National Park will take approximately one hour by car.

Head west on Brook Lane towards Brookland Way – 0.4 mi

Turn left onto London Road/A29

Turn right onto Waltham Park Road – 1.1 mi

Turn right onto Tripp Hill/B2138
Continue to follow B2138 – 1.5 mi

Slight left onto A283 -0.6 mi

Continue straight – 0.7 mi

Continue onto Haslingbourne Lane -1.0 mi

Turn right onto Station Road/A285
Go through 1 roundabout – 0.6 mi

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Tillington Road/A272
Continue to follow A272 – 5.4 mi

Turn right onto Wheelbarrow Castle – 0.2 mi

Turn right onto Dodsley Lane/A286
Continue to follow A286 – 4.1 mi

Turn left onto Vann Road – 2.3 mi

Turn right – 1.7 mi

Continue onto Midhurst Road – 0.7 mi

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Midhurst Road

Continue to the next roundabout and take the 1st exit, staying on Midhurst Road – 0.2 mi

At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto The Sqaure/B2131

At the following roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Portsmouth Road

After that, you come to another roundabout. Continue straight onto Headley Road/B3004 – 4.2 mi

Continue onto Lindford Road/B3002 – 0.5 mi

Turn right onto Farnham Road/B3002 – 0.2 mi

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Farnham Road/A325
Continue to follow A325 – 2.0 mi

Turn left onto Frith End Road -1.2 mi

Continue onto Blacknest Road – 1.1 mi

Continue onto Station Road – 0.7 mi

Turn left onto London Road

Finally, the Anchor Inn will be on your right-hand side.