Just on the outskirts of Winchester, in the small village of Littleton, is the rather stylishly restored premium inn (also caters for accommodation), called The Running Horse Inn.
It has a spacious car park and outdoor area.
Of course, with the current situation you need to book a table beforehand. Once inside, you can see that the ‘mandated’ safe guards have been adhered to and the spaced tables are also fitted with a plastic dividers.
This place is relaxing and welcoming and the menus focus on flavoursome British classics with seasonal tastes and regional specialities.
Once seated we had a ‘table service’ which seemed to work well. The staff were friendly and helpful.
My choice of menu was a warming Parsnip and Apple soup followed by a tasty Liver and Bacon ‘house special.’
After not eating out for at least 6 months, due to a house move and lockdown restrictions, we had a lovely time with two friends and the whole experience was really enjoyable, apart for the rain on the way home!