Farnborough International Air Show

Hampshire Summer Events

There’s loads of great summer events going on near your favourite Hampshire Chef & Brewer. For those who are looking for fun on the beach then with a side of aerobatics the Bournemouth Air Festival might be for you.

Farnborough International Air Show

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July

Enjoy a thrill packed weekend at Farnborough International Air Show on 16th and 17th July.

Billed as ‘the world’s greatest air show’ Farnborough is historic, spectacular and a must-see summer event for all the family. Visitors to this year’s show can expect to be astounded by two days of aerial action including displays by the Red Arrows, Breitling Wing-Walkers, Twister Aerobatics and the legendary RAF Typhoon. The magnificent Brooklands Museum will be exhibiting a wide range of vintage aircraft and vehicles from its renowned collection. And science and technology enthusiasts can look forward to the UK Drone Show and a unique opportunity to explore the FAST museum.

But seeing is just part of the fun at Farnborough. Active visitors will love the range of simulators and have-a-go adventures, while the family area is packed with activities, entertainment, art, crafts and excitement for children of all ages. This year’s event also sees the return of Airshow Live with competitions, guest interviews, features and live broadcasts.

Why not reserve a table at The Swan in Ashvale?

The show opens at 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday. The Swan is our historic country pub in Ash Vale, just five minutes from Farnborough and perfect for a meal or quiet drink over the weekend.

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Country Fair at Bursledon Brickworks

Country Fair at Bursledon Brickworks

Sunday 12th June

Come and enjoy a fantastic family day out at Bursledon Brickworks Country Fair on June 12th.

For one day only this summer, Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum will turn into a countryside retreat, in which everyone is welcome. The fascinating museum itself will be as intriguing as ever and packed with hands-on activities, heaps of history and endless tales about the area’s industrial past. But this June, bricks are taking a back seat to animals, crafts, rural exhibits and living displays both indoors and out.

Bursledon was originally a steam-driven-brickworks, so enthusiasts can expect to spend hours admiring the beautifully restored and fully operational engines and machinery. Visitors of all ages will love riding the miniature trains – weather permitting. And plenty of excitement is also planned all over the 10 acre grounds and adventurous play areas. So you’ll be more than ready for home baking and delicious treats at the museum’s excellent café.

Why not reserve a table at The Fox & Hound in Bursledon?

Only five minutes from Bursledon Brickworks, our equally historic 16th century pub, The Fox & Hounds, is perfect for traditional family Sunday lunch before the Country Fair or a relaxing drink on your way home.

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Bournemouth Air Festival

Bournemouth Air Festival

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st August

Have fantastic fun on the beach at Bournemouth Air Festival from 18th to 21st August.

Officially the UK’s Best Tourism Event, this spectacular festival has brought non-stop action to the skies, seas, sands and streets of Bournemouth for the past nine years, and 2016 is no exception. You can anticipate four glorious summer days filled with displays by the Red Arrows, Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter team and - for the first time ever - the Swiss Air Force Super Puma team. The Royal Navy and Royal Marine beach assault demonstrations, plus the countless amphibious craft, promise land and sea excitement too. And you’ll find opportunities to shop and eat all over the place, plus exceptional family fun for all ages.

The festival’s free all day and night. So, when the sun sinks beneath the horizon, simply take to the streets of Bournemouth for live music, entertainment, pyrotechnic flying displays and much more.

Why not reserve a table at the Fox and Hounds in Wimborne?

Take a break from the beach, and visit the new look Fox and Hounds in Wimborne. This grade 2 listed building is a lovely old pub with a distinctly rural essence on the banks of the River Stour.

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Winchester Jazz Festival

Winchester Jazz Festival

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 28th September

Be the first to discover Winchester Jazz Festival from 22nd to 25th September.

Beautiful and historic Winchester is a perfect setting for an international music event, so the city’s inaugural Jazz Festival in 2016 is certainly worth getting excited about. Featuring jazz and swing performance from around the world as well as wide variety of local musical talent, the festival will take place at a range of renowned arts venues. And many of the city’s clubs, pubs, bars and cafés are also hosting performances.

Visitors can look forward to a series of talks and lectures and a programme of complimentary workshops is planned for secondary school students throughout the city. The full festival line-up is due to be announced in June and, if past experience of Winchester’s excellence in all things cultural is anything to go by, there will be plenty of great music to enjoy for four days and nights in late September.

Why not reserve a table at The Bridge in Winchester?

Our country pub, The Bridge, is in the village of Shawford, just 10 minutes from the centre of Winchester and an inspired choice for a meal or quiet drink during the Jazz Festival.

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