All you need to know about Hedge End

A town and civil parish in Hampshire, Hedge End lies to the east of the City of Southampton and has been inhabited since before the Roman conquest. 

A historically significant place, Hedge End grew from a small village into a busy market town with the arrival of the M27 motorway, which led to the population of the Southampton suburb to soar.

The town has a pretty decent claim to fame, too – back in 1971 boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away this month, paid a surprise visit to the Fine Fare Supermarket to sign autographs and chat to locals. When the man commonly known as ‘The Greatest’ rocks up in the place you live, it can’t be anything other than a good thing!

Things to do

Southampton is right on the doorstep, with all the leisure, sporting and cultural activities that city offers, not to mention its buzzing night-life and the chance to watch the mighty Saints at the impressive St Mary’s stadium.

Play Shack is absolutely ideal for young kids, while thrill-seekers should check out Seadogz Rib Charter Limited, which offers adrenaline-junkies extreme tours, river rafting and rib rides – ‘a rollercoaster on water’ is perhaps the best description we can offer.

Manor Farm Country Park and Marwell Zoo are also good days out for the whole family – just remember to take a picnic!
Museums buffs, meanwhile, will be kept happy with the SeaCity and Solent Sky museums.

What’s more, Hedge End holds an annual carnival – this year’s takes place on July 2nd 2016 – and includes all sorts of events and competitions.

Food & Drink

Purbania offers the best curry in town, closely followed by Monsoon Indian Cuisine. Shamblehurst Barn provides classic pub food in a family-friendly environment, while the Brewery Bar and The Vineyard Restaurant are other reliable choices.

If it’s a takeaway you’re after, look no further than Hello Kitchen Chinese – expect big portions and freshly cooked grub.

For lighter snacks and breakfasts, Josie’s, a short drive away in Bishops Waltham can’t really be beaten, while Elsie’s Traditional Tea Room in Botley offers superb afternoon teas in a suitably quaint setting.


Hedge End, Botley and Bursledon are the nearest railway stations – services head to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo, Southampton Central and Eastleigh.
Southampton also has a reliable and wide-ranging network of buses, which serve the suburbs on a regular basis. For those looking to take a trip away, Southampton Airport is a mere nine minute drive away (assuming the traffic is behaving itself; if not, it still only takes around 15 minutes).

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