Although I am hugely proud of my county, I haven't actually visited a huge amount of Hampshire. Recently I made the decision to visit a lot more of my home county and started off with a little jaunt to Odiham.
We started our visit by getting lunch at a gastropub called Next Door. Although service was insanely slow, even though it was far from busy, the burgers were absolutely delicious. Proper handmade burgers with herbs and onions kneaded into the meat. And it was served medium-rare which is always a plus for me!
Once we'd filled up on burgers and waited approximately 12 hours for the bill, we walked down the highstreet and took the photos for this OOTD. On the way back, we spotted a footpath sign and a quick check on Google Maps showed that it led right to the back of the cemetery. Unfortunately, there wasn't a way in at the back so we had to walk all the way back round again!
The cemetery has two stunning chapels of rest that are reminiscent of oast houses. In fact, there used to be an oast house on the road that runs alongside so I suspect that was the basis of their design. They were designed by a Winchester architect, J Colson, in 1859 and, although they're no longer in use, they are listed buildings.
We ended our visit with a trip to the church where I have such strong memories from 2003 and where the 18th century village stocks still stand.
It was a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon and I can't wait to visit more of Hampshire!