the village itself is a extremely attractive with a variety of boutiques, independent shops and cafes to tempt any passer by. the recently renovated Botley mill is a great morning's outing, with flower shops, a dress boutique as well as a country store. just past the mill is a farm shop with a plethora of organic and home grown produce.
southampton city itself is a short hop away on either bus or by car. the docks and quay is a great place to watch the boats go by and while way a few hours by the sea. the shopping centre has many flagship stores and everything you could require.
in terms of local interest: beaulieu and the motor museum is open all year round and only fifteen minutes away. for the kids; peppa pig world is only 20 minutes drive and a couple of junctions up the motorway.
Botley has a great golf club for the enthusiasts, a rugby club as well as the local botleigh grange, a lovely venue for weddings, etc.
for a little relaxation, the Sanctuary Spa will offer any guest of the Inn a 20% discount to any treatment. please ask at the Inn for a pass card.