“Whisky and a Splash”

There are two fine public houses, both of which are in very close proximity to one another, as you approach the bridge, which takes you over to Hayling Island.

The first of these is named ‘The Ship Inn’ and is featured in the foreground of this photograph.

This establishment dates back to the 18th Century!

The other, you can see in the background, is ‘The Royal Oak’ another pub which is steeped in history.

With tales of ship wrecks, ghostly happenings, and hidden underground tunnels?

Alongside, stands the ‘Langstone Windmill’

Both these venues have their admirers as well as their critics!

However, they each offer their drinkers a vastly different experience.

Very popular with bird watchers, bikers and cyclists, as well as the many visitors regularly drawn to their shores.

I cycle past these two venues, and on a fairly regular basis! Truthfully, I find I am spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which to visit, and what type of ale appeals most, whilst I sit quietly reading my paper?

This image was captured from the bridge I mentioned earlier. Taken just after returning from a particularly long cycle ride!

It showcases some of the many activities, that regularly take place during most lunchtimes here.

That said, on this particular occasion, it was ‘The Royal Oak’ for me.

Yes, today, I just fancied a beer…… A whisky and a splash, just didn’t appeal.


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