Southampton.   Length 1.8 miles, walk time 36min. If starting and finishing at station 3.1 miles, 63mins.

The Supermarine Spitfire was designed and developed in Southampton, evolving from the Schneider trophy-winning seaplanes of the 1920s and 1930s. Its designer, R J Mitchell, lived in the Portswood area of Southampton, and his house is today marked with a blue plaque. Select pictures for a larger view. From Southampton Central Station WESTERN ESPLANADE exit walk diagonally right across the car park and up the flight of steps to turn right. Turn right again to cross over the railway bridge. Walk on into Shirley Road and you will reach the Osbourne on your left.

osbourne southamptonThe Osborne. 54 Shirley Road, SO15 3EX 11-11 (12 Fri & Sat); 12-11 Sun
A popular venue for sports TV. Food served all day at the weekends.
Greene King IPA, Greene King Abbot.  Free Wifi

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Turn left out of the Osborne to soon bear left into Waterloo Road. Walk on to the Waterloo on your right, just before the church.

The Waterloo Arms

waterloo southampton
101, Waterloo Road,  SO15 3BS  Open everyday: 12 noon to 11pm

A 1920s mock Tudor style pub that has been a Hop Back pub for over 20 years.
Downton New Forest Ale, Downton IPA, Hop Back Golden Best, Hop Back Crop Circle, Hop Back Entire Stout, Hop Back Summer Lightning, 2 guest beers. Dog Friendly, Pub Garden, Wifi.
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Retrace your steps and turn left onto Mansion Road. The Wellington Arms will be on your left.

wellington southamptonNext is The Wellington Arms

56 Park Road  SO15 3DE

Open 12-11.30 Mon-Thu; 12-12.30 Fri&Sat; 12-11.30 Sun
Eleven handpumps in total serve two regular beers and up to nine guests.
Dating from the 1860s, it was called the Swan until 1975. There are two distinct and dimly lit bars with another room that leads to a paved garden area. Free Wifi.
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Turn into Kingston Road opposite the pub. At the end turn right into Shirley Road and then left into Landguard Road. At the end turn left into Hill Lane and then right into Milton Road then slight right into Wilton Avenue. At the end turn right into Bedford Place. Turn left into Carlton Place. The Cricketers will be on your left.

Cricketers Southampton

The Cricketers
34 Carlton Place  SO15 2DX 12-midnight (1am Thu-Sat); 12-11 Sun
Food 12-2.30, 6-9 Mon-Wed; 12-2.30 Thu-Fri; 12-4 Sat; 1-4 Sun
Keystone Bedrock, up to 4 guest beers.Free Wifi. Pub Garden

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Continue along Carlton Place and turn right into Carlton Crescent. Continue into Bellevue Road.

The Alexandra

Alexandria Southampton

6 Bellevue Road  SO15 2AY  5-11 Mon; 11-11 Tue-Thu; 11-1 Fri; 12-1 Sat; 12-11 Sun
Food is home-made and cooked to order, lunchtime and evening.
Ringwood Best Bitter (aka Razor Back), Sharp's Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord, 1 guest beer.
Sport is shown from seven TVs, including one in the garden. There is also a large selection of board games and computers to play.
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Turn right along Bellevue Road and turn left into London Road. At the end turn right into Cumberland Place. Follow Cumberland Place all the way until you can turn right into West Park Road. Continue into Blechynden Terrace. The station will soon be on your left. 25min.

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