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Basingstoke has a lively and varied offering featuring everything from the latest theatre productions, grabbing a bite to eat, through to partying the night away in the many venues in Top of the Town.


Anvil Arts is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire and runs The Anvil (concert hall), The Haymarket (theatre) and The Forge (studio).  The Anvil is designed to be multi-purpose and has multiple stage formats.  Its programme includes orchestral concerts, opera, ballet, comedy, live music, and pantomime. The packed programme at The Haymarket includes drama, children’s theatre, music, and comedy for all tastes.


Basingstoke is home to an array of restaurants offering mouth-watering cuisine from around the world to suit every budget.

Find a Restaurant in the Find a Business section.


Across Basingstoke you will find numerous pubs, whether you are looking for a bite to eat or a drink there is somewhere for everyone.

In Top of the Town, you will find The Maidenhead Inn (JD Weatherspoon), The Bakers (Greene King), The Bounty Inn and The Wheatsheaf.

Festival Place is home to The Angel, renamed The Angel after The Angel Inn which stood behind Barclays Bank, in Market Place. The historic inn was the venue for dances which were attended by the novelist Jane Austen.

Hidden by Basingstoke Train Station, you will find the warm and inviting Queen Arms, which offers great food and great ales.


Party the night away in Top of the Town.

In London Street, you will find Tonic Bar, which is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink with friends. Across the road, you will find Rhu bar & further down Wote Street you can find Plush Lounge Bar for some cool sophistication.

Along Winchester Street, you will find Basingstoke’s latest addition Fever & Boutique, the triple level venue with fantastic booths to reserve.