COVID 19 – Update for our guests

Following the Government’s announcement on 20th March,
we are closing our doors until further notice.

A few team members will carry on occupying the building for safety reasons, but they will be unable to deal with requests in person or maintain consistent service over the phone. We are deeply saddened to close our doors, but we offer our full support for this decision in the hope it helps in protecting our team, our guests, and our entire community at this challenging time.


Tables in Clayton’s Kitchen

All table reservations affected by the closure are unfortunately cancelled.


Events at The Potters Heron

We are taking steps to contact the organisers of upcoming events in order to offer support and to assist in rescheduling to future dates. We appreciate these are uncertain times and thank you for your patience and understanding while resources are limited. Email us on should you have any queries; we will access email daily.


Bedroom reservations at The Potters Heron

Bookings made directly with The Potters Heron and scheduled to arrive during the temporary closure will be cancelled free of charge when possible or exchanged against a voucher valid for future use. Please email us on with details of your reservation prior to the scheduled arrival date for details.

For bookings made via a third party (including online travel agents) please contact your agent for more information.


Thank you once again for your support.
Stay safe, look after each other, and we look forward to welcoming you again as quickly as possible.


The Potters Heron is a real Hampshire landmark and a part of the local community. Bought by three friends in 2007 whose previous association with the hotel goes back in time (one of the owners had his first big job interview there (don’t ask how long ago!)) The Potters Heron is a small and friendly business with a team that are always ready to welcome you, whatever the reason for your visit.

Explore our website and discover everything we have to offer; why not start in Clayton’s Kitchen where you can sample his fresh contemporary Mediterranean influenced menu. Behind the bar we have an extensive range of drinks, with a huge selection of wine by the glass and if gin is your thing then do we have a collection for you! Why not pause a while and look at some of our wedding, party or business facilities (including our magical coppice garden). Then it’s off to bed in one of our 53 well-appointed rooms. There is plenty to see and we look forward to welcoming you.

Below you’ll find our latest menus, they are all subject to change dependent on produce available. We’re continually updating our dishes so if there’s something particular you just have to try give us a call on 02380 277 800 to check it’s on the menu.

View our latest main menu, we’re regularly updating our Specials Board, view a sample specials menu to give you a taste, or enjoy our set menu, £18 for 2 courses, £23 for 3. Sandwiches are available Monday to Saturday 12 – 17:30, and on a Sunday chose from our delicious Sunday menu. There’s something for the children and also a selection of wines or drinks to choose from.

If you’re planning a party we have a set party menu to keep things easy!


Early Bird Offer

September 26, 2017 - December 31, 2020

Cream or Afternoon Tea

January 20 - July 31

Sunday Lunch

January 20 - July 31

Join ‘Foodie Friends’ – Clayton’s Kitchen loyalty club

February 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 10:00 pm

Wedding Open Evening

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clayton’s Kitchen Wine Club

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wedding Fair

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wedding Open Evening

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wedding Open Evening

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The whole experience from start to finish was excellent. The welcome, the service and most of all the food was something the team should be proud of, definitely 10 out of 10.

I am already looking forward to our next lunch time visit.

Mr Weston

I just wanted to say a big thank you!  We had a great meeting and event at your hotel on Wednesday and Thursday and everyone was so complimentary about the hotel and the food!

The Board Room is a great room as well and really gave our meeting something, especially as it was such a lovely day they had such nice views to look at.

Hayley Wright, BOEING

To Nina and your team

I just wanted to say a big thank you… for everything you did to make our wedding reception go so well.
The service was excellent, food fantastic (for both meals) and staff were so helpful, nothing was a problem to them.

Keep up the brilliant work!

Jo & Ian

As well as hosting an event at the Potters Heron my team and I were also residing there.

Throughout our stay we found the rooms to be comfortable and relaxing and thoroughly both enjoyed and benefited from the balcony/patio area each room features.

I would definitely book The Potters Heron again!

Will C