Gunwharf Quays – We are not enthusiastic shoppers and around two shops into any shopping trip we are heading for the nearest bar, coffee shop or restaurant, but even we admit that Gunwharf Quays is a winner. Maybe it’s because there are a bunch of bars, coffee shops and restaurants, or it might just be that the designer outlet shopping is genuinely good with Ralph Lauren, Animal, Quicksilver, Fat Face, Jack Wills, Boss, Barbour, Musto, Oakley, Quba, TM Lewin, Timberland, L’Occitane, Whittards, Links and Denby among the many shops.
Also at Gunwharf, which is located right on the quayside of Portsmouth Harbour, there is a cinema (Vue), a bowling alley and the Spinnaker Tower. The Historic Dockyard is also close by.
Supermarkets - There are several small supermarkets in Mengham Village: Co-op, Sainsbury’s Local and Tesco, as well as a butchers, green grocers and pharmacies.
There is also a larger Tesco Extra and a Marks & Spencer food shop at the Havant retail park (just off the A27 roundabout), and a Waitrose in the town centre, plus Majestic wine warehouse if you want to stock up!
For the basics such as bread, milk and wine/beer, the closest convenience stores are at Eastoke Corner (just before you turn into Southwood Road), and there are also a couple of convenience shops if you turn left onto Creek Road a little further along Southwood Road.
There are a couple of farm shops on Hayling – Stoke Fruit Farm is on the main road as you drive through Hayling, they sell all sorts of fruit, vegetables and deli products in the shop; the other is at Northney Farm (the homemade ice cream comes highly recommended).