The Leather Bottle


Contact & Info

The Leather Bottle
Reading Road
RG27 8JU

Tel: 01189 326 371

Email: [email protected]


Get directions to The Leather Bottle

Local Attractions

There's plenty to do in the area, you could make a day of it and visit a local attraction before or after you come to see us.

Wellington Country Park

Odiham Road Riseley, Hampshire RG7 1SP

Tel: 0118 932 6444 |

Opening times: Low season 9.30am - 4.30pm and high season 9.30am - 5.30pm.

A safe and fun filled venue for all the family within woodlands. There are four nature trails to follow, taking in sights of our vast array of wildlife in their natural habitat.

From the Leather Bottle - about 4.1 miles to/from wellington country park.

West Green House

Thackham's Lane, near Hartley Wintney, Hook, RG27 8JB

Tel: 01252 844611 |

Open 10 March to 29 Sept 11.00am - 4.30pm Wed - Sun.

One of England's finest manor house gardens marrying traditional style with contemporary design.

From the Leather Bottle - about 1.8 miles to/from West Green House.

The Vyne

Vyne Road, Basingstoke, RG24 9HL

Tel: 01256 883858 |

Open 11.00am 5.00pm.

An intimate family home, the history of the Vyne spans the centuries.

From the Leather Bottle - about 11.4 miles to/from The Vyne.

Elevetham Heath Farmers Market

The Key, Elvetham Heath, Hampshire, GU51 1HA

Tel: 01420 588671 |

Open 4th Saturday of the month 10.00am - 2.00pm.

Provides local food, contemporary county produce and crafts.

From the Leather Bottle - about 7.1 miles to/from Elevetham Heath Farmers Market.

Diply mill

Dipley Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8JP

Tel: 07885 745904 |

Open 26 May (1-5); 23 June; 21 July (1-5.30); 22 Sept (1-4).

A romantic adventure awaits as you wander by the meandering streams surrounding this Domesday Book listed mill.

From the Leather Bottle - about 1.0 miles to/from Diply mill.

Mattingley Church

Mattingley Church, RG27 8LA

Tel: 01256 760169 |

A Grade I listed building with a timber frame built in the 15 century.

From the Leather Bottle - about 0.7 miles to/from Mattingley Church.

Hazeley Heath Common


Hazeley Heath Common website

Hazeley Heath is a peaceful and relaxing environment for those wishing to enjoy nature at its best.

From the Leather Bottle - about 1.7 miles to/from Hazley Heath Common.

Old Basing House

Basing Grange, The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hants, RG24 8AE

Tel: 0845 603 5635 |

Open Saturday to Thursday, 2 March 2013 - 31 Oct 2013 11am-4pm.

Visit the ruins of this historic site and learn more about its history.

From the Leather Bottle - about 7.6 miles to/from Old Basing House.

West Green House and River Whitewater Walk

Takes you through the fields of West Green House then along the river Whitewater. It's a two hour walk.

From the Leather Bottle - about 1.0 miles to/from West Green House and River Whitewater Walk.

Rotherwick Church

Rotherwick Church, The Street, Rotherwick, RG27 9BG

Rotherwick Church website

The Church dates from the 13th Century, with the tower being added in the 18th century. You can find the bell ringers in the Leather Bottle every Tuesday night sipping their well deserved bitter after their weekly practice.

From the Leather Bottle - about 1.4 miles to/from Rotherwick Church.

Opening times

DayOpenFood served
Monday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Thursday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Friday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Saturday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Sunday11:30am - 10:30pm12noon - 9pm

Disabled facilities

We have full disabled access including a disabled loo and disabled parking. Please don't hestitate to ask if you need any assistance.


Dogs of the well behaved and 'on-the leash' variety are welcome in the bar area.

If you are booking a table and bringing a dog please make us aware so we can assign a specific table for you.

Children and minors

Whilst primarily an adult's environment, children are welcome in areas away from the bar, although the pub is not very suitable for babies and toddlers in the evenings. We have changing facilities and some high chairs available.

Prams and pushchairs

In our larger rooms we are able to accommodate prams and pushchairs, although some of the smaller areas are too constricted to allow us to do so. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need somewhere to store yours while you're with us.


We do take bookings, but we try to make sure that there is room for customers who are not able to book in advance, so if you have not made a reservation, it's not the end of the world. If there are no tables free we run a waiting list from behind the bar.

Please make bookings by calling or using our online bookings calendar link at the top of the page. Unfortunately we are not able to take bookings via email or facebook.

We don't reserve any of our outside tables so if you enjoy a little alfresco dining these are on a first come first served basis.

Sadly due to our operation we are not able to cater for very large parties or groups.

The gardens

If you are eating outside, it is a great help if you could make a note of your table number before ordering at the bar.

By the way, could you please keep tops on and shoes on at all times. This applies to blokes as well.


We are afraid we are unable to accommodate wedding parties or functions.


First off, life revolves around the bar, so that's where to head for drinks, menus and to find out where you're sitting if you've booked.

If a table isn't reserved you're welcome to sit at it and have a bite to eat or drink. If you can't find a table, ask and we'll try to find one for you.

Food ordering:

Inside - someone will pop over and take your order. Outside - please find a table, note its number and then order at the bar when you're ready.


Hart Taxis: 01252 853 330
Clive's Cabs: 07841 046 838
Mary's Cars: 01256 763 288


Little Cottage B&B: 01252 845 050
Oaklea Guest House: 01256 762 673
Hook House Hotel: 01256 762 630

Meal Tickets

As a little reminder, a Meal Ticket is received for each main course or light bite purchased at full price. Six tickets can then be exchanged for any main course up to £12 from Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays, set menus, ticketed events and click and collect). For full terms and conditions, please click here.