Royal Clarence Yard: Feeding the Navy – Rum, Beer & Biscuits (Event from 2019)

Royal Clarence Yard: Feeding the Navy – Rum, Beer & Biscuits (Event from 2019)

The Pump House Meeting Point
The Pump House Meeting Point

Guided Walk

The Pump House Cafe (meeting point), Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX

Learn about rioting drovers, press gangs and nightmarish pest control!

On this guided walk you’ll hear all about the history of how the Royal Navy addressed the massive challenge of provisioning the fleet in times of war and peace from the Royal Clarence Naval Victualling Yard in Weevil Lane. It is fascinating; often both terrifying and amusing!

Huge quantities of ale, rum, bread, meat and other provisions were produced from the Yard for the Royal Navy, using the newest technology of the times. Many of the original buildings survive to this day, including the Grade II* listed Bakery, Granary and Slaughterhouse, as well as the grand Ceremonial Arch. You’ll also hear about Queen Victoria’s private railway station and have the chance to peek inside a superb naval art studio.

Duration: approx 120 mins.


Please note that this is an Event from 2019



Book on line

Booking opens 24 August at 0930


Wheel chair parking Accesible parking Toilets accesible toilets refreshments Service dogs welcome rest stops family friendly


Level area (with some dropped kerbs) so suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs. Some rest points along the way but feel free to bring a fold up chair or stool. Toilets and refreshments available on route. 4 hrs free parking in Cooperage Green.


Please arrive 10 mins before start time.


Terry Hinkley


MAP/DIRECTIONS (approximate)

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.

Meet at the Pump House Cafe, on left side of Cooperage Green car park.

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