Royal Clarence Yard: Feeding the Navy – Rum, Beer & Biscuits

Royal Clarence Yard: Feeding the Navy – Rum, Beer & Biscuits

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.

OPENING TIMES

 

  • Friday 13 September: 1030
  • Saturday 14 September: 1030
  • Sunday 15 September: 1030
  • Saturday 21 September: 1030
  • Sunday 22 September: 1030

 

BOOKING DETAILS

Book on line

Booking opens 24 August at 0930

ACCESS

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please arrive 10 mins before start time.

ORGANISED BY

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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