Feeding the Navy – Royal Clarence Victualing Yard (Event from 2020)

Feeding the Navy – Royal Clarence Victualing Yard (Event from 2020)

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The Pump House Meeting Point
The Pump House Meeting Point

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.

And you can enjoy a free snifter of grog!

Duration approx 120 minutes





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.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will be subject to local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Your Guide will have hand sanitiser available and will advise on social distancing throughout the event. Please do not attend any event if you feel unwell or have been in any contact with anyone who has displayed Coronavirus symptoms. Track and Trace information will be gathered at the point of booking, but please advise us of any alterations to such information.


Please arrive 10 mins before start time.


Terry Hinkley

MAP/DIRECTIONS (approximate)

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