10. Feeding the Navy – Royal Clarence Victualing Yard

10. Feeding the Navy – Royal Clarence Victualing Yard

The Pump House Meeting Point
The Pump House Meeting Point

In Person

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.

And you can enjoy a free snifter of grog and try a ships biscuit!

Duration approx 120 minutes


Saturday 11 September: 1100 & 1330
Sunday 12 September: 1100 & 1330
Saturday 18 September: 1100 & 1330
Sunday 19 September: 1100 & 1330


Pre-booking: Required

Please DIY book via the BOOK NOW button.  But for people who may experience difficulty with booking online themselves, we can help.

Contact us from 0930 to 1700. Monday to Saturday….

In-person:  Gosport Tourist Information Centre (at the Bus Station)

By Phone:  023 9252 2944 or 07849 399 823

By Emailbookings@gosportheritage.co.uk (subject line:  ASSISTED BOOKING)

Booking opens: 21 August 2021 0930
Booking closes: 17 September 2021 1700



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 the route. 4 hrs free parking in Cooperage Green in bays marked V (for Vistitors)

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


COVID-19 Considerations

This event will be subject to local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


Please arrive 10 mins before start time.


Sue Sawyer

MAP/DIRECTIONS (approximate)

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