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Feeding the Navy – Royal Clarence Victualing Yard

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!

The Pump House Meeting Point

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


Friday 9 September: 1330
Saturday 10 September: 1330
Sunday 11 September: 1100 & 1330
Friday 16 September: 1330
Saturday 17 September: 1330
Sunday 18 September: 1100 & 1330


Please self-book via our web link. But if you experience difficulty with booking online, we can help. Either pop into the Gosport Tourist Information Centre at the bus station (Mon-Sat 1000-1600) or call our Assisted Booking line: 07849 399 823.
Booking opens: 20 August 2022 09:30
Booking closes: 7 September 2022 17:30


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.