Heritage Open Days: 10-19 Sept. 2021 - what will you discover?!
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Feeding the Navy - Royal Clarence Victualing Yard

The Pump House Cafe, 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!

Event Times

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

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Please DIY book via the weblink. If you need special assistance with booking, please telephone.
Call: 07849 399 823
Email: bookings@gosportheritage.co.uk
Go to: http://www.gosportheritage.co.uk/booking-2021/
Booking opens: 21 August 2021 09:30
Booking closes: 17 September 2021 17:00


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)

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Max 10 people per tour/session. Approx 120 mins. Please arrive 10 mins before start time. Contact for the day: Terry Hinkley/Sue Sawyer


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

Organised by

Terry Hinkley

Date last modified: 28th June 2021 at 09:23