There are several pubs in Downton.
The White Horse is probably the best in the village for a drink. Food is also served. Telephone 01725 510408. The Wooden Spoon at the top end of the village is very friendly and serves good value pub food Telphone 01725 511899.
The Radnor Arms in Nunton is about five minutes drive, has a large beer garden, a bar and a restaurant. The restaurant food is good and the bar food is also recommended and more reasonably priced. Telephone 01722 329722.
The Rose and Thistle in Rockbourne is a lovely traditional pub with very good locally sourced food. It's also a lovely walk a healthy distance away but not too far. Telephone 01725 518236
The Cartwheel in Whitsbury offers pub grub at an affordable price and is within walking distance. It is a lovely cross-country walk across the downs or via the Mizmaze. Telephone 01725 518362.
The Three Lions in Stuckton near Fordingbridge has an excellent reputation. The interior might not look like much but the head chef and owner has a real passion for food. Telephone 01425 652489.
The Sherekhan is a Bangledeshi and Indian restaurant in Redlynch. The food is pretty good but it’s probably best to get a take away as there isn’t much atmosphere in the restaurant. Telephone 01725 510809
The Jade Restaurant is a really good Chinese in Salisbury that specialises in Cantonese Seafood. It’s often difficult to get a table but try them on 01722 333355