Looking for traditional English pubs, hipster bars or late-night dancing? We’ve got the best nightlife venues in Farnborough covered.
Nightlife in Farnborough
If good, loud music is the focus of a good night out for you, head to Propaganda Music Canteen in Fleet, a laid-back bar with great burgers, a cracking playlist covering indie, rock, pop and dance and regular guest bands and DJs.
Cocktail-lovers meanwhile should head to the chic surrounds of Sky Bar just down the road from the Air Sciences Museum and less than a mile from our Farnborough Town Centre hotel. The stylish first-floor bar is decked out with deep sofas, seductive lighting and some of the best cocktails in town.
Coming a close second on the cocktail front is The Crab & Anchor, a leading local restaurant with a buzzy bar and a large wooden terrace nestled in green shrubs and trees.
Bars in Farnborough
Pubs in Farnborough
Farnborough knows a thing or two about pubs, making it a difficult task to whittle down our list to just these six.
The Sarsen Stones combines the modern and mythic very nicely. The pub is located on the same site where 500 of Stonehenge’s mystical rocks were taken from, immediately giving it a sense of magic. That continues through the pub and restaurant alive with cask ales, world wines, cocktails and some seriously good pub grub.
A short walk away over the train line you’ll find the Plough and Horses, a dog-friendly traditional Victorian-era pub with plenty of cask ales and a large beer garden.
Good food, a wide range of drinks and a large beer garden – the advantages of a trip to The Swan are pretty obvious. Plus with regular summer events and live bands, there’s often something happening at the weekends.
Not that many pubs in Farnborough will be able to compete with The Snow Goose Pub’s claim to fame after they won a competition to have the Stereophonics play live in their pub. That rock’n’roll highlight aside, the Goose is a lively, welcoming watering hole with a kids playground, rock-solid Sunday roasts and regular live music.
The Kingfisher on the Quay lets its setting do the talking. Lakeside by the Blackwater River, the pub is a beacon on a sunny day as you enjoy the view with a cold drink in your hand on the spacious terrace (which doubles up by providing excellent Air Show views). And it’s also close to the Quay Wake and Ski Club, where you can admire the spins and jumps or get involved yourself.
Farnborough’s club scene might be a little light on the ground – read non-existent – but there are plenty of night spots a short taxi ride away.
Despite the unpromising name, Moomoo Clubrooms Fleet is a busy three-room club with a music policy that covers cheesy disco, RnB, dance music and more (plus a back-lit Saturday Night Fever-style dancefloor if that’s your thing) open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night until 3 am.
Tru on Camberley’s High Street is another three-room venue, boasting two dancefloors, three bars and a heated smoking terrace. Musically, it caters to a lot of the younger/student audience with a playlist spanning house, RnB, pop and party anthems.
Lastly, Popworld in Aldershot is a sugar-rush of a night out, with Warhol-style prints on the wall, non-stop pop hits and everything from cocktails to lurid shots behind the bar.