A small village in the county of Hampshire, Odiham holds a special place in the history of the county as well as of England. Linked to the British Royal Air Force, Odiham has long-lasting links to the armed forces and none more so than Odiham Castle, an early 13th century construction that lies in relative ruins today. Odiham Pest House is one of the five-surviving isolation hospitals from the days of the Great Plague. The town is also home to the Odiham Agricultural Society, which is widely recognised as the foundation on which the Royal Veterinary Society was formed.
Odiham has a variety of retail and office space in the area. This is occupied by the likes of photographers, graphic design firms, security services, counselling services, debt recovery companies and motor repair centres. The head office of Lotus Landscapes is in Odiham and Strutt & Parker also have offices in the town.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Odiham has a small but lively entertainment scene with the likes of The Cross Barn screening a wide variety of movies throughout the year. There are a number of classical theatre venues in and around town, including The Anvil and G Live. Eating out in Odiham offers plenty of variety including Indian food at Odiham Spice and Chinese dishes at King’s. There is cuisine from different parts of Europe at The Poacher Inn while El Castello offers a wide variety of Italian dishes cooked in the traditional way. For those looking to taste traditional British cooking there are a number of English eateries including The Crown, Next Door and George.
Odiham has a strong network of roadways that allows buses, taxis and coach services to provide efficient access to all parts of town and beyond. The closest rail access around Odiham is from Hook railway station, which is just a short distance from town.