Stoke Road Gosport

Home to over 100 independent businesses


Welcome to Stoke Road Gosport serving all your local needs







bloodhound tracking


Summer Funday
30 June - Walpole Park
Enquiries about stalls, dog show etc, email:

Harbour Cancer Support Centre:


Enquiries about joining in the Cosplay contact Vanguard Comics in Stoke Road


Liquidation Sale
former offices in Stoke Road Gosport
Everything must go by 30th June





Wall Art by artist My Dog Sighs
Wall art in Stoke Road by artist My Dog Sighs
Who and what are reflected in the eyes? 
It's Syd Ashby, Holy Trinity Church and The Vine sign

See for real at The Vine former pub near Waitrose   


Gosport Golden Mile at Stokes Bay. photo credit @GGMAlmost sunset at Stokes Bay Gosport. photo credit GGM
Gosport Golden Mile and almost Sunset at Stokes Bay
Photos courtesy of @GosportGM (Xtwitter)

The Golden Mile at Stokes Bay runs between the Inshore Lifeboat Station and No. 2 Battery West Car Park

The Gosport Golden Mile race is an annual event that takes place in June.  All year round the Gosport A545 Run Club is... "Here to help anyone and everyone discover & enjoy running"

Car park charges apply 8am-7pm at the Stokes Bay car parks, so if you're an early-bird runner or swimmer, or late evening, you can park for free




Gosport Council Car Parks
Here's a link to the list of car parks in Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent giving details
of location, charges, payment methods and other info 

Plus links to Payment of a penalty charge notice and Appealing a penalty charge notice





Gosport Interchange Improvements
The bus station site will become a 'People's Park' with bandstand, hospitality units and rooftop restaurant and terrace

Keep up to speed with progress:

The planned rooftop restaurant will have a fantastic view of Portsmouth Harbour


HMS Queen Elizabeth and Ali credit Solent Cruises Ltd
Photo courtesy of Solent Cruises

HMS Queen Elizabeth
Solent Cruises' Ali Cat on a Portsmouth Harbour tour

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Bastion No. 1
The Council is preparing a Conservation Management Plan with Historic England that will ensure the future of the Bastion.  Plans have been approved to create a public park on the Parade Ground area


Fort Gilkicker
Palmerston Forts Society on Facebook: "The developer of Fort Gilkicker has shared a 3D map of the fort. Use your mouse, point & click to navigate around the site. It should also work on mobile device with touch screen"

Link to the 3D map
you can go up on the roof for a view of the bay

Haslar Hospital
From Gosport Drones, an overhead video of the former Royal Hospital Haslar Hospital and Grounds

Live Webcam at Ryde
The webcam overlooks The Solent with view of the historic Ryde Pier across to the UK Mainland including Portsmouth and Southsea

Other Live Isle of Wight web cameras


Submariners' Stories website
Lots of memories of life in Gosport on the Submariners’ Stories website

Read or listen:

Visit South East England
With a new transformer movie in cinemas in 2023, transformer fans can visit Gosport's Cold War submarine HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, which was used as a key location in Transformers V: The Last Knight (2017)

Link to read more:
let's not forget that Lovejoy was there in the 1990s


Little Woodham
The Living History 17th century village is open from April to October each year, various dates.  Claim to fame - it was used as a Doctor Who location in The Witchfinders episode with Jodie Whittaker


The Jane Austen connection
Gosport boy Stephen Weeks was famous at 16 for The Hall Affair back in the 1960s

The Hall was a protected early 19th century house close to Holy Trinity Church and facing the 18th century former governor's residence visited by Jane Austen when her uncle lived there

Read more:

Photo of the 18th Century Military Governor's House visited by Jane Austen


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Gosport Police
Station Enquiry Office

Thorngate Way
is open:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-4
Saturdays 9-3.30
closed midday-1pm
closed bank holidays


Hampshire Police Crime Commissioner Donna Jones

PCC Donna Jones has announced her plan to reopen 10 more police stations to the public, including Gosport.

Four of the new stations have previously been talked about by the Commissioner but this is the first time the full extent of the plans have been revealed.

Read news article 18.09.23

Best Stoke Road facebook pages to follow* Community Road Shops Public Group

Queens Hotel | Gosport | Facebook

A Slice Of Vinyl Record Shop | Gosport | Facebook

Vanguard Comics | Gosport | Facebook

*best as in active and posting every day or almost every day

if you're missing from the list and your page is active*, send an email to






















Shop Local

Extract from a Gosport Borough Council press release:

Gosport Borough Council is actively encouraging local residents to shop local, and businesses to source local to help local businesses, the local economy and the community

• Research shows that for every £100 spent in a local business, £68 is likely to stay in the community helping the local economy

• Independent shops create a distinctive and diverse shopping experience.  You might be surprised by the range of products, services and gifts available in your local shops

• More people shopping locally will not only help existing independent shops to continue trading but also encourage more local businesses to start up
you will be helping to sustain and create local jobs

• Local businesses support a wide range of community causes.  Supporting local shops, therefore, provides a financial benefit for your local community

• Small businesses are very important to a town, providing jobs and services, so residents are encouraged to support them whenever possible.  You can find out more about providers located at our main local shopping centres by visiting them physically or virtually at:

• Gosport High Street

• Stoke Road
• Lee-on-the-Solent:

But let’s not forget the other small shopping centres across Gosport, the lifeblood of our communities, as are small businesses everywhere. 

End of press release extract







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Last updated June 2024

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