The Anglers Inn

17 Riverside




SO50 6LQ

Open 7 Days a Week Midday - Late

Call us for reservations

Tel - 02380 612995

The Anglers Inn, Bishopstoke Pub & Accommodation
The Anglers Inn, Bishopstoke Pub & Accommodation

About Us

Back in 2008 Bishopstoke Sisters Rachel Light and Carey made the debut into the pub trade. 

It was the March when their dad Mr. Chris Light who now lives and works in Dubai brought the pub for his daughters and have been running it ever since. 


We offer a full package here from Live Music, Quiz Nights, Themed Charity Events, Bed & Breakfast to Function Room Hire. 


" I grew up in the area with many proud memory’s, The Anglers has been a part of the village life for generations, it reminds me of the local scene; I wanted to put something back into the community" - Mr. Chris Light


" We always wanted and run a traditional family run pub with good old fashioned morals" - Mrs. Carey Costigan


" I would never of thought when i was growing up that we would be running this one day, I am truly proud of what we have achieved and continue going forward; we really do have a great crowd that give the pub a real bit of extra character" - Ms. Rachel Light


" Its nice to see people come into a pub to chat, have a laugh and unwind" -  Southern Dailey Echo


 We look forward to welcoming you to The Anglers. 






The Pub History & Local Area

Description: Origins: The Angler's Inn was known locally as the Annie Miles, after the landlady who occupied the Inn from 1895 to 1910. The Angler's first appeared on a map in 1824. The Bishopstoke village carnival passed by the Inn and was watched by patrons from the upper windows. It has changed little over the century and is still a Public House. The Anchor was first mention in a Rates book in 1794, but was rebuilt in 1892. It still remains today but is no longer a Public House. Copy photograph of an original photograph, made by Derek Dine about 1975.



Bishopstoke, a village recorded in the Domesday Book,[1] is a civil parish in the borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire, England. Bishopstoke was also mentioned when King Alfred the Great's grandson King Eadred, granted land at "Stohes" to Thegn Aelfric in 948 AD.[2] The village is about a mile east of Eastleigh town centre, and is on the eastern bank of the River Itchen. It adjoins Fair Oak on the east, in the Fair Oak and Horton Heath parish. The village was annexed to Eastleigh in 1932,[3] and was split out again as an independent civil parish later. It forms part of the Southampton Urban Area.




Amongst those born in Bishopstoke are:

 Richard Dummer (1589 – 1679), early settler in New England who has been described

 as "one of the fathers of Massachusetts". 

 William Gilbert (1804 – 1890), novelist and Royal Navy surgeon, father of dramatist

 W. S. Gilbert.

 Samuel Sewall (1652 – 1730), Massachusetts judge, best known for his involvement

 in the Salem witch trials.