The main A3 London to Portsmouth road used to run through the centre of Ripley but now it passes by on a big dual carriageway just east of the village.
I coaching days Ripley was a popular stop. It has some history as it was apparently Nelson’s favourite place to stop on his journeys to Portsmouth. Unfortunately history doesn’t record if he stopped there on the way back.
These days the centre of Ripley is still busy and has an interesting selection of shops and a great farmer’s market once a month.
There is allegedly plenty of money living in the Ripley area and maybe this has helped to keep quite a few pubs open on the main street.
Getting To Ripley
Ripley is nowhere near a railway station and so the public transport options are local busses.
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