It is said that the name Waterlooville originated from a public house that stood at the centre of the village, then known as Wait Lane End, where the stage-coach horses waited to change places with the team that pulled the coach up and over Portsdown Hill.

The pub had been named Heroes of Waterloo because, on its opening day, in 1815, soldiers who had just disembarked at Portsmouth, returning from the Battle of Waterloo, decided to stop there and celebrate their victory. According to local legend, many of them settled there. The pub was thereafter renamed in their honour and the area around the pub became known as Waterlooville.


Our store is situated close to the Waitrose in Dukes Walk and has parking directly outside. The shop sells clothing, bric a brac, accessories and interesting household items and is in a covered walkway in the main thoroughfare to between Waitrose and Wilko.  Our friendly team are happy to help and accept donations through the door.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Tel: 023 9225 2182