Petersfield pub with B&B, South Downs, England

Description of Petersfield pub with B&B, South Downs, England

At the heart of picturesque 12th century town of Petersfield, you can find this beautiful inn, with its warm and welcoming atmosphere. A perfect place to stay to discover the town and surrounding countryside.

The town offers a range of attractions for visitors; the Flora Twort Gallery displays over 1000 pieces from the Bedales Historic costume collection; Petersfield Museum documents the social-history of the area; Petersfield’s physic garden dates back to the 17th century and is open most days.

The town has markets throughout the week and a Farmers’ market once a month.

Petersfield Festival Hall puts on regular performances of choirs, concerts, films and theatre productions. As well as Petersfield’s week-long Music Festival that has been running every year since March 1901!

Rooms, food and facilities

3 bedrooms; 1 family (double and single bed), 1 twin, 1 double.

2 with bath or shower en-suite, 1 with a private bathroom.

They all have flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi access and tea and coffee making facilities.

Not Accepted

How to find us

We're about a 5-minute walk from Petersfield Station.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Petersfield pub with B&B, South Downs, England


The pub is over 400 years old and as a Grade II listing building retains many of its original features; such as the original oak beams taken from the ship it is named after, as well as open fires and inglenook fireplace.

I am extremely passionate about sourcing fresh local produce; our menu is seasonal which helps to keep it as environmentally aware as possible.

Free-range hens from a farm in Froxfield lay our eggs and our ice cream is from Meddle Farm. Our vegetables are sourced from the Bryant Bros, a family owned business, which grow their produce in Golden Ball Farm in Petersfield. They supply us as well as our local community through their market stall in Petersfield market.

The firewood that fuels our two original fireplaces is from sustainable woodland in Froxfield.

Where affordable we try to recycle.

We have an abundance of wildlife in the area, despite not having a garden; we do have hanging baskets that can update with the seasons and attract a variety of birds including robins, thrushes and swallows. Tilmore Brook is located just a short distance away; due to being on a natural waterway, we can get a range of water faying creatures such as herons, toads and dragon flies too.


As an inn we are massively involved and proud of our involvement in our local community of Petersfield, through events and charity work.

We proudly have our very own rugby team who won our local cup in 2012. In addition to that, we sponsor two theatre groups, Winton House and Petersfield Theatre Group. Both of these put on regular productions throughout the year, which can be seen at Petersfield Festival Hall.

The local ladies choir has been invited in for drinks, and can be spotted doing a range of concerts around the town.

In 2012 we held a music week at the inn for the charity Artscape, who are an arts based service for adults in recovery from long-term mental distress and addiction.

Along with my bar staff, I did a charity skydive for the Rowan’s Hospice who aim to improve the lives of people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.


Petersfield is in the valley of the Western Rother, on the Lower Greensand and the northern edge of the South Downs. The town is on a sandstone ridge that runs through Hampshire and all the way though Surrey and Kent.

We’re an urban island amidst a sea of farmland, the South Downs and Durford Wood. Butser Hill is located in Queen Elizabeth Country Park, which as a variety of chalk hills, beech woodland and pine forest to explore.

Petersfield is blessed by an abundance of stunning walking trails and cycle routes.

The East Hampshire Cycle Route, a 22-mile road route that guides through many pretty villages with views over the South Downs. The South Downs Way is accessible via a short walk from Petersfield town. The 95 acres of SINC protected heath and woodland can be found next to the 22-acre pond that is used for boating and fishing, and has a conveniently placed picnic area. The heath is home to many microhabitats, sandy and acidic areas, grassland and scrub, providing environments for all manner of animals and insects. The Hangers Way is a 21-mile long distance walking route not to far from us here. Rotherlands Local Nature Reserve runs next to the Rover Rother for a pleasant shorter walk.

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