A guide to Haslemere

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Did you know?

  • 1.
    In 1397 Richard II and the Bishop of Salisbury confirmed an order dated 29 April 1221 allowing an annual fair to be held in the town. The first ever recorded fair was held in the year 1394.
  • 2.
    In the 18th and 19th century, brooms were manufactured in Haslemere from local birch and supplied to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court. The makers of these regal brushes were known as “Broom Squires.”
  • 3.
    Haslemere is home to a Brown bear and an Egyptian Mummy, housed at the Educational Museum.

Haslemere Area

With many independent shops, cafés and restaurants in the town and a wealth of outstanding bistro country pubs, Haslemere and the surrounding villages has a vibrant yet tranquil atmosphere.

Surrounding Villages

  • Petworth
    The small historic market town of Petworth is located in the South Downs National Park and is home to many unique and stylish shops, restaurants and pubs. At its heart is Petworth House. Built in the 16th century, this National Trust property has a rich history and houses a very impressive art collection. Its extensive grounds and deer park are free to roam during opening times.
  • Fernhurst
    The rural West Sussex village of Fernhurst is located 3 miles South of Haselmere, close to the Hamphire and Surrey borders. The 12th Century church of St Margret stands at the centre of the village which is provided for by local amenities including two pubs, several shops and post office.

  • Lurgashall
    A pretty West Sussex village within the South Downs National Park and located mid-way between Midhurst, Petworth and Haslemere. With its village green, shop, church and popular pub, the village is a thriving community.
  • Chiddingfold
    This picturesque village is located on the A283 between Milford to the North and Petworth to the South. At the centre of the village is the village green that plays host to a many annual events including The May day festival and Bonfire Night. Chiddingfold is home to a very active cricket club that has several teams for both adults and junior cricketers.

Lifestyle

  • Shopping

    Haslemere, with its pretty streets and buildings, is an excellent shopping destination. With many independent shops, cafés and restaurants in the town and a wealth of outstanding bistro country pubs, Haslemere and the surrounding villages has a vibrant yet tranquil atmosphere.


    There is also no shortage of places to buy good food in and around Haslemere, from the deli to the butcher selling local and seasonal produce, to the excellent farm shops in the area. The monthly Farmers’ Market is held in the High Street on the first Sunday of each month where you will find a selection of locally produced food.

  • Eating

    The Station House

    Cosy Victorian pub with stylish ‘train themed’ rooms.

    Shahanaz Indian Cuisine

    Traditional Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine.

    The Kings Pantry

    Based in the Georgian Hotel, serving modern British food with an international twist.

  • Drinking

    The White Horse

    Elegant Inn with a cool, ‘rustic chic’ interior serving up scale pub food and a good range of beers.

    The Mill

    casual pub in a restored court house with a spacious garden serving a selection of ales and gin.

    The Swann Inn

    offering a delicious seasonal menu, complemented by fine wines and a great range of local beers.

    The Station House

    Victorian pub offering a large range of drinks, including carefully selected wines, spirits and lagers, as well as some of the UK’s finest ales.