A guide to Petersfield

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  • 1.
    The town was founded in the early 12th Century by the Earl of Gloucester.
  • 2.
    Petersfield hosts its own music festival in March every year. The first music festival dates back to 1901.
  • 3.
    The Petersfield Heath’s burial grounds are believed to be over 4000 years old.

Petersfield Area

Petersfield is a town set in the countryside of the South Downs National Park. The locals benefit from a vibrant town full of places to eat and drink, whilst enjoying all of the benefits of living in the tranquil surroundings.

Surrounding Villages

  • Liss
    Liss is a village in East Hampshire, situated to the north of Petersfield, this quaint village has several places to eat and drink. Liss railway station is on the Portsmouth Direct Line.
  • Steep
    Steep is a village in East Hampshire. It is renowned for having Iron Age and Roman remains being found there.
  • Liphook
    Liphook is a large village in East Hampshire. It is situated to the west of Haslemere and has direct access to the A3. During the 1st and 2nd World War, Liphook was the base for the Canadian troops.
  • Linchmere
    Lechmere is a village at the northern most point of the West Sussex border. The village sits just to the east of Liphook where the nearest railway station can be found.


  • Shopping

    There is a mix of independent specialist shops and well-known high street stores in Petersfield. The town is particularly well off for book shops. Jewellers and gift shops are also well represented. The sculpture on Rams Walk, a pedestrianised shopping street in the town, is very popular with children.

  • Eating

    Spice Lounge

    Curry house with a beamed dining room, serving Indian and Asian fare with fish and veggie options.

    Annie Jones

    Modern Tapas, cooking authentic, colourful and flavoursome food in a relaxed and informal setting.


    A Turkish restaurant and meze bar with a range of authentic dishes.

    The Old Drum

    Warm and welcoming, with a history of over 300 years of hospitality, we have our locally sourced ingredients delivered fresh daily. We take great pride in using local ingredients, in season, to produce stunning food. With one AA Rosette you’re guaranteed to be pleased with our seasonal field-to-plate dishes.


    A group of family-run independent coffee shops serving delicious quality coffee and freshly made, well sourced food.

    Lemon Grass

    Offers innovative yet classic Thai cuisine of the highest calibre using the very finest ingredients sourced from the best suppliers both locally and abroad.

  • Drinking

    The Harrow Inn

    Full of character, The Harrow Inn boasts two bars, one a throwback to the Tudor era with exposed beams and tiled floor, and the other a more recent addition built by the Victorians.

    The Queens Head

    This family friendly pub offers an excellent Italian menu, great English ales and a cosy atmosphere.

    The George

    Friendly local in Petersfield with a sweeping array of delicious drinks and some scrumptious food.

    The Good Intent

    Known as 'the country pub in town', The Good Intent in Petersfield marries the charm of a country pub with the convenience of a town centre location. A beautiful 16th Century pub with open fires and beamed ceilings, it's a stunning place to enjoy fine food and ale.