The Hatchet Inn
“Traditional cooking in pretty thatched pub” - AA Inspector
Close to the town of Andover on the idyllic Hampshire and Wiltshire border, this picturesque thatched inn dates back to the 13th century and remains the hub of the village. Many original features remain in the bar including gun cabinets for those shooting in the area. A wide choice is offered at dinner, with fish pie, boeuf Bourguignon and homemade lasagne on the menu. Bedrooms offer good levels of comfort.
- Open all year
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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