Petersfield is a market town set in the beautiful countryside of the South Downs, around 50 miles (one hour by car or train) in a south-westerly direction from London.
We recommend three excellent B&B’s for people attending our training courses. The Village Inn, Buriton (click here to visit website); Pearfield B&B (click here to visit website); and Border Cottage (click here to visit website) have been making our clients feel at home for a number of years and are all just a short walk from our centre. Recent additions also include Michelin star restaurant JSW, The Old Drum and a Premier Inn. If you are having difficulty finding accommodation, please call us on 01730 233 414.
The Natural Apothecary Cafe, downstairs at Worcester House
We are very fortunate to have underneath our centre the excellent and very popular Apothecary cafe. Olivia and offer excellent service in their bright airy cafe oriented towards healthy fare, a significant vegetarian and vegan menu, excellent coffee and speciality teas, raw, gluten-free and regular cakes. The cafe is open 0830-1700.
We heartily recommend a stopping in before or after your visit to Worcester House.
Madelaine’s Deli, Lavant Street
Another really worthwhile stop for lunch, snacks and coffee is less than 10 minutes walk up towards the station, Madelaines offers a really imaginative set of recipes along with standard favourites curated by French trained Antonia and her team. Home made soups, pastries, pies including a great vegetarian selection.
Petersfield has an excellent selection of bars and restaurants, including local favourite, Annie Jones in Lavant Street, now focused mainly on Tapas, Lemon Grass Thai restaurant in Dragon Street and La Piazzetta in the Square. There is also the Michelin starred JSW in Dragon Street, a large Pizza Express and a variety of Indian and Chinese restaurants. Nearby Liss has one of the region’s best Indian restaurants: Madhuban.
Bars and pubs in town
When staying overnight and looking for somewhere to have a drink or snack we can recommend four town centre bars: The George in the Square and The Folly Wine Bar on Dragon Street; the Old Drum in Chapel Street.
We are spoilt for country pubs. Closest to Petersfield is ever-popular Queen’s Head in Sheet. The Harrow in Steep is a tiny gem ideal for its garden in good weather. The Five Bells in Buriton, a mile South of Petersfield is another long-term favourite close by. Slightly further but still within 10-15 mins drive check out The Three Horseshoes (very busy on Summer weekends) at Elsted for an excellent menu and stunning views, or the The Hawkley Inn on the Alton side of town. Under new management and offering a very good menu also at Elsted is the Elsted Inn.
Petersfield High Street has good selection of shops including Waitrose and Marks & Spencer food stores. There is also a Lidl just beyond the station. In Lavant Street, the Bran Tub is our excellent local health food store and Madeleine’s offers high quality deli food.
Features of the historic market town of Petersfield include The Flora Twort Gallery; The Heath; and England’s only slanted red telephone box. The South Downs offer excellent walking country with many breath-taking views. If you have time, drive via South Harting to the National Trust area of Harting Down, and walk out across the first field for a stunning 360 degree view as far as the coast.
The historic naval centre of Portsmouth is only 30 minutes away. Midhurst and Petworth are charming Sussex towns along the A272 to the east and Winchester, an ancient capital of England to the west.
4 Dragon Street
The practice is located at 19 Upper Berkeley Street, London, W1H 7PF (but please use the Petersfield address for all correspondence). The nearest tube stations are Marble Arch and Bond Street.
If you are driving, there are plenty of parking spaces in front of the clinic. You can also use one of the NCP car parks located on both sides of Upper Berkeley Street. But don’t forget to pay the congestion charge before you drive.