Shops and Pubs
The Bat and Ball Inn
This newly restored late 17th century Inn was used to house the clubroom for members of Hambledon Cricket Club in the great days of Hambledon cricket from around 1750. It is still noted for its cricket memorabilia including a new collection specifically relating to Richard Nyren landlord from 1760 to 1771 and one of the great men of English cricket. There is a large restaurant to the rear of the building, with a wide and comprehensive menu. It is now a Fuller Smith & Turner House, offering bar food at lunchtimes and evenings.
Location: Next to Broadhalfpenny Down about 2 miles on the Clanfield Road from Hambledon village centre.
The Bat & Ball, Hyden Farm Lane, Clanfield, Hants PO8 0UB
Telephone: 023 9263 2692
Lotts General Stores and Tea Room
Lotts Store is able to offer its customers a wide and various list of groceries, most at cost marked prices which is rare for a village store today. Lotts Store prides itself on being the best for customer service and satisfaction. We are also able to offer garden plants throughout the season, a wide selection of Ice creams including New Forest Ice Cream, prize winning home made cakes and cupcakes which are made on the premises each day. The list of products on sale is possibly too long to mention but we are extremely keen to provide any item that a customer requires should we not have an item in stock. We also provide daily Newspapers and are able to deliver throughout Hambledon and Denmead: we have access to over 3000 magazine titles.
Our tea room speaks for itself with many returning customers and a full guest book which gives an honest and up to date appraisal of our products, which includes main meals, snacks and cakes with a full list of drinks as well as our take-away service which includes filled baguettes, rolls and sandwiches. From Sunday 23rd October we are also serving pre-booked Sunday lunches. Call us now to book your table 02392 632452.
We have a free wi-fi service for customers use, plus a mailing service second to none. We are continually updating our range of products and services, so please do come along to see our latest offerings as we are sure that you will not go away disappointed.
Our hours of business are:
Monday to Friday: 8.00am-6.00pm
Location: West Street, Hambledon, PO7 4SN (near the junction with Cams Hill)
Proprietors: Yvonne Harrison
Telephone: 023 9263 2452 or 07836 543252
The Peoples Market
The Peoples Market has all your local shopping needs, including lovely home cakes, using all local ingredients and accredited by Hampshire Farmers Markets. The Peoples Market also delivers milk and newspapers and can take your dry cleaning.
Open 6.00am-9.00pm Mondays to Saturdays, also on Sundays from 7.00am-9.00pm.
Location: 1, West Street, Hambledon, PO7 4RW - opposite the High Street
Proprietor: Chris Young
Telephone: 023 9263 3965
Idyllically set within the South Downs National Park, The Vine is an ideal watering hole for walkers. In the village of Hambledon (best known as the cradle of cricket), this 16th-century oak-beamed pub is most definitely the hub of the village. There is a great atmosphere, and once a month on Sunday afternoons you are likely to hear the soothing tones of live jazz drifting out from the bar area.
Under new ownership since August 2012, The Vine has been refurbished inside and out, giving it a whole new lease of life and as you enter you are immediately aware of the warm and friendly buzz. What better way to enjoy a pint of well-kept cask ale than in front of an open fire or enjoying the garden soaking up the friendly atmosphere?
There is a well situated inside the pub which presents quite a quirky and interesting feature and two log fires radiate a cosy ambience in winter. The pretty garden has been returned to grass and flower beds, bursting with colour in spring and summer, providing the ideal traditional English country garden for a relaxing pint or satisfying bite to eat. After refreshment, there are some lovely walks to enjoy nearby. Walkers and ramblers are invited to drop in for some light refreshments such as ploughmans or sandwiches.
The food is all freshly prepared and beautifully cooked to order, and the sweets are homemade too, and particularly scrumptious. The daily menu includes such pub classics as steak and kidney pie, tuna steaks on a salad nicoise, scampi and hand cut chips: and the Specials Board changes daily. Sunday Lunch is said to be the best in the area with roast potatoes as they should be; crisp on the outer and soft inside, and the Yorkshire puddings are just right too.
Group rates are available — negotiable for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Group size - max 30
Coach Parking - next door at village hall
Disabled facilities - all public areas are accessible and guide dogs welcome
Pre-booking required - essential for parties over 8
Payment Methods - MasterCard and Visa both accepted
Location: West Street, Hambledon near to the Village Hall
Telephone: 023 9263 2419