Shops and Pubs

The Bat and Ball Inn

The Bat and Ball pub sign


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

 The Old Forge Tea Room

   The front aspect of the tearoom  
Set in the village of Hambledon, our tea room is the perfect place for a breakfast, lunch, cake, coffee or tea. We are also dog friendly. 
Our hours of business are 10am to 4pm daily.

Location: West Street, Hambledon, PO7 4SN (near the junction with Cams Hill)
Telephone: 02392 632452
Email: edpiercyjones@gmail.com


The Peoples Market                                                                                                                                                  The front aspect of the Peoples Market

The Peoples Market has all your local shopping needs. The Peoples Market also delivers milk and newspapers and can take your dry cleaning.

Open daily 7.00am-8.00pm

Location: West Street, Hambledon, PO7 4RW - opposite the High Street
Telephone: 023 9263 3965  

The VineFront aspect of The Vine pub


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.

People seated at tables in the rear garden of The Vine pubGroup 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