You’ve arrived in Petersfield, a large, bustling market town situated in Hampshire, South East England. The area lies some 17 miles north of Portsmouth on the northern slopes of the South Downs.

It is, in fact, wholly within the South Downs National Park, surrounded by farmed countryside and forested hills. Many visit only to venture out into nature. While this makes for a wonderful pastime, there is also the option of having an Afternoon Tea in Petersfield. You can, after all, do both.

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Archaeological evidence dating back 4,000 years suggests that people once regarded the area of present-day Petersfield as sacred. The town itself was established during the 12th century by William Fitz Robert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester.

Over several hundred years, Petersfield grew in prosperity due in part to its position on frequently travelled routes. It later became a hub for sheep farming, as well as trade in leather and cloth.

Petersfield makes one end of “The Serpent Trail”, a 65-mile walk through heath and downland of Hampshire and West Sussex to Haslemere. Before venturing out, however, you’re going to want to ‘refuel’ at an Afternoon Tea Petersfield venue.