The little market town is crammed full of foodie spots and with summer on our doorstep, what better a place to picnic in! Come fully equipped with a homemade spread or grab a gourmet takeaway lunch from one of the cafés in town and head to one of our top choice picnic spots – bon appetit!
St Peter’s Church Yard
The picnic: Pop along to one of Petersfield’s Wednesday or Saturday markets and grab yourself some uber tasty local produce to make yourself a homemade lunch that even a Michelin chef would be in awe of!
The picnic spot: From The Square, head directly towards the Church and follow the path to the southside of the building where, once adjacent to St Peter’s Road, a sunny spot can be found. An atmosphere that is nothing but peaceful and on occasions you may even be able to hear choristes or bellringers practicing.
The picnic: Head to the Plump Duck, and order one of their freshly-made paninis (our recommendation is their Brie & Bacon one) and a cool can.
The picnic spot: Ask just about any local in Petersfield, and they would tell you to go straight to Petersfield Heath for your picnic – and to go for a walk to burn off your wholesome lunch after. With its picturesque, lake-sized pond boasting proud at its heart and boardwalk loop complete with aquatic wildlife and flora, it’s definitely worth a visit.
The Physic Garden
The picnic: There’s nothing better than fresh-to-order classic deli sandwiches in a picnic? Why not go to Madeleine’s Kitchen and try their Hot Salt Beef on Rye or Tuna Mayonnaise with a cup of their utterly irresistible coffee.
The picnic spot: For a quieter picnicking spot, half way along the High Street you will find a hidden, volunteer-tended oasis off the beaten track. Complete with sunny spots, and beautiful beds and borders – take a seat on a bench within the grounds. Don’t forget, this is charitably run, so please remember to leave a donation if you can.
Need to kit yourself out for a picnic?
Does anyone really go through picnic season without acquiring something new to their picnic repertoire – be it a new basket, blanket or picnic ware, there’s always something! In the style of shop small, support local we’re shouting out some local businesses where you can buy awesome picnic gear AND delicious local produce to consume!
Have a wonderful time and enjoy yourselves but please respect The Countryside Code and protect the environment. All government advice can be found here.