About Us

Surrounded by the wonderful Hampshire countryside and Chawton’s rich literary history we have been the village pub for at least 150 years. At the heart of the village we are a family and dog friendly country pub, that offers an unrivalled range of beverages, innovative flavour packed dishes made from local ingredients and unique dining experiences. The historic Hampshire village of Chawton is just off the junction of the A32 and A31 and a 15-minute walk from the centre of Alton. We are directly opposite the former home of world famous author Jane Austen and a five-minute walk from her ‘Great House’.

The Hosts



Simon has worked in the hospitality industry since 1991. As a restaurant manager he ran the front of house at London’s first Michelin starred Indian restaurant, Benares and at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House.

Simon was general manager at Gordon Ramsey Holdings for two years and was the general manager at Stovell’s in Chobham, where he gained his passion for wild crafted gin.



Norma is from Galicia in north west Spain. A practicing veterinary surgeon, Norma brings her love of Galician food, art and design and a generous spoonful of business acumen to the partnership.