Country Pub Series: The Bird in Hand, Lovedean

I first wrote about my local – The Bird in Hand – a while ago now but am reprising the post as it has just enjoyed a rather viscious battering from food critic, Tom Parker Bowles in Event Magazine – Mail on Sunday.  I admit, I don’t really go out to Sunday lunch but on every…

Country Pub Series: The Bird in Hand, Lovedean

After a good walk, climbing the steep slopes of Catherington Down with The Hound, where better to enjoy a quick bite or a glass of wine then at The Bird in Hand, Lovedean … literally a two minute drive away. The staff are very friendly, the service is brisk and considered – but best of…

Catherington Down – a place of outstanding beauty

When I first moved back to Hampshire, many suggestions were given to me by knowledgeable locals of places to visit.  One has became a firm favourite with The Hound and myself – Catherington Down, a glorious rolling hillside in Catherington, Horndean, eight miles south of Petersfield and ten miles north of Portsmouth. Officially, it is…