Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Real country retreatPosted Apr 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Hawkley was a great getaway. We were there for a friend's wedding in a local village and all the website promised materialised in bucketsful! Quiet location (though a bit noisy from the bar on Friday till after midnight), friendly and accommodating host, really comfy bed, excellent chefs and food and a good range of real ales in the bar. Be prepared for country lanes and enjoy them if you walk around the local area. Easy reach of the coast (Portsmouth etc) and Winchester - a beautiful city with excellent tours in the cathedral. Our only suggestion - option of decaf coffee in the bar and bedrooms, please! Thanks for a lovely stay - will certainly recommend you to friends.
for Everyoneby Ed and Jane from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent Value in a Friendly EnvironmentPosted Mar 29, 2013
Pros: Friendly People Reasonable prices Excellent selection of ales
Cons: Parking not difficult and secure but on road
Location: On back roads but a very short distance to airports and the whole of the south of the London area
Initially located hotel as being close to Petersfield with a reasonable price. We booked in and immediately fell into conversation with locals and owners at the pub (Very rare in this area). The room was well appointed with a very nice en suite. Moved on after a few days and evenings with our son and partner and grandchildren in the restaurant. (very good food) After traveling in UK for three weeks returned for a week. Our first experience was repeated.
for Business Travelersby Melanie H
Quiet village settingPosted Jan 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
The rooms in this pub are furnished to a very high standard, much better than would be expected of a pub. The bed was comfortable and the shower powerful. The food was very well cooked and reasonably priced. Breakfast was excellent and the owners attention to detail and service was second to none. I would definitely stay if in the area again. Tip: if you plan to arrive before 5.30 I would give them a ring to let them know. I arrived at 5.00pm and pub was shut so had to attract attention of chef in kitchen
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Could do betterPosted Aug 7, 2012
Pros: Evening meal was fine and reasonable
Cons: Breakfast was terrible, cold and very little.
Location: Country Pub
Light bulbs not working in bedroom ceiling light. Had to ask for new batteries so tv remote would work. Wet room area ok, sink with only one tap!!! and very small.
English country inn experiencePosted Jul 31, 2012 on Hotels.com
Lovely country pub in beautiful "Miss Marple" type village setting. Good service, nice girl making the breakfasts.My room was on the ground floor which was great for wheeling my suitcase in and out. But the room was very dark if I didn't leave my door open. Door opened out on to the pub's garden which I thought would make it noisy but it was surprisingly quiet. Pub was very popular with locals so if you enjoy the pub experience you'd like it here. The biggest most comfortable pillows I've ever had.
for Everyoneby Keith from West Yorkshire, UK
Needs improvementPosted Jul 16, 2012
Pros: rural setting - old style interionr
Cons: poor staffing arrangements =- no supervisioon
Location: right in the country
Evidently hotel changed hands recently. New owner only there a few hours a day, hence evening opening 2 hours late when staff didn't turn up. Our shower packed up on last evening - only 1 bulb out of 3 in center bedroom light fitting. Young girl making/serving breakfast on her own and obviously lacked experience. Good rural setting, nice "old pub" interior , good food. Needs full time supervision
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Christine
Great parking next door and amazing breakfastsPosted Jul 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
Very good but check in quite long when you are tired and ready for your room. Really worth while to get breakfast included. Upgraded at check in.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 27, 2012 on Hotels.com
An enjoyable pub location with well equipped rooms and good lunch and breakfast food and service.
Nice ou pub with rooms in the Petersfield areaPosted May 28, 2012 on Hotels.com
Very nice stay. The welcome from the staff was very freindly. The room was very well appointed and decorated. Bottles of water in the room and fresh coffee perculator as well. The bathroom was very clean with a good powerfull shower. I arrived too late for a meal, butthe breakfast was very good indeed, freshly cooked and hearty. Only other comment, take a sat-nav to find the place, it is definately off the beaten track.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Lovely PubManagment need to improve proceduresPosted Feb 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
I have not rushed into writing this review as i am sad to write what is a negative review. The pub itself is lovely if you like traditional inns, the staff were very friendly. My room (The Ichen) was accessed from the back door of the pub, and was very well decorated and furnished. The heater had not been turned on so was a little chilly to start with, but soon warmed up. My evening meal was excellent and the choice of real ales very pleasing. Unfortunatley things went seriously wrong the following morning. I had booked breakfast for 8.00am, i was surprised to find the door to the pub locked. Despite knocking i could not raise anyone. I tried going to the front door, that too was locked and clearly nobody was around. Being in a quiet village i had no mobile phone signal so could not ring, (No phone in the room). Reluctantly after 15 minutes trying to raise a member of staff i left a note with my key and posted through the door. I did receive an apology from the General Manager when he realised what had happened, I was not charged for my evening meal, and have been offered a deal on a future stay. All in all i think tthey have tried very hard to make up for the error. However it was in the exchange of email that i realised it wasn't that someone had overslept and didn't hear me knocking, shockingly the premises were not staffed at all. This i find totally unacceptable leaving a guest completely alone on the premises, i'm staggered! I understand this issue has been recognised and they are currently creating an apartment for staff to stay in when they have guests. I think you should check that this isorganised before booking a stay for safety's sake. Apart from this issue the Hawkley Inn seemed a great place to stay.