A few weeks ago I visited the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire. This is the house where Jane Austen used to live. It’s located in such a lovely area, the village is so peaceful and quaint with lots of green space and cute thatched houses. Across the road is a pub which we had a cup of tea in, they also serve meals which looked pretty good. There is also an English tea room opposite but unfortunately it’s shut on Monday’s so we didn’t get to try it out.
Free parking is available opposite the museum.
Tickets cost £8.00 or £6.50 for students. You can then use this ticket for up to a year if you want to visit again.
Jane Austen Museum
After this we decided to visit Farnham town its a 20 minute drive from the museum. We went to Farnham Castle Keep which is free to look around and then went to the Botanist for lunch.
The Botanist have a huge selection of drinks I went for a mocktail as I was driving but will have to go back and try some of the cocktails. They have a set two course lunch for £11.95 or 3 courses for £13.95. I went for the sesame coated falafel and the hanging chicken kebab with sweet potato fries. The food was really tasty and I will definitely be returning!
What to do after
- Go for a walk in the countryside
- Visit Birdworld in Farnham
- Check out Alton town
Have you been to the Jane Austen Museum in Hampshire?