Haslemere has a fine selection of places to eat and drink that range from restaurants to cosy cafes and pubs, from small independent eateries to chains such as ASK and Pizza Express. There are a plethora of superb local pubs in the surrounding villages too.
Historically Haslemere has been something of a literary hub with a number of well known authors settling here in their lifetime including Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson who lived just South of Haslemere in the majestic Aldworth House (now worth over £14 million), plus play writer George Bernard Shaw and writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
Haslemere Charter Fair - In 1393 Haslemere was given an annual fair by Royal Charter which still takes place every other year in the High Street. This charming event brings together residents of Haslemere and the wider community for a Spring day out with live music, traditional fairground rides and family entertainment.
The welcoming town offers a wonderful blend of independent boutiques and convenience shops. The high street with its wide boulevard is perfect for a lazy day spent perusing or equally when essential shopping is needed. Every month Haslemere puts on a wonderfully traditional farmers market in town, where you can buy locally grown produce and enjoy seasonal treats.
Haslemere boasts a broad choice of well-regard Good and Outstanding Ofsted inspected schools, both state and private. Ranging from primary schools including Camelsdale, Grayswood and Highfield & Brookham through to sixth form such as The Royal School. High quality education is easy to come across the whole area, covering a wide variety of catchment areas, religious requirements and age groups.