7 April 2012

H. G. Wells in Petersfield, Hampshire: Petersfield Plaques #1

The Drum, Chapel Street.

17th century
building was first
identified as an inn in 1714.
when Chapel Street was an
important highway. In the early
20th century it was popular
with cyclists. H. G. Wells
regularly dined and
wrote here'.

The leaflet 'Petersfield Blue Plaque Trail' (2008) adds that there's a stream called the Drum which runs at the side of the pub.

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