Inspired by their travels in Australia and South Africa and the food and drink they enjoyed there Gail and Chris Nichols decided to realise their dream of opening a similar business here in the UK.
The idea was to create a Coffee shop and Food Store serving the very best coffee, freshly baked cakes, and seasonal lunches.
Applegarth, Farm Shop & Restaurant
In 1976 John and Stephanie Benson purchased a piece of land in Grayshott to grow a range of soft fruit and vegetables. Selling via a barrow at the entrance to Covent Garden Market, John steadily built up a pick your own business which thrived. Today Applegarth employs about 32 people and has a thriving Restaurant and Farm Shop selling a whole raft of locally sourced, unique products. We are still true to our roots however, trying to break the mould of faceless high street shopping by providing a personal and unique location.
We offer a wide selection of coffees and teas, fresh home cooked cakes and a wide selection of daily cooked food for breakfast and lunch made with local produce when we can source it.
Annie Jones Bar Restaurant
Run by creative chef Steve Ranson, Annie Jones has created a Mediterranean atmosphere that is distinctive in Petersfield.
Split into two areas, the Bohemian Garden Bar and Tapas Room serves a flavourful array of foods across the menu including creative, mouthwatering tapas dishes and Paella.