In the mid 90 s the Trooper faced closure and conversion to a housing development but was rescued from this fate by the wholehearted opposition of the villagers who objected to losing their local watering hole. It was at this time that the present owners took over and embarked on the regeneration of this wonderful pub. In the years since the Trooper has built an enviable reputation for the quality of its food and drink as well as for the excellent level of service and welcoming atmosphere. br / br / br / br / The restaurant & bar is open from Monday evening until Sunday lunch (closed Sunday evening & Monday lunch with the exception of Bank Holiday weekends when the bar & restaurant is open for lunch on Bank Holiday Mondays but closed in the evening). br / br / br / br / Each room boasts a full range of facilities including en suite coffee & tea making facilities Freeview TV free Wifi access direct dial phone hairdryer and trouser press. br / br / br / br / The Trooper makes an excellent base for a relaxing and enjoyable break. We back onto the stunning Ashford Hangers nature reserve and are well positioned for the South Downs Jane Austen s Chawton and Gilbert White s Selborne. The charming market town of Petersfield lies just a few minutes away with London approximately one hour by train from Petersfield.