About The Station House
When looking around for once loved pubs and inns we immediately fell head over heels for this impressive Victorian building and former railway pub. Following a £3m renovation the renamed Station House opened its doors on the 22nd November 2016.
This is a brief history of this fine inn. There are lots of gaps and we’d appreciate any help in providing information, photographs, film footage or anything else that may be of interest. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1853 a Bill of Parliament was passed for the building of a new railway line to connect London to Portsmouth. For £350,000 a contractor agreed to build the line from Godalming to Havant.
In 1858 the Portsmouth Direct Line opened and with it a station in the quaint and charming market town of Haslemere. Shortly afterwards The Railway Hotel opened opposite Haslemere Station to cater for the influx of railway passengers.
We know from ‘Around Haslemere and Hindhead’ that The Railway Hotel was owned in 1890s by George Edward Berry, who was then followed by Thomas and Helen Castleman. In 1909 he promoted a “railway, commercial and family hotel with spacious coffee and refreshment rooms”, something we’re looking to build again.
In the early 1900s the name was changed to the Haslemere Hotel and then at some point after it became the Inn on the Hill.
After a succession of owners and managers the inn closed and fell into disrepair before being bought by the Upham Pub Company in January 2016.
Landlords and Proprietors (with thanks to Pub History)
1867 to 1889 (?) Mrs T Folwell
1889 to 1908 (?) George Edward Berry
1908 to ?? Thomas and Helen Castleman
Located in the original Victorian part of The Station House, our stylish restaurant will be the ideal place to dine with family and friends. Our food will be freshly cooked, using top quality ingredients that are seasonal and sourced locally, where possible. You’ll be impressed with our delicious breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner menus, which we will reveal soon.
There’ll be plenty of places to enjoy a drink too. Try out our double sided main bar, positioned in the centre of The Station House, or take a trip to the first floor and relax in our café and bar. You can even go al fresco on our amazing open air terrace, part of the new glass extension.
Enjoy a peaceful stay in charming Haslemere, amongst the rolling hills of Surrey.
Our 16 double bedrooms offer a luxurious getaway in the country. Half of our rooms are located in the original Victorian part of The Station House, with the remaining eight bedrooms housed in the new coach house building. There are three room types available – Standard, Superior and Premium – with double and twin options available.
All our rooms are decorated to an extremely high standard, featuring luxurious soft furnishings and fabrics, stylish furniture and a splash of bold colour.
Find out more about The Station House by calling us on 01428 776560 or emailing email@example.com.
The Station House will offer a large range of drinks, including carefully selected wines, spirits and lagers, as well as some of the UK’s finest ales.