Hook is in north east Hampshire and is a large village situated close to the A30, just to the north of the M3 at Junction 5, about six miles from Basingstoke.

The village is bounded on the east side by the picturesque valley of the River Whitewater, and to the south by two areas of common land – Hook Common and Bartley Heath. Bartley Heath is an area of wet heathland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Bartley Heath and Hook Common are easily accessible from the village and are a great place to enjoy wildlife.

There are a few pubs, a Tesco supermarket, railway station, church (designed by the same architect responsible for Guildford Cathedral if you’re wondering why it looks familiar) and a landscaped business park with several big names (the likes of Hewlett Packard, Serco and Virgin Media).

There’s an M3 junction within a very easy drive and a mainline station with London Waterloo reachable in less than an hour. Southampton Airport is 35 mi (56 km) to the south and London Heathrow Airport is 33 mi (53 km) away to the northeast.

Food & Drink

Hook offers a selection of eateries for different tastes, from a low key bite to eat to a more formal dining experience there really is something for everyone including Hook Tandoori, Hook fish and chips and The Hogget with a long-standing reputation for serving the best burgers and ribs for miles around.

Nightlife

Hook has a selection of local pubs including The Raven, The Hogget, Old White Hart, The Crooked Billet and plenty of country pubs in the surrounding villages including The Leather Bottle in Mattingley

Entertainment

Hook is close to Basingstoke which offers a theatre, cinema and plenty of other entertainment options and the surrounding villages offer Odiham Castle, West Green House and Wellington Country Park meaning there is plenty locally to entertain the whole family.

Activities

There is a wide range of activities to keep children entertained including Millers Ark farm, Pennybridge Alpacas farm and Little Play Town (Children’s Role Play Centre) that are all a short distance away.

There are many gyms and clubs locally offering a wide range of activities to suit every interest.

Dog Friendly

Hook also has many parks and places of natural beauty right on its doorstep. Hook to Rotherwick is a lovely circular walk which is easy for all the family. You’ll often see deer in the fields and in the autumn there are blackberries along many of the hedges. The walk takes you to Rotherwick with its village duck pond, 13th century church as well as two country pubs.

Schools

Schools in the area include Hook Infant School which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, Hook Junior School and Whitewater Primary School, at Rotherwick, are both ‘good’, and Robert May’s Secondary School at Odiham is also ‘outstanding’.

Transport

There’s an M3 junction within a very easy drive and a mainline station with London Waterloo reachable in less than an hour. Southampton Airport is 35 mi (56 km) to the south and London Heathrow Airport is 33 mi (53 km) away to the northeast.