The Wheatsheaf Hotel is located in North Waltham, an affluent, historic village with many attractive thatched cottages. A former posting-house and coaching stop, regularly visited by the young Jane Austen, the Wheatsheaf Hotel is a Grade II Listed Building with many of its 18th Century original features intact.

Archaeological remains from the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age indicate continuous occupation in North Waltham from pre-historic times.

To the left of the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Popham Lane leads to village of Steventon where renowned romantic novelist Jane Austen was born. From her diaries we know that Jane and her sister, Cassandra, would regularly walk to the Wheatsheaf to post their letters and collect the family mail.

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needs in a practical way. In collaboration with the world’s foremost scientific institutes, WALTHAM has pioneered many important breakthroughs in pet understanding and nutrition and leverages this knowledge through Mars Petcare brands to make a better world for pets.

The pub restaurant has a delightful atmosphere and an equally delightful menu, comprising traditional pub food and hearty Sunday roasts.

We welcome you to the parish community of Waltham Abbey. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website. Do share with us your views, hopes and concerns. You will discover a vibrant parish that tries to respond to the needs of others and to be of service to the local community. We are by no means perfect, but we do try to live and proclaim the Gospel message of Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

This lovely village has three sites providing evidence of the Roman occupation of Britain during the first four centuries AD, with the largest and best researched field being situated adjacent to the Wheatsheaf Hotel. Indeed, the Wheatsheaf site was an important villa that thrived and influenced the locality for four centuries.

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North Waltham Primary School is a happy, friendly and welcoming school. As you will see, we have a wonderful environment comprising historic buildings, attractive classrooms and extensive grounds.

The WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition is a leading scientific authority in pet nutrition and wellbeing. It has been advancing the frontiers of research into the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years. Located in Leicestershire, England, scientists in the institute's state of the art laboratories and animal facilities focus on the nutritional and behavioural needs of pets and their benefits to humans. This knowledge is applied to develop innovative products which meet these

Basingstoke to Andover, still providing a warm welcome for travellers and serving delicious pub meals and seasonal specials. Surrounded by fields in rural Hampshire, The Wheatsheaf Hotel is an ideal retreat for a relaxing Sunday lunch or a place to meet friends and savour the atmosphere of a literary landmark.

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We endeavour to provide a learning environment that meets the needs of all our learners, both those who achieve high academic standards and those who need more support to learn and achieve well.

Waltham Place offers you an experience of a biodynamic and organic farm and gardens. We take garden tours, school visits, seasonal walks and training courses. We have a small farm shop with home grown produce for sale.

The parish of Waltham Abbey is part of the benefice of Waltham Holy Cross (which is itself part of the Deanery of Epping Forest and Ongar Deanery of the Diocese of Chelmsford). There are four Church of England churches within the benefice.

Of course, in the 18th Century, Popham Lane would have been little more than a rutted cart track. In bad weather, the sisters would have tied their bonnets and coats tightly and strapped on Pattens – clog-like overshoes elevated above ground level to protect their feet from the mud. Thankfully, the lanes of North Waltham are, today, a little more walker friendly!

The Wheatsheaf Hotel was an 18th Century coaching inn on the Salisbury to Winchester route and - like many of England’s literary pubs – it was also a posting-house.

Hosts Rob and Izzy Mackenzie welcome you to our award winning traditional country pub and 55 seat restaurant, situated in a quiet country lane, overlooking farmland and yet still within easy reach of the A30 and M3. Ample off-road parking is available. The bar has a fine selection of beers, along with an extensive bar menu for those that are feeling peckish.