How do you find the Shoulder of Mutton
on Hazeley Heath?
Bryan Ditchman revived the V8 Gathering at the Shoulder
of Mutton on Hazeley Heath in 2001 and it has again become
a popular Sunday lunchtime event for V8 enthusiasts. The landlord
of the Shoulder of Mutton is Steve Thorning who provides a
warm welcome for MG enthusiasts - he has an MG Y Type and
used to own an MGBGTV8 some years ago. There are two meetings
at Hazeley Heath each year and the dates are set out in the
Rolling V8 Calendar but
often the question is asked - where is Hazeley Heath and how
do I get there?
Finding Hazeley Heath - the map below may take a few
seconds to load as the file size is larger than usual on this
website to provide you with more detail.
Hazeley Heath is just a few miles north west of Hartley
Wintney on the A3011. In broader terms it is south of Junction
11 on the M4 near Reading and north of the A30 and the M3.
As you travel north from Hartley Wintney, after just a few
miles you will see a sign pointing to the left for the Shoulder
of Mutton. It directs you to a small road which loops
down by the pub. There is a good car park at the Shoulder
of Mutton with the entrance just to the left of the Blaze
MGBGTV8 in the photo below.
Bryan Ditchman lines up his 11 litres of V8 power
at the Shoulder of Mutton, his "local". This is
the view of the pub you will see as you approach from the
south (Hartley Wintney) on the small road that loops down
from the A3011.
You will see from the sign above Steve Thorning and Bryan
Ditchman in the photo above that Sunday lunch is served
in the dining room of the Shoulder of Mutton. Alternatively
on fine days there is a very pleasant garden. For further
details contact Bryan Ditchman on 0118 932 6346 or
for reserving a table call Steve Thorning at the Shoulder
of Mutton on 0118 9326272. The Shoulder of Mutton is a
mobile phone free zone!
For the dates of the next V8 Gathering at the Shoulder of
Mutton, seethe Rolling V8 Calendar