In the village is an inn named the "Watership Down", known locally as "the jerry". Built in 1840, it was previously called the Freefolk Arms but was renamed in honour of local author Richard Adams and his book Watership Down, which took its name from the down about 5 miles (8 km) to the north of the village.
The village is part of the civil parish of Laverstoke and is part of the Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council. The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council. It is pronounced in similar fashion to Norfolk, villagers are commonly known as freefolkers.
- "Basingstoke and Deane Wards info". 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
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