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The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop, Coldharbour, Surrey RH5 6HD The upside: A historic pub bought back to life in a thriving community The downside: Purely selfish; but its a hike from where I live The flipside: A perfect feel good destination in the heart of Surrey A 17th century Inn with its own … Continue reading

Natter Cafe

Natter Cafe

67 St. Johns Street. Farncombe, GU7 3EH  An award winning cafe where owner Kay has created a wonderful eating and meeting space, for the local community. The Upside: Gorgeous coffee, freshly prepared traditional all day breakfasts, contemporary salads, savouries and freshly baked cakes. The downside: This café is so busy you need to book in … Continue reading

Elm Kitchen at Elm Farm Nursery

Elm Kitchen at Elm Farm Nursery

Sutton Green Road, Sutton Green, Guildford GU4 7QD Innovative salads, freshly baked cakes and savouries using some local ingredients dominate the menu at this new kitchen at Elm Farm Nursery! The Upside: A great addition at Elm Farm Nursery for delicious home cooked food in a delightful setting. The downside: Elm Kitchen Café is not … Continue reading

Carluccio’s Caffè

Carluccio’s Caffè

Wolsey Place Shopping Centre, Woking Shopping, Commercial Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 6XX Great Italian coffee, delicious menu and gourmet food shopping bang smack in the centre of Woking The upside: A credible place for stylish eating in the town centre with three gold stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Assocation The downside: It’s no longer independently … Continue reading

Tea

Tea

56 High Road, Reigate, RH2 9AT The upside: One of the most interesting loose-leaf tea menus in Surrey! The downside: Closed on Sundays The flipside: A lovely independent selling a menu that embraces single blend teas with locally produced food This café is as its name suggests is all about tea. Carolynne Farrer (a former … Continue reading

Little Barn Café

Little Barn Café

Stacey’s Farm, Thursley Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6DG The upside: Creative cooking using some lovely local produce too! The downside: The café is shut on Mondays and just from 10.00am-2.30pm on Sundays. The flipside: One of the most delicious and unusual menus for a small café in the county! If you want a gorgeous … Continue reading

Simply Scones Tea Room & Walled Garden Shop

Simply Scones Tea Room & Walled Garden Shop

The Grange Centre, Rectory Lane, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT23 4DZ Cream teas, yummy fudge and home grown produce for sale! The upside: A changing menu of innovative scones and proper pots of tea! The downside: The tea-room is only open on Tuesdays. The flipside: Having tea here is a real treat with the added bonus of … Continue reading

Cookie Bar

Cookie Bar

1 Royal Parade, Tilford Road, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6TD A brilliant local café & gift shop providing valuable work experience for pupils from Stepping Stones School. The upside: Delicious fresh home made food which helps fund valuable social projects The downside: Lunch is only served from 12-2.30pm but gorgeous cakes and cookies am and pm! The flipside: … Continue reading

Eliza’s Tea Room

Eliza’s Tea Room

Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey GU8 5HU An established lunch and afternoon tea destination benefitting from a recent facelift and change of management The Upside: Charming cakes, comforting soups, inspired savouries and freshly baked scones. The Downside:  Lunches are from 12-2.30 and the tea-room shuts at 4.30pm everyday. The Flip-side: Lovely company creating unique food and … Continue reading

Green Rooms of Godstone

Green Rooms of Godstone

 Plum Cake Corner, Needles Bank, Godstone Green, Godstone, RH9 8DZ  A super friendly café serving satisfying home cooking with a quirky edge Upside: Sylvia’s eyelash-curling lemon drizzle cake and other baked delights. Downside: Its a trek for me from Guildford but one I am prepared to take! Flipside: This years (2015) award winner for best cafe in … Continue reading