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Hunts Hill Farm and Farm Shop

Hunts Hill Farm and Farm Shop

Normandy Common Lane, Normandy, Guildford, GU3 2AP The upside: Hand reared free-range meat on a Surrey Farm The downside: Larger joints of meat must be ordered in advance The flipside: You can buy direct from the farm shop if you miss a market There is nothing quite as British or evocative as the aroma of … Continue reading

Redber Coffee

Redber Coffee

Merrow Depot, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ The upside: Expertly sourced green coffee beans roasted to order in Surrey to buy direct or online The downside: The on-site cafe is very small The flipside: Buy an online coffee subscription for a gift that keeps giving (you choose how long for) I often rave about delightful journeys … Continue reading

Cellar Wines

Cellar Wines

The Old Cellar, High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6BB The upside: A truly inspiring wine and cheese shopping experience! The downside: Only open 5 days per week, but until 8pm. The flipside: Fantastic tailor made and off the shelf events! When Cellar Wines opened in Ripley it was impossible to predict what an impact this … 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

Platform 3 – The smallest pub in Britain

Platform 3 – The smallest pub in Britain

Brightwater Brewery, Platform 3, The Parade, Claygate, Surrey, KT10 0PN The upside: Lovingly crafted small batch beer available to drink in or take-away! The downside: This pub is really small with short opening hours The flipside: This really is the smallest pub in Britain selling a range of their own unique beers If you turn into the parade towards Claygate … Continue reading

Norbury Blue

Norbury Blue

Norbury Blue and Dirty Vicar Cheese. Surrey only has one artisan cheese-maker but their delicious cheese is revered throughout the county. Highly regarded by farm shops, delis and featured on local menus its a product to be proud of. Michaela Allam started making cheese from her dad’s milk in 2001. Travelling around farmers market to … Continue reading

Farretti Bakery

Farretti Bakery

Run by native Italian Val this small artisan bakery produces soft crust, slow fermented authentic Italian breads for farm shops, independent stores and caterers in Surrey and West Sussex. This bakery has been on my radar since buying their bread at Secretts in Milford a while ago. It’s tasty and light with a dough structure … 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