Did you know?
1.Oliver Cromwell visited Knowle House in 1657 with his soldiers being billeted in houses in the village, in what is now Cromwell Café and Oliver House.
2.The quaint Cranleigh Hospital set up by Reverend John Henry and Dr Albert Napper is England’s first ever cottage hospital built in 1859 and is still in use today.
3.In 2012 London Olympic cycle race passed close to Cranleigh and as a result the village has become a weekend mecca for cyclists aiming to conquer the challenging Surrey Hills.
ShereShere is a beautiful quintessential English village located between the towns of Guildford and Dorking. Surrounded by stunning scenery and close to popular Newlands Corner and the Silent Pool, the village is popular with walkers, as well as being a favourite location for filmmakers with scenes from Bridget Jones, The Edge of Reason and The Holiday being filmed here. The village also offers charming buildings, a duck pond, a small museum, a tea room and two pubs, The White Horse and The William Bray.
WonershWonersh is a picturesque village located equidistance from Guildford and Cranleigh in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has one of the most attractive centres with the cricket green and highly rated Grantley Arms pub. Unsurprisingly sitting amongst beautiful rolling countryside, this destination is extremely popular with walkers and cyclists alike.
Shamley Greenpopular small village between Wonersh and Cranleigh with 350 metres of cricket green in the centre with recently enlarged village store, café/deli, The Speckedly Hen and two pubs, The Red Lion and The Bricklayers Arms surrounding it. The village has a strong community with many clubs including cricket, gardening and skittles. The village is surrounded by endless walks being in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there is a traditional fete annually. Alfred Hitchcock described Shamley Green as the “epitome of peace”. He bought Winters Grace in Stroud Lane in 1928 to spend his weekends, and he even named his television production company Shamley Productions after the village.
Cranleigh's busy high street has a fantastic range of independent shops
including two well-known department stores, Manns, now over 130 years old and One Forty, almost 60 years old, interspersed with national retailers such as M&S Food Hall and Sainsburys.
Rawlings, a family-run butchers and Cranleigh Fish have been established for over 30 years and are fully supported and appreciated by the residents.
Popular Thai restaurant with friendly and efficient service.
The Curry Inn
Excellent Indian restaurant with fantastic food and vibrant atmosphere.
The Three Horseshoes
A traditional pub with wooden floors, nooks, crannies and beams and even a roaring fire in Winter. Serves pub food and real ales, as well as modern G&Ts and hop-driven bitters.
Family owned 17th Century local Pub serving great beer and fantastic, locally sourced food.
a smart community pub situated in the centre of the village serving freshly prepared modern cuisine with picturesque garden at the rear.
The closest train stations to Cranleigh if wanting to travel into London are Godalming, West Clandon or Guildford. The latter being the quickest at 35 minutes into Waterloo.
Cranleigh offers regular bus services to all the surrounding villages and takes just over half an hour to travel to Guildford.