A guide to Farnham

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  • 1.
    Dating back to the Middle Ages Farnham offered a weekly market and an annual fair which attracted visitors from all over Surrey and Hampshire to buy and sell goods.
  • 2.
    Farnham has an award winning, certified monthly Farmers’ Market with nearly forty regular stallholders.
  • 3.
    Farnham has a magnificent history,with evidence of Stone Age, Roman and Saxon dwellings found here.Many of the Georgian buildings conceal structures of Tudor or even earlier times.

Farnham Area

Farnham, officially the nicest town in Surrey, known for its quintessential buildings and streets, is tucked away in the Surrey Hills. With its bustling market, restaurants, independent shops and cafes, it is a perfect destination for families and couples to enjoy what is on offer. The surrounding villages offer beautiful rolling scenery and country pubs aplenty.

Surrounding Villages

  • Tilford
    Located in the south west of Surrey the pretty village of Tilford located along the River Wey is a popular village to visit in the summer with regular cricket match on the green and paddling in the river. Nestled besides the village green is a well-known tree, The Tilford Oak, estimated to be more than 800 years old.
  • Elstead
    Elstead is a beautiful village, situated in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Godalming and Farnham. There are two conservation areas in the centre of the village and are surrounded by stunning countryside, including many commons used by residents for walking, cycling and horse riding.
  • Frensham
    Idyllic village, shop, pub, church and recreation ground. Frensham Great Pond lies within Frensham Common extending to over 100 acres and is a centre for sailing activities.
  • Lower Bourne
    Lower Bourne village has good amenities including a shop with Post Office, pharmacy, doctors’ surgery, veterinary clinic, three good local pubs, nursery schools and a church.


  • Shopping

    Farnham has a wealth of shopping opportunities

    With a range of independent boutiques alongside diverse high street shops where you can find unique gifts, fashion brands or household essentials, nestled between a variety of pubs, restaurants and cafes both independent and well known UK chains.

  • Eating

    Cote Brasserie

    Modern, all-day French brasserie chain, serving regional specialities and traditional classics.

    The Spotted Cow

    Hidden pub in 4 acre wooded garden serving pub food and real ales in a tranquil, secluded setting.

    Heavens Kitchen

    This family run restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere and the best steak in Farnham.

    Caffé Piccolo

    Housed in one of the towns historic buildings, this local Farnham restaurant boasts a rustic feel and offers authentic Italian cuisine.

  • Drinking

    The Barley Mow

    Voted one of the best pubs in Surrey as recently as 2019.

    The Spotted Cow

    Hidden pub in 4 acre wooded garden serving pub food and real ales in a tranquil, secluded setting.

    The Bat & Ball Freehouse

    Classic country pub handy for walks, with an eclectic modern menu and big selection of real ales.

    The Queen’s Head

    Traditional, relaxing red-brick pub with a gastronomic menu of locally-sourced dishes.

    The Duke of Cambridge

    Rural setting for a pub with large garden and kids' play area, serving seasonal dishes and local ales.