Did you know?
1.In the 18th Century Godalming was an important stopping off point for stage coaches traveling between Portsmouth and London.
2.Peter the Great stayed in Godalming in one of the inns in 1689.
3.In 1881 Godalming was the first town in Britain with a public electricity supply.
ShalfordShalford has fantastic village amenities including pubs, cafes, shops, a Post Office and a village green. In addition is boasts a secret beach (with golden sand) and the historic National Trust Shalford Mill.
BramleyBramley includes many village delights including a thriving cricket club, and many social activities centred on the village hall. There is a disused but pretty train station and thanks to the Beeching Cuts, a delightful cycle route connects with Cranleigh. It boasts a wide variety of shops, pubs, a petrol station and even a prestige car dealer. Integral to the village is the highly regarded St Catherine’s School (for girls). Also of note, Gertrude Jekyll spent much of her childhood in the village.
ComptonCompton a small but important village with convenient road links to the A3. Astonishingly it boasts 31 listed buildings, including Loseley Park with its manor house and extensive grounds. The very well -known 16th Century public house, The Withies, is also located in the village with its low beams and roaring fires. It is also home to Watts Gallery, the Artists Village with its gallery, café and gardens.
There are a variety of bespoke and high street retailers in the town.
On the outskirts of Godalming lies Milford with its train station and Secretts Farm Shop and Garden Centre, Godalming boasts an eclectic mix of independent traders as well as large established shops such as Waitrose.
An excellent place to eat-out with friends and family, offering a Spanish fusion menu as well as an oyster and tapas bar.
This local community minded cafe that offers a varied healthy menu that includes gluten free and dairy free options. You can also buy their homemade sauces and oils to take home.
Located in what was once the Anchor Pub, Godalming Tandoori offers a delicious menu offering classic indian meals and more traditional cooking.
A picturesque pub located within a converted barn with an interesting history. The Refectory boasts an excellent food and drink menu.
The Star Inn
Built in the 1700's the Star Inn is now a lively community pub with weekly live music.
The Stag on The River
A chic pub and B&B that offers al fresco riverside dining and comfortable stylish rooms.
The Rose & Crown Bar
A friendly local pub and inn boasting cosy interiors, a Miami themed garden and lovely guest rooms.
Trains run to London Waterloo with the fastest time of 39 minutes.
Trains to Gatwick with a time of 56 minutes.
Godalming benefits from excellent connections to the A3 and M25
Train connections to Guildford connect with a direct coach service to Heathrow every hour.
Boat hire (canal boat) for pleasure available at Farncombe.