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Abinger Hammer

Beautiful village charm in the heart of the Surrey Hills

"Breathtaking views across the Surrey Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."

Greg Nickson

"Box Hill is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on London's doorstep."

Greg Nickson

"Flowing through the centre of Guildford, you can stroll along the banks of the River Wey and appreciate its charm."

Tim Pacey

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Award-winning food made with local produce.

St James' Church

A delightful historic landmark at the heart of village life and featured in 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason' and 'The Holiday'.

The William Bray

This gastro pub is set in the heart of the Surrey Hills in the village of Shere, which was the village used for many scenes from the movie 'The Holiday' with Cameron Diaz and Jude Law.

Newland's Corner

Newlands Corner is a picnic site and beauty spot on a ridge of the Albury Downs, forming part of the North Downs just outside of Guildford.

The Grantley Arms

A newly refurbished pub that has possibly one of the best Sunday roasts in the area...

The Snooty Fox

A fantastic sandwich bar in Shalford where I grab lunch if i'm out and about.

G Live

A fantastic new entertainment venue in Guildford that hosts concerts and comedy nights, with the likes of Newton Faulkner, Lee Evans and many more...

Magic Scissors

A cheap and cheerful barbers along Guildford's cobbled High Street.

Amor Amora

A delightful coffee shop with a terrace in the centre of Guildford.

Top Table

A favourite for the lunch stop, with a great selection of sandwiches.

Weir Rhodes

A luxury men's retailer founded in 1898 selling classic British formalwear.


The best kebab house and restaurant in Guildford! The food is so fresh and nothing like the usual rubbish you get in a kebab shop...

The Weyside

The best beer garden in Guildford overlooking the River Wey.

Sir and Madam 2Go

Takeaway Thai food that does a cracking sweet and sour chicken!

Guildford Castle

Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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"Abinger Common claims to be the oldest village in England, with dwellings that have been traced back to over 7000 years old."

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  1. About Abinger Hammer

    Abinger Hammer is a village situated on the A25 between Dorking and Guildford in Surrey, England. It lies with the parish of Abinger which includes Abinger Common and Sutton Abinger. The village was once a very important centre of the wealden iron industry and this is commemorated by its most notable landmark, the clock which overhangs the main road. This portrays the figure of "Jack the Blacksmith", who strikes the hour with his hammer. The clock represents the iron industry and the role played by the county of Surrey in the industrial past. The River Tillingbourne flows through the village and forms a number of hammer ponds, once used to power forges and now to grow watercress. Brown trout swim in the stream, which is their natural habitat; the occasional larger rainbow trout can be sighted. These may have escaped from the fish farm further downstream towards Gomshall. The village is also home to the Michelin-starred Drakes on the Pond restaurant. Other neighbouring villages are Wotton and Gomshall. In summer the village green in Abinger is popular with locals and tourists who like to picnic on the grass whilst watching a game of cricket in surroundings which are quintessentially English.

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