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Top Table

Top Table

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

Coffee Culture

Coffee Culture

A lovely hidden independent coffee house serving the best coffee in Guildford!

The Saddlers Arms

The Saddlers Arms

A family run traditional pub, offering Pieminister pies & traditional pub grill food.

Guildford Castle

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.

Sir and Madam 2Go

Sir and Madam 2Go

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

The Continental Café

The Continental Café

A light and bright café in the centre of Tunsgate Square shopping centre.

The Friary Centre

The Friary Centre

Plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and juice bars all under one roof.

Guildford Lido

Guildford Lido

Great for a dip all year round!

The William Bray

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

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 Snooty Fox

The Snooty Fox

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

The White House

The White House

Great sharing platters, selection of beers and a charming terrace by the River Wey.

The Talbot Inn

The Talbot Inn

This fantastic gastro pub dates back to 1453 and is currently owned by Marco Pierre White - fabulous food in a lovely setting!

Toby Cottage

Toby Cottage

Sitting in Ripley Village, this restaurant is perfect for Sunday lunch with the family.

The Weyside

The Weyside

The best beer garden in Guildford overlooking the River Wey.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Guildford, Shalford, Bramley, Jacobs Well, Sutton Green, Gomshall, Send, Worplesdon, Mayford and Ripley

"Author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll spent his final years at his sister's house in Guildford and is buried at the Mount Cemetery."

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

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Guildford Castle has beautiful landscaped gardens that are lovely in the sunshine.

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

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NCT Bumps & Babies

Trinity Centre Trinity Churchyard
A group for expectant mums and parents with young babies (generally up to walking). Come along for a hot drink and chat with other local parents while the babies play on the playmats and toys provided. Plenty of space for buggies toilets baby changing and a quiet room. On the last Wednesday of each month we also have a special event running alongside the usual group - previous activities have included arts and crafts music sessions mini photo sessions and stalls. Held in the centre of town at the Trinity Centre next to Holy Trinity Church at the top of the high street. The nearest car park is Sydenham Road. Entry £1 for NCT members £2 non-members including refreshments. Website

Thula Mama Harmony singing group for carers and babies


Thula Mama is an inspirational singing group for parents and carers of babies aged from birth to walking. We learn and sing lullabies and songs from around the world to share with our little ones. And we sing in beautiful 3-part harmony. You don't need to have any previous singing experience, just come along and enjoy sharing music with a group and with your baby. Website

The Nest: A NCT Parent and Baby Group in St. John's

St John's Memorial Hall
The Nest' is a parent and baby Group in St. John's where new parents can come and have a relaxing cup of tea / coffee and chats with other new parents about their life as new parents and the highs and lows that comes with it. For details about the 'The Nest' and the aim of this group please click here. This group is catered for new parents and their babies under 12 months of age. Website

Tiny Tunes

Cobham Methodist Church
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

NCT Bumps & Babies

Burgundy & Black
B&B is held on the first and third Friday of every month. B&B is for mums with bumps and both parents or carers of non-mobile babies. So come along and meet others for tea or coffee get yourself out of the house and get your baby socialising. If your child is more mobile or you have older toddlers just be aware that this is a cafe environment. This is open to all there is no need to have attended NCT classes or be a member. Website

Tiny Tunes

North Holmwood Village Hall
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

NCT Bumps & Babies group

St Andrews Church Hall
A lovely friendly group for non-walking babies we met every Monday morning even during the holidays Lots of mats blankets and toys for the babies to play on. Just £1 towards hall, refreshments provided. Website

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