A locals' guide to Surrey
"New Malden has an amazing selection of Korean restaurants."Christian Dickson
"Kingston's river side has exploded with restaurants and bars over the past few years."Christian Dickson
"There has been a lot of development in Surbiton in recent years."Greg Boxer
Where do Surrey locals go?
Sitting in Ripley Village, this restaurant is perfect for Sunday lunch with the family.
Submitted by Lucy
The Saddlers Arms
A family run traditional pub, offering Pieminister pies & traditional pub grill food.
Submitted by Daniel
The Clock House
A Michelin star restaurant in Ripley with delicious food. It's perfect for a special occasion.
Submitted by Daniel
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!
Submitted by Craig
The French Table
This restaurant does delicious food! A wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion.
Submitted by Lise
Not just for cyclists, this café at the end of Esher's High Street does fantastic coffee and gluten free snacks.
Submitted by Stephen
Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf, Hoebridge Golf Centre
A great venue for pirate themed fun!
Submitted by Matt
Set over different levels with a separate sports bar and a play area for the kids, this pub is great for everyone!
Submitted by Michael
A Korean supermarket packed full of unusual and authentic ingredients from South Korea.
Submitted by Aidan
A roomy, modern pub/restaurant with a global gastro menu and a garden with its own bar and barbecue.
Submitted by Azra
Great range of food stalls and fantastic sausage rolls from the bread stall!
Submitted by Matt
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Did you know?
"Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey and raised by his maternal grandparents. Before becoming the only musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 3 times, he used to design stained glass windows."
Child-friendly activities near Surrey
NCT Bumps & BabiesTrinity 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
Little Teddies Parent, Baby and Child GroupSt John the Baptist Church Hall
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group meets Tuesday mornings during term-time in the Andrews' Wing. A chance for local mothers, carers and their small children to meet and play together in a safe and comfortable environment. Each week there are craft activities, stories and songs, as well as many toys to play with. We are a parent run playgroup who are friendly and welcoming to children and parents! There is lots of space for children to run around and different activites each week. Its a chance for the children to have a play and parents to relax with a coffee!! Babies also welcome! 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
Tiny TunesWeybridge 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
Woodcraft FolkKingston Quaker Centre
Woodcraft Folk is the cooperative movement for children and young people. We run groups where young people meet to play games make friends and learn about big ideas from social justice to climate change through cooperative activities. Tolworth and Kingston Woodcraft Folk are now running a new children's group at Kingston Quaker Centre on Fairfield East in Kingston on Thursday evenings from 6-7.15 pm. At Woodcraft Folk we encourage every child to get involved and to feel valued. We aim to teach children independence empowerment equality and how to care for the planet. To get involved or ask any questions please contact Andy Marshall the leader of the new group on 07762 447759 or email him at Tolkingwoodcraft@gmail.com . At Tolworth And Kingston we are currently running groups for ages 6 - 9 (Elfins) and 10 - 12 (Pioneers).
Mummy & Me Ballet Class (Ages 18 Months-3 Years) at Vera Fletcher HallThe Vera Fletcher Hall
An early introduction to ballet and movement where your little ones can transform into fairies, butterflies and everything magical. There will also be well known activity songs with which the children will be familiar and love to sing along to. It aims to develop listening skills, memory, co-ordination and basic motor skills through creative movement. The best bit about this class is that the mums, dads and carers can join in too. Website
Ragamuffins Play CafeRagamuffins Play Cafe
Unique play cafe specifically designed for toddlers and babies. A lovely place to relax and watch your children have fun. Please note this Cafe CLOSED DOWN in September 2014.
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