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Yesterday, 11:15
The Weyside, Guildford (Photo: Matthew Williams)

From lakeside views and fairy-lit terraces to secret gardens, Matthew Williams picks out 30 pubs around our county that are perfect for a summertime tipple or an alfresco dinner

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Wed, 12:12
Surrey Life magazine July 2016

On this month’s cover of Surrey Life magazine, we are proud to feature the wonderful Dame Judi Dench who has been a resident of Surrey for more than 30 years. For our exclusive interview with the actress, we spent the afternoon with her at the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield

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Esher, Surrey

With the class of London but the relaxed vibe of the Surrey countryside, Esher is the perfect place to while away a day. Here are our highlights…

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Christine Howard (right) with North Downs Way manager, Peter Morris, at the launch of the new sculpture

Chairman of the Surrey Hills Society, Christine Howard, on one of our county’s most under-appreciated assets

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Lose yourself in the beautiful Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Enjoy views of London, as well as beautiful countryside, on this walk around the North Downs village of Woldingham

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 11:15
The Weyside, Guildford (Photo: Matthew Williams)

From lakeside views and fairy-lit terraces to secret gardens, Matthew Williams picks out 30 pubs around our county that are perfect for a summertime tipple or an alfresco dinner

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Thu, 17:26
Beautiful room at The Inn West End

For a limited time only, we are offering Surrey Life readers a room, dinner and bed and breakfast for two for £165, with a complimentary drink on arrival.

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Tue, 12:49

The Inn West End have won a prestigious 2-star award in the World’s Best Wine Lists Awards

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Tue, 12:30
Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2016 (Photo: Matthew Williams)

Celebrating the very best of our county’s fabulous food and drink offering, the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards are back for another year. With voting now open across the 16 categories, from the best restaurants and pubs to local foodie shops, here we bring you the low-down on each one...

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Tue, 12:30
Visiting farmers' markets is thirsty work for Silent Pool Distillers (Photo: Will White)

Every month in Surrey Life magazine, we meet a local producer who can be found plying their trade at Surrey’s farmers’ markets

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Every year some gardeners open their gardens on a summer afternoon for the NSPCC & Childline. The charities are 80% funded by voluntary initiatives and so far the gardens have raised around £40,000. This year they are sponsored by Knights Garden Centres.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
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With the warmer weather finally here, the experts at BTU Pools in Woking share their top tips on taking the plunge with a swimming pool

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Monday, May 23, 2016

In the UK we spend a lot of time thinking about property, and often it’s bagging that perfect country cottage in a leafy village, complete with pub, cricket club, excellent local schools, beautiful walks, and of course commutable into London.

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Coverwood Lakes

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Surrey has a wealth of lovely gardens that open their gates to visitors each year. Here, our gardening editor Leigh Clapp picks out a few favourites...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The intriguing property at the heart of the gardens was once an 18th century workhouse

Opening for the National Gardens Scheme this month, the historic gardens of The Garth Pleasure Grounds in Lingfield are a fascinating place to visit – and, at this time of year, vast swathes of English bluebells should be carpeting the woodland floor. Leigh Clapp pays a visit...

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Education

Monday, May 23, 2016

Packed full of inspirational activities, exhibitions and performances, Arts Week is a fabulous end to the school year. Performances are provided by both Caterham pupils and visiting performers with events open to the public.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Hockey Stars of the Future

Reigate Grammar School has been succeeding in chess and hockey this month

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Bramley School

Bramley, an Independent school for girls aged 3 to 11, is offering new bursaries for local girls from September 2016.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On 7 May over 200 parents, children and staff took part in a fun run to raise money for Josie, The Hawthorns School judo teacher of fifteen years.

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Bramley School outside of the Amien Cathedral

Bramley School welcomed back 30 girls from their trip to France where they had the opportunity to speak the language, enjoy the cuisine and live the history.

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People

Yesterday, 13:08
Brian Blessed with Guildford Shakespeare Company founders Sarah Gobran and Matt Pinches (Photo Matt Pereira Photography)

Recently installed as honorary patron of Guildford Shakespeare Company, veteran actor and explorer Brian Blessed is as busy as ever. Here he chats to us from his ‘man cave’ in the garden of his Surrey home

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Fri, 12:17
John, carer and family

This weekend, local businessman Tibor Dusnoki brought almost 100 carers, clients and their families together by organising ‘Big Lunches’ throughout the region… But not as you know them!

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Tue, 12:40
Mrs Powell Jones and Jeremy Hunt

The only Nursing Home for the Elderly in Surrey to have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) received a congratulatory visit from RT Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey.

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Tue, 12:30
Surrey Life's Caroline Harrap interviews Dame Judi Dench at the British Wildlife Centre (Photo: Andy Newbold)

Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap recently caught up with Dame Judi Dench at the British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, for an exclusive interview.

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Friday, June 10, 2016
The Surrey Hills will be taken over by life-size fibreglass cows this summer (Photo Jane Elizabeth Hamilton-Cross / true-photo-image.co.uk)

With Surrey hosting CowParade this summer, the world’s largest public art event, here we meet the man spearheading the project, director of Surrey Hills Enterprises, Tim Metson. A beef farmer and chartered surveyor by trade, he grew up on the family farm in the heart of the Surrey Hills

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Style

Ahead of the curve with Farnham’s Beverley Edmondson Millinery

From the craft town of Farnham, the beautiful head-wear creations of Beverley Edmondson are finding their way to the very forefront of fashion

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Leading a healthier, more active lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean running a marathon or going to the gym - it could be brisk walking, dancing the foxtrot or bowls.

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Never a dull moment on the Bacchus Marathon at Dembies in Dorking (Photo TBC)

With such beautiful countryside on our doorstep, Surrey is the perfect place to take up running. Here, Christina Macdonald, author of the new book Run Yourself Fit, looks at some of the many health benefits – and brings us a few of the best local events to consider training for…

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Friday, May 6, 2016
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First class patient care, cutting edge techniques and a professional female team combine to resolve your dental and aesthetic issues in luxurious surroundings

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Glebe House has been named as one of the 20 most recommend care homes in the South East. They have won the prestigious award after being rated for overall standard, facilities and cleanliness.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cornish living room - Neptune Weybridge

With many components to consider such as colour, fabric and lighting, designing the dream interior isn’t a simple task. But Neptune Weybridge can piece together big aspira-tions in order to achieve the perfect space.

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Showroom

RDO Kitchens & Appliances in Reigate, Surrey have been very busy reaping the benefits of their work following the grand re-opening their Bancroft Road Showroom in Reigate following a 6 month closure during extensive building works.

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Monday, April 11, 2016
The Squirrel Inn

Welcome to The Squirrel Inn at Hurtmore...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Inside Harley Street Clinic

Cosmetic procedures such as botox and dermal fillers have become very popular in recent years, with more people deciding to opt for these types of treatments. As with any type of medical procedure, though, there are lots of things to consider first.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Surrey Marble and Granite

Surrey Marble and Granite, based near Fernhurst, are hoping that their recent conversion to digital will ensure they remain at the forefront when it comes to kitchen and bathroom design.

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