Surrey pubs: The Woolpack, Elstead GU8 6HD

PUBLISHED: 20:05 18 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:41 20 February 2013

Surrey pubs: The Woolpack, Elstead GU8 6HD

Surrey pubs: The Woolpack, Elstead GU8 6HD

Once a wool exchange, The Woolpack now provides an attractive destination to swap money for fine food and drink. And, with a new chef at the helm, they are hoping for an exciting year to come

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine December 2010


The Woolpack, Milford Road, Elstead GU8 6HD: 01252 703106


Once a wool exchange, The Woolpack now provides an attractive destination to swap money for fine food and drink. And, with a new chef at the helm, they are hoping for an exciting year to come

What?
Sheep were so plentiful in Elstead in the 17th century that the area needed a wool exchange, and its The Woolpack that once performed that function.The quaint old building has been many things, including a butchers shop and a bicycle repairers, before becoming the pub it is today. The building has been redecorated inside and out, following a change of management in December 2009, while retaining its historic charm.


Where?
Situated in the heart of this pretty village, the pub is surrounded by hundreds of acres of common land, making the area popular with ramblers. Located adjacent to the village green, the pub is also close to some handsome properties dating back to the 17th century. Just a short walk away is a lovely old church, originally built in the 12th century by priests from nearby Waverley Abbey.


Why?
Well-known for the quality of its cask ales, those on rotation include Fortyniner, Abbot, Hobgoblin, Brakspear, London Pride, Youngs and Black Sheep, as well as locally brewed Hogs Back T.E.A. and Altons Triple FFF. The pubs restaurant is run by head chef Adi Shore, whose culinary mantra is simple, fresh and local.


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