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Chiddingfold ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

PUBLISHED: 13:27 12 September 2012 | UPDATED: 20:30 20 February 2013

Chiddingfold ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Chiddingfold ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

A stunning little village to explore, with a few award-winning pubs (some with famous landlords) and properties around the green dating from the 14th century

Originally published in Surrey Life towns & villages August 2012

A stunning little village to explore, with a few award-winning pubs (some with famous landlords) and properties around the green dating from the 14th century

Photo: Stephen Trussler

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Did you know?

Donkey rescue...
One of the UKs oldest donkey sanctuaries, the Lockwood Donkey Centre moved to its current site near the village in the mid-1960s. Today, as well as providing a sanctuary for donkeys, it also rescues and rehomes horses and ponies that have been badly treated.

Burning nights...
The historic bonfire night, which began as the mere burning of brittle remains from the Victorian Coopers Stick Factory. This evolved into a Guy Fawkes Night celebration attracting up to ten thousand people annually.

A glass apart...
The stunning Ramster gardens open in the spring months, but the estate hosts events throughout the year. The oldest part of the house dates from the early 17th century, when it was built by a wealthy glass maker; Chiddingfold was then at the centre of the glass making industry in England.

All at sea...
Villagers maintain close contacts with HMS Chiddingfold, or Cheery Chid as she is colloquially known in the Royal Navy. She is one of the smallest ships currently in service.

Need to know...

...the many stunning villages that Chiddingfold lies in the heart of and the beautiful countryside that offers plenty of interesting walks and cycle rides.

Eat at...
The Mulberry (01428 644460), which is owned by Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans even the chef Marco Pierre Whites a fan.

Drink at...
The Swan Inn (01428 684688), who do a good drop from Surrey Hills Brewery.

Stay at...
The Crown Inn (01428 682255), which is believed to have enjoyed royal patronage in the past. It was awarded Cond Nast Johansens Most Excellent Inn in Great Britain in 2010.

Move there for...
And get: A four-bedroom, detached Victorian home with views of the countryside.

Famous neighbours?
Catch Chris Evans at his pub.

Getting there...
Off the Petworth Road (A283). Trains from Clapham Junction and Waterloo run to stations at Haslemere and Witley.

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