CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Surrey Life today CLICK HERE

Kingswood: Surrey village life

PUBLISHED: 14:14 12 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:37 20 February 2013

Kingswood: Surrey village life

Kingswood: Surrey village life

Home to Europe's largest private mint, plus the historic Kingswood Warren (once at the heart of many exciting BBC developments), as well as cricketing legend Phil Tufnell, the village of Kingswood remains surrounded by lush countryside

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine June 2012

Home to Europes largest private mint, plus the historic Kingswood Warren (once at the heart of many exciting BBC developments), as well as cricketing legend Phil Tufnell, the village of Kingswood remains surrounded by lush countryside despite being close to the A217...

SUBSCRIBE to Surrey Life magazine
BUY SL online
DOWNLOAD the app

Getting there...
Just off the A217 from junction 8 of the M25. Served by a station on the Tattenham Corner Line.

Next month we visit: Holmbury St Mary. For a great saving every month , take advantage of the latest subscription deal at

Village voice...
The wife and I have a pair of bikes, so thats our main source of getting out and about for a bit of exercise although Ill admit, its quite often just an excuse to check out some of the local pubs, says cricket legend and local resident Phil Tufnell. But theres some stunning scenery where we live, so its always nice to get out in the fresh air as well.

Did you know?
The grand Gothic mansion Kingswood Warren housed the BBCs research and development departments for many years, with HDTV, Nicam digital stereo and teletext all developed there. Also a finishing school during its illustrious history, the old complex is has been transformed by luxury property developer, Octagon.

@ the village hall
Kingswood Amateur Drama and Dance Society started in 1980 and still performs regularly at the village hall with all profits from their shows given to the Kingswood Village Community Association for the upkeep of the hall.

Grab a bite
Head to Waterhouse Lane for popular Italian restaurant Boscoreale (01737 351157); The Kingswood Arms, which has been owned by Linda and Barry Slayford since 1985 (01737 354053); and the Khyber Tandoori, itself going strong for over 29 years (01737 352 813).

Making the headlines
Kingswood Golf and Country Club, which was designed in the 1920s by the five times open champion, James Braid. The course is open to visiting golfers as well as the members. Former England cricketer and television personality, Phil Tufnell was recently the special guest at a Kingswood Golf & Country Club charity golf day in aid of the Childrens Trust.

Did you know 2?
The Childrens Trust, which is a national charity working with children who have multiple disabilities and complex health needs, is based at a 24-acre site in between Tadworth and Kingswood. This month, their Supercar Event takes place down the road at the home of Top Gear, Dunsfold Park, on Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24, promising the crme de la crme of the motoring world.

Something to take home
Europes largest private mint, the Pobjoy Mint produces commemorative coins for special occasions (including Diamond Jubilees, Olympics etc), among other items. In 2007, Margaret Thatcher witnessed the striking of a Falkland Islands anniversary edition 50p coin there.

In the spotlight

  • Over the years, Kingswood has proved to be a haven for professional and retired footballers, with the likes of Fulhams captain Danny Murphy, teammate Steve Sidwell, Stoke Citys Robert Huth, Boltons Nigel Reo-Coker, former Fulham manager Chris Coleman and coach/pundit John Salako all having lived there. Many of them still live there today.

  • Cricket legend and TV presenter Phil Tufnell is a prominent local resident with his work as vice-president of the Childrens Trust (see more on them above) keeping him busy.

More from Surrey Life

Yesterday, 16:06

Education expert Dr Ryan Hinchey, Coordinator of College Counselling at ACS International School, with campuses in Cobham, Egham and Hillingdon, answers your questions

Read more
Yesterday, 11:34

Surrounded by reservoirs and located on the banks of the famous river from which it takes its name, Staines-upon-Thames (as it is now called) is a town working to reshape its future and celebrate its picturesque riverside setting

Read more
Mon, 16:30

She may have recently moved to the seaside, but Surrey still holds a uniquely “precious” place in the heart of legendary children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson – not to mention the crucial role the county played in bringing everyone’s favourite and newly-returning feisty foster-kid to life

Read more
Mon, 11:59

Great things to do in Surrey this weekend (23, 24 and 25 November): art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Surrey is full of secret hideaways and hidden gems. Slades Farm on the Wintershall Estate is definitely one of them

Read more
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The new hotel is set to open in spring 2019 and will be located in the heart of the vineyard, offering sweeping views over the North Downs Way.

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

From Santa’s Grottos, to Victorian Christmas markets and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Surrey this season

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Whether you're looking for fine dining, pub grub or exotic dishes, eating out in Surrey has something for everyone. Here's our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Having bloomed in Brighton’s restaurant scene over the past decade, The Chilli Pickle opened its second site in Guildford this summer

Read more
Monday, November 12, 2018

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG have announced that Kylie Minogue is the first headliner confirmed for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019. These will be her only London shows of summer 2019. Here’s how you can get tickets

Read more
Monday, November 12, 2018

Enjoy this linear rail to ramble section of the Thames Down Link route taking the short train-ride from Box Hill & Westhumble to Ashtead before walking back

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

It’s that time of year when our beautiful countryside is alight with the colours of autumn. Here, we pick out some of her favourite spots to enjoy the seasonal splendour – as well as some perfect places for a post-walk refresher

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Found on the stretch of the River Thames between Weybridge and East Molesey, Sunbury-on-Thames is blessed with a village feel where it meets the water. From antique hunts to the joys of river life, here are a few of our favourite reasons to visit

Read more
Monday, November 5, 2018

Verity & Violet are Loui and Jess – a singing duo from Surrey who specialise in blending vintage classics with modern favourites. The two have achieved success in the capital, but are now hoping to attract an audience closer to home

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search