Milford ~ Surrey Life towns and villages
PUBLISHED: 21:23 12 September 2012 | UPDATED: 20:30 20 February 2013
Retaining its strong village atmosphere, Milford is perhaps best known as the home of the historic Secretts Farm Shop and some of Surrey's best craftspeople
Originally published in Surrey Life towns & villages August 2012
Retaining its strong village atmosphere, Milford is perhaps best known as the home of the historic Secretts Farm Shop and some of Surreys best craftspeople
Did you know?
Part of Ridley Scotts Robin Hood film starring Russell Crowe was shot at the nearby Oxenford Grange, home of the Baker family, long-established farmers.
Witley and Milford Commons were used as army camps during both World Wars. This flat area served as a parade ground, which would have been used by the 20,000 soldiers based here. The Free French also had their headquarters at Milford Court, with General de Gaulle said to visit. The commons also feature some Bronze Age burial mounds and iron workings from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Farming for the win
In 2010, the Farmers Retail and Markets Association named Milford Farmers Market as the best in the country. The market is held at Secretts on the third Sunday of every month.
A crafty lot...
Now with over 120 members, the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen promotes the work of professional craftspeople across the county and provides a showcase for members work through exhibitions and its co-operative gallery/shop in Milford.
While youre there...
...Secretts, which is a third generation family business and supplies a number of our countys pubs and restaurants with their fresh produce. They moved to the present site of Hurst Farm in 1937, which as well as farm shop, cafes and events is home to a rather fame-hungry heron (pictured).
On Portsmouth Road, The Refectory (01483 413820), originally a cattle barn for Milford House and then a tea and antiques shop, is now a top class pub.
Secretts (01483 520500) 1930s tea room.
The Kings Arms Royal Hotel (01483 421545) in Godalming.
The actress Penelope Keith.
Found just off the A3 by car. Milford Station is a short walk from the centre and in easy reach of Guildford.