Oxted ~ where to eat, shop and visit

PUBLISHED: 16:34 10 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:50 20 February 2013

Oxted ~ where to eat, shop and visit

Oxted ~ where to eat, shop and visit

Visit Oxted and discover a bustling town with a comforting nod to the past, along with beautiful countryside, plenty of attractions and some great pubs to enjoy come the weekend

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine August 2012


Visit Oxted and discover a bustling town with a comforting nod to the past, along with beautiful countryside, plenty of attractions and some great pubs to enjoy come the weekend


Photo: Giuseppina Valenza


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Need to know:


Where to eat: The popular Italian restaurant Cucina (01883 713988) in Station Road East. Check out their fantastic calzone.
Where to drink: Recently refurbished, The George Inn (01883 713453) has a great food and drink offering.
Something to take home: Head to the Old Dairy Studios and create your very own crockery!
Somewhere to stay: Just along the road in neighbouring Godstone, youll find the Godstone Hotel (01883 742461).
Top tip: Visit the beautiful village of Limpsfield, which is walkable from Oxted.
Getting there: Just off junction 6 of the M25 with the A25 passing through, Oxted station is also right in the heart of town.

Shop till you drop...
Many have tried their hands at pottery in the Old Dairy Studios (01883 370231) of Station Road West, including the polar opposites of Bear Grylls and Kerry Katona the studio still has a mug and ashtray, respectively, to prove it. Meanwhile, founded in Banstead in 1953, Robert Fuller menswear (01737 356789) has also had a second store in Oxted on Station Road East since 1997. For the ladies, there is Visage (01883 730635) and Chanterelle (01883 714389), both found on the same road. Back in Station Road West, theres also the lovely Secondhand Bookshop (01883 715755), perfect for whiling away an hour or two.


Take a break
If youre looking for a moment of calm in a busy weekend, then stop off for a cuppa or light lunch at Robertsons tea and coffee shop. Trading for over 70 years at 42 Station Road West, they offer a huge range of coffees, teas from around the world and delicious ready-to-bag chocolate truffles. Dont mind if we do...


Treading the boards...
Purpose-built as a community theatre in 1924, The Barn Theatre was largely constructed out of timbers from a local 13th century sawmill.


Get a little Titsey
Dating back to the 16th century, Titsey Place is one of the largest surviving historic estates in Surrey. Today, the early 19th century house and its stunning gardens are open to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays until Sunday September 30. Be sure to leave enough time to enjoy a cream tea and a cake in the Tea Room.


Take a stroll
Both the Greensand Way and North Downs Way are easily accessible from Oxted, so throw on your hiking boots and set out to explore the nearby countryside and villages. Sites to look out for include the privately owned 19th century Oxted Mill, the imposing gothic tower of the former St Michaels School for Girls and, who knows, you might even spot local resident Mohamed Al Fayed on your travels!


Stop for a bite
Pub-goers are spoilt for choice in Old Oxted, with four hostelries within easy stumbling distance, including The George Inn (01883 713453), which reopened after refurbishment at the end of June and also hosts a local photographers gallery, and The Crown (01883 717853), which is something of a nerve centre for the annual Oxted pram race.

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