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County - Surrey | Map
Tel code: 01306 | code search
Postcode: RH4 | code search
Population: 20000
Grid Reference: TQ165496
Council: Mole Valley District
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Dorking History
Birthplace of:
Laurence Olivier Thomas Malthus Prunella Scales John Evelyn
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Food Legends:
English Sparkling Wine
Cultural Britain:
Vaughan Williams' Surrey Hills
Folk Customs:
Chertsey Black Cherry Fair
Guildford's Dicey Maids
Inspecting the Gibson Tomb

Dorking Events

March
UK Wife Carrying Races

April
Easter Weekend Family Fun

May
Tulip Festival

June
Welcome To Thailand Festival

July
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Box Hill Village Fair
Denbies ‘Local’ Beer Festival
Polesden Lacey Festival

November
Surrey Hills Country Fair
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"There are many pretty villages that surround the town. Those worth visiting ? Ockley, Wotton, Shere, Abinger and Brockham

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Dorking is a thriving market town set in the beautiful Surrey Hills. The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book as the Manor or Dorchinges. The manor had been seized by William The Conquerer for his own use after he defeated the Saxon King Harold at the Battle of Hasting in 1066. Prior to that Dorking had been a small staging post established on Stane Street, the roman road that linked the important roman settlements at Chichester and London. In 1750 a turnpike was constructed between Brighton and London, this once again made Dorking an important staging post. The town benefited from its situation in a narrow chalk valley where many roads, paths and tracks met, and it quickly grew in importance. The steep sided valley is cut by the River Mole which runs to the north of the town. To the south is Leith Hill, the highest point in Southern England at 1000 feet. The North Downs and Surrey Hills dominate the area and can be seen from almost all parts of the Dorking. Britain's largest vineyard, Denbies Vineyard, sits on one of the banks of the River Mole just north of the town. The famous Box Hill is beyond the other bank. Box Hill has long been a popular destination with walkers and hikers as well being a very popular meeting place for motorcyclists. There are clay pits to the south of the town that were made famous by the discovery of the fossilised fish-eating dinosaur the Baryonyx Walkeri. This was a ‘new’ species to scientists when uncovered. The development of the modern town of Dorking has been relatively sympathetic to its original character. The town is famous for being home to a proliferation of antique dealers and the old White Horse Inn still dominates the High Street. A small open air shopping mall called St Martin’s Walk compliments the towns other main shopping thoroughfares on the High Street, South Street and West Street

Accountant

Ellis Atkins Chartered Accountants
H J P Independent Financial Advisers
Mapperson Price
Richard Matthew Associates

Attraction

Box Hill
Denbies Wine Estate
Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre
Forge and Dragon Gallery
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
Leith Hill
Polesden Lacey
Westcott Gallery

Budget

The Lincoln Arms *book online*
Travelodge Dorking *book online*

Care Home

51 Deepdene Avenue
Garth House Nursing Home
Stanecroft

Church

St Barnabas
St Martins

Classes

Dance - Surrey Hills Dance Centre Ltd

Yoga - Kripalu

Council

Mole Valley District Council

Dentist

Arunde Lodge Dental Surgery
Dorking Dental Centre
Fleming & Associates
Longborough Dental Practice
Old Courthouse Dental Practice

Doctor

Dr Blockey & Partners
Leith Hill Practice
Medwyn Surgery
New House Surgery
Riverbank Surgery

Estate Agent

Cubitt & West
Haart
Hamptons
Patrick Gardner & Co
White & Sons

Farmers Market

Dorking Farmers Market

Flat Share

Easy Room Mate

Golf Club

Betchworth Park

Dorking Golf Club

Inn

Dukes Head Hotel
Inn on the Green
The Abinger Hatch
The Lincoln Arms

Market

Dorking Car Boot
Dorking Farmers Market
Dorking Market

Performing Arts

DDOS
Dorking Chamber Orchestra
Dorking Choral Society
Dorking Halls
Enter Stage Right

Pub and Bar

Arty P's
Bulls Head
Bush
Cricketers
Falkland Arms
Inn on the Green
Kings Arms

Old House At Home
Pilgrim
Prince Of Wales
Queens Head
Royal Oak
Spotted Dog
Star Inn
The Plough at Blackbrook
The White Horse
Watermill Inn
White Hart

Restaurant

Aroyded Thai Restaurant
Arty P's
Bryce's at The Old Schoolhouse
Cafe Rialto
Chilli & Spice
Da Peppino
Da Peppino
Dorking Brasserie
Falkland Arms

Fountain Garden
Green Rooms
High Island
Inn on the Green
Kings Arms
Partners
Pizza Express
Pizza Piazza
The Bali
The New Curry Garden
The Plough at Blackbrook
The White Horse
Two To Four
Watermill Inn
Zafron

School

Box Hill School
Enter Stage Right
Hurtwood House

Self-Catering

Bulmer Farm
Hill View Apartments

Roomspace Serviced Apartments - Defoe Court

Solicitor

David Cowan, Solicitors
Hart Scales & Hodges

Taxi

A-2-B Dorking Taxis
A1 Supreme Taxis
Abacab Dorking Taxis
Carriages
Dorking Cars Ltd
Dorking Town Taxis
Gem Cars
Ladybird Taxis Ltd
Westcott Cars Limited

Theatre

Dorking Halls
The Green Room Theatre

Vet

Denbies View Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Ashcombe VC (Volleyball)
Bookham (Amateur Football)
Capel CC (Cricket)
Dorking CC (Cricket)
Dorking Judo Club (Martial Arts)

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Dorking Town FC (Amateur Football)
Westcott CC (Cricket)

Shops

MXS Books
Sussex Stationers PLC
Surrey Gourmet
Kingfisher Farm Shop
Thistles
Dorking Flowers
Boots
Kingfisher Farm Shop
Swanworth Farm
Wyevale Garden Centre
Lilies Water Gardens
Dorking Pet Centre
Muddy Paws
Millets
Flowers by Elaine
Alan Woodcock
G C Bateman
The Boot Hole

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Jane Elliott
Waterstones
Carphone Warehouse
The Pump Gallery
Filman Fine Art
Gallery 238
Westcott Gallery
Hannah Peschar Sculpture
King's Court Galleries
John Arthur Gallery
Robert Dyas
Wickes
Holland and Barratt
Superdrug
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Clarks
Fat Face
The Wow! Gallery
Beauty by Dawn
Geoff Sayer
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Fuller’s Country Clothing
S C Fuller
Head for the Hills
Doves Decorating Supplies
Dorking Domestic Appliances
Tanhouse Farm Shop
Brook’s Fishmongers
Weller’s Florist & Plants
Just Champagne
The Fig Tree
Dorking Lighthouse
Ian Munro Menswear
Wolvens Pet Supplies & Country Store
John Eccles Interiors
Steamer Trading Cookshop

Antiques

Dorking Desk Shop
Arkell Antiques Ltd
The House Of Bulow Antiques
Holmwood Antiques
Harmans Antiques

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Hampshires Of Dorking
Dorking House Antiques
Dorking Antiques
Elias Antiques of Dorking
Austin Antiques
Acanthus Antiques
G Watson Antiques
BodyShop
Meridian Gallery

Activities

Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Mole Valley Bowmen(Archery)
Tipson Choi Kwang Do(Martial Arts)

Places to Stay near Dorking

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White Horse (0.08 miles)

White Horse

This 3 star beautiful old coaching inn with its old oak beams, open log fires and inviting lounge has 78 en suite rooms and dates back to 1750. The Original house was owned by the ... More | visit website

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Hill View Apartments (0.27 miles)

Hill View Apartments
Contemporary spacious accommodation on the ground floor offering a great blend of town and country style living. This low rise apartment building is set on a broad, tree-lined road with landscaped surroundings. Private parking is ... More
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Homestead B&B (0.32 miles)

Homestead B&B

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A warm welcome awaits you at our spacious home, set in its own grounds of 7˝ acres. We are tucked away at the end of our own private lane, 300 ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Dorking (0.48 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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The Lincoln Arms (0.57 miles)

The Lincoln Arms
A friendly pub and B&B where you are assured a warm welcome. All rooms are ensuite (mostly showers). We offer homemade food and a host of facilities including WiFi, large screens sports, pool tables, darts ... More | visit website
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Denbies Wine Estate (0.94 miles)

Denbies Wine Estate
With a 4 Star Rating and situated in England's largest vineyard 'Denbies Farmhouse Accommodation' offers a uniquely peaceful setting for overnight business trips, short stays and relaxing breaks in the Surrey Hills, an area of ... More | visit website
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Burford Bridge (1.49 miles)

Burford Bridge

The 4 star Mercure Burford Bridge sits at the foot of Box Hill, with the Mole River running at the bottom of the spectacular gardens. With 57 en suite rooms, the hotel is ideal for ... More | visit website

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Running Horses (2.37 miles)

Running Horses

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Located on the outskirts of Dorking, The Running Horses is within easy reach of Heathrow (29 miles) and Gatwick Airports (17 miles). The M25 is less than 4 miles away ... More

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The Red Lion (2.88 miles)

The Red Lion
The Red Lion in Buckland, Betchworth is a well established family run traditional English Country Pub & Restaurant with Accommodation set in a beautiful rural location yet centrally placed for access to London and the ... More | visit website
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Hartsfield Manor (2.96 miles)

Hartsfield Manor

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This dedicated conference and training venue offers convenience and comfort for a relaxing stay. Positioned close to London, the Manor offers Victorian splendour set in a lovely setting. Lawns and a ... More

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