Dorking is located in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). And is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the south including large areas of woodland, hills with amazing views, stately homes and gardens, deep wooded cuttings containing country lanes and some of the most attractive villages in England.
North Holmwood Village Hall
Spook Hill, North Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey RH5 4JP.
2 Halls available for hire for all sort of events.
Used by Surrey Hills Dance Centre.
High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QT.
Used by Surrey Hills Dance Centre.
Food & Drink
Dorking food & restaurants close to the Oddfellows Hall:
Superdish - fish & chips; KFC, Subway, Pizza Express, Costa, Starbucks. Various independent cafes, sandwich bars and restaurants including Michelin star & rated - following cuisines available: English, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, French, Italian, Thai, Mediterranean, Turkish. Michelin Star restaurants also in town.
Marks & Spencer - Food department in main store (St. Martin's Walk Shopping Centre), Waitrose (South Street), Sainsburys (High Street), Tesco Express (Reigate Road, 1/2 mile by car), Lidl (Vincent Lane, 1/2 mile by car)
Londis (Dorking High Street, near the Oddfellows Hall), Nisa (at the BP garage Dorking High Street, near the Oddfellows Hall), Rise & Shine (European and British products, Dorking High Street), Morrisons (at the Esso Station, London Road, near the Oddfellows Hall), Cook (St. Martin's Walk Shopping Centre) and Denbies Farm Shop.
Town Centre Retailers
WH Smith, Boots, Boots Opticians, Waterstones, Clarks (shoes), Fat Face, Mountain Warehouse, Superdrug, Holland & Barrett, Carpetright, Robert Dyas, The Lemon Tree, Sussex Stationers, The Works, EE, Vodafone, Sainsbury's, Tudor Williams - Beds & Bedding departments; Costa; Starbucks plus numerous specialist shops selling cameras, menswear, ladies-wear, wedding dresses, vapes plus boutiques, hair dressers, dry cleaners, alterations, gift shops, home goods, large electrical appliances, florists, independent Polish supermarket, travel agents, carpet & rug shops, a range of charity shops, cafes, take-aways, hotel, pubs and restaurants.
Topps Tiles, Waitrose, Magnet, Majestic Wine plus numerous specialist shops selling guns' country-wear, heavy electrical goods, ladies-wear, wines, beds, old fashioned sweets, sportswear, kitchen & bathroom shops plus a range of cafes, pubs and restaurants (including Michelin star rated).
Numerous antiques and specialist shops, boutiques, bra shop, men's outfitters, hairdressers, kitchen designers, cycle shop. Pets Corner, saree shop, art gallery, Dorking museum, cafes, pubs & restaurants.
St. Martin's Walk (off the High Street):
Marks & Spencer (Menswear, Ladies-wear, Children's-wear, Cards, Seasonal goods & Food departments), Timpsons, Millets, Clarkes Stationers (& toys), Cocoa Island - locally made chocolate, chocolate cocktails & Prosecco bar, Organic & locally sourced foods & goods shop, natural products shop, plus library, hairdressers, beauticians, ladies-wear, children's wear & baby items, art centre, Turkish / Mediterranean restaurant, sandwich bar and cafes. Friday market (car park top layer), regular artisan and food markets.
Vincent Lane (one-way system):
Lidl, Wickes, Quickfit, CTD Tiles, Tool Station.
Also, some shops, pubs restaurants and take-aways on Dene Street, Cross Street, North Street, Old Kings Head Court and Horsham Road.
Banks & Building Societies:
NatWest, Barclays, Lloyds, Nationwide, Skipton, Halifax.
St. Martin's Walk (outside M&S lower level), South Street (opposite Waitrose). Dorking Football Stadium (Meadowbank)
Dorking Halls (High Street), Council Offices (Saturdays only, High Street), Wathen Road (off High Street - nearest to Oddfellows Hall), Dene Street, St, Martin's Walk multi-storey, High Street South (behind Sainsbury's), Waitrose (off Cross Street), South Street, West Street, North Street.
24-hour petrol stations:
Esso (old London Road, Town Centre), BP (High Street), Shell (A25 between Dorking & Reigate), Esso (A24 southbound at Beare Green), Esso (A24 Leatherhead by-pass).
Electric Charging Stations:
Tesla Destination Charger (33 South Street), Podpoint Charging Station Type 2 (Station Approach by Dorking mainline station),
Dorking Town Centre:
Ancient market town, cobbled alleys, museum, antiques quarter (West St.), comprehensive range of independent shops, boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and cafes as well as High Street names and supermarkets. Also Dorking caves (open for tours on limited days only).
Tour, tasting, shop, restaurant, art galley, events venue, farm shop, B&B, hotel, walks on the North Downs (NT Denbies Hillside).
Holmwood Common, Box Hill, Leith Hill, Polesden Lacey, Denbies Hillside.
3 screen cinema, theatre, auction house & cafe.
Swimming pool, gym, cafe
Skate park, new children's outdoor play area (behind St. Martin's Walk), indoor play area and cafe in new Football stadium.
Local history museum.
Open several days per year, guided tours only.
Long Distance Footpaths - Multiple including the North Downs Way and Greensand Way.
The White Horse (Bespoke Group Hotel),
High St, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BE.
Tel: 01306 881138 - newly refurbished throughout
Mercure Boxhill Burford Bridge Hotel,
Old London Rd, Dorking RH5 6BX.
Tel: 01306 884561
Reigate Rd, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QB.
Tel: 0871 984 6026
Denbies Vineyard Hotel
Bradley Lane, Dorking RH5 6AA
Also some local B&Bs.
Wisley RHS Garden (Wisley near Guildford)
Guildford - attractive county and university town with castle remains, Wey river and canal and 20th century cathedral
Brockham - stunning village with traditional green, church and an excellent pub / restaurant
London Gatwick Airport - domestic & international flights
Hampton Court Palace - Henry VIII's stunning palace on the Thames.
Sandown Park (Esher)- Horse Racing & Events
Epsom Downs - Horse Racing & Events
Newlands Corner Near Albury on A25)- Stunning views & walks
Silent Pool (near Albury on A25) - walks & Silent Pool Gin
The Gin Kitchen (Punchbowl Lane near North Holmwood) - Gin tasting and more
National Trust Clandon Park & Hatchlands (Guildford), Polesden Lacy (Bookham), Leith Hill House (Coldharbour), Reigate Hill, Winkworth Arboretum (Godalming), Devil's Punch Bowl (Hindhead) plus loads of others in easy driving distance in East & West Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.
Chessington World of Adventures - theme park
Thorpe Park - theme park
Off-road cycling - Downs Link (Guildford, Shalford, Bramley, Cranleigh, Rudgwick, Slinfold, Christ's Hospital, Southwater, Partridge Green, Henfield, Bramber, Shoreham-by-Sea); Worth Way (Crawley West to East Grinstead)
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden (Ockley)
Steam & Heritage Railways - Bluebell Railway (East Grinstead to Sheffield Park), Watercress Line (Alton to Alresford, Hampshire)
Canal & boat trips - Kingston-upon-Thames, Hampton Court, Guildford, Loxwood (near Billingshurst)
Also drive the scenic A25 from Dorking to Guildford.