What makes living in Alfold so great?

Published: 26 July 2019

A local’s guide to Alfold

 Alfold is a beautiful village on the Surrey/Sussex border. There is an interesting story behind its name which comes from the words old fold meaning a clearing or area for cattle grazing. This area used to be part of the Wealden forest before it was cleared to make way for cultivation of plants and animals. Yet despite its rural feel, everything you need is in easy reach and can be the perfect place to live in.

What to do

You will be pleasantly surprised by the attractionsactivitiesevents and many other notable goings on in Alfold. A short stroll around the area takes you to the characterful hamlet of Alfold, offering a village store with post office and a local pub, while Cranleigh with its coffee shops, farmers’ markets and supermarkets, lively restaurants and cozy pubs is just a ten minute drive. Horse riding is a popular pastime in the scenic Surrey Hills, and no matter if you are a novice or an experienced rider, Horse Riding Surrey offers everything from beginner lessons to hacking, hunting and even beach rides. Showcasing a stunning display of nature no matter what time of year, this hillside arboretum run by the National Trust is perfect for peaceful walks, lazy picnics or family adventures – with natural play areas, hidden trails and wild woods to explore.

Where to eat

Sir Roger Tichborne pub is satisfying the appetites of locals since 1873, this idyllic countryside pub in Alfold has a relaxed vibe and offers a locally sourced seasonal menu. Soak up the sunshine in the garden or cozy up by the welcoming open fire. Indulge in delicious coffee and homemade cakes while watching the world go by at family-run Cromwell Coffee House. Wholesome breakfasts and lunches can also be enjoyed on the flower-filled terrace of this 16th century building.

Transport links

Stylish Guildford and its all-important train station is under 12 miles away, from which you can reach London Waterloo in just 41 minutes – and nearby Horsham station has regular services to London Victoria. If you commute by car, the A3 provides access to the M25, central London and beyond. If you are thinking about travelling to Alfold, Surrey by public transport, the nearest railway station is Witley Railway Station. The nearest airports are London Gatwick Airport (North Terminal), London Gatwick Airport (South Terminal)Redhill Aerodrome and  Goodwood Airport.


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Written by the SO Resi In House Team




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