March, 2014 - A ramble through Surrey - Surrey Life - Archant Community

March, 2014

Guildford born chef swaps London restaurants for a Surrey pub return in Cranleigh

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One Surrey chef has recently returned to his roots and the early results indicate that people in the Cranleigh area will be very happy with that decision. Born in Guildford but having spent recent times in Soho, Kevin Webb is going to have to adjust to...

Exciting new restaurant to pop-up in West End village, near Woking

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One of my favourite 2013 dining experiences was not at a restaurant or a pub , but in the home of Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess Grantham. Greeted like Lords and Ladies at the beautiful and historic Byfleet Manor, which features as Dame Maggie...

24 filming in Walton-on-Thames - Kiefer Sutherland fights terrorists in Surrey

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The latest instalment of American action series 24: Live Another Day has been filming in the grounds of Walton Court, the former Bird's Eye HQ in Walton-on-Thames. Actor Kiefer Sutherland, who plays 24’s main protagonist Jack Bauer, took time out...

Compton cemetery awarded grade II-listed status by English Heritage

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Photo: English Heritage Designed by Victorian artist and designer Mary Watts, Compton cemetery has been awarded grade II-listed status by English Heritage. Built at the end of the 19th century, it is home to a nationally significant group of Arts and...

Shepperton Studios shot space drama Gravity wins seven Oscars

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Following on from six Baftas last month, space drama Gravity, which was shot in parts at Shepperton Studios, won seven Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards last night. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the film picked up best director for Alfonso...

No donkeys were harmed in the making of this pub lunch

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With donkey burgers and donkey fries on the menu, I was a little worried about the potentially unusual open meat sourcing policy at one Tilford pub this weekend. But, so close to the headline grabbing horse meat scandal, would Lord Coe really have attended...

Walking the boardwalk at Thursley Common

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On arrival, visitors to Thursley National Nature Reserve are warned not to touch any suspicious objects and to report them to the police. Worrying stuff for such a seemingly placid part of the world... All becomes clear however with the attached note...