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During the Covid-19 emergency, Dorking Town Partnership (the BID) is working closely with Mole Valley District Council to support our local businesses.

We’ll be publishing and updating accurate and timely information for our business community, our customers, and Dorking’s many friends from further afield, and we’ll be standing up for Dorking for as long as this crisis continues.

For the latest advice for businesses, and a summary of all the government-mandated assistance that is being made available, click on this link.

Specific government-funded small business grants are available through local authorities for companies and traders in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors where rateable value falls below various thresholds. To apply for your grant from MVDC, click on this link.

Many of Dorking’s independent and chain shops, cafes and restaurants are continuing to provide invaluable services for local customers. These include home delivery of food and other essentials, shops that are open for business continuing to trade as mandated by the government, and shops that are continuing to trade online.

To support local businesses and their employees, click on one of the links below.

These are exceptionally challenging times, and we will continue to update the information on this page for everyone who lives and works in Dorking and its environs. We won’t be updating the rest of the site until the emergency ends, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, or you have services you’d like us to publicise, please contact

We are delighted to announce our

Surrey Day Photography Competition winners.


The PUBLIC’S CHOICE AWARD goes to Charlotte Evans for her views of Dorking rooftops and St Martin’s Church.  


HELLO DORKING DIRECTORS AWARD goes to Linda from Ranmore Rise B&B for are stunning shots of Surrey Hills.

Congratulations to you both.

Discover what you have been missing.

Click on the icons below to explore what Dorking has to offer: unique and quirky independent shops, antiques and art galleries, boutiques, the very best of British and european fashion, authentic pubs and hostelries, and Michelin-star award-winning Sorrel, AA Restaurant of the Year.

We’re chock full of heritage and history, from cave tours and dinosaur bones, to walking tours and Suffragette history in our Dorking Museum. We are leading revolutions in food, with world-class award-winning wine at Denbies Vineyard and craft gin and beer, to launching newly refurbished hotels. We have first-class entertainment at Dorking Halls and we have a new incredible football ground.

Adventure awaits. Escape to Dorking and experience it all for yourself.

Explore Dorking

Click on the people below to explore a suggested itinerary for our town. From family-friendly finds to foodie delights, we’ll give you ideas about what to do, where to go, and visit. Looking for a space to park? We've got you covered. What are you waiting for?

Shopper's Delight in Dorking

If you have just one day to get your fill of Dorking’s fabulous shops, cafes and sights, begin by downloading the Dorking LoyalFree for special offers and discounts, and then get ready to explore!


A Foodie’s Escape

Dorking is food enthusiast’s dream, with a whole host of cuisines to satisfy your every hunger. From Michelin stars to dining under the stars, Dorking has something for everyone – as well as an array of shops to help you take some fabulous local fare home with you.

Independent Spirit

You might have heard it before, but we’re very proud of our independent spirit here in Dorking. The town has a unique vibe because of our inhabitants, their visions, their creativity, and their passion for making their own dreams come true.

Art Fanatic's Adventure

Dorking has a buzzing local art scene, and it’s gained a reputation as a hub of artists, ideas people and creators. This independent spirit has helped build the town we know and love, and there’s no better way to reveal the true depths of a place than meeting the creators themselves and the galleries that host them. Let us introduce you!

A family-friendly weekend break to Dorking

If you’re a practiced mini-breaker who has already found Dorking, we salute you. For those who haven’t found our secret? Let us share something special; when you’ve more than a few hours, the doors to all things Dorking start to open.

Off the Beaten Path

If you love an outdoor adventure look no further. Nestled in the Surrey Hills, Dorking has a wealth of outdoors beauty spots, hiking trails and cycling paths.

Getting Here


By Road


By Rail


On Foot

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