Dorking is the hidden gem of the Surrey Hills

We understand that the best people to ask about a place are the locals. So every Thursday, that is just what we do.

We believe that Dorking is the hidden gem of the home counties. Set in the gorgeous Surrey Hills, we are surrounded by verdant hills, Denbie’s Wine Estate – England’s largest vineyard, and at the top of the highstreet, we have Sorrel –  AA England’s Best Restaurant. Dorking is truly exquisite.

Innovators, entrepreneurs, award-winners all invest in this place because it is special. There is something unique about Dorking. From its heritage, its culture and its independent spirit, Dorking has an ease yet determination about it that makes the town and its people a fantastic place to be.

People love it here and we want to share our town with the world.

Every week for #TravelThursday, we are ask our local community for their insight on what they love about Dorking and want to share with the world, whether it’s a photo of the countryside, their favourite pet-friendly cafe, or hidden hike or cycle ride.

We also have a few hidden gems up our own sleeve. Did you know that all around town, there are fantastic offers to be had using Dorking’s LoyalFree app? This week, we are sharing our LoyalFree offer at a local favourite, The Queen’s Head.

The Queen’s Head in Dorking

Photo Credit: Justin DeSouza, The Queen’s Head Dorking

Discover offers and special deals using our LoyalFree app at our fabulous restaurants, independent shops and cafes. Right now, LoyalFree app customers can save 20% off food – Monday to Thursday from 12 to 5pm at The Queen’s Head Dorking. This gastro pub has been recently refurbished to a stunning standard. The pub blends modern and rustic styles, providing a relaxed, atmospheric setting for lunch, dinner and drinks. It has a beautiful garden where families relax in the sunshine and enjoy The Queen’s Head dynamic, fresh menu served by their friendly staff.

After lunch at The Queen’s Head, you can stroll along High Street, West Street, North Street and St Martin’s Walk to browse Dorking’s independent shops, antique shops, art galleries, or visit the Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre. If you fancy something off the beaten path, head out of the town centre towards the Deepdene Trail, a beautiful walking trail that encourages visitors to explore the Deepdene Estate or check out our visitor attractions page for more itineraries for all ages and interests.

As you explore our town, check your LoyalFree app for even more offers in your immediate area. There are fantastic offers on at Salt Pig on West Street, Ask Italian, Cafe Rouge, Cobbetts Real Ales, White Horse Dorking, gelato offers at Rialto Lounge to coffee at Two Many Cooks, Mullins Coffee Shop and Musette Cycle Caffe, to savings at Calliope, The Gilliangladrag Fluff-a-torium, Bakehouse, and so much more. Download Loyalfree on your phone and start saving today.

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