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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Gastropub
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“Go at sunset and grab a table on the patio for a wonderful view. Fab location with good food. Great garden too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Point of Interest
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“Grayshott is surrounded by lots of National Trust land, heathland and commons, of which the Punchbowl is unique. Whether you enjoy long walks, or short gentle ambles, the Punchbowl has a walk for you. It has spectacular long distance views over the 'crater'. On a good day Canary Wharf in London catch your eye in the distance and the lights from the flights coming into Gatwick twinkle. There is a great National Trust café which serves anything from tea and a cake to something more substantial. Alternatively, take a picnic to eat at one of the benches. A favourite of many is to buy Fish and Chips from the local 'chippie' then eat them at the Punchbowl. It is a must visit for groups, individuals, young and old as well as super fun for doggies.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Outstanding, freshly cooked, Indian restaurant set in an old converted barn. Great to eat in or take away and walking distance of The Piggery. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A perfect pub on a quintessential english village green. Really good food but you must book well in advance. Sit outside and watch the cricket.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Easy walks with national trust cafe for a cup of tea and a chocolate brownie”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great bar snacks but a bit pricey for a full meal. An easy walk away through the woods. Lovely outside area. Shut during August and not open Monday to Wednesday.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“ Great for children. Special events year round for children - check out their website for details.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Situated next to our Bed and Breakfast rooms The Kings Arms Pub offers a delicious selection of English pub classics!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Explore the highest point in the South Downs National Park at the National Trust's Black Down, near Haslemere. Alfred Lord Tennyson fell in love with the Black Down Hills and would stride out through the heather, wrapped in his cloak. Follow in his footsteps and walk through Black Down's beautiful woodland and heathland. The walk goes to the Temple of the Winds, named after a Bronze Age circular bank. Here you can find one of the best views of the South Downs National Park. This little-known spot has a secret feel and a charming curved stone seat to rest on.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Amazing food at one of Britain's top 50 pubs. Set in an idyllic tucked away location with real ales, gourmet food and great service. You need to book advance to get a table.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“8 minute drive. Gastro pub & bar with occasional live music. Parking outside. Often frequented by young persons. Sometimes stays open late (though typically not beyond midnight). Good food selection and friendly staff. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Ignore the picture, look up Blackdowncellar.co.uk It's under new ownership and is now a gin centre. They do wood fired pizzas as well as selling their delicious gin. It's set in a beautiful courtyard sitting on straw bales. Highly recommended. It's only 5 mins away or you can walk, mainly on a stunning bridleway. Check for opening hours. It's worth phoning them as their hours especially at the weekends are normally longer than stated on their website.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Because ponds, shaded walk, cool breezes. Spot the massive ancient carp, ducks and kingfishers. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Ice Cream Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Park
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“The highest point in the South Downs National Park Black Down in West Sussex is a landscape of wavy hair grass, purple heather and pine trees, where you can still get a true sense of 'wild'. The views have inspired many for years and none so renowned as Tennyson himself: ‘You came and looked and loved the view, long known and loved by me, Green Sussex fading into blue with one grey glimpse of sea.’”
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“Haslemere railway station is just 15 mins walk from Cherrimans. Trains to London (55mins) and Portsmouth (45 mins)”
  • 1 local recommends