The Adventures Of Dorking

After having a sort through my camera roll (had way too many food pics clogging it up) I decided it was well worth concocting a post about my beautiful mini break a few weeks back.  This was the first holiday of the year for me and was just the recuperation needed after Christmas and the miseries of January. Apologies for my photography – it isn’t one of my strong points by a long shot. 

Let me take you to Dorking, Surrey… 

Got the opportunity to spend my second long weekend at the beautiful Simons Cottage, pretty much in the middle of nowhere surrounded by woodlands and wildlife, what better way to relax?

Spending the evening in front of an open fire sipping on gin; of course my favourite concoction of Hendricks and cucumber. 

And the days out exploring. We were really lucky and had a white out whilst there which made the scenery look amazing! 

We went on daily afternoon walks and stopped off at the various pubs in the area for a well deserved rest bite; here are some links to the ones we visited. 

Stephen Langton

The Abinger Hatch

Plough Inn

(Dogs are permitted in all of the above)

We also treated ourselves on the Saturday eve and went out for dinner rather than cooking, and boy am i glad we did. I decided to go for something completely different for a change; i’m a bit of a sucker for pasta and that tends to be my dish of choice, but i ordered a Steak & Ale Pie that came with vegetables and mash and was absolutely gorgeous. Faith restored in pies! I may have also accidentally over indulged by having a dessert but the descriptions were so mouth watering and as the tag states i’m a ‘foodie’ so of course i had to. Went for a New York Cheesecake. 

Credit to the  Wotton Hatch

If any of you are in to countryside walks or photography then i would highly recommend a visit. Even if you’re looking for somewhere to have a nice meal (permitting you live close enough) 



Got my daily dose of exercise walking up and down the hills of Surrey – and believe me some of them are steep! 

Got a few more destinations lined up for the first half of the year so far including Berlin, Prague, St.Lucia and Antigua. Cant wait to share my experiences. If anyone has any recommendations for places to visit in the UK then please comment below. 



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