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Albury village is in the beautiful Surrey Hills, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The main street on which The Drummond sits on is lined with timber framed and flint cottages and are famous for the most fantastic chimneys. Albury has its own Vineyard located at the foot of the North Downs just by the Silent Pool, home also to the award-winning gin with legends relating to the pool itself.
Immersing yourself in the outdoors is how you will experience Albury at its finest. The surrounding areas offer excellent walks around the Surrey Hill’s. The river Tillingbourne attracts avid anglers from all over the country, as well as the Albury Estate offering some high profile shooting during the game season.
Silent Pool Gin Distillery
The Silent Pool Gin Distillery is in the Surrey Hills on the Albury Estate in the local beauty spot know as Silent Pool. By the skilful hands of the distillers, each essential ingredient is carefully selected and, where possible, locally sourced. They offer an excellent distillery tour, and an opportunity to taste some of their excellent gins.
Albury Organic Vineyard
A small, family run biodynamic vineyard located in the Surrey Hills. They produce some high quality organic English sparkling, and their vineyard tour is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Rich in history, the 1400 acre estate at Polesdon Lacey dates back to Roman times and boasts stunning views over the Surrey Hills. Today the estate is looked after by the National Trust and welcomes visitors all year round.
Another member of the National Trusts portfolio, its 400 acres of rolling parkland and woodland make it one of the largest estates in the area and full of year-round seasonal colour.
Guildford town centre is just a 10 minute drive from The Drummond. A great cobbled High Street as well as The Friary shopping provide hours of retail therapy for the avid shopper. While you are there, be sure to explore the castle grounds!
G-Live, Electric Theatre and the Yvonne Arnaud theatre are all located a short drive into Guildford town centre. Cranleigh Arts Centre is a smaller more intimate venue, but provides some excellent entertainment throughout the year.
RHS Wisley is just a 25 minute drive from the pub. It is one of the worlds great gardens, packed with horticultural inspiration. It attracts over a million visitors a year, and makes for a truly great day out.
The Surrey Hills are best known for being an area of outstanding natural beauty. Inevitably, there a plenty of walks you can do in and around the hills – whether you’re an avid hiker or just someone who enjoys the fresh air and a ponder the Surrey Hills are a great place to go. The hills are around a 25 minute drive from the pub. There are lots of events held here too – great for a family day out or simply enjoy the views of the county.