Kalm Kitchen Cafe
This small, independent café is one of our favourite places for lunch, when you’ll find their counter bursting with a wholesome salad selection. But Sunday brunch is when they really shine – there’s a rather impressive choice of ways to have your eggs, and buttermilk pancakes that’ve gone straight to the top of our must-eat list.
Just across the road from Neptune Guildford, in a striking, glass-fronted building, is coffee-shop-meets-food-store, Caracoli. Not only do they serve their own delicious house-blended coffee and sell a selection of speciality ingredients, but they also share their space with Steamer Trading, for the pans, appliances and utensils that go alongside. On sunny days, we recommend taking your coffee and your purchases out to their modern terrace space.
Guildford’s Harbour Hotel boasts three different but equally luxurious spaces to eat and drink. From The Long Bar, which also plays host to comedy nights and live music; to the stunning, double-height space of the Harbour Cafe, Bar and Grill; to The Jetty restaurant, where you can dine on local and seasonal food. We particularly recommend afternoon tea at the Harbour Cafe, especially the inventive ‘Gentleman’s Tea’.
Refreshingly unpretentious and thoroughly English, the William IV pub in the village of Albury is as traditional as it gets. Expect homecooked food at its best and most honest, low beams, roaring fires, and a warm welcome for muddy wellies and wet dogs.