Surrey Life editor enjoys staycation at Botley Hill Farmhouse's North Downs Shepherd Huts - a boutique Surrey Hills holiday on your doorstep.
The Titsey Estate is one of the largest surviving historic estates in Surrey and the families who have lived there have been among the county's most powerful residents. The Titsey Brewing Co microbrewery takes inspiration from that rich heritage to produce its delicious beers.
Long a popular destination for walkers on the Pilgrims' Way, Botley Hill Farmhouse has now been added as an official stop-off point on the route.
Looking for the perfect winter mini-break? Then look no further than the new shepherd huts at Broomlands Farm, near Limpsfield, in the idyllic countryside of the Surrey/Kent borders
A peruse of our dinner menu will quickly reveal our commitment to locally produced food, and we couldn’t get much closer than lamb from the Titsey Estate. We are so lucky to have such delicious quality meat farmed right on our doorstep by seventh generation farmers, the New family.
Regular visitors to Botley Hill Farmhouse may well have spotted a print on the wall, just to the right of the bar, commemorating the Battle of Britain. Perhaps, if you are particularly eagle-eyed, you may also have noticed that the story accompanying it relates to an extraordinary incident that actually happened in the skies overhead.
In addition to locally sourced meat, eggs and cheese, we are delighted to welcome a range of artisan beers brewed by Titsey Brewing Co, who are based on site in a converted cellar.
Sourcing locally is important to us and it means a lot to our customers, too. The word ‘local’ is sometimes over-used yet, without the evidence to back it up, it has no meaning. For us, ‘local’ means understanding the provenance of what we serve - sourcing where possible from within a short distance of the farmhouse - but it’s also about quality.
Last week we welcomed some very special guests to Botley Hill Farmhouse, as the family of WWII pilot Harry Snow Newton visited the site where he plummeted to earth from his flaming Hurricane during the Battle of Britain.
Hot on the heels of the amazing news that Botley Hill Farmhouse had been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, we were told we were also finalists in the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards - all thanks to your votes.
Take a romantic break or just get away from the hustle and bustle in our luxury shepherd huts at nearby Broomlands Farm.
Our splendid wedding barn has far-reaching views across the North Downs. Find out more about hosting your special day at Botley.