Godalming is a hive of independent businesses and we wanted to use this space to highlight some of our favourites. We will be sure to add as we go along and new things come to our attention and of course please do let us know about your own recommendations.

The name “Godalming” means “Godhelm's people” and the town with this Saxon name was indeed recorded in the will of Alfred the Great (849-899). The town became rich through its woollen cloth and leather tanning and was at one time even bigger than its neighbour Guildford. Advanced in river navigation (the Wey), advanced in its railway (in 1849), it kept up this forward-thinking spirit by installing the world's first public electricity supply (in 1881). For more history on the town of Godalming, please do visit our museum for a wealth of knowledge.

Godalming Musuem

The Best Pubs

My top picks

Dog Friendly Places