Christmas Advent – 24 of Our Favourite Local Businesses (Part 2)

There are so many unique products, quality services, impactful organisations, and talented individuals in the area surrounding Fetcham Park that this Christmas we are showcasing a few of our favourites. Here is part two of our 24 local businesses on our doorstep.

13). Two Many Cooks

Two Many Cooks know how to cater a truly fantastic event. As a supplier of Fetcham Park, we have worked with the team for many years, providing outstanding food and service to corporate clients for meetings and events and private parties with anything from an informal business lunch to a canape reception. As well as their event services there is a buzzy shop on South Street in Dorking. Perfect for meeting friends, picking up a picnic, a healthy lunch or a hearty breakfast. Their food is always excellent and delicious. Visit:

14). Challengers

Guildford-based charity Challengers break down the barriers to play and make it possible for every disabled child and young person to play and have fun, without limits. They support children and young people aged 2 – 18 across the South East of England. We have enjoyed a long-term association with Challengers alongside our parent company The Wilky Group and have seen the incredible work they do for the community by providing a real lifeline for parents with disabled children. Visit:

15). PlantPassion

Plantpassion is an artisan flower farm run by Claire Brown based in East Clandon. On the farm, Claire grows beautiful, seasonal and sustainable flowers which are sold locally to florists and used for events like weddings and funerals. There is a local delivery service to select postcodes between Guildford and Cobham. The farm is also open at select times for workshops and a chance to ‘pick your own’ blooms. Visit:

16). K.alm Kitchen

Inventive, thoughtful and meticulously delivered, K.alm Kitchen’s attention to detail coupled with exceptional food ensures every event is unforgettable. We have had the pleasure of working with Puttenham-based K.alm on numerous events, from private parties to luxury corporate and charity events, including most recently for our client the Luxury Collective. Visit:

17). ACID Anti-Copying in Design

ACID is the UK’s leading membership and campaigning organisation for design & intellectual property. Co-founded by CEO Dids Macdonald OBE in 1996, today ACID represents thousands of designers. They stand on the frontline of the ongoing battle against design theft, striving to help promote design-originality as a genuine route to a creator’s growth. Their work is invaluable to creatives who can a free membership IP hotline, attend events, workshops and seminars. ACID also offer IP audits, mediation and campaign for design law reform. The organisation uses the meeting rooms at Fetcham Park for board meetings, finding the House a suitable venue to reflect their aims and ethos. Visit:

18). Kingfisher Farm Shop

Delightful farm shop nestled in the Surrey Hills at Abinger Hammer selling a distinctive range of food, from meat and fish, dairy and eggs, fruit and veg, to baked goods, store cupboard essentials, gifts and hampers, and much more. Established in 1971, Kingsfisher Farm Shop is a greengrocer specialist and provides market fresh and farm fresh local produce. The farm-grown watercress has been sold at New Covent Garden Market for over a century and a half which is also where they select the freshest and highest quality produce for the shop. Visit:

19). Food for Occasions

Food for Occasions has been providing fantastic food for a variety of occasions since 1987. With a passion and love for food and entertaining, the team like to keep up with the latest trends and regularly adapt their menus. Friendly and professional with an eye for detail, the Food for Occasions kitchen is at The Old Mill on Barracks Farm in Fetcham. They use locally sourced and seasonal ingredients whenever possible and support quality suppliers and producers. Visit:

20). The Queen Stage

The Queen Stage is an independent pub restaurant in Effingham Village, at the gateway to the Surrey Hills. Ideally located for exploring the beautiful nearby hills, villages and towns, the pub is a mecca for cyclists and partners with Bike Hero, a local bike repairs specialist with a workshop in the back garden at weekends. Food and drinks are focused on locally sourced produce including single roast coffee roasted in Ranmore, to gelato from Polesden Lacey, a Surrey Gin menu and Sparkling wine from Puttenham. Visit:

21). RJ Clinic

Quick, convenient specialist osteopathic treatment in Fetcham. The osteopaths at RJ Clinic are specialists in a range of injuries including neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, sports injuries, arthritis and tension headaches. There are late evening and lunchtime appointments available which is ideal for those working locally. Visit:

22). Transform

Based in Leatherhead, Transform empowers people to reach their goals and live independent and fulfilling lives. The charity provides housing and support for more than 1,800 homeless and vulnerable people each year, in Surrey, West Sussex, Berkshire and south west London. Visit:

23). Leatherhead Museum

The Leatherhead Museum has a wonderfully varied range of interesting artefacts and exhibits showcasing local history. The Jane Austen’s Leatherhead exhibition explores evidence that Leatherhead was the inspiration for the village of Highbury in Austen’s ‘Emma’ as shown thorough research, maps, costumes, artworks and quotes; it’s a ‘must see’ for any Jane Austen or Georgian/Regency history fan. Elsewhere in the museum, there is The Interactive Cottage Kitchen, ‘Made In Leatherhead’, The River Room Archaeology Timeline and temporary art exhibitions throughout the year. The most valuable artefacts include the amazing Roman jewellery and pottery, scale models of the Ashtead Roman Villa, where many of the artefacts were found, notable Saxon finds from local burial sites, including swords, jewellery and the beautifully decorated Saxon ritual Bucket with bronze details, discovered near Fetcham Mill Pond. Read our 60 Seconds With…interview with the museum curator Cathy Brett. Visit:

24). St Mary’s Church

Our neighbours at the 11th-century St. Mary’s Church is a hugely active part of the community and runs a packed schedule of community events and activities throughout the year including the annual Candlelit Carol Service. Inside the Church, you can find the St Mary’s ‘coat of arms’, a painting on oak boards of the Stuart Coat of Arms dated to 1660, the year of the Restoration of the Monarchy. Few such paintings have survived, making this of real historical significance. The Church is fundraising to conserve the panel before it becomes darker. Visit:


Work at an office space in Fetcham near Leatherhead

Fetcham Park is located in Mole Valley within close proximity to the stunning Surrey Hills. Leatherhead is a 5-minute drive away, with regular direct links to central London by train, and Fetcham Village with its many shops and amenities is a short stroll.

There is so much to discover here and plenty of services at your fingertips – come and see for yourself what a Serviced Office or Meeting Room can offer you and your business.





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