The small town of Godalming is situated in the Surrey Hill and has been in existence since the Saxon times, it was also mentioned in King Alfred the Great’s will.
The parish church has an early Saxon chancel and a Norman tower, Peter the Great visited the town in 1698 and stayed at the Kings Arms. (Then a Coaching Inn.)
In September 1881 Godalming became the first town in the World to install a public electricity supply. Godalming contains 138 listed buildings, of which 82 are in the town centre, 18 of these are monuments. Most famous of these is the Pepper Pot, which served as the Town Hall in the 19th. Century.
A Godalming maid servant by the name of Mary Toft hoaxed the town into believing she had given birth to rabbits.
Jack Phillips, a resident of Godalming was the radio operator on the Titanic’s fateful voyage. There is a Memorial fountain, cloister and a garden walk in the grounds of St. Peter and Paul Church.
The band Genesis was formed at Godalming in Chartehouse School by Phill Collins, Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks.
Our shop opened it’s doors on the High Street in October 2014 to a fantastic welcome by the residents, who have now become our friends and supporters.
The High Street has various pubs, restaurants and cafes as well as shops which cater for most things.
We would love to welcome you to our shop and town, so why not pay us a visit and say hello and do remember to bring your four legged friends with you, they will be most welcome.
Where to park
There are several car parking facilities, as well as a train station on the Portsmouth line out of Waterloo, which is only a few minutes walk from the town centre.
There is Short Term parking on the High Street, and a Car Park behind the Jack Phillips pub.
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