I visited Gomshall as part of the Chalk Trail walk from Dorking to Gomshall. On the way I passed one of UK’s prettiest villages Shere. Read about it here.
Further walk from Shere about 45 minutes, along grassy woody paths, lies the quaint village of Gomshall.
Gomshall is a village in Surrey between Dorking and Guildford. It falls under Shere parish. Both villages are walking distance apart or you can drive, its about 5-7 minutes.
The most striking landmark of this little village is The Gomshall Mill. A 17th century building which was an actual mill till 1953 and then converted to a pub. River Tillingbourne flows just at its door step. Not exaggerating but this is actually a landscape painting.
Unfortunately in December 2021, I read that Gomshall Mill has closed down for good. It’s a shame such a beautiful pub has closed its doors. I hope the facade does not change than what its now.
Another lovely pub with a large open air beer garden is The Compass Inn. Beautifully adorned with flowers in the summers.
Surrey boasts of some beautiful villages and large meadows. Gomshall wont dissapoint you. The paths along the river midst of the canopy of the trees are simply therapeutic. Breathe in the crisp forest air.
Like other British villages, you will find beautiful cottages with thatched roofs, manicured gardens and lots of flowers. Its just delightful to simply walk around and admire them
Gomshall is a nice village walk and can be clubbed with Shere. You can plan to have a pub lunch at one of the pubs here or in Shere.
Further from here?
Head to Shere if you haven’t been there already. Or you can head to Guildford or Silent Pools.
If you are planning for a walk then follow the Chalk Trail to enjoy the North Downs.