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Quaint UK village with riverside pub and canal walks near London



Quaint UK village with riverside pub and canal walks near London

If you’ve been looking for a new place to visit that boasts stunning walks along a riverbank, a gorgeous pub overlooking the water and so much more, then one village near Surrey is the place to be. 

Pyrford, which can be found situated between West Byfleet, Wisley and Ripley, is easy to get to from London and takes just 24 minutes on the train from Waterloo station. 

But it’s worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and boasts a serene, calming feel that locals and visitors love. 

Surrey Live reports that the picturesque village sits on the bank of the River Wey which you can walk along and enjoy the views.

The Wey Canal also offers a longer walking route with plenty of bridges, locks and brightly coloured boats to look at. 

And if you fancy grabbing a drink or something to eat, be sure to pop into the Anchor Pub, a cosy establishment which overlooks the Pyrford Lock. 

Here you’ll find traditional pub grub such as fish and chips, steaks and burgers, as well as lighter bites such as sandwiches and wraps when you visit during lunchtime hours from Monday to Saturday. 

Close by, you’ll find RHS Wisley which is an award-winning garden attraction with places to eat and drink that the whole family will love.

Pyrford even got a mention in H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds as the landing site for the third Martian invasion cylinder. But its reality is quite the opposite, and it’s even home to a historic chuch dating back to 1140 AD. 

The Newark Priory is a former Norman monastery, which was a huge abbey and place of worship. It’s located on an island on the River Wey, and was set upon under King Henry VIII’s tirade.

If you’re a fan of golf then Pyrford is the place to be, with Hoebridge Golf Centre, The Wisley Golf Club and Pyrford Golf Course all within easy reach. Pyrford Golf Course boasts stunning surroundings and an exhilarating experience, set in 23 acres and surrounded by beautiful lakes.

Property website Rightmove reveals that homes in Pyrford had an overall average price of £724,673 over the past year. Homes in the village are generally comprised of period properties and stunning farmhouses.

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