In my last Post - 'A Quick Tour' I mentioned the UK’s largest inhabited roundabout, ‘The Shepherd and Flock’, an area of almost ten acres that houses the ‘Hamlet of Shepherd and Flock’ comprising 17 houses, one pub aptly named ‘Roundabout a Pint’ and one post box, all encircled by traffic moving slower than visitors at the Hogs Back Brewery. Ok that’s not quite true, the pub is actually called ‘The Shepherd and Flock’ a missed opportunity if ever there was one.
From the hamlet one can walk under the Farnham by-pass through Moor Park and into delightful countryside reaching Waverley Abbey, England’s first Cistercian abbey. The abbey was built in 1128 then knocked down in 1535 during the Reformation, and quite frankly it doesn’t look as though there has been any work done on it since – waiting for planning permission I presume.
If time doesn’t permit a rural ramble then I would recommend taking five minutes to read whatever banner is presently hanging from the Bourne Buildings (the most popular so far seems to be the advertisement ’50 Sheds of Grey’ shown during the literary S&M boom), before popping into the delightfully leafy Beer Garden at the Shepherd and Flock pub for a Surrey island drink.
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Eleanor Thomas aka KnitNell is a resident of Farnham. For more of her musings and illustrations do pop over to her regular blog at www.knitnell.com.