Tongham boasts a small parade of shops, school, community centre with a large recreation ground and allotment areas, ensuring this is an excellent setting for families.
It has a quaint church, built of chalk stone in the mid 19th-century with a neighbouring clock tower, the old school and a peaceful tree lined churchyard, each surrounded by a wealth of history.
Tongham is the home of Hogs Back Brewery, sited at Manor Farm which is renowned for its production of fine Real Ale. It takes its name from The Hogs Back originally part of a long distance route from Cornwall to Dover.
The A31 has by-passed Runfold village since the early 1990s, creating a much quieter and safer village.
John Henry Knight, a former resident of Barfield House in the village, built the first petroleum carriage for two people made in England! The house has now been converted to Barfield School, an independent mixed gender primary school and Britain’s first Formula One motor racing world champion, Mike Hawthorn, was educated there.
Runfold is home to one of Surrey’s most loved antique centres, the Packhouse. Full of character and popular with visitors, its idyllic setting is also perfect to enjoy fresh, seasonal contemporary dishes all day and evening at its neighbouring restaurant, Bears.
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