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WALK No 157
Co-ordinator: Duggie Fairbairn (020 8979 8305)

"The Drummond Arms", Albury
Wednesday 11th May 2005

Car Park of: "The Drummond Arms", The Street, Albury, Surrey, at 10.30am

"The Drummond Arms"

Norman Andrews

Information & Menu details.
The Drummond Arms, originally known as The Running Horse, had its name changed in memory of the local luminary, Henry Drummond, a banker and politician who owned Albury Park and most of the surrounding area in the 19th. century. He moved the village from its internal position in his estate to its present position and there has been a beer shop or brewery on the inn site for a couple of centuries. The village has the great distinction of designs by Pugin, particularly the chimneys seen along the main street, each based on a Tudor original. It’s a smart, very comfortable pub with a large sun lounge giving extra space plus a large garden area. As an added attraction there are ducks of several species housed on a tiny island. The ‘Chef’s Specials’ change daily. Real ales are on offer in this free house in addition to a good selection of wines and spirits.

Suggested route
Drive through Esher and pick up the A3 in Cobham. Leave the A3 at the RHS turn off and drive under and turn left to join the B2215, drive through Ripley and turn left on to the A247 at the Burntcommon roundabout, continue and join the A25, pass Newlands Corner and at the Silent Pool turn right on the A248. The pub is then shortly on your right.

The Walk
Turn right out of the pub and follow The Street, round the bend, and continue on up Water Lane to where a bridleway crosses the road, staggered ways, and turn sharp left on to a footpath, Pilgrims’ Way. Continue and cross Guildford Lane to arrive at a car park on your right. Do heed the signs warning of llamas! The first part of this walk is uphill rising about 240 ft. from the start. However having arrived at the top the views on the way are well worth the effort. From the car park follow the footpath, past a WWII pill box, to cross-paths, by St. Martha’s Hill, and turn left downhill through bluebell woods descending again to the Tilling Bourne valley. Having crossed the river find a footpath on your left which takes you through the valley to eventually join the Chilworth Road where you turn left and follow the road back to the pub.

Any Queries please ring: Norman Andrews, 01932 873327 / mobile on day, 0771 430 2442