Sometimes little places can provide big surprises – like the village of Lingfield in Surrey, England. We had set to meet some friends at the local pub, The Star, for a Sunday lunch – and since we were early decided to go for a walk first. And were we surprised to find this beautiful old village centre full of enchanting buildings and a church? You bet!
The old conservation area starts conveniently opposite to the pub and is well marked. Typical to old town plans it is built around the church and its grounds (where we found lots of local youth hanging around too). You can see old, beautifully restored buildings at their best: beams, cute little doors, so much character everywhere! And then it was nice to try out the local pub food, although we were a bit disappointed at the roast quality and the service was slow – then again it gave us good three hours to catch up with our friends.
The interior of The Star was cute though, and they have a nice fenced patio and play area for the kids with the additional bonus of a horse next door that likes kids to feed him. So all in all the experience was great, especially as the desserts were very tasty (and sizable)! Note that the Star also has a few rooms in a separate rustic old coach house type of building, which just looks adorable!