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Places to Visit

Ashurst Wood
1 miles

Loco convenience store - open till 8pm in the Summer. Also a great butcher: Alan Martin meats. The Maypole pub is small, but a good watering hole if you are thirsty after a walk to the village.

Forest Row
2 miles

On the outskirts of Ashdown Forest (5 minutes from Forest Garden Shovelstrode). Here you will find a few pubs including The Swan (tel 0134282 231) & The Chequers Inn. There are a couple excellent delicatessens, a Fishmongers called Veaseys, and organic food shop called Seasons, and a great hardware and camping shop Bishops. There is an excellent Pizza restaurant called Java and Jazz (tel 0134282 6699). In the village is an Esso petrol station and Tesco Express. Tablehurst - biodynamic farm & farmshop also has a good cafe.

East Grinstead
2.5 miles

East Grinstead is an ancient market town with one of the longest runs of 14th Century timber framed buildings in the country. Here you will find the nearest Railway Station and Sainsburys right next to it. Restaurants include a choice of Indian, Thai & Chinese. And if you fancy a reasonable Italian - try Prezzo (tel: 01342 300211). You will find several high street stores including Boots, Robert Dyas & Millets etc, and most high street Banks. From the station, you can have a day out on the famous Bluebell Railway steam train.
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Tunbridge Wells
12 miles

This historic and beautiful Spa Town has much to offer with great shopping and a wide selection of high quality places to eat. Carluccio’s (tel 01892 614968) is a classic Italian chain - but do go early as it gets very busy and they do not take bookings.
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Brighton
27 miles

Visit the north and south Laines, a mass of small shops and restaurants. For more information
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Lewes
15 miles

Well worth a visit. There are lots of antique shops to browse. Recommended is Bills’s Restaurant & Delicatessen (tel 01273 476918)
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Ashdown Forest
4 miles

Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, Ashdown Forest is now the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh. The village of Hartfield, where the famous author AA Milne lived who wrote Winnie the Pooh and where you can walk to the famous bridge where Christopher Robin and friends played Pooh sticks.
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Ashdown Forest Llama Park
5 miles

Wych Cross, East Sussex, RH18 5JN, Tel : 01825 712040
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Shovelstrode Lane
East Grinstead
Sussex
RH19 3PH

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