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About Addlestone

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The name Addlestone is thought to derive from “Attel’s Denu” meaning the valley belonging to Attel. Addlestone began life as a quiet agricultural hamlet which served the needs of Chertsey Abbey. Until the late 17th or early 18th centuries much of the present centre of Addlestone was a ‘heathy common’ known as Addlestone Common or Marlheath. Coxes Lock Mill, Addlestone, was built in 1776-1777 and the joining of the Basingstoke Canal with the Wey Navigation in 1796 increased the traffic on the canals significantly.

Addlestone is home of the Crouch Oak, which once marked the boundary to Windsor Forest and is thought to be over 1,000 years old. The town was once the home of the Bleriot Aeroplane Factory but is now a busy local town. Station Road in Addlestone is the main high street and is a mix of local shops, smaller sized business offices and a large supermarket.

Locally the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal cater for leisure pursuits, Foxhills Golf and Country Club is a popular resort and the newly refurbished Brackendene BMX track is the home of a new club and is a well-used local facility. There are a number of popular parks and open spaces including Victory Park and Sayes Court catering for both formal and informal leisure pursuits.

 

Addlestone Travel Links

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Road -
Station Road joins into surrounding A-roads in all directions, including non-principal "Brighton Road" which has since become superseded by the motorway network and other north-south roads, the A319 that links in towards routes to Berkshire, the A320 road that is convenient for closer areas of Thames Valley corridor, the A318 to Brooklands with its museum, luxury hotel and retail park and the A3 road Painshill interchange between Hersham and Cobham towards London.

 

Rail -
Addlestone railway station is on the Chertsey Branch Line from Weybridge from where rapid national services can be caught on the South West Main Line. A journey time of 47 minutes to London Waterloo station with one change is achievable or 81 minutes with no changes via Staines upon Thames, Feltham, Hounslow, Chiswick and Putney.

 

Buses -
Addlestone has four principal bus services. An hourly service to Slough via Staines upon Thames and Windsor and in the other direction to the Brooklands retail park operates bus 51. Another service with 2 buses per hour is the 461 which goes from Chertsey to Kingston upon Thames and bus 446 between Woking and Staines upon Thames.

 

River navigation -
The Wey Navigation canal runs to the south east of the town. Coxes lock is the deepest unmanned lock on the Navigation with a fall of 8 feet 6 inches (2.59 m).

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Taxi Firms in Addlestone

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With so much to do within Addlestone and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Addlestone is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such Image Car Services, Airport Addlestone Taxis and Addlestone and Swift Cars.

 

Hotels and Guest Houses in Addlestone

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Premier Inn, Addlestone -
In a residential area near shops and restaurants, this straightforward hotel is an 8-minute walk from Addlestone train station, and 4 miles from the rides and attractions at Thorpe Park. Down-to-earth rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with tea and coffeemaking facilities. Family rooms add sofa-beds. There's an informal restaurant serving casual pub grub; breakfast is available for a surcharge. The unpretentious rooms come with en suite bathrooms. A family room is also available.

 

Travelodge Chertsey -
This simple hotel is a 5-minute walk from Chertsey Railway station and an 8.4-mile drive from Hampton Court Palace. It's 9.6 miles from Windsor Castle. The straightforward rooms come with custom-designed beds, Wi-Fi (free for 30 minutes per day) and TVs. They also include tea and coffeemaking facilities. Family rooms add sofa-beds. Up to 2 kids age 15 and under stay free with a paying adult. Cots are available on request. There is free parking and pets are permitted.

 

The Olde Swan Hotel -
An 11-minute walk from Chertsey railway station, this cosy pub with rooms is a minute's walk from local history exhibits at Chertsey Museum, and 2 miles from rides at Thorpe Park. The Olde Swan is the most recent addition to McLean inns and has had a comprehensive refurbishment in October and November 2013. Downstairs the shabby chic decor gives drinkers and diners a stunning and mellow experience. Come and enjoy a pint of traditional cask ale and try our amazing stone baked pizza, homemade burgers or sizzling steaks.

 

Places to Get Married in Addlestone

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Botleys Mansion -
Botleys Mansion is an elegant, exclusive use wedding venue located in the Surrey countryside. This grand, Palladian country house wedding venue is one of four exclusive use wedding venues that are owned, managed and run by Bijou. It is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies both inside and out and offers a choice of stylish celebration and entertaining spaces in which to host your ultra-glamorous wedding. With capacities ranging from 60 to 250 across various rooms in the house, Botleys Mansion also offers flexibility along with an impeccable service when it comes to hosting your celebration at this wow-factor wedding venue.

Located just 30 minutes from London and set amid 56 acres of rolling Surrey parkland, this magnificent country house wedding venue marries history with the absolute best in modern style. It has been tastefully and delicately refurbished over the years and offers a multitude of options when it comes to celebrating your nuptials. The venue oozes elegance and charm from the moment you drive through the entrance gates and down the wondrous driveway - passing the fountain, mounting the sweeping stone staircase and entering the front door every detail is breath-taking as you enjoy a crescendo of classic elegance. Exquisite gold-leaf adorns the walls, doorways and ceilings, sparkling its reflection in the stunning crystal chandeliers and, outside, the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens are the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography.

 

The Conservatory Cobham, near Addlestone -
Situated in Cobham, Surrey, this romantic venue has all you’ll need to create your perfect civil ceremony or Asian wedding ceremony and wedding reception. The marquee interior has been designed with flexibility in mind. The neutral ivory lining lends itself perfectly to any colour scheme or wedding design, whether you’re looking to create the ultimate in traditional celebrations or would prefer a contemporary look for your special day. Welcome guests with a drinks’ reception in the venue’s private lawn, or host your reception inside The Conservatory’s reception room, where guests can enjoy stunning views of the garden. The dining room can accommodate up to 320 seated guests, but if you require smaller wedding venue, the space can be reduced in size to create a more intimate setting to celebrate with friends and family.

 

Great Fosters, Egham, near Addlestone -
Set amongst 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland, Great Fosters is a dreamy setting for your wedding day. Whether you choose to exchange your vows in the majestic surroundings of The Orangery & Conservatory or opt for a more intimate celebration in The Garden Room, an expert team of wedding planners will work with you to ensure your special day perfectly celebrates your love.

There are a number of rooms/venues to choose from:
Overlooking the majestic beauty of the Magnolia lawn and gardens, The Orangery is the perfect choice for a sun-drenched celebration. The tall, arched windows ensure that there is plenty of natural daylight for you and your guests to enjoy. 160 guests for a ceremony plus 40 additional guests in the adjacent conservatory, 80 guests for a wedding breakfast, garden views, private bar in the conservatory

Featuring stunning exposed vaulted English oak beams and a roaring open fire, The Tithe Barn is a wonderfully romantic wedding setting. Guests will enjoy reception drinks in the beautiful adjacent Painted Hall, with its own fireplace and bar. 180 guests on round tables or 250 guests for an evening reception. Original features, private bar in the Painted Hall.

Intimate and exquisitely formed, The Garden Room is just what you are looking for if you're opting for a smaller celebration. Featuring mullioned windows and views over the parterres, you'll be sure to make wonderful lifelong memories in this beautifully formed space. 30 guests for a ceremony, 16 guests for a wedding breakfast, fireplace, original features

 

Event Planning in Addlestone

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Complete your event in Addlestone with DarkStar Discos. We are the Addlestone marquee hire experts that offer the following services which can greatly reduce your event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering

 

Top Restaurants in Addlestone

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The London House, West Byfleet, near Addlestone -
London House is based in the heart of West Byfleet in Surrey. Run by owners Ben Piette and Lornette Valentine, along with their team, they work to bring you the complete dining experience from start to finish. Recognised by the Michelin Guide since 2012, their approach to food is simple, full of flavours and modern in presentation. London House is all about provenance, seasonality and creativity.

Seating up to 48 people, the modern feel dining area is nicely spaced out with the walls displaying contemporary art painted by local artist and friend Hannah Petrioli. As well as the dining room offering a relaxed atmosphere and view into the kitchen, they also have a Chef’s Table, offering a 6-course tasting menu, where you can wine and dine in style and experience the theatre of the kitchen.

 

Meejana Restaurant, Weybridge, near Addlestone –
This Middle-Eastern restaurant prides itself in producing authentic, home-made Lebanese dishes from mouth-watering mezze to family-style dishes, served alongside a boutique wine list, a selection of fine spirits and an eclectic cocktail list. Meejana opened its doors in April 2007 in Weybridge, Surrey. It is owned and operated by Rita Cherfan and Edward Terry who have a varied and extensive experience behind them. Meejana blends traditional elements using the best quality ingredients to make its mezze (small dishes) as well as modern elements and ‘secret’ family recipes from the heartlands of Lebanon to delight and also develop the perception of Lebanese cuisine beyond its traditional ethnic stereotype.

 

Zaal Restaurant, Addlestone -
Since they first settled in the 1600s, Europeans have been fascinated by the riches of the Indian subcontinent. It was not only tea and jute, but the vast variety of spices and herbs that tempted them to stay so far from home over the centuries. Inspired by tradition and innovation, Zaal’s kitchen becomes like a Spice market every day, using the great range of herbs and spices which are ground and skilfully blended in the preparation of some of the great classic dishes, along with those specially created by their Chefs, which they offer you in their tempting menu.

 

 

Top Things to do in Addlestone

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Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, near Addlestone -
The Museum's vision is to inspire people to shape their future through inventiveness, expertise and a sense of adventure. The vision was derived from an examination of Brooklands’ intangible heritage – ‘the Spirit of Brooklands’ - and considering what it would mean to share that spirit with future generations. The aim is for Brooklands to be ‘best in class’ and an internationally recognised ‘living museum’. By that they mean that the Museum will be a place of activity: they demonstrate their aircraft and cars by running engines and provide rides on Test Hill and the Banking; they continue to develop their learning and family activities for all ages, with volunteers who will interact with visitors to ensure that they get the most out of their visits. The site is dynamic with constantly developing exhibitions and displays and they are not afraid to try new things!

 

RHS Gardens, Wisley, near Addlestone -
The Royal Horticultural Society was given Wisley in 1903, although at that time only a small part of the 24ha (60 acres) estate was actually cultivated as a garden, the remainder being wooded farmland. The original garden was the creation of George Fergusson Wilson - businessman, scientist, inventor and keen gardener and a former Treasurer of the Society. In 1878 he purchased the site and established the 'Oakwood experimental garden', with the idea of making 'difficult plants grow successfully'. The garden acquired a reputation for its collections of lilies, gentians, Japanese irises, primulas and water plants. Oakwood (formerly known as the Wild Garden) is the direct descendant of that original garden and despite changes is still true to the original concept. Wisley is easily accessible by train, car, bus and bike. Parking is free and those visitors who use bus or rail receive a discount on the entrance fee on presentation of the travel ticket

 

Addlestone Today

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Addlestone is a town in Surrey, England, just within the M25 18.6 miles (29.9 km) southwest of London. Addlestone is home to the ancient Crouch Oak tree, under which it is said Queen Elizabeth I picnicked. It also marked the edge of Windsor Forest before the forest was cut down to build towns. Chertsey is the adjoining town, in which it was historically included, and Addlestone railway station is on the Chertsey Branch Line. It is also home to parts of St George's College, Weybridge.

Addlestone is a large village which owing to its size is generally referred to as a town, 18.6 miles (29.9 km) southwest of London and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) north-by-northeast Guildford; the town constitutes the administrative centre of the borough of Runnymede of which it is the largest settlement. Narrow green buffers separate the town of Weybridge and town of Chertsey and a larger green buffer including a farm, M25 and a golf course separates the village of Ottershaw. No fixed southern boundary with New Haw exists which has had signs at various points but not on all approaches.

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