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About Banstead

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Banstead is a residential town/village in the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey, England, on the border with London, 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Sutton, 5 miles (8 km) west of Croydon and 7.5 miles (12 km) south-east of Kingston-upon-Thames and 13.3 miles (21 km) south of Central London. The county town, Guildford is 17 miles (27 km) west south-west. On the North Downs, Banstead is on three of the four main compass points separated from other settlements by open area buffers with Metropolitan Green Belt status. Echoing its much larger historic area and spread between newer developments, Banstead Downs is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Regarding its "town status", Banstead has never had the right to a regular (traditional) market, however, it forms a post town.



Banstead Travel Links

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Roads -
The majority of the town is bypassed by the A217 dual carriageway to the west. The A2022 passes through the residential area just to the north of the town centre, however the town centre frequently suffers from traffic congestion.

Buses -
There are several bus services through the town, linking to Epsom, Sutton and Croydon, which all have good onward bus and rail connections.

Rail -
Banstead railway station is to the west of the town's centre, across the A217. It is within Nork ward rather than Banstead ward. This was to increase Nork's negligible geographic area to roughly equalise the populations thus enabling an equal number of three councillors for each ward.



Taxi Firms in Banstead

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With so much to do within Banstead 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.

Banstead is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Platinum Drive, Banstead Cars and Regal Cars.



Hotels and Guest Houses in Banstead

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Premier Inn Epsom, near Banstead -
Surrounded by the greenery of Burgh Heath, this modern no-frills hotel is a 6-minute drive from Epsom Downs race course. Rooms range from singles to family rooms with 2 pull-out beds, where kids aged 15 and under eat and stay free with paying adults. In-room amenities feature free Wi-Fi, pillow-top mattresses and en suite bathrooms with showers, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities, TVs and desks. There's an adjoining Brewers Fayre pub/restaurant and free parking. Breakfast (an extra cost) includes all-you-can-eat and light choices. There's also a meeting room that can accommodate up to 50 delegates.

Coulsdon Manor and Golf Club, near Banstead -
Set in 140 acres of landscaped parkland, it is the tranquillity of Coulsdon Manor that allows you to forget you are just 15 miles from the centre of London. The estate boasts a wonderful collection of rare trees gathered from all over the world by the Byron family. Originally built in 1850, the Manor House has been tastefully restored to its former glory. The beautiful country house retains many original features from the open fire place to the glass atrium giving a light and airy feel to the Hotel. While the Manor House Restaurant has an enviable reputation for fine food, the Terrace Bar and Orangery Restaurant provide light meals and snacks in an informal atmosphere throughout the day. Or simply take time out for yourself with a round of golf on the challenging 18-hole golf course.

The Lodge at Kingswood, near Banstead –
This is a four-star equivalent boutique hotel in stunning, peaceful surroundings. Because they’re independently owned, you’ll find lots of individual touches and attention to detail. The eighteen spacious rooms have been designed to combine chic, contemporary styling with comfort and luxury. Everything you need is on hand from Wi-Fi, Sky TV, to mini-bars, espresso machines, safes, and 24-hour service. They’ve chosen the comfiest of beds, so together with the peace and quiet of the surroundings; you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep. Both executive rooms have sumptuous en-suite bathrooms, with robes and slippers – one has a fabulous sunken bath. The rest of our accommodation has en-suite shower rooms. Soft, fluffy towels are standard! Whatever you decide to do during your stay, you’ll love coming back to your room, kicking off your shoes, and relaxing before dinner.

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Places to Get Married in Banstead

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Zinnia Gardens, near Banstead -
Zinnia Gardens has been successfully established for 13 years. This exclusive, hidden away venue has delighted both their clients and their guests for over a decade. Wedding receptions, parties, fashion shows and corporate events are held within specifically designed marquees, each sized and styled according to the number of seated guests and your preferred configuration. Throughout your event day they have parking attendants, an event supervisor and carefully selected cuisine prepared by first-class caterers. This lavish Marquee provides a canvass for you to paint the event of your dreams.​ With tree lined views, green open paddocks with horses, and distant views of London, Zinnia makes the setting of your event unique and memorable.

Ewell Court House, near Banstead -
Ewell Court House with its fascinating past offers the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Set in beautiful, historical grounds complete with fountains, cascades, rock pools and its own secret grotto, the Grade II listed house stands proud at the entrance to the extensive green flag parkland. Its colourful history dates back to the late 1730s when Alexander Bridges moved into the original building on the land, Avenue House. In 1892, John Henry Bridges, who was high in County society, remodelled the house to make it suitable for grand Victorian entertaining. The house takes bookings for room hire which is much favoured as a wedding venue as well as hosting meetings and various community activities. The beautifully renovated celebration and meeting rooms are regularly used and sets the perfect scene for any occasion. There are many excellent features throughout the house including the magnificent reception area, decorative ceilings, wood panelling, polished wooden floors, stained glass windows and the tegula paved terrace overlooking the lake. Ewell Court House can accommodate 90 guests for your wedding breakfast and 120 guests for an evening party. The maximum seating available for ceremonies is 100.

Addington Palace, near Banstead –
Addington Palace is a Grade II* listed Palladian Style Mansion, which lies within 163 acres of Surrey’s finest countryside. This historic site dates back to King Henry VIII and was once home to six of the Archbishops of Canterbury. It is now available as an ‘Exclusive Hire’ venue for Weddings, and Corporate and Private events. Also, within the Palace grounds, there is luxury wedding accommodation. Addington Palace has two truly unique, exclusive wedding venues, the Palace itself and the Royal Pavilion. You have the flexibility to hire each Venue individually or collectively. Surrounded by 163 acres of Surrey countryside, both wedding venues offer a fantastic setting for your big day and exclusive use of the grounds for photographs.



Event Planning in Banstead

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Complete your event in Banstead with DarkStar Discos. We are the Banstead 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 Banstead

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Galu Restaurant, near Banstead -
The cuisine at Galu is based around the warmth and energy of our bespoke designed open flame charcoal grill, which is located at the heart of our open view kitchen. The décor consists of various textures from our natural stone walls from Cyprus to our snake-skin furniture from Italy creating a warm Mediterranean feel all year round. The terrace which over-looks The Nork adds another dimension to the dining experience at Galu. Introducing a relaxed alfresco feel the terrace offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy the full Galu experience outside, with a choice of our Bar menu or full a la carte.

The Clink Restaurant, near Banstead -
The original concept of The Clink Restaurant was created by Alberto Crisci MBE, then catering manager at HMP High Down in Surrey. He recognised real potential in the prisoners working in the kitchens and introduced accredited City & Guilds NVQ training. This unique concept gives ex-prisoners a new start and you the chance to enjoy some fantastic food. The delicious, high-quality meals at The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down are cooked and served by the prisoners in training who are working towards gaining their City & Guilds NVQs in Food & Beverage Service, Professional Cookery and Food Hygiene. The restaurant allows prisoners to learn, engage with the public and take their first steps towards a new life. All the leather upholstery in the restaurant is made by prisoners at HMP Frankland and poetry is from former Clink trainees. The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down is consistently in the top 10 restaurants in Sutton on TripAdvisor and in 2017 all of our restaurants held the number 1 spot for six months.

The Mint Pub and Restaurant Banstead -
The Mint Inn first became a beer house in 1871, although Mint farm, on which it stands, could date back as far as 1325. In the late 19th Century the Mint was put up for auction with a general shop attached, stabling and garden included, a private house and enough space for a good trade. The Mint has welcomed guests, as an Inn, for over 100 years. A country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character, the picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub food on the menu and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing the bar. Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most. There is also a vegan menu at The Mint in Banstead available 6 days a week.



Top Things to do in Banstead

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Nonsuch Park, Banstead -
Nonsuch Park is jointly managed by the London Borough of Sutton & Epsom & Ewell Borough Council. King Henry VIII began to build Nonsuch Palace on 22 April 1538, the thirtieth anniversary of his accession, to provide a hunting lodge as part of his newly created hunting estate for Hampton Court. The King's advisors chose a site then occupied by the village of Cuddington, with its church and manor house.  These were cleared away and the owners compensated.  Within two months of work beginning, the name 'Nonsuch' first appears in the building accounts.  The structure was perhaps substantially complete by January 1541. Only small remnants of the Palace can be seen today. Nonsuch Mansion House is situated at the centre of the park. The ground floor rooms have recently been completely refurbished and can be hired for weddings and private parties. The café (The Nonsuch Pantry) which adjoins the Mansion House provides refreshments and ice creams and a public toilet is also located next to the café.

Reigate Caves, near Banstead -
The Surrey town of Reigate is well known for its 'caves' which riddle the town centre, although these are in fact largely old sand mines. The castle mound overlooking Reigate town centre is composed of soft sandstone and has been mined over several centuries. The castle has long gone but the mound and many of its excavations still remain. Known locally as the "Reigate Caves", tours include the Barons' Cave in the Castle Grounds and the East and West Caverns in Tunnel Road. Your view of Reigate will change once you have experienced what lies beneath your feet! Due to the nature of the caves, they are not well suited to everyone. The Barons' Cave has a steep flight of steps at its entrance, as well as steps throughout. As a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the site cannot be modified for easier access. Tunnel Road East & West also contain stairs, ramps and soft sand floors. However, if you have mobility issues, it is possible to visit much of the East caves by an alternative entrance.



Banstead Today

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The centre of Banstead has a modest High Street which stretches from the war memorial to the public library, with a churchyard on part of the south side. Scouts and Guides parade the street on Remembrance Day and May Day. On 12 December 2008, a large fire destroyed the Waitrose supermarket.[11] While the store was being rebuilt, Waitrose operated a temporary store in the High Street, in the former Woolworths store. The rebuilt store opened on 26 November 2009.[12] There are various restaurants and coffee bars as well as largely upmarket independent stores and the professional offices: six estate agencies, three firms of solicitors and a notary public.

In addition to employment in the retail sector in the High Street, there are a small number of public sector jobs: in the local authority offices and NHS facilities to the west of the Banstead's centre, and in various schools across the area. However, the majority of Banstead's residents commute out of the district for employment: annual exits from the town's station rose from 93,069 in the tax year 2004-05 to 128,148 in 2011-12.

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