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Cranleigh in Surrey sits partially on the Greensand Ridge some eight miles from Guildford, on the north-west corner of the Weald on the Greensand Ridge. 

In the nineteenth century, the name Cranleigh was spelt Cranley, but in the 1860s it was changed to ‘Cranleigh’ to avoid confusion with nearby Crawley. So, how did Cranleigh get its name? It’s believed to derive from the cranes that used to live around the pond, known as Vachery.  Look at the fountain in the centre of Cranleigh, and at the Cranleigh coat of arms, and you’ll see what we mean. A victim of ‘The Beeching Axe’, Cranleigh lost its rail link in 1965 thanks for Dr Beeching and the station was demolished some 40 years later. When it come to restaurants in Cranleigh, as you would expect, there is a good selection – and some real gems.