Not many towns can boast having had an English king as Lord of the Manor, but Ewell can – in the shape of King William IV – and a reputedly haunted pub was named after him to mark the honour. Ewell also boasts its own lively band of Morris Men, Ewell St. Mary’s Morris Men – who regularly perform throughout the area.
Ewell is a suburban area in the Borough of Epsom & Ewell and was named ‘Best place to live 2005’ in Channel 4’s ‘The Best & Worst Places to Live in the UK’. It also ranked in the top 10 of Halifax’s ‘Quality of Life Survey in 2011; championed for its commercial but very friendly village centre, with quaint shops, independent coffee houses, restaurants and pubs to enjoy.
Other local neighbourhoods are West Ewell, Ewell Court, East Ewell, Ewell Grove, and Ewell Downs and each has a special character of its own. Epsom is just a short walk from Ewell Village and some of Ewell’s more southerly parts.
Ewell Train Station
Located in the London commuter belt, Ewell is a popular place to live, particularly for those who work in the city but want to come home to the rolling Surrey hills. The village is just 12 miles from the centre of London and the capital can be accessed in around 30 minutes from Ewell East and Ewell West train stations – traveling to London Victoria and London Waterloo. There are also train services to southerly local areas, including Epsom, Leatherhead, and Guildford.
As well as the usual buses and taxis that many associate with village life, Ewell has fantastic road links. Surrounded by countless A roads (including the A3 which takes drivers to the south coast) the M25 orbital is easily accessed by a short drive to neighbouring Leatherhead, where the motorway can be joined at Junction 9.
If you are craving a traditional favourite or have a sweet tooth, pay All Things Nice a visit. The cafe and sweet shop is located on the High Street and serves homemade and Mum-made delights including ice-cream milkshakes and cakes!
The Spring Tavern is a traditional pub that has been stylishly refurbished to make it the perfect place to find a cosy corner and take time out. The chef produces tasty seasonal dishes and there is a fantastic range of wines, ales and lagers available.
Built in the 1930s and nestled in the heart of the village is The Famous Green Man Pub. The menu is rich with British favourites, however, you can expect to see delicious offerings from around Europe too.