Built from the derelict brickworks, Smithbrook Kilns is a thriving local business centre with unique atmosphere and services on offer. Smithbrook Kilns, situated on the A281 between Guildford and Horsham, is bursting with craft and bespoke shopping options. There is everything from glassblowing to mountain biking. Take some time, either with you children or whilst they are attending their Smithbrook Tution session, to explore Smithbrook Kilns and relax in the quiet rural surroundings of the Surrey countryside.
The Colour Cauldron fits in with Smithbrook Kilns perfectly. With their pottery painting offerings, it’s an ideal Saturday morning or school holiday activity for children. Choose your ceramic item and use the painting equipment to personalise some unique pieces for your home. This family friendly enterprise will have everyone designing their own personal tea mug or perhaps work together to create a set? The Colour Cauldron Pottery Painting Studio is a lovely spacious place that will give you a space to get lost in creativity and forget the stresses of life amongst the tranquil settings of Smithbrook Kilns.
As soon as you jump on a bike and take a pedal through the Surrey and Sussex countryside it is easy to understand why the British have become a nation of cycling enthusiasts. Beyond Mountain Bikes are the go to guys if you want to get muddy on some cross country trails. Why not gently enjoy the nearby Downs Link or knock out the miles on the local undulating roads or purpose built cycle paths in Cranleigh. As their name suggests they do supply an expanding mountain bike range for all the family inside the safety of Smithbrook Kilns, where you can get a feel for a bike away from the main road. The owners, Simon and Jackie, have an incredible knowledge and experience of the sport and can guide you through the bike suited to your need or any maintenance issues.
Whilst waiting for your child to finish their tuition session with Smithbrook Tuition, Bricks restaurant is a friendly place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and locally sourced food prepared on site. Their homemade cake selection is always considerable if you feel you deserve a treat. If you want something a little more filling their snack and sandwich menu is delicious; they often keep us refuelled in the centre. If you love fresh food, a friendly welcome and good coffee in authentic surroundings, then Bricks Restaurant nestled in a converted Brick kiln will be ready and waiting for you.
If you are looking for something completely different to do, then the historic art of glass blowing is an amazing experience. Take their full day course to learn the glassblowing basics and it’s history in the local area. You will have the opportunity to create a bowl, plate or vase to your own tastes, or take the shorter 2 hour course and come away with a paperweight. Enjoy the incredible knowledge that Jake has to offer and watch a master at work.
These are just a small sample as to what Smithbrook Kilns offers. There is just too much to mention in one blog post, the best way to find your favourites is to explore the wealth of friendly local businesses for an hour or two. There’s Jewellery, Sonograms, Weddings, Clocks, Kitchens, Vintage and Flowers & gifts.