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Things to do in Merrist Wood

Hungry? Thirsty? Need somewhere to stay or something to do? 

Food and Drink

Woody’s Restaurant

Woody’s is situated next to the Main House and provides fully cooked breakfasts, hot main meals, vegetarian options, fresh vegetables, a salad bar and traditional hot and cold puddings. It also provides freshly made sandwiches, baguettes, confectionery and drinks. Open from 8am to 2pm – a hot lunch is served between 12 and 1.30pm.

Café Bar

The Café Bar provides a wide range of coffees, including cappuccino, espresso, caffé latte, Americano, hot chocolate and tea. You can also buy snacks including paninis, sandwiches, homemade cakes and cookies. Alcoholic drinks are available from 12noon to 10.30pm for sale to, and for the consumption by, over 18s. Open from 2.30pm to 10.30pm.

The Courtyard Snack Bar

The Courtyard Snack Bar is in the middle of Merrist Wood Campus and offers a varied menu including salads, fruit pots, pasties, sandwiches, baguettes, drinks, confectionery, cakes and freshly prepared hot snacks including jacket potatoes, pasta and pies. Open from 8.30am to 4pm.

The Landscape Snack Bar

The Landscape Snack Bar is situated at the rear of the Equine Arena, adjacent to the outdoor school. It offers a range of hot snacks, fresh fruit pots, sandwiches, made to order baguettes, confectionery, hot and cold drinks. Open from 8am to 2pm. 


ActivZone Gym has an indoor climbing wall, cable machine, free weights and lots of classes. Open seven days a week, it offers special student rates. Friendly, fully qualified staff are always on hand. Tel: 01483 44 86 66, visit: or drop in.

Bright Lights

Guildford is one of the country’s foremost locations for living, shopping, entertainment, commerce and industry! Featuring:

  • A huge range of restaurants, pubs and bars catering for all pockets and palates
  • Nine-screen Odeon cinema for the latest in film. For live performances there are two theatres and various music venues
  • Spectrum - one of the biggest and best leisure centres in the country
  • Shops! Shopaholics will love the busy streets, regular markets and festivals
  • Culture - there is a castle, gallery, museum and National Trust houses, all set in beautiful surroundings.

And after all this, London is only 40 minutes away by train!


Our Halls of Residence are situated in a woodland setting at Merrist Wood College. We offer single study bedrooms with shared facilities and internet access and recreational activities. For more details Tel: 01483 88 40 93 


+44 (0)1483 44 86 90

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