February - Tudor Antiques, High Street
Guildford's hidden speakeasy cocktail and private hire bar is known and popular for it's quirky exclusive Thursday to Saturday evening service but did you know that they now offer a daytime business club?
The business club is open to all who need a cool place to work, meet clients, utilise meeting room space and hold workshops.
They are open Monday to Friday from 10.00am – 3.00pm and also hold a fortnightly daytime networking group and many workshops with their business mentoring partners.
To find out more, pop along for a FREE coffee, have a chat and a look around!
March - Amor Amora, High Street
Amor Amora, a little epicurean cafe with a big heart in the centre of Guildford. In house baked cakes, out of the ordinary breakfasts, great coffee and a wonderful range of properly prepared teas have always been a hallmark of this establishment.
Recent refurbishments have seen the upstairs area redecorated and the outside open deck prepped for summer, ideal for birthdays (or any other celebration you have in mind) and outside dining at night. A little spice added to the kitchen brings in a light lunch menu to the existing salads and gourmet sandwich selection, perfect for a quick and tasty bite to eat during the day.
Evenings have an exciting concept to dining with a ‘fresh daily’ approach to the menu and a selection of sides to complete your meal. In addition the bar stocks a wide variety of premium drinking brands, great classic cocktails and a diverse wine list.
Call 01483 504 932 to book a table.
April - Growlers & Cans, Chertsey Street
Guildford’s first craft beer tap room and bottle shop opened just over a month ago and is already proving a popular place for craft beer fans and those seeking an intimate and friendly drinking spot.
Growlers & Cans has six rotating taps of craft beer with more on its shelves and in its fridges. If craft beer isn’t your thing, the shop also boasts an impressive artisan gin collection and also sells wine and fizz.
Local couple Charlie and Maxine Martin who run the shop have also started selling cheese and charcuterie from Partisan Deli and Redber Coffee (both Guildford based Independent shops).
The shops name refers to Growlers, which is a US term for a re-suable bottle to take your favourite craft beer home in, the shop sells Growlers meaning customers are able to take home either 1 litre or 2.5 litres of their favourite beer to be enjoyed in the comfort of their own home.
The shop is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12pm – 8pm, Thursday to Saturday 12pm – 10pm and on Sunday 12pm - 4pm.
Please come down to meet Charlie and Max and enjoy a drink or two!
May - Eastgate Dental Clinic, High Street (rear premises)
Since opening its doors for business in December 2018, Eastgate Dental Clinic has had a 100% new patient conversion rate, with almost 9 out of 10 patients volunteering to recommend this clinic to family and friends.
Eastgate Dental Clinic offers a comprehensive range of dental treatments for children, the elderly and the whole family. The practice also offers facial aesthetics – wrinkle correction treatment and dermal fillers.
Eastgate Dental Clinic is tucked away behind the High Street, looking onto the Upper High Street Car Park, so easy to get to during your lunchbreak or after work. You could even combine a visit with a shopping trip! The practice is fully equipped with the latest in dental equipment, including x-ray facilities, as you would expect. The surgeries are bright and spacious and offer a relaxing and calming environment for patients.
So what makes this practice stand out? Dr Baljinder Singh Grewal, the Principle and Dental Surgeon, has been practicing dentistry for thirty years and is passionate about his profession. The foundation of his long-standing success has always been about putting the needs of the patient first. He takes the time to fully examine and asses a patient, explains the proposed treatment so that it is fully understood and delivers the best treatment possible, all with appointments not feeling rushed.
Eastgate Dental Clinic is presently running a promotion on tooth whitening and facial aesthetics – an amazing 30% discount until 29 June. Experience Guildford Privilege Card holders get an even better deal with 40% off!
The practice also offers Denplan, a monthly payment plan which includes six-monthly check ups and hygienist visits as well as 10% off dental treatment.
Make an appointment today to arrange a chat with your new local dentist. You can ring the practice on 01483 573 889 or visit their website or Facebook page.
The practice is open 9.30 am – 6 pm Monday to Thursday, 9.30 am to 3 pm on Friday and 9.30 am to 1 pm on Saturday. Flexible hours appointments can be accommodated so please contact the practice if the usual opening hours don’t suit.
June - Carbon Blush, High Street
Carbon Blush is a 5* aesthetics, beauty, health and well-being clinic that opened in November 2017 on the Upper High Street. Having been established for 6 years, Carbon Blush has had clinics in Ottershaw, Cobham and Harley Street. Carbon Blush has an award winning team of experts, specialising in advanced aesthetic skin treatments, laser hair removal, non-surgical fat reduction, clinical skincare, eyelash extensions, eyebrow microblading, facials, massage and therapies including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Reiki and nutritional therapy. Daniella Celine (founder) quotes: “Carbon Blush provides a unique service within the health and beauty industry, we provide an entire holistic service based around skincare, beauty, physical health and overall well-being.”
July - Baden Bathrooms, Park Street
“Baden Bathrooms is a friendly family run bathroom showroom based on Park Street that opened in early Feb 2019 having been established for 4 years before we relocated to Guildford. We have more than 25 years’ experience in bathroom installations. We showcase an array of stunning bathroom collections in our beautiful quirky listed building of more than 400 hundred years old from modern, contemporary through to traditional pieces. We offer supply only or a fully project managed full installation including tiling, flooring, lighting and any structural alterations that may be needed.”
August - Look Fabulous Forever, Market Street
"At Look Fabulous Forever, we're experts in makeup and skincare for older women. We opened our second ever shop in Guildford in the middle of May and we have since carried out over 200 makeovers using our products which are all specifically formulated for older skin, whether that's moisturising foundations or long-lasting lipstick. It's our belief that age is no barrier to looking and feeling fabulous."
Here's what one happy customer had to say:
"I had an amazing makeover with Sally at Guilford salon yesterday. She took a blank canvas and totally transformed me. I loved the end result as did my family. Thank you for making me feel comfortable. Sally was very experienced and knowledgeable, she was a true expert!" - Liz Montgomery
If you'd like to book a makeover or you know someone who might like to try the experience, please visit: www.lookfabulousforever.com/store-makeovers.
September - V Cafe, Ward Street
Welcome to V Café at the Institute!
“We would like to introduce ourselves as Nick and Ian, from Not Just Hummus! We met at school, have been best friends ever since and both have an extensive background in catering, which includes roles at KPMG, The Savoy and Claridge’s.
As the new Chef at V Café, our aim is to carry on the long legacy of providing scrumptious, freshly cooked vegetarian and vegan food in The Guildford Institute’s historic Assembly Room. A tradition stretching back over 30 years. Embarking on this new challenge is very exciting for us and we are looking forward to building a great relationship with the people of Guildford.”
Open every weekday, 9am-3pm (lunch served 12pm-2pm).
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @vcafeguildford.
October -Theion, Chapel Street
Inspired Greek Traditional Cuisine now open at Centenary Hall, Chapel Street.
“Our menu highlights the use of fresh ingredients from the Mediterranean, brought together with creativity and ingenuity. Each dinner becomes a trip to the aromas of a Greek garden on a sweet summer night. Contemporary techniques and unexpected twists elevate the dining experience which is catered with provision and care.”
Why not try a delicious cocktail while you are visiting Theion? Happy hour is 2-4-1 on all cocktails everyday Mon-Sun 5pm-7pm when you eat in the restaurant!
Let’s drink to that!
Monday – Thursday 12pm-10pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm and Sunday 12pm – 9pm.
November - SkinSpirit, High Street
“At SkinSpirit we deliver an exceptional experience to each and every one of our clients. Our investment in state-of-the-art laser technology guarantees the very best skincare solutions and results. With a wide range of treatments that can be tailored to individual skin types, concerns and preferences, we make every stage of your skincare journey all about YOU!
Our highly trained aestheticians and doctors ensure the very best treatment quality, customer service and skincare advice, enhancing your enjoyment and maximising your results at every opportunity. Our carefully designed treatment rooms provide an elegant, minimalist and contemporary space for you to relax and unwind during your time with us. Our attention to detail really does create a unique clinic environment focused on your needs.
Sagar is a fully qualified and insured dentist with the General Dental Council. He has completed extensive training in facial aesthetics under experienced and accomplished Harley Street Doctors.
He practices in several dental clinics around South London and is now offering his services at SkinSpirit in Guildford.
Sagar specialises in providing: Anti-wrinkle injections full face - forehead, frowns, crows, bunny lines, smokers lines, pebbled chin, neck lift, excessive sweating, gummy smile, teeth grinding. As well as Dermal Fillers - Marrionette lines, nasolabial lines, non surgical rhinoplasty (non surgical nose jobs), hand rejuvenation, cheek and lip enhancement.
As a local business SkinSpirit are offering you 20% off products and treatments!
01483 940 088 to book!
December - Secret Garden, Angel Gate
Secret Garden is a family florist based right in the heart of Guildford in Angel Gate. “We are proud to be in Guildford and excited about going into our third year and making a difference to the town centre. All our hand tied bouquets are beautifully put together and are available to pick up and go or made to order, we offer free delivery to GU1 post codes. Please call us first if you need flowers for a special function , wedding or funeral we will be happy to help. Corporate work and weekly flower vase arrangements are also available .
With Christmas coming soon we will have beautiful wreaths ,garlands and decorations in the shop come in and take a look , lots of sparkle going on !
Visit our shop to discover many unique potted plants , gifts, cards and alcohol you will be pleasantly surprised
Hope to see you all soon!”
Open 9am-5pm Monday – Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.