We're often asked about our business and the building in which it stands; the lovely Holly & Laurel. Starting out as The Sawyer's Arms back in the 1850s, it was a frequent haunt of the highwayway men and thieves living on the neighbouring Holmwood Common. The building was built further upon with the arrival of the local train station, which brought many new tourists to the new Holly & Laurel Hotel and Tearooms. In the years since, it's become a series of pubs, bars and restaurants before settling with our family.
If you ask some of our staff members, they'll be happy to regale you with plenty of stories from The Holly's history.
Now with over 20 years spent creating a lot of our own family history within these walls, we're very pleased to call it home to many local independent businesses and artisans who stock their wares with us, ensuring you have a unique and interesting experience each time you visit.