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Large Function Room with natural daylight

Holds up to 100 delegates

Located at front of building with Seaview

Free Wi-Fi

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History Of Hog’s Back Hotel

Six miles from Guildford and three miles from Farnham in the parish boundary of Tongham high on the hogs back ridge stands The Hogs Back Hotel.

The Hogs back got its name from the geographical feature, the up throw of this distinctive ridge was in earlier days linked to the chine of a hog. The narrowing ridge extends westwards running down gradually from the highest point 500 feet above sea level, to Whiteways Corner which is the end of the chalk ridge. From either side of the hogs back there are beautiful panoramic views, and the hotel occupies a commanding position. From the upper levels there are views of the open surrey countryside beyond Ash and southwards across the valley.

In this valley nestles the quaint village of Seale with its historical church which is over 600 years old. Beyond Seale is Crooksbury Hill known as the surrey highlands.

Originally the Hotel was called Poyle Hill House until 1935. It was built for Henry Chester (1758-1854) Stables, A coach house with gardens and its views down the hill to Poyle Park and across to the Fox Hills.
The full achievement of the Chester family can be seen in the form of their coat of arms below the eaves of the west wing. On a scroll inscribed “Vineit Qui Oetitur which when translated “He Conquers Who Endures.

It was then purchased in September 1935 by Friary, Holroyd and Healys breweries it was converted and extending opening as a 3star hotel the following year. The hotel was then given its name due to the location.

During WWII the German intelligence had been pretty good and their navigation had been spot-on! Unknown to the British at the time, their accurate navigation was due mainly to the German Lorenz beam system, transmitting precise co-ordinates over the target area. In addition to this they had a spy situated high up in the ‘Hogs Back Hotel’, only a mile or so from Tongham station! The spies signal light had been spotted by a Home Guard outpost, also positioned on high ground a few miles to the south. 
The German spy was caught at the Hogs Back Hotel and later taken to London where he was tried and subsequently executed.

 

PARANORMAL SIGHTINGS

 

A31 Hogs Back, Guildford bound (02/01/07)

A driver watched a horse-drawn box carriage cross the road around 100m in front of him. The witness reported that he could not make out too many details as it was raining hard, though he was able to see a dim lantern towards the front of the carriage. As the driver reached the spot where he had seen the vehicle pass, he realised there was no side road where the coach and horses could have crossed.


A31 Hogs Back, Guildford bound (1960s)

A driver spotted a female figure with long hair, wearing a white dress, standing by the roadside. The witness stopped to see if she was lost or needed a lift, but she had vanished.

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