Chobham Village in the 21st century is not only picturesque with it's beautiful old buildings, it is also a modern lively community.
The centre of the village in the High Street, where you will find St Lawrence church (read a bit of the history of St Lawrence church), the village pub (the Sun Inn) which serves great food and beers and hosts regular live jazz events, a number of restaurants (including the delicatessen Pasha, the asian bar and restaurant Mei, the White Hart), and other shops and services (gift shops, hairdressers, dry cleaners).
Not far from the village high street are areas such as Burrow Hill Green, where you will find the highly recommended Stovell's (featured on BBC's Saturday Kitchen), the newly refurbished Four Horseshoes public house & dining room (opening April 2013), and a traditional forge. Have a browse through the Chobham Net Directory to get an idea of the full selection of shops and businesses in the village.
Festivals and Carnivals
Chobham Village has many regular annual events, such as the famous Chobham Music Festival. This takes place every year towards the end of September. Visit the Festival website for details on this year's festival. On the May Bank Holiday every year the Chobham Carnival brings the village together with a parade from all the local schools, clubs and societies. As well as filling the recreation ground with carnival activities.
Sports and Activities
There are many active sports clubs, youth clubs and societies in Chobham Village. The Chobham Rugby Club has a very keen following. The Chobham Cricket Club green can be found just behind St Lawrence church. The recreation ground hosts an all-weather football pitch and the Chobham Tennis Club. The local youth clubs include Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
St Lawrence church (and St Saviour, Valley End) has a very active and friendly congregation. As well as regular services, to which all are welcome, there are many groups (including a choir, flower arranging and bell ringing).
Chobham village still has many beautiful old buildings and plenty of open surrounding countryside including Chobham Common, which is a National Nature Reserve. Two small rivers run through the village; the Mill Bourne and the Bourne.