Knaphill - a cut above the rest!

Wednesday September 16th 2020

Packed with points of historical interest, as well as the scenic Basingstoke Canal, Knaphill is a smart and friendly village with lots to offer.

After a busy summer, businesses across the area are still thankful for the continued support of customers and are delighted that the neighbourhood is regaining the vibrancy it always had.

One of those businesses is Knaphill Barbers who have safely welcomed many loyal customers back since reopening in June.

“When we reopened we were delighted to see how many customers just couldn’t wait for that all important post-lockdown haircut."

We really missed chatting to our regulars and it was great to finally catch up with them when we got the green light to reopen.” Knaphill Barbers owner Kevin said.

The team also had to make some big changes to accommodate customers safely.

“We were really busy in the lead-up to reopening again, making sure we could safely welcome back our customers."

While we were closed, we used the opportunity to invest further in the business and reopened with a brand-new barber shop, making it possible to adhere to social distancing guidelines. All our staff now wear masks, and while we welcome walk-ins, we also encourage customers to the new appointment system available on our website.” Kevin continued.

Looking forward with confidence, Event Planners Surrey is another business getting back on track.

“We love Knaphill because it has a vibrant village atmosphere with great independent shops and businesses."

"Although we work across Surrey and further afield, Knaphill is a lively base for us."

"During lockdown we offered a popular service of contactless delivery of balloons and other party accessories, helping locals and those further afield mark those special occasions."

While we’re not back at full tilt yet, it’s fantastic that things are picking up again. We’re on hand to help make sure you can safely celebrate important events with those closest to you, as well as providing everything you need for the perfect small gathering.” Event Planners Surrey owner Paul Widdowson said.

In Knaphill there are plenty more local businesses grateful for your support. Take a look at our top picks below:


A & E PC Repairs
It’s fair to say that all of our gadgets saw more action that usual this year. If your PC is in need of a little TLC, the team at A & E PC Repairs can sort out all your technological needs. As well as offering remote support, you can drop your laptop or computer in-store and they’ll sort out any issues.

Café 68
A favourite with locals, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome and delicious, hearty food here! From baguettes, burgers, omelettes and jacket potatoes to thick milkshakes, coffee and other hot drinks there’s something to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

Diamond Dry Cleaning
Independent local business Diamond dry cleaning offers a wide range of professional services such as cleaning of clothes, household textiles, clothing repairs and even key cutting. Take the opportunity to prepare for your return to the office with their offer to have five shirts laundered, ironed and on hanger for only £10, so give your house a facelift by availing of the rug doctor services.

Multi award-winning, family-owned hairdressers, HeadHunters, have everything you need for a makeover. With an impressive collection of titles, including NHF Women’s Fashion Image of the Year Winner, the team here can make your wildest hair dreams reality.

Penny & Hayter Opticians
It’s a great time to make sure you’re taking care of your eyesight. Providing a friendly and caring service for over thirty years, Penny & Hayter offers its patients professional eye care, as well as a varied collection of chic frames, glasses and accessories.

The Nag’s Head Inn
Incorporating the best elements of rural charm and modern flair, The Nag’s Head is a stylish choice for lunch, dinner or drinks. Choose from a tempting menu of seasonal favourites and classic pub grub, washed down with your choice from a great selection of ales, lagers and wines. Savour the last of the summer sun and enjoy by opting to eat outside in the welcoming garden.

The Royal Oak
Encapsulating the traditional village pub, The Royal Oak has a strong reputation for consistently providing top quality real ales and delicious homemade food. We recommend the Sunday roast!


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