Oxshott is an idyllic small village in Surrey, known for being home to many a celebrity such as Andy Murray and John Terry. Located between the larger towns of Esher and Leatherhead, whilst Oxshott is a quaint neighbourhood, there is a good selection of things to do in Oxshott. The choice of where to eat in Oxshott is relatively small, but the options are of high quality.

Oxshott is regularly referred to as the “most expensive village in England”, owing to the desirable stock of properties, many of which are within gated private developments to ensure privacy for the residents.

Oxshott is a green, wooded area of Surrey. The Oxshott Heath and Woods is a central part of the village, expanding to over 200 acres of common land. From the top of the sand escarpment in Oxshott Heath, expansive views over towards Dorking and Box Hill can be seen.


This attractive red brick pub offers a sophisticated take upon the classic British pub experience. Case in point being the beer battered native oysters with seaweed mayonnaise. Certainly not your average boozer, expect an upmarket, enjoyable destination, described in the Guardian as a place that exudes a “certain level of genteel correctness”.


More of a gastropub than a restaurant, The Bear is a Youngs pub serving British food with a terrace, garden and private dining area. More informal than The Victoria Oxshott, but does without the upmarket appeal.


Bella Luna brings a charming slice of Italy to the heart of Oxshott. Inspired by the neighbourhood brasseries of the Italian cities of Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan, Bella Luna offers an authentic dining experience and menu.

Oxshott FAQs

Where is Oxshott?

Oxshott is in the borough of Elmbridge in Surrey, next to the larger towns of Esher and Leatherhead.

Does anyone famous live in Oxshott?

Yes, it has been reported that celebrities such as John Terry, Jamie Redknapp and Andy Murray live in Oxshott. There is a high concentration of Chelsea footballers due to the close proximity to the Cobham training ground.

Why is Oxshott called Oxshott?

The name Oxshott derives from the Old English name ‘Ocga’ and the word ‘sceat’, which means ‘corner of land’, therefore Oxshott means Ocga’s corner of land. It is not a reference to Oxen, unlike Oxford.

How many people live in Oxshott?

As of the 2021 Census, 9,754 people lived in the Oxshott and Stoke D’Abernon ward.


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