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Our Story

Kinghams Restaurant is situated in the heart of the Surrey Hills, in the picturesque village of Shere. Opened by Chef Proprietor Paul Baker in 1993 the restaurant dates from the 17th Century and features a wealth of character and charm.

The House was Built

Circa 1620

Kinghams was once known as Hangman's Cottage as its occupant worked at the Shere gibbet! Kinghams was originally two labourers' cottages on the Netley Estate.

Paul Trained As a Chef


Paul trained at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London and Ealing College, gaining considerable experience in London restaurants such as Sheekeys Fish Restaurant in St Martins Lane and Stocks Club in the Kings Road.

Paul Purchased The Restaurant


Paul bought the building in 1993 & proceeded to create Kinghams Restaurant.

Restaurant Of The Year


Kinghams won Surrey Life’s Restaurant of the Year Award being named as the top eatery in Surrey and has been a finalist three times since then.

Turning Twenty


Kinghams turned a fabulous 20 in 2013, celebrating years of dedication and consistency in a challenging industry.

Continued Success


Our customers continue to enjoy our friendly service, seasonal food and quality, well chosen wines.

Kinghams Celebrates 25 Years



Enjoy Our New Seasonal Menu

Our New Menu at Kinghams is full of delights and seasonal ingredients.

Chef Proprietor Paul Baker, and his team, look forward to welcoming you this winter so please do get in touch with any booking enquiries or questions.