13 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIVING IN FARNHAM
Before you come to UCA Farnham, there are a few things you need to know about this town! Farnham is like no other in the best way possible! So after living here for over 3 years, I complied a small list of things that helped me get through my time at UCA!
GET TO KNOW THE KEBAB VAN MAN
He is your first port of call when you can’t be bothered to cook and you feel like having a polystyrene box of mystery meat!
THE COBBETT IS THE CUTEST PUB IN FARNHAM
No word of a lie, it’s adorable! It has pool tables, beer, cool antiques hanging from the ceiling and a huge beer garden! What more could you want?!
YOU WILL HATE THE SONG WONDERWALL MORE THAN YOU HATE IT ALREADY
Farnham is known for its wide variety of buskers from guitarists to harpists, but they all do like a good old bit of Oasis. (We were even in buzzfeed because of the harpist, check out number 8!)
FARNHAM DOESN’T HAVE PIGEONS, IT HAS DOVES
Yeah. Its Surrey, what can I say?
THERE ARE 53 PUBS IN THE WHOLE OF FARNHAM
One for each week of the year and then some!
CHARITY SHOPS OUTNUMBER THE REGULAR SHOPS
There are a ton of charity shops in Farnham, what makes them so great is the fact that all the rich people hand over their good stuff to us students! Armani for a fiver? YES PLEASE!
WE HAVE A CASTLE
Sadly, no dragons.
THE SLUG ON A MONDAY IS A MUST
Half price food all day, you’ll be fighting for a table. It’s the best day to stock up on all the good food for cheap before you go back to your pasta and tears.
CHELSEA TRACTORS ARE EVERYWHERE
LEARN TO LOVE THE CHARITY SHOPS OR GOING TO GUILFORD
For clothes your only other option is Peacocks, and yes 10% student discount is a bonus, but its all work clothes! Painting in a pants suit? No thank you!
YOU WILL QUICKLY REALISE FARNHAM IS IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
You either have to take a train, bus or cycle to your destination, or the free and fun option, walking!
YOUR FRIENDS OUTSIDE OF UNI WON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS
You will end up saying 'Its near Guilford? Woking? Narnia?'
AND FINALLY PLAYING POOL WILL BECOME A REGULAR PART OF YOUR LIFE
Be it in the SU or the Cobbett, be sure to always have change on you for a pool emergency.