Smithbrook Kilns is the name of the premises-to-rent development that has arisen from the derelict remains of the old Smithbrook brickworks, seven miles south of Guildford on the A281 to Horsham.

Work on the first buildings to be repaired or rebuilt was begun in the early nineteen-eighties, to cater for the growing need for local premises for small and start-up businesses of all kinds. The intention has been to provide accommodation of a high standard in an attractive, naturally landscaped rural setting.

Twenty years later, the policy remains the same with, over fifty different businesses located here.

The following list shows you the varied types of specialist businesses that are of interest to the visiting public. Why not come and have a look and make use of the restaurant for a coffee or light lunch!

  • Acupuncture and osteopathy clinic
  • African hardwood furniture and gifts
  • Antiques and collectables
  • Antique clock sales and restoration
  • Antique furniture restoration
  • Artist and illustrator, portrait painter
  • Beauty treatment
  • Dog grooming
  • Fabrics and furnishings, interior design
  • Fine Spanish and Romanian glassware and gifts
  • Darts, trophies and engraving
  • David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation art gallery
  • Handmade pottery and commissions
  • Handmade furniture to commission
  • Jewellery
  • Kitchen & bathroom showroom
  • Ladies fashions, accessories and gifts
  • Mountain/racing bikes, clothing, accessories, servicing and repairs
  • Oriental antiques, decor, accessories and gifts
  • Paint-your-own ceramics studio
  • Pine furniture, bedding and linens
  • Picture framing and mirrors
  • Plants, gardenware and gifts
  • Restaurant, coffee shop and snacks
  • Running shoes, clothing and accessories
  • School uniforms shop
  • Scuba diving equipment, sales, tuition and travel agency
  • Sign manufacturer
  • Specialist, classic and world cinema DVD sales
  • Sports massage therapy


In addition to the businesses listed there are many offices, at first and second floor level, occupied by accountants, engineers, surveyors, marketing and public relations consultants, animation and video producers, graphic designers, IT and website designers, telecommunications consultants, conference organisers etc.

Over the years the combination of its excellent location, easy car parking and traditional brick buildings in an attractive rural setting, has made Smithbrook Kilns a popular place to work in and to visit. Consequently, there is a demand for premises, which is sometimes impossible to meet, but in the near future it is hoped to start constructing some additional buildings, very similar in character to the existing ones, to provide further accommodation for smaller specialist shops and other businesses.