Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Peaslake Stores

Posted by Matt | January 21, 2009 | 2 comments so far

It’s time to address a glaring omission in our Cake section. For some unaccountable reason we’ve so far never got round to including Peaslake Stores in our list of pit stops in the local area. It’s not as if we haven’t used it regularly after all.

Situated in the village of Peaslake (you guessed that, right?) opposite the bus stop and near the Hurtwood Inn pub it has the added advantage of being less than a few hundred yards from the end of Barry Knows Best. Something of an ideal location for riders to refuel after hammering the singletrack then.

One key feature of the place is that it really is the local village store (and Post Office), so you can always pick up more than the odd snack with your mug of tea. Mountain bikers rub muddy shoulders with pensioners and other locals just popping in. They (the locals) have my sympathy really because on a weekend the place is stuffed to the walls with riders!

Food wise, most things are covered with all the home made MTB favourites such as flapjack and some great cheese straws, plus there’s a very tempting deli counter with all sorts of exotic goodness like vegetable samosas. Yum! I’m always a bit careful how much I consume though as either route out of Peaslake is a real slog and I don’t want to be leaving my snack at the side of the trail!

The real selling point for the Stores is that tea and coffee is served in nice china mugs. This is a surprisingly popular choice and when, for a while the switch was made to paper cups the experience just wasn’t the same. Kudos to Head for the Hills in Dorking for stepping in and sponsoring the Stores to switch back to mugs again. Smart move.

All in all a great location (see Peaslake Village Stores on Google maps) that clearly welcomes mountain bikers with open arms and another one on the A list of food stops around the Surrey Hills.


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Muddymoles says:

    Ride report: Sunday 22 August – To Holmbury and back

    The moles head off on a long ride to take in Holmbury Hill, including Barry Knows Best, Yoghurt Pots and Telegraph Road in a classic Surrey Hills ride

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