Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Reigate Hill tea room

Posted by Matt | February 10, 2009 | 3 comments so far

Reigate Hill tea room
Cake is important to us mountain bikers. Not just to ward off the possibility of a sugar bonk as Singletrack magazine describes all too vividly this month but to reward ourselves for all our hard work. Or to put it another way, if there was no cake involved we might not get out of bed!

In the past couple of months we’ve mixed up our riding a bit which has brought the Reigate Hill tea room onto our radar. Situated at the top of Reigate Hill to ensure you earn your prize, the tea room is actually pretty rudimentary, offering a limited range of cakes which tend to be of the non-homemade variety and the usual range of drinks you’d expect.

It’s fairly cheap on the plus side, a small tea and Eccles cake will set you back about £1.80 and there’s also the option of some hot pasty indulgence if you really need all the help you can get. Other points in it’s favour is it’s the only stop for miles around and has fantastic views toward the Weald and decent parking if you are starting a ride from there although I don’t know if it’s free or not.

For us, it’s about the furthest we can comfortably reach on a ride from home and marks the edge of our roaming grounds if cars are not involved. All in all, a welcome place to visit, it won’t win awards for food variety or quality but it might just get you out of a tight spot if the hunger demons pay a visit.


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.

There are 3 comments on ‘Reigate Hill tea room’

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