Teas at Abinger Hammer’s Old Post Office

Abinger Hammer in Surrey was recently listed as one of the most idyllic English villages.

The pub has closed and its church is two miles away from the main street and the Pilgrims’ Way route.

But the village is attractive and just near its famous hammer clock, where the trail turns uphill, is Abinger Hammer’s Old Post Office.

It still has a lovely wall post box and at the doorway there are fishing nets for children to use in the Tilling Bourne across the road.

This is the village newsagents open from 6am to 5.15pm with a tea room attached.

You will find homemade cakes in the front room overlooking the green.

Picnic sandwiches can be made on the spot.

With the sub post office part of the shop having been closed in 2004  there is no stamp available for stamping pilgrim passports but staff will sign and date a square for you.

Abinger Hammer is just east of Shere. The Old Post Office is the last refreshment stop before Box Hill.

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