Lockdown walkers in Norbury Park have been enjoying freshly made coffee and chocolate brownies, thanks to Fetcham resident Phil Corin.
Surrey Wildlife Trust invited Phil to park his specially fitted out Land Rover at the gates of the Norbury sawmill to encourage visitors to have a look round, as well as providing some welcome refreshment.
Branded ‘Wild! About Coffee’, Phil is also serving teas and hot chocolate. Until this autumn he was providing refreshments for visitors to the heathland at Whitmoor Common, just north of Guildford.
He says the recent lockdown has been good for business as walkers have been coming to Norbury from places much further away than he would have imagined.
And on cold days, he has a fire pit to help keep customers warm, although for the time being there can’t be much standing around as he can only offer a take away service.
Phil is on site Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm, but sadly not at the weekends as the sawmill is closed on those days. He says he looks forward to welcoming walkers and riders in the months ahead and is enjoying meeting many new customers from his local community.
Dogs are very welcome - water bowl and biscuits provided!
Update June 22nd 2021: Phil's opening hours are now 9am to 3pm from Thursday to Sunday. Since the closure of the sawmill he is now based in the picnic area outside the gates.