Come and see what Christmas goodies we have in store – stock up on your essentials and browse for gifts and that little extra something. Why not stop for a hot chocolate or a bowl of freshly made soup while you’re deciding?

Take a look at our Products and Services page for more news on our stock.

Thorncombe Village Shop is at the heart of the village of Thorncombe – literally, as you’ll find us at the centre of this popular village. We’re a happy, busy shop, providing a valuable community service 7 days a week. As well as supplying our customers with a varied range of groceries, we run a cafe where you can sip a cappuccino or a cup of tea and treat yourself to one of our delicious cakes. We have free Wifi so you can catch up with your emails – a useful service for holidaymakers.                     

The shop is run by an association whose aim is to serve residents of and visitors to the village of Thorncombe, in Dorset close to the borders with Somerset and Devon.

Most of the staff are local volunteers who will be glad to help you find what you need in the shop, or order goods in for you. 

In addition to groceries, papers and beverages, we have a part time Post Office (see below for opening hours), and provide a two-course home-cooked lunch every Tuesday for only £6 .The menu is updated weekly . We also sell home cooked delicious  Bacon Baps every Saturday morning from 9 – 11 am.

Take a look at the products and services we provide.

LOOK! A new service – 

 Ian’s Computer Advice workshop

Volunteer Ian is running a drop-in computer advice service Mondays 1-3 pm

Click here for more details

Come in and see us soon – you’ll be given a warm welcome.


Shop Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30 am-5.30 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am-1.00 pm
Sunday: 9.30 am-12.30 pm

Christmas Shop Opening Hours:

Monday 24 December – closing at 2 pm;

Christmas Day  CLOSED 

Boxing Day from 9.30-11.00 am 

New Year opening times are normal until

31 December when we close at 2 pm

1 January  9.30-11.00 am,

then it’s all back to normal again.



Minimum spend on a debit or credit card: £5.00
Cashback available: Maximum of £30.00

Post Office opening hours

Monday & Wednesday: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Come in and see the new layout and furniture in the shop!

With comfortable chairs and roomy tables the cafe area of the shop is certainly worth a visit – come in for a bacon bap, or coffee and cake. 

  For more pictures of the refurbishment see our Gallery Page.