Shop News


If you haven’t yet seen our new refurbished kitchen, do take time to pop in and admire!

With better-organised storage  and a lovely new work surface, we now feel confident that our standards of food preparation and hygiene will comfortably stay at the 5 stars we have been awarded, and the staff and volunteers can work more easily.

We are so grateful for all the donations in aid of the refurbishment, either individually or in the jar on the counter, and to Magna  and the National Lottery Commission for their generous contributions. Thanks are also due to Stonewater, who matched Magna’s kind donation.  

A Magna representative presenting the cheque to Ann, our Chairperson


You may not know that our shop runs a 100 Club. For just £1 a month you can have the chance to win one of 3 cash prizes. Ask in the shop for a membership form.

   It’s time to enter the 100 Club competition or renew your numbers

  Be a Lucky winner for just £1.00 per month.


  Latest Shop News in the March Parish Magazine

Our wonderful café continues to get even better, offering a wider selection of food and drinks. We’ve got a whizzy new coffee machine and, as always, a tempting array of home baked cakes to try.

No more ‘I hate Monday’s’ now that you can get a lunchtime jacket potato with a selection of fillings like tuna, baked beans, cheese, bacon or our special filling of the day, topped off with a fresh garnish, from just £5.

Also, on the menu from Monday to Friday (11.00am to 2pm), is our homemade soup with a toasted bap; Tuesdays is our two-course lunch which is proving very popular – so popular in fact, you need to book! £7 with a coffee or tea.

Saturday morning is bacon bap time, served between 9 and 11am. A great excuse to catch up with friends you may have missed during the week.

Have a look at our wide selection of goods from our top selling Traditional Egg Company hen eggs (and keep your eyes open for an occasional delivery of delicious duck eggs). Cracking! We’ve got fresh veg and fruit, daily deliveries of fresh bread, newspapers and magazines, cleaning products and of course, a great choice of wines and beers.

There’s a lot of creative talent around the area and we’re pleased to say we now have a fantastic selection of greetings cards and wrapping paper by some of our local artists so please come in and have a browse.

As we celebrate our ten year anniversary in 2019, we’re planning a whole host of wonderful events that you’re all invited to. Our first one is another Call My Bluff evening with a two-course dinner in the village hall on Thursday 28 March. Tickets are only £13 each and are available in the shop. As you’ll know if you came last year, it was a fantastic night – book early so you don’t miss out this year!

There’s also going to be a special Easter lunch on Tuesday 18th April, again in the village hall. You can book tickets from the shop now for only £12.

Do please keep coming in to see us, we wouldn’t have made the last ten years without your support!

See you in the shop soon.

                       Very easy Fund-raising. Use this tip for your online shopping!

The incredible amount of £906 has been raised so far for our shop simply by people using the portal when buying on-line.

             It is very easy to use and surprising how many varied purchases can raise money. It costs the individual nothing at all save the effort of going through that portal. They even have a downloadable Donation Reminder which when installed brings a pop up when visiting say, John Lewis.

So far we have 46 supporters regularly using this method of buying on-line – if you haven’t tried it why not have a look at the site.  When on the site you will be invited to join and can search for Thorncombe Village Shop, it’s very simple.

Why not give it a try!