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 December Parish Magazine

Our Christmas opening times this year are as follows:  24 December – closing at 2pm; Closed on Christmas Day; open on Boxing Day from 9.30-11.00am and then back to normal.

New Year opening times are normal until 31 December when we close at 2pm; open on 1 January from 9.30-11.00am, then it’s all back to normal again.

We’d like to thank all the customers who came and enjoyed our Christmas lunch which was a sell out this year with 50 people enjoying themselves in the Village Hall.

The 100 club has been a great success with 12 winners of £25, 12 winners of £15 and 12 winners getting £10.00.  It’s time to sign up again for 2019.  It’s only £1 per month per number and you can pay for a whole year or monthly by standing order or come into the shop and pay for the year.  Don’t miss your chance to be a winner (and don’t forget, you can double or even triple your chances by having more than one number).

Keep up to date by logging into our website  There is news about forthcoming events, new products and of course, details on Post Office opening hours, Ian’s computer clinics, and Derek’s watch repair times, and plenty more useful information.

Drop into our super new cafe for a chat and to meet friends.  Our Tuesday lunches start on 8 January at 12.30pm.  It’s only £7.00 per person which is really great value.  Every Saturday is bacon bap day, with delicious homemade soup served every day. 

We look forward to seeing you all again soon, and we wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. 


                       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!