Shop News


Our volunteers are happy with our recently renovated kitchen. 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.

A Magna representative presenting the cheque to Ann, our Chairperson

And of course pride of place is our new coffee espresso machine, providing a choice of delicious speciality coffees.

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.


                                      Shop News in September 2019

Autumn is here and there is so much to look forward to.  From the colours of the leaves changing on the trees to changing menus from summery salads to hearty stews or casseroles for cosy evenings in front of ‘Strictly’.

We have lovely local fresh meat and vegetables and all the ingredients you’ll need for sauces and stocks as well as some wonderful new wines to try.  We’ve also got large and small bags of delicious Pipers Crisps for a pre-prandial snack.

There’s always so much at the shop including a warm and welcoming greeting from our lovely volunteers, freshly made coffee, tea or hot chocolate and home-made cakes from the café, to daily bread from Evershot Bakery, post office services on Monday and Wednesday mornings (and don’t forget you can drop off your dry cleaning!). 

We always have an up to date stock of local information available for you, your guests or any visitors just passing by.  So everyone can plan where to go and what to do in the area.  You can also advertise your items for sale or services on our noticeboard for only 50p a week.

On 17 October, it’s our 10th birthday!  Please come and join us at our birthday tea party – look out for more details in the shop soon or check our website

As part of the celebrations, and thanks to the wonderful Mike Carr, there will be some amazing photographs displayed on a screen in the shop showing how it’s developed through the years since we opened in 2010.  Just one more great reason to pay us a visit.

Rose Richards and her co-models will soon be launching the 2020 Thorncombe Shop calendar featuring our volunteers as they’ve never been seen before.  The calendars are sure to whizz off the shelves so make sure you get yours early!

We look forward to seeing 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!