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 February Parish Magazine

As Peanuts author Charles M Schulz once said, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt”.

We have lots of chocolate in the shop in preparation for Valentine’s Day, along with some superb wines and plenty of greetings cards for that special someone in your life.  Even if you don’t, there’s no harm in rewarding yourself!

We had a great year in 2018 and will continue to grow with new products and exciting events and ‘happenings’ including ideas for different meals in the café.  Keep up to date via the website, to ensure you don’t miss out.

This year, we’re also planning some great events to celebrate ten years of the Thorncombe Village Community Shop.  Our first event is a Call my Buff evening with supper that will be held in March at-the village hall on Thursday 28th March.  Tickets will be available in the shop.

The lovely auctioneers from Exeter will be coming again, helping us to guess the value of some exciting items they’ll be bringing with them.  It’s going to be a great evening so look out for more information in the shop and on the website.

One date for the diary (albeit a little further ahead) is our Easter lunch in the village hall on Tuesday 16th April. 

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and to everyone who supports us by shopping with us, enjoying a meal or stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake.  Ten years – how amazing is that?

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!