Shop News


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.

The lucky winners in October were:

1st    £25.00     Terri Pierce-Butler

2nd   £15.00     Karen Jarvis

 3rd    £10.00        Karen Lewis

  The lucky numbers were picked by the valuers from  Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood.

                      Be a Lucky winner for just £1.00 per month a few numbers left

                                                         Open the Box!

Have you seen our mysterious box – locked up and waiting for a lucky winner to claim their prize?

All you have to do is write your name in a square for £1. When all the squares are full one will be chosen at random and the winner gets a chance to pick an envelope. If that envelope holds the key to the box the winner claims the cash prize.

The amount waiting to be claimed now is £80 as there was a rollover last time. Each time the number of envelopes is reduced, so the chance of picking the right one increases.

                                                 Have a go in the shop!

Latest Shop News in the December Parish Magazine

 ‘Tis the season to be jolly and we love it!  It’s been a busy year for your shop and the last weeks of 2017 will be no different.It’s not too late to get your tickets for our Call My Bluff evening on Thursday 30th November at the Village Hall.  Don’t miss out on the entertainment, with supper and a chance to try locally made gin and vodka.

The December quiz at the Thorncombe Sports and Social Club is in aid of the shop and we hope everyone will come to support both the Club and us.  You could make it an early start to your Christmas celebrations? 

We’re launching ‘Open the Box’ in the shop soon – Claire will be explaining all about it at the quiz night but basically, for just £1 you are in with a chance of walking away with oodles of cash.

On Saturday 9 December from 10am until 3pm, we’re kicking off Christmas with carols, hand bells and lots more music to entertain you while you browse all our Christmas treats.  We’ve got a lovely selection of present ideas, wonderful food and wide range of delicious wines and local beers as well as a warm hats, gloves and socks to keep you snuggly so do come and join in.

The joy continues at our special Christmas lunch in the Village Hall on Tuesday 19th December.  It’s going to be a real treat with great food including tasty home-made soup with local bread and a festive dessert, great company and more Christmas music – not to be missed!

The shop has got everything you need to make your home Christmassy too from decorations to festive wreaths, and don’t forget to order your Christmas tree from us, and as a present from us to you, they’re the same price as last year.  Last orders are on Thursday 30 November with delivery in the first week of December.

We’ll be closed on Christmas Day itself, open on Boxing Day from 9.30-11.30am, and closed on New Year’s Day.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  Thank you to each and every one of our customers for all your support over the past twelve months.  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!