Products and Services

Telephone: 01460 302820 

Newly in stock:

Delicious ready-to-go Salad Pots – various combinations – 95p each


                          Thorncombe Shop – wine, beer, cider and spirits

Well, we may be a small village Shop tucked away in a rather remote part of West Dorset but we can, we believe, offer a remarkable range of wines, beers, ciders and spirits!

Let us start with the wine that we offer. Our aim is to only stock a reasonably. small range of wine and within that range to focus on delivering real quality and value. Our ambition is to have at least four red wines, four white wines and a rosé in stock. Prices for our everyday range start at £6.99 and go up to £8.99. Yes, we are aware that the supermarkets will have cheaper wine but we believe that, working with our respected Dorset based wine merchant, we can offer great quality at a decent price. Highlights include a white Sauvignon Blanc and red Syrah from South Africa under the “False Bay” label. If you like organic white wine try the Da Vero wine using the Catarratto grape.

We also focus strongly on English wine from Furleigh Estates – a vineyard situated only about ten miles from the Shop. In recent years the quality of their product has increased hugely. Their sparkling English wine is superb as is the West Dorset Chardonnay (£12.50) and Sea Pink rosé (£11.50). One of the real stars of the show, however, is the Bacchus Dry – a firm favorite with many customers. English wine is never cheap but for that special occasion many view it as being difficult to beat.

Furleigh Estates may be ten miles from the shop but the Gyle 59 beer is brewed only about one mile from the shop! No excessive transport cost here! Gyle 59 produces a wide range of craft beers of varying styles and has built up a strong following over the last couple of years or so. The beer sells for £2.90 for a 500ml bottle. Axminster cider is another clear winner and is becoming a firm favorite with many. A range of Thatchers cider is also stocked.

Finally, we do stock a small range of spirits and we are particularly proud of the Black Cow vodka – also produced in Dorset, reasonably close to us. Yes, it is produced from milk! When we last price checked we were selling it for less than the price in Tesco’s! Black Cow do (at certain times of the year) produce special versions of their vodka – do watch out for them!

So, to sum up we can supply both everyday and “special occasion” wines supplemented by great local beer and cider and an amazingly interesting local vodka!

If we are not stocking exactly what you want just send me an e-mail I will try my best to get it for you.


Best wishes,



                 Delivery can be arranged – just phone the shop on 01460 30282


Church Farm Flowers

Church Farm Flowers began when I woke up one December morning and announced to my husband, ‘Do you know what I’ve always wanted to do? Grow and sell cut flowers!’.

‘OK’, he replied, ‘I’ll help!’

We took ourselves on a day course with an established grower near Wincanton, discovered and joined the fantastic Flowers for the Farm network, marked out a plot, bought some seeds, and began to grow.

In our first year we embraced all possibilities selling jam-jar posies at Dorset farmers’ markets, selling buckets of flowers to florists, and selling hand-tied bouquets and posies to the villagers around us.

I discovered that what I enjoy doing most of all is firstly growing the flowers, and that is still my main motivation. I love seeing flowers develop through the season, from the first hellebores and narcissi, then wonderful parrot tulips and anemones, on to the early and high summer blues and pinks and through to Autumn’s dahlias and zinnias in reds, golds and pinks. Foliage is almost as important and I love to experiment with adding herbs: a touch of apple mint in amongst the blooms smells wonderful. Secondly, I really enjoy making the flowers and foliage up into beautiful bouquets and selling directly to the customer. Our focus now is the creation of beautiful collections of natural, seasonal, local, gloriously scented flowers for weddings, funerals, thankyou gifts, birthdays, Mothers’ days and Easter celebrations.

We are proud to be part of the growing movement of producing seasonal, ecologically sound, beautifully scented British flowers. We don’t use any chemicals in our growing, no plastics in the wrapping, no air miles and very few car miles in transporting them, so the carbon footprint is minimal. We even use compost from Viridor- our local green waste bin material- to enrich the soil. In contrast supermarket flowers often have enormous carbon footprints as these flowers are often grown using a lot of energy in tunnels, may be transported around the world, and often chemicals are used to preserve the blooms which destroy the scent.

We love visitors, and a highlight of 2021 was taking part in Winsham’s Open Garden day. We were delighted to welcome over 200 guests, amongst them some representatives of Thorncombe shop. We have been very pleased to provide the shop with bouquets from June to October this year and look forward to starting again in the Spring of 2022.

Deborah and Trevor Harris

Church Farm Flowers

Church Farm, Winsham


  Visiting Thorncombe for a Short Break? Just give us a call and we can make up a delicious food hamper ready for you.

A seasonal choice of fresh fruit, salad and vegetables are always available in store. We have daily deliveries ensuring produce is in peak condition.

We aim to stock as much locally-produced food as possible, saving on food miles and giving you the chance to have the freshest and best food available.

Our local Sadborow Pheasant and Venison is in stock in season, as well as Forde Abbey strawberries.

We also sell a range of delicious cheeses from Leopard Dairies in Iwerne Minster and from Lubborn Creamery   at nearby Cricket St. Thomas .

Our milk is delivered daily from Sutton Lucy Dairy near Honiton, and we stock traditional Free-Range eggs supplied by Dart Fresh straight from Cornwall.

           Our bread comes from Evershot Bakery  a local artisan baker, baking bread for over 150 years. We have daily deliveries and will happily take orders. Evershot Bakery offers a wonderful selection of specialist artisan breads such as spelt, French Sticks, Speckle loaves and wholemeal. Their cobber is one of our most popular loaves.

We also have bread from Shaldon Bakery in Devon, a craft bakery in Devon. Their bread and buns receive rave reviews, especially in Thorncombe!

“Using traditional slate bed peel ovens and techniques honed over 30 years in the industry is what makes this bakery special”

Thursday is Bun Day! Every Thursday we stock a great selection of  their delicious buns, come in and see….and taste.

We always stock a good range of locally produced  Moores Biscuits  

Totally irresistible, and great for gifts.

We sell fresh and frozen meats as well as succulent meat products such as pies and pasties.

One of our most popular lines is locally-produced Budleigh Salterton Pate, utterly delicious on crackers or toast, as a starter or just lunch. Why not give it a try?

We stock all your tinned essentials as well as baking goods – a wide range of different   flours for bread-making, nuts, dried fruit and various sugars. Our own-branded goods offer customers greater value.

We also offer a wide range of pet foods as well as cleaning products, batteries and firelighters.

We have a wide stock of car products such as packs of spare bulbs  and headlight deflectors for driving abroad, as well as wash leathers.



We have an extensive range of cleaning products:

Come in and see our range of seasonal products – 

  • buckets and spades
  • fly sprays
  • slug pellets

And of course dog leads, chews and balls.

Want a tea or coffee that is something special?
Call in to see our great range of Miles, Twinings and other teas.

Come in and try our selection of Ice Creams produced by  local producers Salcombe Dairy and Marshfield .

                                               Wines, Beers and Ciders

We pride ourselves on offering an excellent selection of value for money wines.

We aim to have both a quality red and white priced at affordable prices. The red will frequently come from South Africa or South America and the white is likely to be from Spain or Italy. 


 We carry limited stocks of wine enabling a regular changeover in choice.

This year’s new stock has arrived:

come in and have a look!
















We are proud of our extensive range of beers. Our very own local Gyle 59 is always popular.

We have a wide and tempting range of savoury biscuits and snacks.

Occasions Cards, Magazines and Papers

We offer a large range of many occasions Cards in the shop. Magazines and Newspapers can be ordered for collection to guarantee you get the paper you want. Alternatively pop in and grab one from the shelf.




We also sell locally created cards and paintings at reasonable prices. 






As well as all these delicious products we offer a wide range of services :

  • Drop your Dry Cleaning and Laundry off at the shop – save yourself a trip into town.
  • Buy your Air Ambulance Lottery tickets here.

 Derek’s Watch and Clock Clinic 








Bring in your old watches or clocks that haven’t worked for years, every Saturday morning from 9.30-11. Batteries and straps replaced. No fees, just donations to the shop.  

Sit in comfort with a coffee while Derek fixes your watch.

 Fresh Fish 

Local Fish Man “Phil the Fish ” parks his van outside the shop every Tuesday from 12.00pm to 12.30pm.
Phil always has an exciting choice of fresh fish

A cafe customer chats to Phil outside the shop.

He offers a varied selection of freshly caught fish and should you wish to order in advance please call him on mobile 07831368798 and home 01460 67721