Welcome to the Shop and Café at Crowle

The Shop and Cafe at Crowle  was opened in October 2018 and is a community enterprise – created and owned by the community, run by enthusiastic and committed volunteers who aim to provide a warm welcome to everyone… not just ‘locals’ but all visitors such as walkers, cyclists, tradespeople and others who may be just passing through.

As well as offering exciting local products and ‘convenience’ top-up shopping, the Shop and Café are a focal point for the community – a great place to meet friends and chat.

All this available 7 days a week with free car parking and wi-fi.


Coronavirus Update – 6.9.20

Shop local – shop safely!

*Outside Tables to re-open for Cafe Customers, extended hours AND increase in customers permitted in the Shop*

Changes from Monday, 7th September, 2020:

  • Shop now opens at 9am (closes at 4.30pm Monday to Friday, 1.00pm Saturday; closed Sunday)
  • Increase in number of customers in The Shop from 1 to 2 at a time (customers’ children aged under 11 in addition)
  • Outside seating area now open for drinks and cold snacks

We are very pleased to announce that, for the first time since lockdown started, we will be re-opening the outside seating area for use by our Cafe customers. Sorry, but we can’t re-open the inside Cafe at the moment due to social distancing requirements.

The Cafe will be limited in that we will not be serving hot food, but many of the usual favourites will be available including cakes, savouries, sweets and ice-creams together with our full range of hot and cold drinks.

Re-opening the seating area has presented us with several challenges to keep our customers and volunteers safe, so please bear with us whilst we are all getting used to the additional cleaning and other regimes required to comply with Covid-10 requirements.

 Please abide by all of the Government guidelines when using the Cafe, including 2m social distancing and wearing face coverings while inside The Shop, and please follow these procedures:
  • Join the queue outside and when prompted by a volunteer please enter the Shop wearing a face covering (unless exempted)
  • Use the hand sanitiser by the Shop door when entering
  • Follow the one-way system in the Shop by following the arrows on the floor
If you are a customer of the Cafe, our volunteers will ask you to:
  • Place your order at the Till and pay
  • Complete our “Test and Trace” signing-in book: you will be requested to provide your name, telephone number and arrival time (if you are part of a group we will just require details of the lead member); your data will be retained in accordance with the Government guidelines
  • Collect our order from the side hatch (there will be no ‘table service’)
All food and drinks will be served using disposable utensils; please place these in the bins provided when you have finished.
The customer toilet is available for use by Cafe customers only; please join the queue at the Shop entrance and enter when promoted. Please use the sanitiser provided by the toilet to clean your hands before entering and again when exiting.
Many thanks for your co-operation with all of these measures and we look forward to seeing you soon!

We also take orders….

 

Are you:

  • self-isolating
  • concerned about contact
  • needing more than you can carry…or
  • just keen to reserve your favourite products?

Then place an order!

How to place an order at The Shop:-

You can either:

or

  • If you do not have access to email, phone your order to The Shop on 01905 381416.

​ We will confirm the collection time by phone, and notify you if any items are not available. Orders need to be paid for before collection, which we will take by card on the phone. 

*Orders for specific products need to be made by certain days and before 11am to be included in our order to the Supplier to be delivered on the specified day – see information below and the Order Form.

To assist with ordering, our regular delivery days (order by days in brackets) of products are as follows:-

Bread – Daily  (order by day before)               Milk – Monday, Wednesday, Friday  (order by day before)

Fruit & Veg – Wednesday (order by Friday), Friday (order by Wednesday)    Meat – Wednesday  (order by Monday)

Eggs – Wednesday (order by Monday)       Fladbury Pies – Tuesday (order by Friday)

Scotch Eggs – Wednesday  (order by Friday)     Smoked Fish – Friday (order by Wednesday)

And we can deliver!

If you live within 4 miles of The Shop we can deliver your order, just ask us for more details including cost when placing an order.

Thanks everyone and stay safe.


The Shop at Crowle has been selected as a Midlands Regional Finalist for the Countryside Alliance’s “Rural Oscars” in the Village Shop/Post Office Category


The Shop at Crowle was selected as a finalist for the Plunkett Foundation’s 2019 Rural Community Business Awards in the category of ‘Investing in Local People’!


The Shop is situated adjacent to the Village’s main Community Hub and Facilities including the Parish Hall, Playing Field, Playground, Tennis Courts and Bowls Green. Our full address and directions are available at the foot of this page, for further information regarding the other facilities and hire of the excellent Hall please click here.

Opening Hours of the Shop & Cafe*

*Revised opening hours from 7th, September 20, until further notice:-

The Shop:

Monday – Friday: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm
Sundays/Bank Holidays: Closed

Cafe: Outside Tables only

Monday – Friday: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Sundays/Bank Holidays: Closed

*May vary from time to time – please check our Social Media updates or contact us

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

In December 2019 following a visit by Worcester Regulatory Services, their Inspector awarded us a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 “very good” – the highest rating that can be achieved!

CYCLISTS WELCOME

WALKERS WELCOME

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

DOG STATION

FREE WI-FI

baby

BABY CHANGE

Services from The Shop

We provide a second-hand book exchange, a community notice board, advertising opportunities for local businesses (click here for further details and rates), tickets for local events and accessible toilets for customers.

Your feedback please!

We’d love to hear what you like about the Shop and what you think we could do better or differently. Please speak to any volunteer, or use the suggestions book in the Shop, or contact our Manager, Carolyn Bull, as below.