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 6 days a week with free car parking and wi-fi.
Christmas orders from The Shop…
You can pre-order seasonal items from many of our popular local suppliers, to be sure of getting what you want:
- Freemans’ home-cooked ham, bacon, sausages, ‘pigs in blankets’, and turkey crowns
- Handmade Scotch eggs (5 regular varieties, including gluten-free and vegan – plus special Christmas flavours)
- Fladbury’s pies (including 5 cold-eating varieties)
- Macneil’s smoked salmon, mackerel and duck breasts
- Lisa’s mince pies, cakes and savouries
- La Parisienne Bakery’s speciality breads.
Ask at The Shop for a Christmas order form – or download here
We also take orders for fresh Fruit and Veg boxes for the Christmas period, please ask at The Shop for a Fruit and Veg order form – or download here.
All orders to be pre-paid please, last orders date is Tuesday 12 December.
Please return the form to The Shop or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Home delivery is available within 4 miles of The Shop.
Christmas shopping made easy!
A great gift idea…
This year instead of hampers we’re offering ‘The Shop at Crowle’ branded jute gift bags (see drawing above) – a high quality and re-useable alternative to throw-away packaging. Sporting a smart red bow, these are ideal for filling with appealing Christmas gifts of tasty local products.
Come along and choose the items you’d like in your gift bag! Ideas include:
- Honey, jams and chutneys
- Biscuits and cakes (including gluten free and vegan)
- Lisa’s mince pies
- Wine, beer and cider
- Cheeses from our new range
- Many items suitable for children, including our new healthy snacks selection.
We also offer cards from local artists and charities, and a selection of craft items including locally-made solid sterling silver jewellery and hand-sewn Beard’s Teddy Bears (mini teddies and other animals).
Unsure what to get for family or friends? Why not choose a Shop at Crowle Gift Voucher! Available in £5 denominations.
Christmas and New Year opening times
Up to and including Saturday 23 December, The Shop will be open for normal hours:
- Weekdays: 9am to 4.30pm (6.30pm on Thursdays)
- Saturdays: 9am to 1pm
- Sundays: closed
Over Christmas and New Year, our opening hours will be:
- Sunday 24 December: 8.30am to 1pm
- Christmas Day to Friday 29 December: closed
- Saturday 30 December: 9am to 1pm
- New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day: closed
- From Tuesday 2 January: normal hours.
*Extended opening on Thursday evenings*
Customers have asked if we can offer longer opening hours, so following a successful trial during August until further notice we will be closing later at 6.30pm on Thursdays.
It’s official – you can save money by using The Shop at Crowle!
Here at The Shop, we never set out to take on the supermarkets. But we have always promised to give good value by offering a comprehensive range of convenience goods at competitive prices.
We recently did a price comparison of about 15 everyday items with other local retailers, including Tesco Express, Waitrose and convenience store Budgens. We looked at a range of branded products such as milk, biscuits, butter and margarine, soup, baked beans, cornflakes, coffee and tea, washing-up liquid and shower gel.
- Budgens were the most expensive, and The Shop at Crowle was cheaper or the same on every item
- Next most expensive was Tesco Express, where we were cheaper on most items
- The Shop and Waitrose were similar and, overall, the least expensive across the range.
If you live locally and factor in the cost of driving into town, you can actually save money (and time) by coming to The Shop.
So, if you’ve been thinking that ‘a small local village shop is bound to be expensive’, come on in and give us a try!
Published Jan 23
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 Halls please click here.
EV Chargers (3 sockets) are available on the Car Park. Charging can be set up through VendElectric https://app.vendelectric.com/
Opening Hours of the Shop & Cafe*
Monday – Friday: 9.00am to 4.30pm (6.30pm on Thursdays)
Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm
Sundays/Bank Holidays: Closed
Monday – Friday: 9.00am to 4.15pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 12.45pm
Sundays/Bank Holidays: Closed
*May vary from time to time – please check our Social Media updates or contact us
Join the Volunteer Team and become part of a community success story!
We are always looking for friendly people to join our growing team. Whatever your personal situation or background, there are lots of roles to choose from at The Shop:
- Serving customers in The Shop
- Back office’ roles, such as marketing/promotions, accounts, DIY.
Just a few hours a month can make a big difference to the success of The Shop.
To find out more… contact our Shop Manager – details below – or just pop into The Shop.
Services from The Shop
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 as below.