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.

*Great news – we’ve been selected as a finalist for the Plunkett Foundation’s 2019 Rural Community Business Awards in the category of ‘Investing in Local People’! We are one of just three groups in this category selected as examples of the most inspiring community businesses from across the UK.

The Ceremony is being held in London on 27th November when the winners will be announced.

Here are details of all the finalists: http://plunkett.co.uk/awards-2019-finalists/*

Could you provide inspired leadership for a dedicated and enthusiastic team of Volunteers?

Our Shop Manager is stepping down in January – so now’s your opportunity! We are recruiting a new paid part-time Manager working 25 hours per week to manage the Shop and Café.

See more details here.

Closing date for applications is 8 December.

Opening Hours of the Shop*

The Shop is open seven days a week:

Weekdays: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturdays: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Sundays/Bank Holidays: 10.00am to 12.00pm

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

Opening Hours of the Cafe*

The Cafe is open seven days a week:

Weekdays: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturdays: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Sundays/Bank Holidays: 10.00am to 12.00pm

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

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, Joan Goodman, as below.