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 – 23.7.20
Shop local – shop safely!
*Face Coverings must be worn in The Shop from 24th July*
If you are exempted from wearing a Face Covering please advise a member of Staff.
Thank you to all our Customers for your continued support for The Shop during this difficult time.
Our aim is to continue to provide a valued service to the community whilst also safeguarding our Customers, our Shop Manager and our Volunteers. Our safety measures include:
- face coverings must be worn by customers – subject to exemptions. Please refer to the Government Guidance on www.gov.uk
- only 1 customer at a time
- 2m-distanced queuing outside
- customers asked to wash their hands with sanitiser before coming in
- no handling of products unless intending to buy
- no Shop baskets – please bring your own bag
- a large protective screen by the Till
- a strong preference for card payment
- customer orders welcomed, with home delivery option
- a rigorous in-shop hygiene and cleaning regime
Following the introduction of these measures, we are very pleased to announce that we will be increasing opening hours.
Opening times from 1st June until further notice are:-
- Monday – Friday: 10am – 4.30pm
- Saturday: 10am – 1pm
- Sundays & Bank Holidays: closed
The Cafe, including the outside tables, will remain closed for the time being but we are selling hot drinks to takeaway and pre-packed cold snacks including Lisa’s Cakes, Savouries etc.
We also take orders….
- 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:
- 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 1st, June 20, until further notice:-
Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am 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!
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.