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 – 21st March 2020
Just to let everyone know that the village shop is fully open for business, all our volunteers are taking extra hygiene precautions & are in good spirits.
In view of the current health crisis, we are proposing some changes to Shop opening times and service provided in recognition of changing customer needs, pressure on volunteer resourcing, level of supplies and the advice given by the government.
- Café Closed – We will continue to offer Takeaway Food and Drinks
- Opening Hours – From Monday, 23rd March, until further notice our opening hours are:-
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed
- Transactions – We encourage customers to pay by card/contactless if possible.
- Phone & Email Orders – Accepted, subject to availability, with payment on collection.– Tel: 01905 381416 Email: email@example.com
- Limiting the amount of Purchases – You may be asked to limit purchases of some items – Please respect this request
On a final note, given that some of our wonderful volunteers fall into the most at risk category from COVID-19, so, if you are in good health & could spare a couple of hours a week then please message us and let us know either via Facebook, email, phone, or call into the shop as your help would be most appreciated.
Thanks everyone and stay safe.
*Your feedback is important to us!*
To make sure we continue to provide what you value in The Shop and Cafe, please take a few minutes to give us your feedback. Please click here to complete our research form.
Many thanks for taking the time to complete the form, it is very much appreciated.
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*
The Shop & Cafe is open seven days a week:
Weekdays: 9.00am to 6.00pm (Cafe closes at 5pm)
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
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.