Our SHOP selected as Rural Community Ownership Awards Runner-up for 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been announced as a runner-up for this year’s Plunkett Foundation ‘Investing in Local People’ award sponsored by Suma Wholefoods. The Rural Community Ownership Awards are an annual celebration of community businesses from across the UK. This year, the Awards had over 50 entrants and we are delighted to have been chosen as a runner-up for this category. Members of the team attended the Awards Ceremony in London on 5 December – see picture.

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours


The Shop and Post Office will be open as normal on Saturday 22nd December.

On Christmas Eve the Shop will open from 8am to 1pm and the Post Office from 9am to 1pm.

Note that there will only be one postal collection mid-morning on Christmas Eve. Any post taken after that will have to wait until 27th December.

Both the Shop and the Post Office will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

New Bake-Off Products

We have added some new bake-off products. During the week you can find olive and rosemary bread sticks and Monterrey Jack cheese twists.

On a Saturday nestling amongst the croissants, pain au chocolate, etc. you will find vanilla crème crowns. The smell is pretty amazing and is thanks to Rosamund and Sheridan for their baking skills!

Whilst sorting newspapers in the early hours, they also organise the bake-off, a lot to do in a short time before opening at Sam. A BIG thank you to them!