Yarpole Community Shop
Yarpole Community Shop
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We are the first full-time shop and Post Office in a church, open 7 days a week, run completely by volunteers. Come and visit us! Voted Best Village Shop & Post Office by the Countryside Alliance in 2010. We are the first Community Shop in the UK to be awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. We stock a wide range of local food produce and crafts, including everyday groceries, newspapers, household goods, wines, ciders and beers. After visiting the shop come and admire the mediaeval roof and enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Gallery Cafe.
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louise g
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK134 contributions
Aug 2020
Great little shop serving the village of Yarpole. Need to wash hands before entering and then two people max at a time. You can see what they stock as they have a list on their website. As we were camping at site nearby, this is a really useful little place.
Written August 28, 2020
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Paul T
Ashford, UK103 contributions
Oct 2022
Really nice atmosphere in the Church with a good choice of essentials and some lovely local produce. Bread was really good. Post office on site. Cafe upstairs with tasty choice of cakes.
Written November 21, 2022
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Margaret T
North West England65 contributions
May 2013 • Family
I have visited this church on a previous visit to Yarpole and it was a must for me on this visit. The shop is well stocked and manned by cheery polite volunteers. There is even a post office there!
After shopping wander upstairs to the Gallery coffee shop where you can rest whilst enjoying freshly brewed coffee and delicious homemade scones and cakes. There must be a special mention of the cheese scones - yummy!!
Written May 31, 2013
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Altwood2010
Greater London, UK178 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Visited here at lunchtime today. Extremely welcoming staff, good menu, 1 had cheesy jacket potato & salad and 1 had chicken and grape casserole with salad. Lovely hot food, tasty and freshly cooked. Brilliant mug of tea and wonderful mocha cake and extraordinary lovely apricot flapjack. Uummm yummy. Really good to support this wonderful local community church via their cafe and shop. Very historic church and bell tower. Will definitely return when next in the area.
Written February 23, 2017
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Daugi
Huntingdon, UK51 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Dropped in to have a snack before undertaking the 5 mile Yarpole circular walk.
Enjoyed a quick meal and coffee, even managed to update my emails with their free Wi-Fi. Quiet and relaxed.
Written October 15, 2016
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GeoPatchy
Llandysul, UK85 contributions
A very welcoming place, well stocked with local produce. A lovely use of space within the church. It's great to have this within the village. The staff always very friendly, nothing is too much trouble.
Written February 28, 2014
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CakeMakerNorthwich
Cheshire28 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
What a delightful find. We visited Yarpole and were amazed at the old fashioned community spirit and the lovely feel of the church and village shop therein. Everyone was very helpful and friendly which together with high quality stock made it a very successful visit and we will be returning soon.
Written May 3, 2012
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David H
Constable Burton, UK51 contributions
Jan 2012 • Friends
The ancient church with its detached bell tower now houses a cafe, well stocked shop and post office as well as remaining a place of worship.

The cafe is only open in the mornings but is a good place to meet friends. There are often freshly baked cakes or scones. Shop and PO have longer opening hours.

The sensitive and tasteful way that the building has been converted is an excellent example of the way a church can be made into useful building for the local community and visitors to this beautiful rural area.
Written February 2, 2012
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Lindahoo
Cheshire, UK20 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
What a novel idea a shop in a church.
It also has a coffee shop doing drinks and great home made cakes
At the moment there is a marquee outside as well as outside tables and chairs so very CoVid friendly.
Written October 11, 2020
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Plum68London
London8 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
My husband and I holiday in the area every year with our two children (age 11 and 12), we have popped in in previous years to use the very well stocked community shop but this year stopped by for mid morning coffee. So glad we did!!

Staff are incredibly friendly and chatty, food very good. Children shared a brownie and had a hot chocolate each, husband and I had tea and coffee. Brownie vanished almost immediately even though the children had just had a large cooked breakfast. Fair trade tea and coffee very flavoursome, and how nice to be given hot water to top up the pot. Icing on the cake was the offer of tiny home baked shortbread biscuits to go with our drinks. Got chatting to a few other customers, found out one of the volunteer staff members used to live a mile or so from where we are in Kent, what a small and, at times, rather lovely world.

Children's verdict - 10/10, A* go to the top of the class!

We will be back to see you again next summer.
Written August 14, 2017
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