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Yarpole Community Shop

Green Lane | St Leonard's Church, Yarpole HR6 0BB, England
+44 1568 780148
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A new must see place

I visited the shop and café several times, because I was self-catering in the area-I had to have a... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Delightful cafe

My husband and I holiday in the area every year with our two children (age 11 and 12), we have... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
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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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“circular walk” (2 reviews)
Green Lane | St Leonard's Church, Yarpole HR6 0BB, England
+44 1568 780148
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I visited the shop and café several times, because I was self-catering in the area-I had to have a coffee with a slice of excellent cake-even requested one-the non-Bakewell one-to take to friends for tea...a great place for a friendly chat, a snack and local...More

Thank 495jfoster
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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...More

1  Thank Plum68London
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We were delighted with what we found in Yarpole church. The community shop is very well stocked with a large variety of items, even including daily newspapers. Many items are procured locally such as meat, cheese, ale and hand made soap. We bought a selection...More

Thank MrBedford
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was a very pleasant surprise. A wonderful use of a village church. A lovely well stocked shop, run by volunteers with an excellent cafe. Delightful lady (Audrey) showed us round and explained how it came about. We would love to see other places copying...More

1  Thank mrsporlock
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Altwood2010
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

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.

2  Thank Daugi
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Community shop in the back of the village church. Local produce, ice creams, post office counter, helpful staff who know the local area. Has most of what you need if living near by or on a self catering holiday. Support this community shop if you...More

1  Thank rustythevet
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Very friendly, well stocked shop and great little cafe. The people working in the cafe and the customers made you feel part of the village

1  Thank Gerard H
Reviewed 1 September 2015

How imaginative to reinvent a church as a village hub with community run cafe and shop/post office. The people we met there were so friendly, the refreshments excellent and the range of goods in the shop (including artisan baked bread) unbelievable for such a small...More

Thank 213lizzie
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is an excellent shop. All village shops should be modeled on this Volunteer staff are very friendly and helpful

1  Thank Jon F
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