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British, Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Seating, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best homemade pecan pies and cakes. Quaint n pretty, warm and friendly people. Stumbled on our walk along the country side.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Ben Ball, Other at Bledington Community Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 November 2023

Wow what an amazing find whilst out for a walk. The manager and volunteers were friendly. They made me a delicious chai latte with a large slice of homemade apple cake. The shop was full of lovely local foods and village gifts. I purchased a...mug and tea towel. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Ben Ball, Other at Bledington Community Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2023

Thank you for your review. Hugely appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon!

Reviewed 23 September 2023

A beautiful and quiet spot for a drink! We came at 9am and sat in the sun with our drinks. Friendly and speedy service. Very nice coffees, and a lovely little farmshop to look around too, where we bought some bits to take home. Thank...you for a lovely morning!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Ben Ball, Other at Bledington Community Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2023

Thank you. See you again soon, I hope.

Reviewed 17 September 2023

This shop and café is a little gem in Bledington. My husband and I were staying close by for our anniversary, and the volunteers gave us really helpful tips about places to visit during our weekend. We popped in one evening to get some snacks...and mentioned we’d probably come by for breakfast the next morning.. when we came back they’d remembered which croissants we said we like and had done some extra especially! Brilliant service, lovely produce and massive cups of tea!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Ben Ball, Other at Bledington Community Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Thank you Emily. What a gem of a review! Our volunteers really appreciate your kind words. See you again soon, we hope.

Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

Sweet all-purpose shop with groceries, produce, personal products, wines, greeting cards, and more. Plus a cafe and cake shop with yummy offerings that you can enjoy in covered outdoor seating or take out. Perfect place for afternoon respite. There’s even a community cabinet for free...items (see photo). Hours as of writing: Mon-Sat: 8-5 Sunday and Holidays: 9-4More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Ben Ball, Other at Bledington Community Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2023

Thank you ThreeSeahorse. I'm so glad you loved our community shop. Just to correct opening time - it's 9-5 Monday-Saturday. See you again soon,

Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely shop and cafe. Stopped for coffee on the way out of town. Wonderful looking vegetables and bakery goods.would be a good place to get picnic items.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2023

Thank you Susan - really appreciated. The team and volunteers love this positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

Called in just before 3 pm. Enough time to order before the cafe shut at 3 pm. Very nice assistant made 10 cups of tea and coffee . Good sized cups . Plenty of milk. Many thankd

Date of visit: April 2023
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2023

See you again soon, we hope. Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 26 March 2023

Spotted the cafe while on a long bike ride around the Cotswolds. So glad I stopped! Delicious food, gorgeous hot chocolate and charming staff. The place was spotless. Definitely worth a detour to if you're in the area.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Management response:Responded 1 April 2023

Thank you Ken and so glad you found us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 November 2022

We found the Bledington Community Shop and Café very usefully situated after we had taken a long and terrifically muddy detour down to Bledington during a circular walk around Adlestrop. We were served an exceptionally delicious hot chocolate, and when it comes to hot chocolate...we know what we are talking about as we order hot chocolate everywhere, in places far and wide. We both agreed that the Bledington's hot chocolate was amongst the tastiest we have ever had, so however you made it on 1st November, please don't make the smallest change to the process and ingredients! The staff of the Bledington Café also supplied us with tea, cakes and a small pizza. The café tables are in a tent which houses the Bledington Book Swap. The Bledington Community Shop and Café is a most interesting establishment, which also collects food donations for the North Cotswold Food Bank. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2023

Thank you for your very kind review. Really appreciated. DO come back soon!

Reviewed 23 April 2022

What a great find, locally sourced, excellent quality produce. Friendly and helpful service. we didn't use the cafe but all the cakes looked yummy.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2023

Thank you for your review. The shop team - largely volunteers really appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you back here soon.

Reviewed 14 March 2020

This is a great country village shop with local produce and an unexpectedly well curated wine selection. We heard how the village worked to fund and build their community shop and cafe to give villagers and visitors a place to shop and meet. It clearly...works, the place has a great vibe, with volunteers serving behind the counter and making fabulous barista coffees and homemade cakes. Popular with walkers on the Oxfordshire Way and cyclists, with good outdoor covered seating.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2023

Thank you for your comments. Yes, the community-owned shop does work and has made a real difference to our village. Hope you see you back here again.

Reviewed 23 February 2020

A community run shop/ café in a village of 400 or so. Custom-built, modern construction very close to main trainline to London (Kingham station). Had a very pleasant sausage roll and flat white coffee. All run by volunteers; started Nov 2019. Well worth a visit....And you can feel good by supporting this rural community. Win-win :)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020

Visited the lovely Community Shop and Cafe, where the volunteer staff were welcoming and made a great coffee. Excellent variety of food and wine so you can stock up without having to drive to a larger town. If you're nearby call in and experience country...hospitality at its best.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BledingtonBen, Owner at Bledington Community Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

Thank you setsail. See you soon.

Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

Great Coffee, Cake & Shop..... I’ve been following the Shop on Instagram and so as we were passing, I suggested to my Husband that we popped in - glad that we did. Great coffee and homemade cakes. The Millionaires Traybake was divine. The Shop is...really well stocked and has a good variety of products. The Shop is staffed by the local community, great initiative.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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BledingtonBen, Owner at Bledington Community Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

Thank you EJB. See you again soon!

Reviewed 17 December 2019

This splendid new community shop and cafe is well worth a visit. The coffee is really good and properly trained baristas! And some genuinely local food producers supplying the shop.

Date of visit: December 2019
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BledingtonBen, Owner at Bledington Community Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

Thank you Peter. Yes, we have have been working hard on our coffee - from Stow Roasterie and on finding wonderful local producers.

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Bledington Community Shop & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5