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“Lovely place”

Yarpole Community Shop
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Yarpole
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Llandysul, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

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.

2 Thank GeoPatchy
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15 reviews from our community

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English first
North West England
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80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“The heart of the community”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

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!!

Visited May 2013
2 Thank restaurant_examiner
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

The Yarpole shop is sensitively located inside the Parish church.
The range of goods is comprehensive and unlike many local shops the prices are good value.
It has a Post Office as well and all in all is a great local facility wether you are a villager, a holiday maker or a day tripper to nearby Croft Castle.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Ian G
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

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.

Visited April 2012
2 Thank CakeMakerNorthwich
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“An award winning community venture.”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

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.

Visited January 2012
2 Thank cyclistdavid H
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