The Village Shop
Telephone : 01398 371531
Stocking : Vegetables and locally sourced eggs, Meat and dairy produce including local trout terrine, bacon, sausages and beefburgers, Newspapers and magazines, Brompton Regis honey...and much more!
Open 9am - 1pm Monday - Saturday
The Shop Committee and Manager Trish were delighted to host the annual ‘Thank You’ supper for the shop volunteers at ‘The George Inn’ on Saturday 16th February – a warm and jolly affair, as ever. We still need to boost our volunteer numbers; so, if you’d like to give it a go (and secure your invitation to next year’s supper!) please contact Trish. Training is given, the job is not onerous – and men are welcome too! It’s a great way to get to know the people living in and around Brompton Regis.
As customers will have seen, we now have a new, beautiful, hygienic and easily maintained floor. Our thanks once again to the BR Show Committee and the Parish Council for the grants that enabled this.
This year’s Easter raffle will feature the traditional Easter Egg prizes but we are pleased to announce a very special First Prize: a pastel portrait of your pet by Su Elsden, our own artist in residence. Donations of other prizes will be most welcome. Tickets for the draw will be on sale from the beginning of March and the draw itself will be held on Easter Saturday, 20th April.
Finally, a reminder that you can order fruit & veg (daily deliveries) as well as bread and other bakery products (Mon/Wed/Fri) by calling the shop (371531) or, out of hours, Trish (371445).
We all thank you, our customers, for your support and trust that together we can keep our community shop in robust health.
Brompton Regis Village Shop
A reminder that fresh vegetables and fruit may be ordered in the shop for next day delivery. Also, if you have any spare bedding plants or other surplus garden stock, Trish will be delighted to take them off your hands for sale in the shop.
Fancy something special on toast? We stock Exmoor Fisheries smoked trout terrine. It is made from rainbow trout that are farmed sustainably at the fishery in Hartford, Brompton Regis. Enjoy this speciality, spread on toast or crackers.
Having a fry-up? Kendle Farm is a family farm in Exton that breeds, rears and butchers their own pork. They deliver sausages and bacon to the shop, all packed up and ready to buy.
Finally, a plea. Please don’t use the shop rubbish bin (near the bottom of the steps in the carpark). It is specifically provided for the shop and we pay for it! Thank you.
A final request: please let Trish or one of the volunteers know if there are any other products or brands you would like the shop to stock, and we’ll try to oblige.
It is a good time to reflect on your community shop’s first decade, especially for those who are relatively new to the village. It was set up (initially in the skittle alley of ‘The George’ when Trish was the landlady) in July 2008. In 2012, it moved to another ‘sporting’ venue taking over the Men’s Club snooker room in the village hall. With the benefit of Lottery funding and other grants, the shop took on the format we see today. Through various ups and downs, we have now clocked up over 10 years of community service, with serendipity bringing Trish back to us as shop manager again. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous efforts of our Volunteers, the Shop Committee and, of course, our Customers. New volunteers are always welcome; please talk to Trish if you think you might like to give it a go.
Also, if you are not yet a member/shareholder of the BR Village Shop Society (which now has more than 130 members) we would love you to join us. There is a one-off payment of £10; please pick up an application form from the shop. This support is not only valuable in itself but also indicates a level of local commitment that helps us gain grant funding. This is required from time to time as, although the shop manages to run at about break-even financially, it does not generate a surplus for maintenance, repairs or replacements. Above all, keep on using your shop; so, we can celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2028!
Please note: The Annual Members Meeting (‘AGM’) of the BRVS Society was held on 25th April in the Village Hall. Click on the Annual Member's Meeting to download the minutes of the meeting. For the forward planners among us, please note that, to avoid clashing with other local meetings, the 2019 Annual Members Meeting (‘AGM’) of the Village Shop Society has been changed to Wednesday 15th May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Mark it on your 2019 Brompton Regis Calendar now.