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
Customers and volunteers bade farewell to Trish, our Manager, on 30th August by presenting her with jewellery items and a plate specially designed by Pauline Mawby of Pulhams Mill, which featured the names of the shop volunteers with whom she worked so closely over the years. To help Trish understand her new community, she was also given a book of Doric, the local N. E. Scotland dialect. Apparently, ‘Proper Job’ is not often heard in those parts!
Alexx, our new Shop Manager, has already introduced new product lines and re-arranged some displays. She wants to emphasise that the shop can supply many more items than are currently stocked. Please ask for anything you can’t find (out of hours email: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 01398 371531).
YOU ASK - WE GET - OUT OF HOURS TOO!
Further change is in the air. We are delighted to welcome two more counter volunteers: Rev. Andrew Thomas and Glenn Bengtson. We are also hoping to erect shop signposts on private land to help attract visitors.
As Christmas approaches (!), we will be stocking special seasonal products; so, watch this space!
Brompton Regis Village Shop
We now have a wonderful range of 'Heat and Eat: Exmoor Kitchen' frozen meals that are locally sourced and produced. There are 8 products; cottage pie, beef lasagne, macaroni cheese, green lentil & vegetable lasagne, chicken leek & bacon pie, chicken curry (gluton free), fish pie and vegetable tagine (vegan and gluten free). They are already proving very popular with our customers.
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.
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.
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 and now being succeeded by Alexx. 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 Alexx 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 2019 Annual Members Meeting (‘AGM’) of the Village Shop Society was held on Wednesday 15th May in the Village Hall. Click on the Annual Member's Meeting to download the meeting minutes.