May 22, 2022

The Village Shop

Open 9am - 1pm Monday - Saturday

Telephone: 01398 371531

Email: bromptonvillageshop@outlook.com

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We are open as usual on Thursday 2 & Friday 3 June

 

 

About Us

The Village Shop is conveniently located in the heart of Brompton Regis and is just a short drive or bike ride from Wimbleball Lake.

Managed by Maria and supported by a team of volunteers, the shop is a focal point for the local community and a valuable resource for visitors.

We are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 1.00pm, all year round (except Bank Holiday) and offer a fantastic range of goods:

~ Fresh bread and milk
~ Eggs, bacon, sausages
~ Local cheese, pates, cold meats
~ Locally made burgers for your barbecue
~ Ice creams and confectionery
~ Newspapers and magazines
~Maps, postcards, stamps
~Charcoal, kindling, firelighters

We also have hot and cold drinks to take away along with a selection of sandwiches, savoury goods, cakes and ice cream.

We accept credit, debit and contactless transactions and cashback is available too.

Come and see what we have to offer – you are assured of a very warm welcome!

Support Us

Shop with us
By shopping with us you are helping to ensure the shop is here for those who rely on it for a day-to-day basis.

Become a volunteer
Our volunteers are vital to the success of the shop, and we are always looking for new members to join the team. You don’t need to have any experience, just a willingness to get involved.

If you would like to find out more, please call, email or pop into the shop.

 Become a shareholder
If you haven’t already done so, become a shareholder of the Village Shop Society. We have more than 140 members and would love you to join us.

There is a one-off payment of £10 per person to become a shareholder, simply pick up an application form from the shop and return this with your payment.

This financial support itself is valuable to us but also demonstrates the level of local commitment and that helps us to gain grant funding for development and maintenance.

We will be holding our Annual Members' Meeting on Thursday 19 May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall - we hope to see you there.

History

Maria Lloyd

The Village Shop was set up in July 2008, following the closure of the Village Stores and Post Office - a victim of the post office closures in that year.

The shop’s first official home was the skittle alley of The George Inn, where it was managed by Trish, the landlady.

In 2012, and with the benefit of National Lottery funding and other grants, the shop moved to its current home at the Village Hall, taking over the snooker room.

Maria Lloyd took over as Shop Manager in March 2020 and much has changed since then.

Maria and husband, Martin, successfully ran their own village shop before moving to Brompton Regis and their retail experience has seen the introduction of a much wider range of products, improved management systems and updated technology.

In 2021, the shop received a much-needed facelift, thanks to a grant from the Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund. This grant allowed us to increase freezer capacity and create a social space by introducing a coffee machine and outside seating area.

The Village Shop Team

Manager
Maria Lloyd

Volunteers
Chris Cherry; Tania Davies, Kirstie Hamilton; Jenny Jakeman; Martin Lloyd; Janet Neves; Tracy Patten; Jenny Pattenden; Jenny Phillips; Claire Pounder;
Bill Rees; Cameron Cherry

Sunday/Bank Holiday Newspapers
Phil Barnard; Colin Berry; Eddie Neves; Bill Rees

Branding
Phil Green

Management Committee
Phil Barnard (Chairman); Martin Lloyd (Treasurer); Jan Neves (Management Support); Chris Cherry; Jenny Phillips