March Newsletter: Rural Oscars – Highly Praised, Volunteers’ Evening, Meet the suppliers and Oil Buying Group
A little bit about us
Chalke Valley Stores opened in 2013 in the United Reform Church in Broad Chalke, and in less than two years has become the hub of the valley.
In May 2014, less than a year after opening we won the Daily Telegraph / Countryside Alliance award for Best Village Shop / Post Office in the UK
Read what the Daily Telegraph said about the Best Village Shop in Britian and our local paper, the Salisbury Journal about us winning, firstly the South West Regional final and then the UK finals..
A wide range of produce
We stock a wide range of fresh produce, household staples and gifts, all very reasonably priced and sourced, wherever possible, from local suppliers.
There is fresh bread from Henderson’s bakery, milk from nearby Martin, vegetables grown in the valley, delicious chocolates from New Forest Chocolates, homemade cakes and puddings, ice cream from Buttercup and Daisy near Tisbury, wine supplied by Nick Barker of Enotria to name just a few of our 74 suppliers, as well as essentials from cornflakes to post-it notes, medicine and confectionery.
Coffee Shop and Post Office
Curious about the past? – on the first Saturday of every month visit the village archives.
The shop and coffee shop are run by more than 100 volunteers who give up their time for free, including teenagers on work experience
It a busy, bustling place!!
In 2014 there were 51,287 transactions in the shop. Among the big selling products were mayonnaise – we sold 136 jars and 22,775 pints of milk.
Open 6 days a week from 0830am
We open six days a week (see opening times top right) and welcome passing coach parties, walkers and cyclists, as well as our loyal local customers.
We look forward to seeing you!