Run by the village for the village 


shop interior oct 2014


Tewin Stores is a community shop, run by the village for the village. In 2007 we were in the forefront of a new trend which has seen the number of community shops in the country expand considerably.  Our shop has a paid manager and is run by a volunteer workforce of local people.

We are open seven days a week and aim to give a good welcome to regular customers and visitors to the village.  We sell most items that people might need, including newspapers, bread, milk, general groceries and cleaning equiment, birthday cards.  Sausages, bacon and eggs are sourced locally. Cakes, quiches and pies, including gluten free, are baked in the area and delivered to the shop each week.  Fruit and vegetables are also local and sometimes include produce from our allotments, orchards and gardens.  We also sell plants for your garden.   In the cafe we serve full English breakfast, light lunches and afternoon teas.  Fridays are special Fry Up days when we serve the Full English and also Eggs Florentine and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.  We are rated 4 stars by our local Environmental Health inspector. Look out for notices of our special monthly Saturday lunches.

Bread, rolls, croissants, sausage rolls and many other savouries are baked in house.  All these items can be pre-ordered, especially for the weekend.  Tewin stores was once a bakery - see the History of Tewin book available also in the shop at £20.

 shop shelves oct 2014shopveg oct 2014


Welcome to our new customers from Tewin Wood! We are sorry to hear that Tebbutt’s shop, which has been in Burnham Green for decades, has sadly been forced to close. We hope however that we shall be able to give a good service to those people who are now coming to us for goods and services. We cannot deliver newspapers to the Wood but if there is someone willing to do so for customers there, there would be a small remuneration for the service.

Don’t forget we do lovely morning coffee, breakfasts, lunches and teas most days but especially every Friday morning with our Friday Fry ups. So come along and give yourself a break occasionally and let someone else cook your breakfast.

In the new freezer we have meals for one – Stroganoffs, lasagnes, cottage pies, while our chiller units have gluten free pies and quiches, Digswell pate, sausages, and ham. all perfect for a quick summer supper. Salad and other vegetables are also in the chiller, so please ask if you can’t find what you want.

 A big thank you to Nigel North for painting the kitchen which now looks very smart. And a thank you to all our volunteers who keep the shop open for us all, seven days a week.

The Saturday Lunch on 17th June will be a Ploughmans Lunch. Our Special Afternoon Tea will be held on 21st June and on the 15th July the Saturday Lunch will be a new menu of three different pastas. The cost of the Saturday lunches are £5 with a pudding available at an extra cost. The cost of the Special Afternoon Tea will be £10 per head. Bookings are now being taken for either 2pm or 3.30pm for the afternoon tea.

Look out for our stall at the Tewin Vilage Fete on Saturday 24th June and also the Classic Car Show on 20th August.

After three years in the role, I shall be giving up as Chairman of the shop committee in October.   We are looking for someone to take this on. I had not served on the committee before becoming Chairman though I had served behind the counter since the Community shop began in February 2008. If you think you could help in this way, please get in touch with me or speak to any other member of the committee.

Our 100 Club prize winners in June were:

1st Graham Bennett £46.50; 2nd Ann Polydorou £23.25; 3rd Ben Roberts £13.95

There are now 93 members of the 100 club so just a few more and we shall have a full house. If you don’t yet support the shop in this way, why not think about joining? Pick up a form at the shop.

 If you would like to become a shareholder, at a cost of only £25, or a volunteer, or a member of the 100 club, please get in touch with me (01438 717385) or our Secretary Eleanor Lohr (01438 717709), or speak to Bev at the shop (01438 717929)


Normal shop opening hours

Monday –Friday 8.30 -4.30pm   Saturdays 8.30 – 12 noon   Sundays 9.00 – 12 noon

Post office opening hours Monday 13.30 -15.30, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 – 11.30am

NB Postal collection times are Mon – Fri 4.30pm and Saturdays 10.30am

Linda Gilley