Revised Opening Hours and Other Changes


Reduced Opening Hours

From Saturday 21 March our revised opening hours for the shop and post office will be as follows:

Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 1.30pm

Sundays: Closed

Note: Open on just Sunday 22nd March 09.00-10.30 – for newspapers and basics only


Temporary Café Closure

Our café will be closed from Saturday 21st March.  Takeaway coffee, takeaway sandwiches and takeaway cakes and pastries will still be available however


Home Delivery Service

We will shortly be expanding our home delivery service to deliver in our village and surrounding hamlets to the elderly and those who are ill or self-isolating. We have been working up our plans over the past week and are just completing the final step of getting our card readers enabled to take payment over the phone. As soon as this is done, we will be rolling out the service. Further updates to be provided shortly. In the meantime, if anyone in these categories is unable to get to us and urgently needs a delivery please telephone the shop (01798 865907) and we will work something out.


Whilst we appreciate that the reduced opening hours for the shop and post office and temporary closure of our café will be a disappointment, these steps are necessary to ensure that we can continue to provide a service to the village during these difficult times.   Thanks to all our customers and volunteers for all the offers of help and support- we will all need to work together in the months ahead.

Welcome to Fittleworth Stores, a community owned and run shop, café and post office in the beautiful South Downs National Park. We welcome villagers, visitors, cyclists and walkers to come and experience our warm and friendly atmosphere.  Our team of staff and volunteers would be delighted to welcome you.


Our shop

Our shop offers a wide range of local produce and reasonably priced general groceries (including household items and over the counter medicines), together with newspapers. We are keen to support local farms and businesses so we are proud to stock produce from over 30 local suppliers. Visit the shop page for more detail about the range of delicious local food we offer. We also stock a range of local pottery and art.

Need something delivered or need a lift? If you are struggling to get to us, we will do our best to try and help. Call 01798 865907 and we will see if we can deliver to you or provide you with a lift to the shop.

Our café

Our café offers soup and sandwiches, snacks, cakes and cookies and a children’s menu. We have a dedicated café area within the shop and, for the days when the sun is shining, additional seating outside on our terrace. With free WIFI and views over the recreation ground and children’s playground we look forward to seeing you soon.

We are a true village shop at the heart of our community.

Our Post Office

Our Post Office Local provides a comprehensive range of services. In addition to buying stamps and posting parcels, you can withdraw cash, pay cheques into your bank account, pay bills, buy mobile phone top ups and buy holiday currency!

Our surroundings

Fittleworth Stores is immediately adjacent to our fantastic village children’s playground with its wooden play equipment featuring pigs, a horse and cart, tractor and plenty more!  The outdoor seating on our café terraces overlooks the playground and recreation ground.  There is also a special section of youth equipment in the recreation ground with an outside table tennis table (bats and balls available for use from the shop), ball wall and climbing frame.

There are plenty of walks from the shop with commons, woods and the river all within easy walking distance of Fittleworth Stores. To find out more about our lovely village, it’s history and what’s on in the area visit our village website.