Revised Opening Hours and Other Changes

New Opening Hours

Due to the lifting of the latest national lockdown, we are able to welcome volunteers back to the Stores which in turn means we are able to extend our opening times. Our revised opening hours for the shop and post office are as follows:

Monday – Fridays: 8.3oam – 4pm (post office closes at 3.30pm)

Saturdays: 9am – 4pm (post office closes at 1pm)

Sundays: 9am – 12pm (post office closed)

The cafe is also re-opening from Wednesday 2 December.  As we are in a Tier 2 area, no social mixing is permitted indoors.  This means that you cannot socialise with friends or those outside your household or support bubble in our marquee.  You are however allowed to meet friends and those outside your household or support bubble when you are outside at our outdoor tables provided that you do not have more than 6 of you in a group.

We are serving our Christmas specials during December alongside our winter menu.

We have implemented social distancing measures allowing a maximum of 3 customers at a time in the shop and 2 at the Post Office to ensure we keep our customers and staff as safe as we can.   Thank you for your patience in queuing.


Home Delivery and Click and Collect Services

Home delivery and click and collect services have been suspended with effect from Wednesday 2 December.  These will be reinstated in the event of any future national or local lockdowns.  In addition, if you are ill or self-isolating or unable to get to us for other good reason,  please do call us and we will do our best to get a delivery to you.

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 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.