We are very excited that our building work for our new extension is underway.  The extension will significantly increase the size of our kitchen and cafe allowing us a much greater indoor area.  The cafe remains open whilst the build is ongoing and our new extension will be open by the Spring.


We are delighted to announce that from 17 May we will be returning to our pre-COVID opening hours with the added bonus of longer opening hours on Sundays.

Our opening hours for the shop and post office are therefore as follows:

Monday – Fridays: 8.3oam – 5.30pm (post office closes at 5pm)

Saturdays: 9am – 5pm (post office closes at 1pm)

Sundays: 9am – 2pm (post office closed)

The cafe is now open again and we will be serving breakfasts, lunches, light snacks and lunches alongside a wide range of hot and cold drinks. We have indoor seating for 15 (this will increase once our extension is finished) and plenty of seating outside.

We ensure that the shop and cafe do not become overcrowded and use a green/red light by the entrance door to control numbers within the Stores.  Thank you for your patience if you do need to wait to enter.


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.