GRAND PLANS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
There are exciting plans afoot! We have been granted planning permission for an extension to our cafe. We hope to start building in the Autumn, with our new larger cafe in operation from 1 November. But first we need to raise £90,000. We are hoping to raise the funds via donations and share purchases. Please see our News page for more information.
CAFE REOPENS 12 APRIL
From 12 April, we are allowed to operate our outdoor cafe. We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our customers. We are allowed to use the marquee as an outdoor space (provided that the sides are rolled up), so there will be a little protection from the elements.
Also, from 12 April we will be operating slightly longer hours on weekdays, moving to 8.30am – 4pm opening and on Sundays, 9am – 2pm.
GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
New Extended Opening Hours – from 12 April we are able to welcome back some of our volunteers and can therefore extend our opening hours.
Our revised opening hours for the shop and post office are therefore as follows:
Monday – Fridays: 8.3oam – 4pm (post office closes at 3.30pm)
Saturdays: 9am – 4pm (post office closes at 1pm)
Sundays: 9am – 2pm (post office closed)
The outdoor cafe is now permitted to open again and we will be serving light snacks and lunches alongside a wide range of hot and cold drinks.
We have implemented social distancing measures allowing a maximum of 3 customers at a time in the shop and Post Office to ensure we keep our customers and staff as safe as we can. Thank you for your patience in queuing. We have a red/green light by the entrance which shows when you are good 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 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 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!
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.