Revised Opening Hours and Other Changes

Reduced Opening Hours

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

Monday – Fridays: 8.30am – 4pm (post office closes at 3.30pm)

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

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

Our kitchen stops serving prepared food 30 minutes before closing time.


We have implemented social distancing measures allowing a maximum of 3 customers at a time in the shop 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

We have suspended our home delivery and click and collect services which were introduced earlier on in the Coronavirus outbreak.   We continue to monitor this situation and these services will be reinstated as and when the need arises. Please see  Home Delivery and Click and Collect for details of these services and to access our current Product List.

Cafe reopened!

Our café is currently open with extensive outdoor seating and two  tables indoors.  The Parish Council have kindly allowed us to place our tables on the recreation ground so we have plenty of space between everyone.  We have changed to table service so please take a seat at one of our tables and a member of the team will look after you.  We have been able to reduce our café prices as a result of the recent VAT cut.  Please see the Cafe page for more detail.

Whilst we appreciate that the reduced opening hours for the shop, cafe and post office are a disappointment, we have a reduced team currently.   Thanks to all our customers and volunteers for all the offers of help and support- we will all need to continue 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 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.