Welcome to Chiddingly Village Shop – a modern community shop (opened in 2012) with postal services, a café and free wifi, located in an ancient Sussex village.
Chiddingly is surrounded by beautiful countryside where a host of local producers are still growing, farming, cooking, baking and brewing wonderful produce that the shop stocks, including local organic bread, meat, cheese, eggs, vegetables, ales and greetings cards. We also stock a wide range of everyday groceries and household goods, as well as Sussex-produced gifts – in fact everything that you would expect from a great village shop.
The shop is run by manager Julie Bates and a wonderful team of village volunteers who extend a very warm welcome to everyone.
We promote an ethos of responsible packaging and recycling by stocking refill items like olive oil and Ecover washing liquid and by having our own Chiddingly Shop ‘bags for life’. We also offer a free DVD-Swap service. In addition, we’re stockists of a good range of Brighton-based, environmentally-aware Infinity products.
The shop acts as a village hub, providing information on local events and local businesses and displaying local art on our Gallery Wall, which changes monthly. Various clubs have monthly meetings in the café, and on Monday mornings villagers can drop by to chat informally with our parish vicar. There are also popular drop-in French conversation classes held every Thursday morning.
Our café offers an array of choices for lunch, including freshly made sandwiches, toasties and paninis, plus home-made soups in the winter. We also serve delicious village-made cakes and sweet treats, freshly ground coffees such as cappuccinos and lattes and proper pots of tea. Oh, and we also have an ice cream freezer for hot days!
There’s plenty of free, easy parking right outside and we have our own outside seating area. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders are all most welcome – as are dogs (in the outside seating area only, and on leashes please!).
We look forward to welcoming you soon!