Welcome to Chiddingly Community Shop – a modern community shop (opened in August 2012) with postal services, wifi and a café – in an ancient Sussex village.
Chiddingly is surrounded by beautiful countryside and a host of local producers still growing, farming, cooking, baking and brewing wonderful produce that the shop stocks – local 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 gift ideas – 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’re stockists of a good range of Brighton-based, environmentally-aware Infinity products too.
The shop acts as a village hub, providing information on local events and local businesses. Various clubs have monthly meetings in the café and there are informal French conversation classes every Thursday morning.
Our café serves freshly made sandwiches, toasties and paninis; savoury pastries; delicious village-made cakes, freshly ground coffees such as cappuccinos and lattes and proper pots of tea. Oh, and we have an ice cream freezer for hot days!
There’s easy parking right outside and we even have our own outside seating area. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders are welcome – and dogs (in the outside seating area only) too.