The Village Shop will be open this Bank Holiday Monday 4th May from 8am until 11am and the post office will be closed. You can buy newspapers and magazines, a wide range of groceries and confectionery, fresh milk, hot drinks, cold drinks, wines and spirits, greeting cards and stationery, plus ‘bits and pieces’ such as batteries, drawing pins, etc. As well as fresh bread, fresh fruit and vegetables.
The Village Shop will be open at the following times over Easter:-
Good Friday: 8am until 11am
Easter Saturday: 8am until 2pm (usual hours)
Easter Sunday: Closed
Easter Monday: 8am until 11am
The Post Office will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. It will be open as usual on Easter Saturday (9am until 12.30pm). Post Office Collection Time for Easter Saturday is the usual 11am time. Special Delivery, Signed For and International cut off times are the usual Saturday one of 10.45am.
At the moment, a village pub like the Little Rose, can be demolished or changed into a shop or office without having to get planning permission to do this. South Cambridgeshire District Council is currently seeking views concerning the proposed use of something called Article 4 directions which could be used to prevent this and therefore help retain village pubs. It’s something that the Little Rose Support Group has explored and supports, as does the Campaign for Real Ale (CamRA). For more info and to take part and submit your views online, please click “Read More” below:-
Christmas Opening Hours of the Village Shop & Post Office are:-
Xmas Eve: 7am until 1.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 12.30pm
Xmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Saturday 27th December: 8am until 1.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 12.30pm
Sunday 28th December: 8am until 11am; Post Office: Closed
Monday 29th December: 7am until 4.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 4.30pm
Tuesday 30th December: 7am until 4.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 4.30pm
Wednesday 31st December (New Year’s Eve): 7am until 1.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 12.30pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
Friday 2nd January: 7am until 4.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 4.30pm
Con and Carol and everyone at the shop wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Our turkeys will come from Black Barn Turkeys at Meldreth, and can be free range bronze, free range or barn. Turkey crown, butterfly or rolls can also be ordered, as well as hams, gammons, sausage meat and chipolatas. Happy Christmas!
The Village Post Office is now designated as a “Community Office” after a long and hard fight. This means that it remains worthwhile to run. It is therefore hard for the shop to now appeal to the village to use it. Please come in and have a look round. The shop is not expensive and it carries lots of bargain lines. In a price comparison against Tesco’s website of 15 items last year, the shop was a little bit cheaper overall. It is a continual struggle to make ends meet. If the shop doesn’t have what you’re looking for, then ask and they’ll try to order it for you. The future of the post office and shop are intertwined, one can’t exist without the other. Click Read More for more information
CLASSIC £5.50 / CHEESEBURGER £6.50 / SHROOM (V) £5.50
Christmas seems to have passed by with the blink of an eye. At Country Kitchen we had a very, very busy festive period taking turkey orders, selling our unique hampers that were stuffed full of exciting goodies, homemade Christmas puddings flew off the shelf, weird and wonderful cheeses filled the deli counter and even our famous sausage rolls had a festive twist! So thank you all for your custom over the Christmas period. Read more
With a shock today Country Kitchen realised that the ‘use by’ date on milk was in December. That definitely means Christmas can’t be far away! Which, of course, brings us to the big ‘T’… Turkey… If you’ve bought your turkey from Knibbs in the past, you’ll have had a ‘Black Barn turkey’, based in Meldreth. This is also the same supplier we’ve been using for turkey escalopes. We’re now taking turkey orders for Black Barn turkeys ranging from 3 – 9 kgs – both barn reared hens (£6.50 / kg) and Bronze free range turkeys (£10.50/kg). Other turkey options such as crowns, saddles, butterfly breasts and turkey rolls are available as well (and prices are the same as Waitrose). Read more
I would like to quash any rumours that I will be swapping my dazzling career as a shopkeeper for the dizzy heights and fiscally more rewarding charms of Hollywood stardom, after my left hand and three digits of the right starred opposite Neil Morrissey for the forthcoming film ‘Caffiend’ (though the cameraman assured me that a ‘full frontal’ shot would be used – a dubious honour!) Read more
From this Sunday, Country Kitchen are going to open from 10:30 until 14:00. This could work quite well because the other shop is open early and closes early as well, so this should cover a few more hours on a Sunday between both shops. Keep an eye out for the xmas display area coming (too?) soon!
Country Kitchen has now been trading for six months and we’re still honing our product lines and growing our customer base. But one thing we do know for sure is that our best seller by a million miles are our sausage rolls, which we make on-site, followed closely by pies and then our quiches and other food cooked on-site. Read more