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 New Wines in the Shop !!

Next time you are in The Shop why not try our new wines. Some may be on offer when you come.

Have you tried this one?

Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet

This wonderfully drinkable deep red wine boasts an appealing bouquet of red berry fruits, peppery spice and mint. 
The Red Label range are wines of reliable and approachable character offering ‘a drink for all occasions'. 
Wolf Blass Wines is one of Australia’s greatest success stories. 
From a humble tin shed in the legendary Barossa Valley in 1966, 
Wolf Blass has grown to become one of Australia’s most successful and awarded winemakers.

We also have an equally quaffable white wine.

Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

A distinctive bouquet of tropical and citrus fruit, gooseberry and passion fruit. Crisp and zesty with a refreshing finish. 
Nobilo is steeped in history. Nikolai and Zuva Nobilo - Croat immigrants - first planted grapes at Huapai Valley in New Zealand in 1943. 
They brought with them a culture and heritage of family winemaking, which stretches back over 300 years. 
According to winemaker Darryl Woolley, Marlborough is one of the very best places in the world to make wine.
 This is due to the dry climate which results in the world's most expressive Sauvignons.

Don’t forget all the other things you can also get in your local 
Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop

Why drive when you can buy all (well nearly all) you need in the shop!

Many customers ask us to reserve papers for them on a Sunday morning. May we remind you that unless specifically requested, we only keep reserved papers until 12 noon, and will then offer them for general sale. 
Whilst we are encountering rather a lot of rain (!), please be aware that occasionally, after any particularly heavy downpours, the area at the bottom of our car park, and the entrance to the forecourt can flood. In order to keep our customers feet dry, when this happens we will make sure that the side door of the shop is open for a dry access route into the shop.

Look out for .... !!


We regularly have a fresh delivery of PINNEY'S SMOKED FISH 


 Hot Smoked Salmon Steaks, Smoked Sliced Salmon, Mackerel, Trout, Kippers and Haddock.


Traditionally prepared in Pinney's Suffolk Smokery, these products are always a popular weekend treat - -


do make sure that you are not disappointed !!


"Keep the Home Fires Burning  . . . . .! "
   Don't forget, you can buy your Kindling, Firelighters and NOW your logs from the village shop. We now have stock of large bags of quality hardwood logs priced at £3.50 

Coca Cola (500ml)   -   Original, Diet and Cherry all available
Barrs Soft Drinks  -  2 litre bottles of Dandelion & Burdock or IRN BRU.. 
Tyrrells Crisps  -   Try these delicious hand made crisps. "Bacon & Brie", "Ludlow Sausage & Mustard" or "Mature Cheddar & Chive" - very more-ish !
Meah's "Taste of India" Curry Sauces

We often stock  these delicious, authentic Curry sauces, ranging from Korma through Tikka Masala and Dopiaza to a really great rich and hot Madras. As a traditional accompaniment, why not try some of Meah's Lime Pickle, Mango Chutney and delicious Garlic and Coriander Naan bread. 

"Tea Time Treats"

Try our range of cakes from "Coolmore" Bakery.  The range includes Carrot Cake, Lemon Cake and Chocolate Fudge Cake. Other large cakes are available from the "Real Norfolk Bakery" including Rich Fruit Cake, Stem Ginger and Apricot and Sultana.

We also have a good selection of small cakes and quality biscuits from "Border", "Mrs Crimble's" and "Real Lancashire Eccles Cakes" and Crumpets, Teacakes and Muffins from "Sunblest"

Other brands also come and go. Ask about what's new!


When you are next in the shop, do have a cup of "Fairtrade" fresh ground coffee and a slice of one of our delicious home made cakes (Lemon Drizzle or Coffee & Walnut this week!) or a toasted teacake.

Don't forget that between 12noon and 2pm (Monday to Friday) we serve freshly made sandwiches, or soup and rolls.

Thank you for supporting YOUR village shop. 

Don't delay.... Act today

  I N F O R M A T I O N
As part of a general administrative "tidy up", it has been decided that we will no longer offer a "Layaway" facility at the shop. Administering this facility has been both time consuming, and sometimes difficult to manage.
As an alternative, many of our shop customers find it convenient and helpful to have an ACCOUNT at the shop.
If, like me, you often forget to bring any cash out with you, or you have not had time to go to the bank, this is an ideal solution. Simply "top up" your account from time to time to keep it in credit, and then when you do your shopping, rather than paying by cash, you can draw on your shop account - Simple!!  
Thank you for supporting YOUR Village Shop !


Still available ......
in our range of services, is the Home Delivery Service for those who might get out to choose what they would like, but do not fancy carrying back their purchases. Order by Wednesday and have it delivered on Friday. Talk over the details in the Shop, or by phone on 748748              .

Dry Cleaning Service

Snowflake Laundry who visit Barrowden every Thursday also offer a high quality dry cleaning service. They accept a wide range of clothes, bedding and soft furnishings. A complete price list is available in the shop. Articles will be accepted at the shop on Wednesday ready for collection on Thursday and will be returned to the shop the following Thursday.  

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O R D E R I N G   F R O M    T H E    V I L L A G E   S H O P


It's so easy  . . . . .


You can order a range of products from your village shop, which will be reserved ready for you to collect. Pre order service includes :


Daily Newspapers, magazines and periodicals


Kingscliffe Bread (Monday to Saturday - order )


Fresh Milk (including Organic on Wednesday and Friday)


Grassmere Farm : Sausages, Bacon, Ham, Gammon, Pork Joints and hot and cold eating pies. (Deliveries Tuesday and Thursday)


Nelsons Butchers: Any butchery items, including Joints, Sausages, Pork Pies. (usually Tuesday and Friday deliveries, but other days available for special orders)



If you want to place any regular orders, please speak to any of the shop team!


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Gifts & Crafts


There are lots of gift ideas to choose from including including several local suppliers : "Green Textiles", "JJ's Jewellery", "The Woodturner", Fairtrade, "Sherwood Woodcraft" and a new selection of seasonal scented candle tins and tea lights from Shearer.


We have a range of cards, from Elizabeth Clayton and Abacus - including charity cards, plus gift wrap, gift tags, diaries and calenders. Don't forget that we sell mail bags, envelopes, sellotape etc, and you can now post all your cards and parcels right here in your own village shop !!


Thank you for supporting  your village shop.

AND LOTS MORE. Come and check out our prices. Try a sample basket and see how our prices compare with other places. We should be pleased to know your results.

How many days are we open?

So far, every day! Thanks to the kindness of the many volunteers who receive the rotas and then offer to fill up one of the gaps. Remember! The shop and other parts will only be open for the times for which we have volunteers. Many have kindly said that they are willing to help, and a few have signed up for a particular time slot. If you are willing to offer a few hours whether occasionally or on a regular basis, please phone Kay Bagshaw on 748 797, or Angeline Allt on 747 180. Between them they co-ordinate the rota. They will tell you all you need to know. Please help them to fill up the rota. It would be sad to have to close up for a couple of hours for lack of a phone call. Alternatively call the shop on 748 748.

We are currently able to offer:
  • Local produce including many meat  & dairy products
  • Fresh, varied Cheese from ADL, and now Stamford Cheese Cellar
  • Range of deli items
  • Bread and cakes
  • Greengrocery
  • Grocery and household goods
  • Greetings cards
  • Local and Fairtrade crafts
  • Newspapers
  • Coffee shop and meeting area
  • IT facilities, free. (Has your computer gone on strike?)
  • Photocopying and laminating 
  • Notice board
  • Cash back and credit or debit cards
  • Dry cleaning facilities
  • WInes and beers
  • Soft drinks
  • Dog, cat and and bird food
  • Kindling wood
     AND NOW,
         Parcel collection point
  • Post Office facilities as permitted, including parcels upto 5kg, larger letters, airletters and recorded delivery. 

There are many ways to be involved with this community project - see Getting Involved

Frozen Foods
For your convenience, we offer a selection of quality frozen foods, including a delicious range of hand made ready meals from Clarkes of Queniborough. We have Fish products from "Youngs" and "Birds Eye", Potato Products from "McCains", and a good selection of convenience products from brand leader, "Aunt Bessie's", ranging from Chip and Roast Potatoes to Mashed Potato,  Root Vegetable Mash, Honey Glazed Parsnips and of course Yorkshire puddings.
Dessert Ice Cream range includes, Haagen Daz, Carte D'Or and Lyons Maid, with mouth watering Gateaux and Cheesecakes from Coppenrath & Wiese.
Do call into the shop to view our full range of products, and call in to the coffee shop for a drink, and a slice of our delicious locally baked cakes.
Thank you for supporting YOUR village shop!

Did you know.......our Mallard House Farm FREE RANGE EGGS are ususally cheaper than any of the main supermarkets.




Do join us at the Shop to support “Fairtrade”