Your Community Shop is situated
within Pickard’s Country Store that is across the roadway from the Chapel and
the car park.
The shop opening hours are:
Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm and
Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
Staffing is shared between Molly
If you need to phone the shop the
number is 522209.
See the Updates
page for monthly news and other information
Monthly news can be found
on the “updates” page
Burrington Community Shop is a community owned shop in the
centre of the village. It was formed after the closure of the previous
commercial shop in 2014 (See “history of shop” for more details).
We are a “Community Business Society”, registered with the
Financial Conduct Authority (no. 7123). This means that it is a “not for
profit” society owned by local shareholders and all profits are fed back into
the Community (including making improvements to the shop).
The shop provides as many items as practical to serve the
local area. Obviously, we can only sensibly stock items that our customers
will purchase and we have to recognise that home deliveries from major
supermarkets is a modern way of life. However, we are able to undercut the
supermarkets on some lines and we pride ourselves on stocking as much as we
can from local producers. For example, bakery items come from Chulmleigh
Bakery, eggs are from a free range farm in Burrington, milk and cream are
from a farm/dairy near Okehampton, our pies and pasties are from near
Holsworthy, cakes and pastries are made in Burrington and we have preserves
from a manufacturer near Tiverton.
Bakery products are delivered on
Tuesday, and Saturday. Milk and cream arrive on Tuesday and Friday. All can
be ordered in advance (especially if you wish to buy skimmed milk). Please
try to support your local shop. There are many people who rely on being able
to use a shop in the village, but we need others to, at least, do “top up”
shopping with us instead of travelling further afield. Thank you to everybody
who has supported us up until now and we hope you will continue to give us
The Coronavirus situation over the last couple of years or
so caused a huge increase in trade and orders. Our volunteers have done a
fantastic job in dealing with the orders and keeping our shelves stocked.
Please consider keeping your orders with the shop as we try to provide a
great service to the village.
Should there be items that you can’t find, please let us
know – either using the “suggestions” booklet in the shop, contacting one of
the committee or telling Molly or Faye.
We are always looking to add to the number of volunteers.
Using the principle “many hands make light work” we would welcome a couple of
extra people to help with the operation – either regularly or to cover for
The drawing of the shop above was picked before we had a
home and it was retained as our logo as it is quite a recognisable depiction
of a village shop.
wish to speak directly to someone about the shop, please contact one of the
email address: email@example.com
Page updated 19 January 2024