Welcombe Community Shop
is a little shop with a big heart ........ For many rural communities to have a local shop is an absolute life-line. It is not only about the produce it stocks it is also about a feeling of friendship and togetherness.
This is something that Welcombe Community Shop has in spades.
From the first step over the door, to the friendly greeting, you know that this little shop will be happy to help you and nothing will be too much trouble.
The shop is run totally by volunteers and is a non-profit making organisation where any profits are put back into the village for the benefit of the area.
Very sadly, with the advent of large supermarkets and the ability to shop on line, little shops like this have really suffered, which can be a devastating blow to its community.
The Post Office runs on a Monday morning from 9-12 and on a Thursday morning from 9.30 to 12.30. You can do everything that a large Post Office does, even cash money and drop off letters for posting.
You will be blown away by the services and produce that one little shop in a rural community offers to its residents and visiting holiday makers.
The emphasis and ethos is all about using as many local suppliers as possible so you immediately get the feeling that as a community you are all helping each other.
With so many holiday homes nearby the shop operates a scheme where you can order a box of food for when you arrive. This is to be either collected by the holiday maker or collected by the holiday home owner in advance so it is waiting at the holiday destination on arrival. This service is such a bonus when you have travelled a distance and a great addition to holiday home owners’ services that they can provide.
From local meat supplied by the butchers in Kilkhampton to lovely fresh breads from the bakery in Bude this little shop has it all.
Wines and local cheeses that compliment each other are in ready supply and you will always find delicious local clotted cream for your scones in the well stocked fridges.