A warm welcome to
Ilmington Community Shop & Cafe
The cooperative at the heart of our community in one of the loveliest villages in the Cotswolds.
Coronavirus & the shop and cafe
Sadly, we have concluded that the café should remain closed until advice confirms that re-opening is consistent with the welfare of our customers.
Home Delivery Service
Hopefully you will be aware that we are working closely with fellow members of the community offering help to those self-isolating or who are otherwise impacted. The shop is providing an order and home delivery service on Mondays (for Tuesday delivery) and Thursdays (for Friday delivery). If you would like to place an order, please download an order form, fill it in and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01608 682838
You can pay by card when you order and delivery arrangements will avoid direct contact to safeguard you in isolating or socially distancing.
A big thank to those of you who have come forward to volunteer so far. However, we still need more volunteers so if you, or anyone you may know, is able, please contact Michele (contact details above). We particularly welcome offers of help from those of you who are younger provided that you are not vulnerable through an existing health condition because the disease risk is particularly acute for those with such conditions or for those of us of a certain age.
Finally, we are working to sustain our broad range of products and particularly staples. You will see from the news that this is challenging so do please bear with us, or check in advance, to see if we have what you need or when we might have it in stock. Sometimes the only sources of products are more expensive than normal, but we will stock them rather than run out, but please be assured that we will never ‘profiteer’ in our pricing.
Situated on the picturesque Upper Green with stunning views across the surrounding countryside, we invite villagers, visitors, walkers and cyclists alike to call into the former Catholic Church and experience the friendly atmosphere and the wide range of quality, local produce and reasonably priced general groceries on offer. Our Manageress Michele and team of volunteers will be delighted to see you.
Our café offers fresh quality food using local, seasonal ingredients. You can enjoy freshly prepared light lunches, homemade soups and sandwiches, delicious cakes made by our volunteers and afternoon cream teas. We also offer a children's menu and we have our blackboard specials which change daily. All this is available from Wednesday through to Sunday with a limited menu on Tuesdays. With free parking and WiFi and glorious views over the village green, we look forward to seeing you soon.
A number 3 bus service operates from Stratford Upon Avon to Ilmington - so why not visit us and have a lovely walk around the pretty village.
We love to see all family groups, cyclists and walkers to the café. If you are a large group planning on visiting us soon we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can ensure you have a great experience. Please ring : 01608 682838
Cyclists - we are on cycle route 5
Chris the fish man will be parked in front of the shop every Monday from 11.30am to 12.30pm. We are his first port of call from Grimsby so come along and see whats on offer and then pop into the shop for all your fresh veg or salad.
OPENING HOURS OF THE SHOP
Weekdays 7.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday/Bank Holidays 8.30am - 1.00pm
OPENING HOURS OF THE CAFE
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2.00pm - 4.45pm
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Need a lift?
Most days between 10am and 1pm there will be a volunteer available to give you a lift to the shop.
Telephone 682838 to find out more.