Our village shop opened on 8th March 2014 in the old Victorian primary school and is a volunteer-run enterprise. We offer teas and coffees in return for a donation, and there is free wifi too. Come in and see us!
Our current opening hours are 8:00am - 1:00pm Monday to Saturday - we hope to extend the hours as new volunteers join and others return after the Covid pandemic.
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Fish and Chips comes to Kingsdon
Every 1st Monday of the month Somerset Catch will be serving excellent fish & chips and other delicious menu options from 5:15 to 7:00 pm.
Available from the Kingsdon Shop car park and the shop will be open for drinks and all other groceries.
We provide Kingsdon villagers (and visitors) with shopping essentials and a place to meet. Take a look around. We now offer a wide range of local produce, groceries, essential household goods, beers, ciders, wine soft drinks and locally sourced bread, cakes, meat, eggs, milk and cheese and much more. Newspapers can be supplied by order.
We are also the home of the Kingsdon Knitting Club and hold:
- Social meetings
- Monthly cream tea or toasted teacake events in the summer
- Pimms Saturdays
- Soup Wednesdays during the Winter
Children are welcome to use the basketball net (ball available) and we encourage use of the outside space for its original purpose as a playground. If parking your car please give priority to children.
Car park is for working volunteers, customers & deliveries - all other parking is by prior arrangement with the Shop Manager or committee.
The shop building is leased from Somerset County Council, presently for a peppercorn rent. We would like to thank the following for their financial support for the refurbishment: The Plunkett Foundation, South Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council, the Kingsdon Jubilee Fund (and the many individuals who have supported their fundraising), and artists who donated a share of proceeds of social events.
We would also like to thank individuals who bought shares or who donated items we would otherwise have to have paid for - and everyone who worked for free!
In previous years we have also benefited from a grant from a large local employer, a donation from Cooperative Bank and a grant from Locality (Social Investment Business). Kingsdon Parish Council match-funded a small grant from SSDC in 2014 which together with a grant from Somerset Community Foundation (Perry's recycling) helped to get us off the ground and the Somerset Community Foundation.
We are an Industrial and Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community (a mutual) so we are run by our Members.
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