A warm welcome awaits you at our community-run shop and café, shown on Channel 4’s Village of the Year competition where we reached the finals. We are proud of our beautiful and friendly shop in the lovely Berkshire countryside. 

Since it opened in 2011 the shop has become a hub of the village being located right at its centre in The Manor Courtyard. The original building has now been extended to include a spacious café area with outside terrace. 

The community shop offers household refills by SESI and is also a Terracycle drop off point for wet pet food pouches, crisp packets, and biscuit and cake wrappers.

Local Speciality Bread

Hetherton’s bread, from Newbury, is delivered daily (Monday to Saturday): should you wish, orders can be taken in advance and collected from the shop. Saturday is a special day when we have a more extensive range of artisan breads such as sourdough and campanillou.

Pastries, especially pain au chocolat and croissants, are baked daily and are also available to purchase from our freezer.

Local Meat and Fresh Fish

Vicars Game of Ashampstead is a specialist local supplier of high quality meats. We stock fresh chicken, beef burgers, minced beef, gammon steaks and an extensive array of delicious sausages and home-cured and smoked bacon. The full range of meats from Vicars Game can be ordered in advance, and collected from the shop.

Vicars can also supply fresh fish! Available for collection from the shop.

Vegetables and Fruit

Fresh produce is received six days a week and is kept fresh, where appropriate, in a chilled environment in the shop. Orders can be taken in advance for an extensive range of vegetables, fruit and herbs: some herbs are available from our herb garden for a small donation in ‘the pig’.

Donations of local fresh food and plants are regularly available in exchange for a small donation.

Local free-range eggs

All eggs stocked in the shop and used in the café are from Beechwood Farm in Hampstead Norreys.  Everything is free range – hens can roam outside at any time, and can dust bathe, laying their eggs in a nest and roosting at night.  The hens have access to the outdoors from sunrise to sunset and eggs are collected daily so typically are on shelves within 36 hours of being laid.

Opening Hours


8:00am - 7.00pm


8:00am - 7.00pm


8:00am - 7.00pm


8:00am - 7.00pm


8:00am - 7.00pm


8.30am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 12.00noon

Our Useful Features & Services

SESI Refills