Thorpeness Village Store

Situated in the picturesque seaside village of Thorpeness, the Village Store is the heart of the community for both local residents and tourists alike.  


Opening hours

Mon - Sun: 8am - 4pm

Stocking a variety of products from your basic essentials such as bread, milk and loo roll to more luxurious products including Olga's homemade Thorpeness fudge and jams, a large range of scrumptious jams, preserves and ready meals produced by The Dolphin Inn.

There is also an extensive deli counter offering Suffolk ham that has been glazed on the premises, local sausages and bacon, and a selection of local cheeses.  Every morning there are freshly baked croissants and pastries - which really get your mouth watering and at Lunchtime homemade sausage rolls (which are becoming somewhat legendary amongst the villagers!) and a selection of pasties.

The aim of the Shop is to provide a much needed service to the community which supports local producers and suppliers whilst at the same time being sustainable.  Where possible we try to source organic and environmentally friendly products.

We also sell postcards, greetings cards and stamps and have recently started stocking a small selection of gifts - this proved very popular over the festive season for those last minute purchases as did our 'Build your own Hamper' offer.  Hampers are available all year round and make an original ideal present.

Delivery service

Why not take advantage of our delivery and fridge fill service. 

If you're coming to Thorpeness for a holiday, wouldn't it be great to not have to worry about bringing food.  We can take care of that for you. 

Simply complete the order form and email it back and we will deliver your goods to your holiday home at a time convenient to you, alternatively we can access the property and leave the products in the fridge.  If you're local we'll be more than happy to deliver your weekly shopping - free of charge. 

Watch out for our seasonal veg box scheme coming soon.


Our list of local suppliers below is just a start, and we will be increasing our list.  If you are a local producer and are interested in selling via Thorpeness Village Store, please get in touch.

The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness - Jams, Chutneys and Ready Meals

Olga Owen, Thorpeness - Selection of Fudge and Jams

Hugh Butterworth, Thorpeness - Linocut postcards

Smiths Bakery, Leiston - Bread    

Geoff Platt, Leiston - Fruit and Vegetables

Peter Chadwick, Leiston - Postcards

Hamish Johnston, Framlingham - Cheese

Marybelle Dairy, Rendlesham - Milk, Cream, Ice Cream

Stokes, Rendlesham - Sauces and Chutneys

Paddy and Scotts, Woodbridge - Fresh Coffee

Clevleys, Halesworth - Butchers

Proctors, Ipswich - Sausages

Rainbow Wholefoods, Norwich - A variety of grocery items and cleaning products

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