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The Shop is a finalist for a Rural Oscar
Dunsfold Shop is a finalist in the Countryside Alliance’s Rural Oscars! The winners will be announced next year. For more, see
http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ruraloscars/. (Opens new window.)
Christmas Fair on Sunday 20 November
Our well-supported Christmas Fair got the season off to a great start! And there’s still plenty of Christmas fayre in the Shop.
Jess loves…All things ice cream!
Summer is here and we are using it as an excuse to make delicious frozen desserts. We stock a range of eat now ice creams, as well as tubs of Caroline’s Dairy ice cream and sorbet, wafer cones and luxurious sauces.
‘My favourite is the raspberry sauce, it is delicious over vanilla ice cream.’
And see how well priced our ice creams are! It means you can afford to buy more than one for yourself!
*As at 19th July 2016.
New in July
A range of curry sauces from Liphook. TRY NOW for £3.00. We stock Thai Green Curry, Tikka Masala, Bhuna and Korma.
Introducing a range of dressings priced at £3.50 and meat rubs at £2.40. Just in time for
Adding to the already amazing range from the local produces who use apples straight out of peoples gardens. The Garden Cider company bring you the new flavour of Raspberry and Rhubarb. £2.40 a bottle.
Two course family dinner sorted!
(We love being competitively priced……………)
Boil the gnocchi in water for 5 minutes. At the same time, fry the onions and bacon. When it’s all cooked, mix it together and add grated cheese! For extra decadence add some mozzarella and pop it under the grill!
And for dessert, how about Cotswold handmade meringues (£2.65 for 5) with some fresh fruit?
Save yourself money when compared with Waitrose!
|Hard cheese (150g)||£2.30||£4.89|
|Small Red onion (18.5g)||28p||19p|
|Galvannia orange (750ml)||£2.85||£2.89|
Prices compared with same product or similar where same product was not available. Identical sized packs were used. Prices correct at time of comparison 5.6.16, excluding offers.
We all love……a well priced summer drinks selection!
The perfect Pimms Fill a glass with ice. Pour 50ml of Pimm’s No 1 and 150ml of lemonade into the glass. Garnish with cucumber, strawberries and mint.
£11.99 (for 70cl) at the Shop compared with Tesco at £12.00 and Majestic at £13.99 (as at Aug 16)
For our Rose wine fans, Rupert from Taurus recommends our Bella Modella ‘La Farfalla’ Pinot Grigio Blush £7.99. Check out his recommendation or try our Buenos Dias Verdejo £9.80, light & fruity and an amazing pairing for a summer evening.
Ben loves…delivering your newspapers !
Ben says: ‘I just love going on my paper round. I like to remind my mum Kath which house we go to and which door we need to go to next. It helps keep my mum on the right track!’
If you would like your paper delivered, please pop in and speak to Gemma to find out if you are on one of our delivery routes.
Father’s Day – Sunday 19th June
- Gift sets of chutneys £9.00
- Los Gansos save £1.00
- Buckshot sauce 3 for £10.00
- Firebird beers (Heritage, No 79 and Pacific Gem) 4 for £10.00
- Bulmers cider 2 for £4.00
And why not make them extra special for Dad with these helpful craft ideas?
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Shop AGM: 9 June
Shop Secretary Mike Fawcett writes
To all Dunsfold Residents
The Dunsfold Community Shop Association Ltd AGM will be held in the Winn Hall at 19.00 on Thursday 9 June. Aside from the formal business (upon which only Shareholders can vote), the Board will be giving a review of the last year and outlining plans for the future before answering questions and suggestions.
We hope there will be a large turnout of Village residents (not just Shareholders), with a glass of prosecco provided to end the evening.
It is your Shop and we hope to see you there.
New in May
Adding to their already impressive award winning range of chutneys, jams and marmalades, Fruity Foods has launched risotto kits! We now stock Forest Mushroom and Garlic and Pumpkin and Courgette. So delicious!
£3.10 for a pot that serves two. That’s what we call ‘well priced’!
Col. Mike loves……the Shop’s well priced homemade sandwiches
Col. Mike is a regular visitor to the shop as well as being a happy smiling volunteer. He frequently buys the Shop’s homemade sandwiches.
‘I buy them for my wife’s lunch as well as buying a few for myself. I like that there is a range of fillings. They are always really nicely packed. You can’t get a better ham salad sandwich anywhere else.’
The shop sells a range of sandwiches from £2.25 up to £2.80.
Why not get a coffee to go with your sandwich and pick up the Shop’s new coffee loyalty card?
Sammie and Vicky love……spring cleaning!
At the Shop, Sammie will often be found with Mr Sheen keeping the shelves clean. Sammie says:
‘I always wear rubber gloves because I have to keep my nails nice. And I love the smell of bleach at home. It just makes it smell clean. I also really love the smell of comfort fabric softener, especially smelling it on my son when I send him off to school.’
Vicky also likes to don the rubber gloves and give the Shop a good clean. Vicky says: ‘At home, I always feel the house is clean when the washing machine is going. I seem to buy more and more of my everyday cleaning products from the Shop. I was surprised by how reasonably priced many of the items were’
Come and check out the Shop’s prices for cleaning products. The Shop tries to be well priced and we can show you which cleaning products are cheaper than the supermarkets. Remember also that the Shop can also take your dry cleaning and laundry with fast turnaround times. It is the perfect month to get all your duvets and curtains cleaned. It’s time to spring clean in Dunsfold!
At the Dunsfold Village Shop, we stock well priced products! It’s April and it’s time for a Spring Clean. Check out how well our cleaning products compare with big supermarkets.
All prices correct at 15/03/2016 and exclude offers.
|Finish dishwasher salt 2kg||£1.50||£1.60||£2.00|
|Domestos bleach 750ml||£1.00||£1.10||£1.10|
|Mr Sheen polish 300ml||£1.00||£1.30||£1.35|
|Flash bathroom spray||£2.25||£1.50||£1.00|
|Harpic white and shine toilet cleaner||£1.20||£1.75||£1.00|
|Persil non bio 10 washes||£3.19||£3.50||£4.00 (+2 washes)|
|Fairy washing up liquid 330ml||£1.29||£1.50 (500ml)||£1.48|
|Andrex toilet tissue 4 roll||£1.99||£2.00||£1.94|
|Comfort blue fabric conditioner||£1.99||£2.00||£1.98|
Dave loves……Easter Eggs
But then who doesn’t? So what does our favourite Postie do at Easter?
‘We always get together as a family. It’s a big meal and we give each other eggs. The girls love chocolate. I like the mini-eggs. But I’m not telling you what I’m getting everyone else! It’ll spoil the surprise.’
- Medium Nestle and Cadbury eggs £1.50
- Cadbury cream eggs and caramel eggs 60p
- Dairy milk bunnies £1.40
- ‘Malteaster’ bunnies 65p
- Hand crochet chicks £5.00
- Soaps and bath bombs from £1.20
- Hot cross buns 65p
We all love……A traditional Easter Sunday Lunch
The Shop can take your order for lamb or beef from Rawlings Butchers. Order by Thursday 24th March! Just download our order form or pop into the Shop and complete one there. We have gravy, mint, horseradish & bread sauces, veggies and frozen roast potatoes, parsnips and Yorkshire puddings for those who would like to make cooking as relaxing as possible. Pretty much everything you could possibly need for a delicious roast meal from the Shop.
For pudding why not try hot cross bun bread and butter pudding, served with custard or ice cream. Here’s the recipe.
Children in Dunsfold love Mother’s Day….
‘I am going to make my Mummy breakfast in bed, with a cup of tea and croissants like the ones in the Shop.’
‘Mum also likes roses and she likes them red!’
‘Maybe I’ll get Mummy some nice chocolates. If I give her the ones with the popping candy, she might let me have one.’
‘Daddy said we can make Mummy a cake. He said we can decorate it with sprinkles.’
‘I think lots of flowers for her and a Mother’s Day card.’
Pop in and look at our range for Mother’s Day!
Barbara loves………for Valentine’s Day
There is nothing better than the gift of flowers, not just on Valentine’s Day but any day of the year, whether it’s a bouquet of massive blooms to celebrate an anniversary, Mothering Sunday or St Valentine’s Day or a small bunch of tulips or daffodils just to show you care!
‘I like roses for a special occasion. I had pink roses for my wedding and I love tulips in the spring time. Juliette does an amazing job; she makes simply stunning bouquets.’ Barbara
Flowers by Juliette will take orders via the Shop for bouquets for special occasions, in a price bracket to suit you. Or if you have run out of time, come and pick up a bunch from the shop.
P.S – Barbara also loves a box of choccies!
P.P.S. – The Shop has Valentine’s Day cards and champagne too!
Weekly Prize Draw
The Shop will be having a weekly Prize Draw throughout February. Spend £5 and you will be entered into a raffle and have the chance to win a £5 voucher to be spent in the Shop.
Cutting the cake to celebrate the Shop’s 5th birthday on 7 February
Annie loves………Sugar Party
‘They make the most amazing biscuits and cakes and I get a lot of “Thank You’s” from friends and family when I give them as gifts. I have ordered some special cupcakes for my nieces and now when I ask what they would like for prezzie’s they request yummy things from Karen at Sugar Party. They always love them.’
- Victoria, Chocolate and coffee sponges from £6.00, and loaf cakes from £3.40.
- Millionaires tray bakes, white and dark chocolate tiffin, flapjacks and brownies. Prices range from (£2.50 – £4.00)
Karen at Sugar party also makes Gluten free versions of Millionaires shortbread and chocolate tiffin.
Karen also loves making cakes and cupcakes to order for special occasions.
Dunsfold Village Shop invites all its customers to celebrate its 5th birthday as a community shop during the month of February.
Our local cake makers, Sugar Party, are making us a special “5th” birthday cake, slices of which will be available for customers to enjoy from Sunday 7 February.
Don’t forget Valentine’s Day is around the corner
We haven’t at the Shop! There will be “love”ly cards, delicious chocolates, stunning flowers and delectable champagne for you to choose from
Doreen and Frances love all the New Year’s Eve essentials at the Dunsfold Village Shop!
Have you tried Prosecco Le Dolci Colline Brut? It’s selling at the Shop for £9.15 per bottle. Taurus Wines describe it as fresh, light, fruity fizz from Veneto, Italy. Just what you need for this week’s celebrations. Buy six bottles and get the sixth bottle at half price!
The shop is open until 4pm on New Year’s Eve.
Gemma’s festive wine choices
Buy six bottles of any of our wines including prosecco and get the cheapest bottle at half price!
All your Christmas Essentials and Gifts from the Dunsfold Village Shop.
Gemma loves the Shop’s range of wines for the festive period, and bubbles of course!
- Taringi Sauvignon Blanc at £9.99 – Beautifully crisp with flavours of gooseberry and tropical fruit
- Bellefontaine Sauvignon Blanc at £7.10 – Recently won a SILVER medal at the 2015 Sommelier World Wine Awards
- Navajas (red) at £8.20 – Young and vibrant with intense raspberry and black cherry fruit
- Bellefontaine Merlot at £7.10 – Rich, vibrant and capable of matching most foods
- Bella Modella Pinot Grigio Blush at £7.99 – Goes well with charcuterie and fresh seafood
And don’t forget bubbles for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Gemma loves Prosecco Le Dolci Colline Brut at £9.15 per bottle – fresh fruity fizz from Veneto, Italy
The Shop is making a special Christmas offer!
Buy six bottles of any of our wines including prosecco and get the cheapest bottle at half price!
This week’s promotions: 8th December
- Simon Elvin Christmas Cards – £2.25 per pack OR 2 packs for £4
- Wrapping paper – you just can’t have enough – £1.25 per roll OR 4 rolls for £4
- Beautiful tins of Amatller chocolates – £5.10 per box OR 2 for £6
- Chocolate stars –perfect for stocking fillers – £6.30 per box or 2 for £11
And don’t forget, we stock all the other Christmas essentials:
- Luxury crackers – £9.99 per box of twelve crackers
- Smoked salmon – £3.40 per packet
- Tasty cheeses such as stilton and local brie from the Cheese Man – from £2.00
- Gordon Rhodes stuffing at £1.50 and bread sauce at £2.50
- Xmas napkins – £1.80 or £2.50 for 2 packets
You can order your turkey, gammon and sausages through us too.
Fresh and delicious from Rawlings Butchers. Please order by 17 December. Orders can be picked up from the Shop.
Kath’s Christmas choices
We’ve asked our staff what they particularly like in the Shop this Christmas. Kath loves the Maison Blanc range of chocolates. So delicious and a great gift for friends and family. Just right for under the tree or in a stocking. And the beautiful wreaths!
- Classic sea salt caramel £5.75
- Gourmet chocolate squares £4.50
- Chocolate discs £6.25
- Nougat selection £8.25
- Chocolate covered espresso beans £4.35
Christmas Fair on 22 November 2015
The Christmas Fair starts at 11am where you will be greeted by the fragrance of hot mulled wine and tempted by the taste of Christmas cake, wines to enjoy over the Christmas holiday and many more delicacies! We also have so many lovely things for you to give as presents, handmade cards and festive wrapping paper. Please come and support the Dunsfold Village Shop and start your preparations for Christmas. You can order your Rawlings turkey, gammon, sausages, Christmas wreaths and lots more.
(Photos by Stephen Hayward)
Halloween colouring competition
A big thank you to all the children who entered our colouring competition. We had over 30 entries for the over three age categories. Well done to Sabella, Sienna and Poppy, who each won a goody bag of Halloween treats including gingerbread, glow sticks, face paints and lots of sweets!
The Shop and Post Office featured on BBC4
The Shop was featured in ‘Alan Johnson: the Post Office and Me’ on BBC4 on 6 October. (Unfortunately no longer available on the iPlayer.)
Shop refurbishment completed
The Shop re-opened on 12 August 2015 after its refurbishment.