THE Parlour shop, Wellow

Run for and by the community since 1997

About Us

Fresh. Local. Convenient.


We’re a vibrant community shop selling all the daily essentials and fresh treats you need. Ideal to top up on your weekly shop as well as those more special occasions. Perfectly placed as a pit-stop for passers-by, whether on foot, bike, horse or car.

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Run by Wellow locals

Current Events:

 Home Delivery Service Available. 

If there is ever a time when a village shop comes into its own, it is when people are isolated at home, as so many are and will be during the Coronavirus outbreak. To help at this difficult time, we are launching a free weekly home delivery service every Tuesday, beginning on 31 March. Villagers can choose from popular items held in stock, from fresh eggs, fruit and bread to store cupboard items, such as tins, pasta and cleaning products.

How to order:

 There is a home delivery order form which contains many popular items. It is available from the Parlour Shop and will soon be available to download from the Parlour Shop website

 Simply complete and return this form to the Parlour Shop – in person, by email to or by phone 01225 835438 by 12 noon on Mondays.

What happens next:

 Your order will be delivered between 11am and 4pm on Tuesday.

 A volunteer deliverer will leave the ordered groceries on your doorstep and ring the doorbell or telephone to let you know. For health reasons, they will not make face to face contact.

The details:

 This service is available to Parlour Shop account holders so please pop in or telephone the shop to make sure your account is open and has the necessary funds.

 In emergencies we may be able to accept telephone orders for home deliveries within 24 hours with payment by cheque on delivery.

 Orders are accepted subject to availability and we may substitute similar items if your chosen product is unavailable. The minimum order is £10.

Please give this new service a try – we hope it will prove useful during the current crisis and afterwards become a valued part of our service to villagers.

If you have any questions or suggestions please phone 01225 835438

With thanks,

Wellow Parlour Shop


What we sell and do

Food Orders

You can order anything you like from us but most frequently local residents place weekly or special one-off orders for superb, affordable meat, fresh fish, artisan and everyday bread, dairy, eggs and/or fruit ‘n’ veg.

Order deadlines

  • Meat: by noon Wednesday for collection Friday
  • Fish: first Tuesday of every month; sign up for email alerts and we will update you
  • Daily Bread: daily for daily collection
  • Hobbs Bread: order Monday for Friday collection
  • Fruit ‘n’ Veg: daily for daily collection

To place an order just pop in, call or email our Manager at

Papers and Magazines

Order a daily or Saturday paper or your favourite magazine and simply pop in to collect from the shop. Just tell us what you’d like.

Christmas Orders

Each year we team up with local producers supplying a wealth of festive essentials and treats to help make your Christmas perfect. There are two order forms: one for meat and one for fruit, veg, dairy and bakery items.  Have the ease of collecting your ready prepared package of top quality Christmas produce and do something for your village shop.

Download the meat order form (Download PDF)

Download the general order form (Download PDF)

Easter Orders

If you’d like to order your easter groceries so there’s no rush when the time comes, fill out this form and send it to us via email or drop it off in store.

Shop news: Campaign results!

This April the Parlour Shop ran a promotion aimed at raising awareness of the shop and its products and services, within the local community. The results were amazing, increasing the number of customer who used the shop and the income generated to the highest levels in the year – all helping to keep our community shop running. See our results here!

3 June 2019

Loyalty Scheme

The shop is not-for-profit and exists purely for the benefit of village and other local residents. It really is a case of use it or lose it. The loyalty scheme encourages regular use of the shop and gives the committee more certainty over monthly income and cash-flow.  A number of other community shops across the country, including Freshford, operate a similar scheme to this.  To join, download a form by clicking here – it’s quick and simple.

Some of our local suppliers...

We’re always looking for new local producers doing something special. Here are a few favourites:

Have some spare time?

We have a handful of paid staff but otherwise rely solely on the generosity and tireless work of volunteers to stay open.

Do let us know if you can spare the odd hour to do a shift or other behind-the-scenes tasks. It would be hugely appreciated, as would any donations to fund the shop’s development.

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