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Ripe Village Stores is in the centre of Ripe, East Sussex.

A popular destination for locals and visitors throughout the year.

With fabulous foods, a superb deli department, local produce, wines and beers, fresh bread every day including artisan bread from the Flint Owl bakery delivered every Wednesday and Saturday, fresh meat delivered every Thursday, fresh fish every Friday and a simple pre-order system for most products. In the freezer you will find a comprehensive selection of our very own and hugely popular home-cooked ready meals. The store is fully stocked with everyday items, wholefoods and high quality fine foods.

You can also enjoy a lovely cup of coffee or tea and a selection of yummy treats which are baked in store every day. Try a freshly made sandwich, flapjack and selection of delicious cakes. You will find indoor and outside seating areas, so its a great stop if you are exploring the area by bike or on foot.

The Post Office counter provides you with a full range of services and with easy parking right outside its extremely convenient for everyone to use.

Keep up to date with shop news, special take away event nights and pop-up pub social events, new stock lines and more by joining the mailing list – email: to get your name on the list.

How it happened

The community owned store at the heart of our village was set up in 2011 after a group of locals got together, formed a committee and brought to life the idea of having a community owned village shop and post office. A Herculean effort from a small group of people which has grown in to something brilliant. A perfect example of how a community can work together and do great things. RVS is now a hive of activity serving locals and visitors in the area. Run by our brilliant store manager and postmistress Kath and her wonderful team.

There was a huge amount of work behind the scenes at start up, here's some pictures showing the 2014 interior refurbishment in process, a small group of volunteers and tradespeople worked hard to transform the space, this included a new kitchen area to enable onsite baking and preparation space for the cafe, more stock shelving and the Post Office counter

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