Winsham Village Shop & Post Office
Owned by the Community Serving the Community

Church Street, Winsham, Chard,TA20 4JA
Tel:01460 30225

Winsham Parish Council sends a 'thank-you 'letter to Winsham Shop and Post Office.....

Dear Committee Members, Staff and Volunteers,

 On behalf of the village, the Parish Council would like to thank you all for everything you have done over the past difficult year. 

Winsham would have been a sadder – and hungrier – place without your amazing and efficient work.  The operation of the shop has been outstanding in providing the village with all the basic needs, as well as much more and delivering to those who were not able to get to the shop themselves.  All of us who were lucky enough to be able to get to the shop received an unfailingly cheerful and cheering welcome.

During the first lockdown not only did you provide this valuable service, you also supported the community in organising volunteers to carry out dog walking etc for those who were unable to get out.

We are very lucky to have such a strong community shop and you certainly kept us all going.


 Winsham Parish Council

April, 2021

Winsham Shop & Post Office

Bank holiday Monday 3rd May open 8am to 12pm 

Do you like things to sparkle and dazzle?

 Well how do you fancy becoming part of a secret organisation that works in the shadows?  We are looking for more volunteers to clean our lovely village shop.  Don’t panic - its not onerous just a couple of hours once every 5 weeks (with current volunteer numbers - the more volunteers the bigger the gap between your stint).  As lockdown is lifting and normality is returning we need more people to help as current members return to work.  We run a cyclic cleaning system so you would only clean one section of the shop (when it is closed) on your specified weekend (Friday evening, or Saturday/Sunday afternoon).   If you like to be part of a team, enjoy meeting new people and play a vital role in your community then please contact me direct via the village shop.  

Thank you.  

Hefina Washbourne



Winsham Shop News 19/2/21 

 Our Shop is continuing to support our whole community during this challenging winter thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers and staff. If we can do anything further to help just ask and we will do our best. 

 Compost now available to order - delivered to your door-every Friday 

 Spring is coming and we can now once more offer 60 Litre bags of Violet Farm Multi Purpose Compost, from Glastonbury, delivered to your door on a Friday, which offers great convenience to Winsham & surrounding area

£5.99 a bag or 3 bags for £16 

 Just contact shop on 01460 30225 or order on line by 5pm on Tuesday for delivery following Friday - prepayment necessary when order placed .Online via:

 Pop Up Pasties 

Locally made in Bridge - Pasties(steak or cheese& vegetables), sausage rolls and Brownies available weekly to order each week by 12pm Saturday in shop for pick up Tuesday am from 10.30am .Contact shop or order online:

 Winsham Shop Online 
As some of you will be aware we have been piloting Winsham Shop on line in collaboration with a website called Village Doorstep, which has offered us a free platform to share our range and allow you to easily shop with us. To date only a small number have made use of this service .We will shortly be asked to pay for this service and whilst we believe it is important to have an online presence and we would like to continue- it has to make commercial sense. 

If this service is something that you would like to see us continue then we would ask you to give it a go and provide us with any feedback you have via :, to help inform our decision to continue.

Winsham Shop Management Committee 

During the Lockdown both the Shop and Post Office will be open during their normal hours:
Sat:8am-1pm; Sunday:9am-Noon
Post Office:
Friday: 9.30am-1.30pm
Closed: Saturday & Sunday
On-line orders can be taken at anytime-see below

Previously, from October2020:


We are delighted to be able to launch Winsham shop online by working in collaboration with a new website called


In these difficult times when you may not wish to spend time browsing or even going shopping at all, we can now offer a click and collect service.

Benefits to you:


·       Shop on line in the comfort of your own home

·       Choose when you collect – available 7 days a week during trading hours

·       Collect order from outside shop if you wish

·       Wider choice of fresh food when you order in advance

Ø Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Ø Evershot Bakery - bread, rolls & cakes

Ø Blakes Bakery – Pasties and cakes from Cornwall

Ø Trewithen /Longley - milk, cream and cheeses from Cornwall

Ø Jon Thorner – Fresh & cooked meat, pies, quiches , cheeses from Somerset


You do not even need to come into the shop, as you can pick your order up from the table outside the shop at your appointed time.


To order on line click on below link:


Enter your postcode. If you would like to set up a customer account then either select the option at the checkout or click the person icon on the top right of the site and complete your details

 Those who prefer to telephone or email orders can continue to do so via    

If you have any questions or feedback on your experience using this website via email address:    

Winsham Shop Management Committee

Useful Information when using this website:

1.   Make sure you select/state pick up time and date within our trading hours: Monday to Friday 7am – 5pm, Saturday 8am - 1pm , Sunday 9am - 12pm.


2.   State whether you allow substitutions or not.


3.   You pay by credit or debit card.


4.   There is currently no ‘minimum spend’ required to use this service.


5.   Money will only leave your account once your order has been collected. You will never have more money taken from your card than you have authorised - e.g a more expensive substitution - unless you have agreed to it. 


6.    If you order more than one day in advance you can make changes/additions up to 2 hours before pick up time if product in stock. However non-stocked items ordered specifically for you cannot be changed at short notice.


7.    Please note that fresh food items are ideally pre-ordered to guarantee availability.  Also please note that order lead times differ for different products e.g you can order fruit & vegetables and Evershot Bakery products the day before, if order received by 12 noon, but other items may need a little more notice for our suppliers. This is stated for each product where relevant. 


8.    At present, we have focused our on line range on key food and non food items and have included tobacco. Currently excluded are stamps, newspapers & magazines, stationery, cards and gifts.


9.    We are really pleased to be able to offer a greater range of Jon Thorner meat, pies and cheeses if you place your order in advance,  i.e. order on day 1 for delivery day 4. At present we order with Jon Thorner twice a week:  Monday by 12 pm for delivery Thursday and Thursday 12pm for delivery on Monday (Subject to volume of orders, we may extend this service.)


10.        You can pre-order compost (60 litre bag)  through this website for delivery to your home on Friday, if ordered before Wednesday.


11.        You can order logs and kindling via this site.


12.    If there are any questions regarding your order then our staff may contact you to discuss. 

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Winsham Shop and Post Office has an unbroken history of 150 years of service to the people of Winsham. Over this period it has had many different proprietors, but now it is run by the village, for the village.

The very existence of Winsham Shop & Post Office has been threatened twice since the turn of the century.

Winsham Web Museum now carries the history of Winsham Shop and Post Office from 1850 until the present. Three new sections have been added, dealing with the last five years. Click HERE for the an accurate account of a difficult few years


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