Welcome to Milland Stores & Café –an award-winning community shop set up and run by the residents and now serving not only the village but a growing number of visitors who come by car, on foot or by bike to try out the warm and welcoming atmosphere. We are open 7 days per week all year.
A dedicated team of volunteers and staff has created a true village shop, at the heart of the community, where people come not just to shop, but to meet and exchange news, conversation and laughter. Our emphasis is on customer service.
Right from the start, the shop has surpassed all expectations. And it’s not just the shop that is thriving – the cafe is a huge success, with people popping in regularly for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. On sunny days we have an excellent deck. Because the café is so popular, it was extended a year or so ago to provide more tables inside and out.
The shop sells newspapers, magazines, dairy and plenty of regular groceries, alongside a good range of locally sourced products: jams, chutneys, cheeses, butters, icecreams, sausages and bacon, homemade cakes, scones, local seasonal vegetables, pies, pastries, wines and ales. We have OVER 20 local suppliers! There’s always something new and interesting.
Sandwiches are made locally, plus we offer our own bakery – lots of varieties of fresh breads, baguettes and pastries are baked on site every day.
Milland Stores & Café also acts as a hub for the community, with a programme of Events, and the Milland Cares programme to help anyone in need of support. The shop also sells tickets for Milland’s extensive programme of local events, such as the Bonfire and Milland Rural Fair.