Our village shop opened on 8th March 2014 in the old Victorian primary school and is a volunteer run enterprise. We offer teas and coffees in return for a donation, and there is free wifi too. Come in and see us!

Opening Hours

Monday 8am to 4pm
Tuesday 8am to 4pm
Wednesday 8am to 4pm
Thursday 8am to 7pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
Sunday Closed

We provide Kingsdon villagers (and visitors) with shopping essentials and a place to meet. We have recently undertaken a refurbishment and are now sited in the main schoolroom. This will allow us to expand the range of goods and services we can offer.

Take a look around.  We now offer a wide range of groceries, essential household goods, beers, ciders, wine soft drinks and locally sourced bread, cakes, meat, eggs, milk and cheese and much more. Newspapers can be supplied by order.


A date for your diary (or a chance to buy one of you haven't got one!


 Friday 27th October 10:30am - 12:00 - Coffee Morning


Learn more about our community shop and help raise funds for the RNLI including a raffle and sale of RNLI Calendars, Diaries and Christmas cards


We are also the home of the Kingsdon Knitting Klub and hold:

  • Social meetings
  • Monthly cream tea or toasted teacake events in the summer
  • Pimms Saturdays

Children are welcome to use the basketball net (ball available) and we encourage use of the outside space for its original purpose as a playground. If parking your car please give priority to children.

Car park is for working volunteers, customers & deliveries - all other parking is by prior arrangement with the Shop Manager or committee"


Contact Us

PHONE 01935 849503         email shop.kingsdoncentre@phonecoop.coop


Latest news from our Facebook page:


22nd of September 2017 09:36 AM
Ooh - fresh from the Kingsdon Shop Garden - Scrummy!
12th of September 2017 06:47 PM
Kingsdon Community Plan Survey 2017

The survey that has been distributed throughout the village is really important - it's your chance to have your say on a wide range of village issues.

Please complete your survey by 29 Sept and drop into the Community Shop.

Many thanks for your assistance!

Matt Day, Community Council for Somerset
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17th of August 2017 08:29 AM


The shop building is leased from Somerset County Council, presently for a peppercorn rent. We would like to thank the following for their financial support for the refurbishment in the last year: The Plunkett Foundation, South Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council, the Kingsdon Jubilee Fund (and the many individuals who have supported their fundraising),  artists who donated a share of proceeds and the Kool Katz rock and roll band.  We would also like to thank individuals who bought shares or who donated items we would otherwise have to have paid for - and everyone who worked for free!

In previous years we have also benefited from a grant from a large local employer, a donation from Cooperative Bank and a grant from Locality (Social Investment Business). Kingsdon Parish Council match-funded a small grant from SSDC in 2014 which together with a grant from Somerset Community Foundation (Perry's recycling) helped to get us off the ground.

We are an Industrial and Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community (a mutual) so we are run by our Members.

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