Of Country Life’s 2019 list of 22 of the best village shops, at least 14 of them, over half, include a Post Office.
Country Life magazine was established in 1897 and is well-known for attractive photography and features on Britain’s countryside, properties and gardens.
A good village shop is the heart and soul of the community
Being included in lists like these helps raise the profile of a business and bring it to the attention of new customers, as well as loyal locals in the community. The Country Life article includes links to each store’s website, Twitter or Facebook page, which is great publicity for them.
It’s also great recognition for all the hard work and business skills of the team who run the branch and who can rightly feel very proud at being named one of the best.
See the full list of 22 of the best village shops, at Countrylife.co.uk
Some of the branches on the list have appeared in One before, including:
• Countryside Alliance Awards 2019 regional winners:
Orford General Store and Post Office for East of England;
Cornhill on Tweed Shop, Café and Post Office for NE England;
Llangurig Post Office & Stores for Wales.
• Pontrilas Post Office in South Herefordshire, IAA (Independent Achiever’s Academy) finalist 2018 for Service to the Community.
• Brenda’s of Norwell, Newark, in IAA (Independent Achiever’s Academy) top 100 for 2018.
• Barkers of Huby Village Shop and Post Office, North Yorkshire, Countryside Alliance Awards 2019 regional shortlist for Yorkshire.