Detling Community Store


Welcome to Detling Community store, post office and coffee shop! We are proud to have finally reopened,

7 years after the original store closed.


Situated on the beautiful north downs, next to the village hall, you will receive a warm welcome from our store supervisors our amazing band of volunteers who are proud to be part of this new venture.

We’re a store with a mission to serve not just our village but the wider community too.


Runner Up - Rural Business Awards

National Rural Business Awards 2020/21

We are delighted to have been announced Runner Up in the Best Rural Business Start Up category at the 2020/21 National Rural Business Awards, held in partnership with Amazon.

This award is a wonderful testament to all the hard work and support we have had from the local community, volunteers, sponsors and grant givers in the first year of our existence.

Fresh local produce 

We love local. We have partnered with over 20 local producers to bring the garden of England to your doorstep.

If you want to shop with a conscience, our community store is not only convenient but green. We’ve said no to plastic and yes to paper bags. We stock a range of refillable items, including washing up liquids, soaps and oils.

Whatever your reason for visiting us, we’re sure you’ll like what you see!

Your store. Your choice. Your community.


Opening Hours


Monday: 08.00 to 16.00

Tuesday: 08.00 to 16.00

Wednesday: 08.00 to 16.00

Thursday: 08.00 to 16.00

Friday: 08.00 to 16.00

Saturday: 08.00 to 16.00

Sunday: 09.00 to 14:00

Post Office:

Monday-Saturday: 09:00 to 16:00

Sunday / Bank Holidays: Closed

Post Office

Sadly these days rural post offices are few and far between.

We are proud to offer this vital service for sending, returning or picking up parcels, paying bills, buying currency or withdrawing cash.

Coffee Shop

Enjoy the freshest coffee from Americano through to creamy Lattes. We offer a selection of teas and hot chocolate too. Indulge yourself with one of our delicious local cakes, scones or sausage rolls.  We have tables inside and outside for you to sit and enjoy your refreshments.

General Store

We stock a full range of everyday items and household goods, local fruit, vegetables and meat, freshly made sandwiches, cakes & bread together with a range of locally brewed beers & wines. We also stock an extensive range of newspapers and hand-made birthday cards.