Countryside Alliance Rural Business Awards – Sulgrave Village Shop becomes a Regional Finalist.

It has just been announced that Sulgrave Village Shop has been shortlisted to win a Countryside Alliance Award in the Midlands Region Village Shop/Post Office category.

The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise and heritage through small hard-working businesses. The awards are now in their thirteenth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. They are set apart from other award schemes because they are driven by public nomination, offering customers the chance to say why their favourite businesses are worthy of national acclaim. The awards received over eleven thousand nominations this year so the Village Shop has done extremely well to be shortlisted and thanks are due to the many people from the village and further afield who sent in their nominations. Regional champions will be announced in March 2018, the winners advancing to the British final which will be held in April 2018 at the House of Lords.

Photographs of the recent Christmas Tasting event at the shop on Saturday 2nd December and of the Christmas Market held in the Church on the same day can be seen in the rest of this entry.


Photograph: Chris Behan


A visitor from the nearby Old Windmill is almost overwhelmed by smoke……


……the culprits, attempting to get a good blaze…..


….to roast the chestnuts.


The inner workings of the shop bakery, not often seen by visitors!


Pear and apple juice……


… carefully sampled…..


….and much appreciated!


Made at the nearby Windmill from fruit in the surrounding orchards and available at the Village Shop. Buy now while stocks last!


Not sure about this…..


…..perhaps a biscuit instead!


……and so on to the Christmas Market in the Church….

Photograph: Chris Behan












This well attended event raised over £700 for Church funds!


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