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Current Opening times

SHOP:  6am – 5.30pm Mon- Sat, 7am – 12 midday Sunday 

POST OFFICE:    Mon-Fri 1-5.30pm   Sat 9am-12pm

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 General update

(as of Monday the 15th June, edited 5th July)

We are very happy to be able to open our doors again and welcome you back into our shop

Government advice is to keep 1+ metres distance where possible, which in a very small shop is a bit difficult.  So we have had to introduce a range of measures to help keep everyone safe:

–  Please use our Fancy Foot controlled hand sanitiser machine before entering

–  Please only two customers at a time in the shop, but feel free to start collecting fruit/veg etc while you wait

– Once inside please try and keep to the ‘1 plus’ metre rule – back up!

– Please be patient with us – we will try and serve you as quickly as we can

– The post office will carry on as an At the Window Service

– If you are shielding and want to continue emailing in your orders for collection please do so

Thank you for your continued support – we will review this as we go, so your feedback is always welcome :)

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 Meonstoke PO Virtual Tour

We have created a shared photo album so if you would like to have a browse around the shop feel free.

Some things may not be in stock right now, although generally we are very well stocked with most things.

Apologies for the untidy nature, and this is not everything we stock, so if you need anything please just ask.

Click on me for Meonstoke Post office virtual tour

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Tiled corona virus mural

A family in the village have donated roughly 130 11cm square terracotta tiles, with the aim of making a painted, tiled mural. I, Jed, have taken this on and (as of 16/5/2020) we have given out roughly 110 tiles. Once you have collected your tile from outside the shop, you can take it home and decorate with paints, collage, or anything else you can think of. When lock down allows, we will create a tiled mural somewhere in the village – but, until then, we suggest you put your tile(s) out on display for people to admire. We suggest that you put them in a rain-proof environment, use waterproof paints, or glaze the tile so they are not damaged. Also, if you have already collected a tile or two and would like some more for a jealous middle child or regretting adult, we have now released the maximum so feel free to grab some extras. If you would like to share with us your finished tile so we can pass on for inspiration, please do so as the tiles we have seen so far are brilliant. Contact us with any queries.

We have now run out of tiles. The time-frame to drop off your tiles is from the 20th to the 30th of June  not really important, so just aim for before the 20th of August to drop of your tiles. Until then, perhaps you could display them outside your house for the admiration of passers by. An inspiration album is attached for you to get ideas- but also add pictures of your own tiles and comment on other peoples’ artwork. There are currently 82 confirmed finished tiles . To add pictures, click ‘join’ and ‘add photos.’ You will need a google account, so if you do not have one (or due to any other technical difficulties) then please email us your photo.

Jed

Click on me for tile inspiration and chat

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Thanks so much for all your support in these tricky times :)

A special thanks to all the volunteer delivery drivers who took packages to the vulnerable for the most part of lock down :)

info@meonstokepostofficeandvillagestores.co.uk

 This information on this page is true as of 4/08/20 at least

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LOCAL, LOVE just LOVE, LOCAL

We are a local business, and we like to support other local business… which means our customers are supporting TWO (sometime THREE… eg Turner Hardy Tomato Juice who use IOW tomatoes to make their juice!) local businesses, and reducing their carbon footprint….AND getting some delicious, exquisite fare at the same time.

It’s a no brainer 😉

Here’s a list of our current local suppliers…but it keeps on growing!

Exton Park Wines –  Within a mile of our shop the grapes are grown on rolling chalk slopes similar to those found in Champagne, so as you can imagine the Award Winning Sparkling Wine is sublime!

Mud Pies – normally only found at Farmers Markets these Award winning pies and squiches (square quiche… genius!) are second to none – people travel from miles to get their hands on these

Woodland Jersey Beef – Locally-reared, grass-fed Jersey beef has been going down a storm with our customers. Many customers have described this as the ‘best beef they have ever tasted’ (no word of a lie, promise!)

Cold Pressed Oil  from Crondall, Hampshire.  Did you know Rapeseed has HALF the Saturated fat of Olive oil and is thought to be more effective than Statins in helping to reduce cholesterol?  We have Pure rapeseed oil as well as flavoured oils – such as Chilli and Garlic & Rosemary.

Chalk Stream Foods – from the rivers Itchen and Test – delicious hot and cold smoked trout.  Fresh whole trout available to order.

Dylan’s Icecream – locally made in Langrish with fabulous flavours such as Rhubarb Crumble (with real bits of crumble!) and honeycomb… irresistible!

The Tomato Stall – freshly picked tomatoes delivered every week from the Isle of Wight – classic vine, mini mixed plum and cherry vine along with the most delicious slow and Oak Roasted tomatoes.  Just try them – beats any normal sun dried tomato hands down!  We also stock their Green Tomato Chutney and delicious Oak Roasted Balsamic Vinegar.

Local Artisan Breads – daily deliveries of freshly baked breads of all shapes and flavours

Catch Isle of Wight – Award winning fish cakes made with fresh fish from the South Coast.    We currently stock Crabbie Crab, Smokey Bill and Gluten Free. Yum.

South Downs Waterrefreshingly pure, just as nature intended

New Forest Ice-cream – well established local favourite.

Durley Strawberries

Hill Farm Apple Juice – Just a couple of miles from the shop, ever popular.

 Pipers Honey Farm  Honey,  soap and fudge from Froxfield.

Quiches, pies, tarts and cakes – handmade from two local kitchens, Country Cakes and Country Delights.

Lyburn Cheese – come and try the Lyburn Gold, Old Winchester or Garlic and Nettle – quite exquisite! We also stock Tunworth Soft Cheese, another local favourite, along with Isle of Wight Blue and Soft cheeses.

The Hampshire Jam and Chutney Companymore award winning fare from this exquisite local business

Godshill Cherry Orchard – Cherry Jam, Apricot Jams and Juice from the Isle of Wight.

Turner Hardy Tomato Juice

Locally fired barbeque charcoal

Eggs – Free range eggs from Lycroft Farm just a couple of miles away.

Watercress fresh from the cressbeds of  Alresford, Hampshire.

Please contact us:
01489 877 374

info@meonstokepostofficeandvillagestores.co.uk