Seasonal, local produce from our award winning community shop
We opened our doors in 2007
Wootton Stores opened its door in November 2007, to serve the community as well as our friends, families and visitors that come through the village.
The main aim of the group behind the set up of the Stores was to establish a village shop for the benefit of the community. Ten years on and our aim is to continue to provide the village with a shop that is useful and enticing!
Our key objectives still remain true today
Over ten years ago our key objectives were to set up and maintain a community owned business to provide a store for the community of Wootton village. It needed to be a sustainable, self-financing business, provide a village meeting place and social hub, provide other social and economic benefits for the community as resources allow and to give self-reliance to those members of the village who are unable to travel further afield.
Not just the essentials – expect the unexpected!
As well as all the basics you’d expect to find in a local store – bread, milk, newspapers, groceries and household products – at Wootton Stores you can always find something a little different.
Unusual products, seasonal specialities and the very best from our local suppliers, expect the unexpected at Wootton Stores!
We stock dairy and gluten-free products – check out our Facebook page for the latest product news.
Mayfield free-range eggs – sold individually and in boxes of 6
North Aston organic milk –delivered once a week
Daily deliveries of Cotteswood milk from Gloucestershire
Oxfordshire honey from Charlbury
Made in Oxfordshire chutneys and jams
Little Ox Beer made by our very own Wootton resident Ian Hemingway
Bartletts Butchers products
La Patisserie bakery products
The Little Goat Soap Company – perfect for last-minute gifts
Fruit & Veg
You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables at Wootton Stores all year round and in the summer months you can find homegrown produce donated by local gardeners and allotmenteers – available to take home for a donation.
Dairy and Chilled Food
As well as fresh milk you’ll find a selection of yoghurts, cream, butter and spreads, and a range of cheeses, dips, salads and cold meats.
We also stock non-dairy milk.
Our fresh meat and sausages come from Bartletts Butchers of Kidlington.
You’ll find all the usual frozen foods you need – vegetables, fish, pizzas, pastry, ice cream and lollies.
Not sure what to cook for dinner? Drop in and discover our wide range of Cook ready meals – perfect to grab on the way home for tea!
Bread & Cakes
La Patisserie of Kidlington delivers fresh bread, filled rolls and pastries to Wootton Stores every day.
Each morning, you’ll find freshly baked hot pies and sausage rolls and a selection of sweet pastries – come early to avoid disappointment, especially on weekdays!
You’ll find sweets, chocolate and crisps at Wootton Stores, as well as healthier snacks and fresh fruit, and our old-fashioned jars of loose sweets sold by weight are popular with everyone, whether you are 9 or 90!
Wines, Beers and Spirits
Wines from various parts of the world are carefully chosen by our local wine experts. Choose a bottle of wine from our famous ‘Top Shelf’ – excellent value and great quality – chilled or not.
You’ll also find wines from various parts of the world at competitive prices, and beers including Little Ox, Hook Norton and Wychwood.
We also stock a selection of ciders and non-alcoholic drinks and cordials.
Local postcards and greeting cards for all occasions. Writing essentials, envelopes, notepads and printer paper.
Buy stamps, both in books and individually. Use our a self-service facility for sending parcels and ‘signed for’ and special delivery items – collection is from our secure parcel box at 4.45pm Mondays-Fridays and 10.15am Saturday.
We are very grateful to Wootton Parish Council for subsidising this service.
Bags of recycled kindling wood, environmentally-friendly firelighters, wild bird seed.
Prescriptions and other medicines
You’ll find a small range of over-the-counter medicines, and a repeat prescription arrangement with Woodstock Pharmacy means that forms for repeat prescriptions can be left at Wootton Stores and medicines are delivered to us for collection by the patient.
Midland Dry Cleaners collect on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dry cleaning, laundering and small repairs and alterations.
Army of Volunteers
Wootton Stores is staffed by over 40 volunteers who support our part-time shop manager. Volunteers range in age, experience and profession, and sign up for a shift or two whenever they can, whether that is working behind the counter, ordering stock or keeping the Stores clean and tidy.
Working in the shop is a great way to meet your fellow Woottoners and get up to date with what’s going on in the village!
We are always looking for more volunteers
If you are interested in helping out at the shop, please call in and ask for more information.
As per the Wootton Stores Association rules, a Management Committee is elected at the AGM.
The current committee is:
Chairperson: Pauline Briggs
Treasurer: Neil Scott
Secretary: Julia Hurley
Committee Member: Cary Yanny
Committee Member: Edward Taylor
Committee Member: Geza Kiss
Committee Member: Jane Scott
Committee Member: Louise Webster
Committee Member: Meghan Del Monte
Wootton Stores is managed by our part time Shop Manager – Rachel Jones. Rachel has been employed since September 2012 and has put her own stamp on the shop. Rachel is always open to feedback on the Stores so please do speak with her if you would like to pass on both positive and new ideas.
Wootton Stores News
If you would like more information regarding Wootton Stores please visit the Wootton Stores facebook page www.facebook.com/woottonstores/, or contact Rachel Jones at the shop on 01993 811474, email firstname.lastname@example.org