Listed below are details of the excellent local shops found in and around the parish, several of which also have Post Office facilities.

Alton Local Food Initiative’s Local Food Directory.

WebsiteLocal Food Directory | Alton Local Food Initiative

A Local Food Directory has been compiled by the Alton Local Food Initiative (ALFI), which lists around forty vegetable box schemes, shops, market stalls and farm shops in and around Alton, all of which sell some locally-produced food or drink.

Bentley Stores and Post Office, GU10 5HY

Village Community Shop – newsagent, post office, photocopying, dry cleaning.

Tel: 01420 310182. Website: The Village Community Shop in Bentley

Bentley Stores has an extensive range of foods, household products, fresh flowers and greetings cards. Dry cleaning dropped off at the shop by Monday evening is returned on Wednesday afternoon.

Country Market at Kingsley, GU35 0QP

Large Farm Shop with Cafe, Carvery, Garden Centre, Hermes depot and outlet stores.

Tel: 01420 472486, Website: Country Market at Kingsley

The Country Market has grown from a humble farm shop into a shopping hub with a large food hall, nursery and garden centre, coffee shop and Carvery Restaurant, and a range of outlet stores. It also has a Hermes parcels counter. Its large food hall includes local home grown produce, Owtons Butchery and Delicatessen and a wide range of groceries, including ‘Cook’ frozen foods. It recently started offering a vegetable ‘box’ local delivery service. From 10:00-14:00 on Sundays, Russell’s Plaice sells fresh fish and shellfish from the south coast, from its mobile refrigerated fish van. Fish can be pre-ordered from this website: Country Market Bordon (russellsplaice.com).

Frensham Village Shop, GU10 3BJ

Village Community Shop – newsagent, post office, photocopying, dry cleaning.

Tel: 01252 795240. Website: The Shop (frensham-village-shop.co.uk)

This well stocked community-run shop sells a wide range of foods, household products, greeting cards and bean-to-cup coffees and hot drinks to take away. It offers a dry cleaning service and a glass hire service for parties. It also offers a grocery home delivery service, that was set up from scratch during the Covid pandemic. In January 2021, Frensham Village Shop celebrated its 25th anniversary as a Community-run shop.

Hands of Rowledge, GU10 4DQ

Traditional butchers.

Tel: 01252 792204. Website: @hands_of_rowledge Instagram

This much-loved traditional butchers shop is a local institution. It sells premium quality meat, poultry and game, and is famed for its wide range of BBQ meats.

Holybourne Stores and Post Office, GU34 4ES

Village Community Shop – newsagent, post office and coffee shop.

Tel: 01420 83323 Website: Shop and Post Office, Holybourne

Holybourne Stores’ wide range of products includes artisan breads and pastries, plus locally produced cheeses, fruit vegetables and craft ales. ‘Cook’ frozen food is sold, which can be delivered locally. Newspapers, milk and fresh bread are also delivered.

Isington Farm Shop at Mill Farm Organic, GU34 4PN

Organic Farm Shop with Cafe, located in the heart of Isington.

Tel: 01420 22331. Website: Farm Shop – Mill Farm Organic | Mill Farm Organic

This farm shop sells a wide range of organic meats, dairy items, fruit, vegetables, breads and other locally sourced products. Mill Farm is famed for its farm-produced organic beef, pork and lamb which is certified by the Pasture Fed Livestock Association. It also sells venison and game. Orders are taken, not only for Meat Boxes, but for all products. (Pricelists are online.)

Kingsley Village Centre Shop and Post Office, GU35 9ND

Village Community Shop – newsagent, post office, photocopying, dry cleaning.

Tel: 01420 479 000. Website: Village Shop — Kingsley Village

Kingsley Village Shop is based at the Kingsley Community Centre. It sells a good range of groceries and fresh meat, dairy items, fruit, vegetables, breads and sandwiches. The shop was established to provide realistic retail training for disabled people as well as a much-needed shop for the local community.  All the profits from the shop are invested in maintaining the Kingsley Centre and the work of the Kingsley Organisation.

Rowledge Co-operative Food Store and Post Office, GU10 4AA

Village Community Shop – newsagent, post office, cash machine, food bank point.

Tel:  01252 792457. Website: Co-operative Food Rowledge (thesouthernco-operative.co.uk)

The Rowledge Co-operative Food Store is part of the Southern Co-operative’s store network. It has a good selection of fresh food, groceries and sells flowers. There is a cash machine inside the store.

West End Flower Farm, Upper Froyle, GU34 4JG

Flower Farm with flower delivery service, restaurant, workshops and gift shop.

Tel:  01420 767 306. Website: Flower farm, flower delivery service, Kitchen

The Flower Shop sells gorgeous fresh flowers, most of which are grown on site. The gift shop sells cards, gifts and home interior items. Both the flower shop and gift shop are online.