Popular village cafe will close for good on Sunday

A POPULAR village cafe has announced it is to close from next week.

The facility, at Shrewton Social Club, was open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sundays from 11am until 3pm.

However, the cafe will shut after service on Sunday – and not re-open.

A statement on social media said: “It is with regret that we will be closing down the Cafe from Monday, January 15.

“We would like to thank Wendy for all the hard work she has put into the Cafe and the delicious menus she came up with, also not forgetting the volunteers, whom we could not have continued as long as we have without.”

They said Friday (January 12) will be the last weekday opening, while Sunday (January 14) will be the last chance to pick up a Sunday roast.

“If you would like to book a roast for Sunday please book by Thursday this week,” they added. “A big thank you also goes out to those who had supported the cafe.”

People have reacted with sadness to the news, posting their thanks on social media.

Sallyann Champion wrote: “Sad to hear this. Thank you Wendy for all your efforts and your lovely cooking. You did the best fish finger sandwich ever!

“Thank you to all the volunteers, you were all amazing.”

Maureen Hansford said: “So sad this is closing, it’s been such a wonderful asset for the club and village and we’ve had some incredible meals over the last couple of years but totally understand.

“Thank you Wendy and all your volunteers for all your hard work over the last couple of years. Looking forward to our last meal on Sunday.”

And Barbie Galloway added: “So sad to hear this. It’s such a tough time for businesses. Well done to all the staff, Wendy.”

The social club itself, a not-for-profit organisation, remains open on Tuesdays and Fridays between 7pm and 11pm, and between 11am and 3pm on Sundays. For more information, visit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *