Rackenford Community Shop
Mon - Tues - Thur & Fri
8:00am to 12:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
8:00am to 12:00pm
9:00am to 12:00pm
10:00am to 1:00pm
Our Post Office facility is available on Tuesday & Thursday 9am to 12pm
The Cash Machine facility is available at all opening times and there is no charge for using this facility
Open at most shop times.
Here you will find a fine selection of Beers, Wines and Spirits
- Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
- Newspapers & Magazines
- Off Licence
- Cigarettes & Tobacco
- Groceries & Sweets
- Chilled & Frozen foods
- Household goods
- Stationery & Cards
Christmas Eve: Open
Christmas Day: Closed (no papers)
Boxing Day: Closed (ordered newspapers in box)
New Years Day: Closed
Post Office: Closed on Christmas Day & New Years Day.
Festive events in Rackenford
Christmas wreath making evening, Thursday 13th December. 6.30 - 8pm. At Rackenford Primary School
Only £15.00 per person. Includes all materials for the wreath you will make, a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Bring your friends and enjoy the Christmas spirit.
To secure your place, tickets can be booked:
- From Rackenford School
- Helen Hyland 01884 881386
- Ellie Denno 07799 060050 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carols at The Stag
Everyone from Rackenford and neighbouring areas is invited to sing carols and to help switch on the Christmas Tree lights at The Stag pub, Rackenford.
A set menu will be available at The Stag - please pre-order from the pub in advance.
Prescription Collection Service
Lloyds Pharmacy at Tiverton will be running their normal service in December and January delivering prescriptions to the shop each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, except on Christmas Day and New Years Day.
This service is available to anyone who is exempt from paying for their prescriptions and wants to collect their prescription from the shop.
If Lloyds Pharmacy, Tiverton is already your preferred pharmacy then simply ask them to deliver your prescriptions to the shop. If not, then ask your surgery to change your prescription nomination to Lloyds Pharmacy, 12-14 Market Place, Tiverton. EX16 6BL
Christmas Draw at the shop
Lots of excellent prizes to be won in one of the main shop fundraising events of the year.
Prizes will be drawn in the shop at: 11.00am on Sunday 23rd December. (11.00 – 11.45am)
Complimentary mince pies and a hot or soft drink will be on offer.
Please purchase your raffle tickets in the shop during December. Good luck!
Rackenford Village Christmas Card Post Box
As in previous years, the Posting Box will be in the shop from 1st December.
Simply ‘post’ your Christmas cards in the box to avoid the cost of a Royal Mail stamp – and collect Christmas Cards left for you by others.
As in previous years, the excellent Rackenford Calendar 2019 will be available in the shop from 1st December.
With beautiful photographs of the local area, the Rackenford Calendar looks good on the wall and makes an ideal stocking-filler.
The Stag - Christmas Opening hours
1st to 20th December
Wednesday to Saturday - 12:00 to 15:00 & 18:00 to 23:00
Sundays 12:00 to 18:00
Fri 21st to Sun 23rd
11.00 to 23.00
11.00 to 00.30 Bar only, no food.
11.00 to 13.00
11.00 to 18.00
Thur 27th - 11.00 to 18.00
Fri 28th: Closed
Sat 29th - Sun 30th
12.00 to 15.00 & 18.00 to 23.00
Mon 31st - 12.00 to 01.00am
Tues 1st January: Closed
The village is very proud of its community shop which is run entirely by volunteers. The Rackenford Village Shop Company was formed in 2002 to buy, restore and equip the old Church Room as a village shop and Post Office, the existing business, run from a front room, being too small to survive. The £70,000 project was financed with grants and loans, and nearly every Rackenford household subscribed to become members of the company. The RVS made the building available at a below market rent. Five years later the private business was still struggling, and it was decided to run the Shop as a wholly volunteer staffed enterprise. The Rackenford Community Shop has flourished since October 2007, with an outreach sub postmaster visiting two mornings a week. About 30 volunteers deal with ordering, selling, cleaning, the paperwork, the IT and everything else. There is an annual meeting for all members and anyone else interested.
We are constantly looking for additional volunteers so if you would like to help in any way please speak to any of our staff or ring us on the above telephone number.