St Germans Community Shop is a small, friendly and dynamic volunteer-based business situated in a historic village in SE Cornwall. We aim to provide a wide range of quality goods with a high standard of service which seeks to both meet and anticipate customer needs.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and since opening in 2010 have given thousands of pounds via grants to local good causes. In addition, we continually raise money for local organisations through counter-top collections. In 2014 we became a Post Office Local and expanded both our opening times and range of services. The Post Office is now open when the retail side is open – six days a week.

UPDATE: From 29th March our hours have changed to:

Mon- Fri: 9am to 1pm, 3pm to 5pm

Sat:            9am to 12pm

Sun:           9am to 11am

We can deliver weekdays to St Germans, Polbathic, Tideford and Trerulefoot, simply phone 01503 232887 – the lines are open from 9am to 12pm Mon-Fri and delivery will be next day.

Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe.

St Germans Shop


  • Roddas’ milk and cream, Trewithen butter & yoghurt
  • Local Blake’s Bread
  • Vegetables, Fruit, Salad
  • Davey’s Free-range eggs
  • Local honey, apple juice
  • Yummy Cakes delivered Fridays
  • Local meats – Bray Butchers & Tamblyns
  • Artisan breads on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Many locally sourced products plus everyday items, including magazines.

Hey! Why not Join Us?

We are always looking to increase our volunteer pool and are currently looking for help with running our Post Office.

As you know we are open 7 days a week. We’re not expecting you to cover a whole morning or afternoon,  most  do 2½, others 2 hours and some just 1 hour – we’re flexible.

Whilst a regular time and day is very helpful, we are happy to have a pool of trained people who can step in during times of holiday or sickness.

No experience is necessary as full training and support will be given by our manager, Jennie Lewington.

Whether you would rather be behind the shop counter or in the Post Office, we would love to add you to our volunteers list.

Please call into the shop and speak to Jennie for more information. Come on – give it a try!!