Aveton Gifford Village Shop Founded by the community

As a village shop and Post Office we aim to supply all the needs of the community on a day-to-day basis.

Aveton Gifford is a community owned shop, run by Dinah Ashton and ably supported by Jilly, Miriam and Sam.

Aveton Gifford Village Shop Association was formed as a result of the last surviving shop in the village closing in 2003. Fundraising for the new community shop began and villagers bought shares priced at £5 each. The new shop premises, a purpose built timber-framed building that opened for business on the 1st August 2009, is a result of the hard work of the founding committee, the shop staff, the villagers’ support for the scheme, and the current committee.

The Post Office offers all its usual services, plus cash-back, paying-in facilities, buying Euros and phone-card top-ups.

We sell locally produced products where we can and are continually adding more. As well as the basics – milk, bread, eggs, meat and vegetables – we have a good selection of other local food and treats as well (see the list below). The shop also supplies household goods, stationery, newspapers and much more. For eco-friendly shoppers, we have the Ecover range.

You can order your newspapers and magazines here.

We have a dry-cleaning, laundry and shoe repair service.

And if you have a regular prescription from Modbury health centre, then please use our collection service.

We accept all major debit and credit cards.

To establish your needs, wants and desires it is important to know what you want… and equally what you don’t want! If there is something that you think we should provide, or you would like something put by please ring us on the number in the contact box to the right.


  • Seasonal vegetables and fruit  supplied by local growers.  We have strawberries in the summer, apples, courgettes and beans too, and pumpkins in the autumn. Our range varies with the seasons, and is still expanding …….
  • Challon’s Combe’s cows produce wonderful Organic Milk, Very Thick Double Cream and Yogurt.
  • Cuckoo Farm’s hens supply us with their lovely Eggs – Medium, Large and Extra Large
  • Halletts The Bakers bake a wide variety of delicious Breads and Cakes
  • Hingston Pasties & Pies hand make Pasties [Steak, Cheese and Onion, Cheese and Bacon], Sausage Rolls and Scotch Eggs
  • Pollards the Dartmouth butchers supply us with a wide variety of Meat & Sausages
  • We stock Potatoes grown on a local farm by Lidstones.
  • Kerryn of Bunns ‘n Crumbs makes us yummy Brownies, Millionaire’s Shortbread and Lemon Drizzle Cake and also special occasion cakes.
  • We stock the famous Ice Cream from Salcombe Dairy.
  • Bees have had a tough time recently and this year Honey is in short supply, but Chillaton Farm supply us with as much they can.
  • Sandwiches are produced for us by the Fisherman’s Rest.
  • The Chilli Farm produces Chilli Jam, Chilli Jelly and now Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce!
  • JB Preserves make wonderful Marmalades and Lemon Curd.
  • Heron Valley Organic make Apple Juice [Sharp and Sweet], Apple and Pear Juice and Cider.
  • We have Quercus Brewery beers – Shingle Bay and Prospect.
  • We have a wide range of delightful Greetings Cards created by our very talented local artists – Sarah Harcus, Allan Green, Maggie Sharpe, John Ashton, Les Howard, Rococo Cards, Mackenzie Ringrose.
  • Jenny Reynolds creates a unique range of Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings

News on the Break In

The police have been in touch: apparently they found finger prints inside a plastic bag that was at the scene, but the prints were not on their records. They will however be kept on record in case they appear elsewhere.



  • Getting ready for halloween

    Getting ready for halloween

Contact Details

For more information please contact:

Dinah Ashton
Tel: 01548 550996

Opening times

• Monday 8am - 6pm
• Tuesday 8am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm
• Wednesday 8am - 6pm
• Thursday 8am - 6pm
• Friday 8am -1pm & 2pm- 6pm
• Saturday 8.30am - 3pm
• Sunday 8.30am - 1pm

The shop is closed for lunch Tuesday and Friday between 1.00pm & 2.00 pm