Blackawton Community Shop is a not-for-profit venture run for the benefit of the community.  It is run by, and loved by, the residents of Blackawton and is situated at the hub of the village, opposite the church and school and next door to the George Inn.

In September 2018 we were able to move to our new location thanks to grant support from South Hams Community Reinvestment Fund, the National Lottery and Devon County Council. 

Opening Hours Shop:

Shop opening times 
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (though we are hoping to re-extend to 6pm soon!)
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday 10am – 12 noon
Post office: Monday-Saturday 9am -1pm


Meet The Volunteers

The Volunteers are at the heart of the Blackawton Community Shop and Post Office. Without these amazing people, the shop simply wouldn’t be able to run! By volunteering for just one or two hours a week, the team of around 30 volunteers combined allow the shop to be open for most of the week 🙂 If you would love to join in too, please get in touch here – we would be delighted to have you involved! 

“I believe the Community Shop is a valuable asset to a small rural village like Blackawton.  It is a useful shop as well as one of the central village communication hubs where village news can be found and passed around.  As a volunteer assistant I very much enjoy the connection with the village and those who live here, as well as serving and chatting with customers.” – Jan Scott
“As a ‘newbie’ moving into the Village, volunteering at the shop for just one hour a week has meant that I have been able to meet so many people and settle in more quickly! The shop has such a fantastic range of yummy food (and wine, ahem) and I love that I am able to buy local produce like fresh eggs from a local free range farm, so supporting local small businesses and the Community Shop at the same time.” – Laura Jeffery