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The Duck or Grouse – The Green

Village Store


Cavendish Community Shop Ltd (aka Duck or Grouse). Annual General Meeting. Monday 27th November 2023. 7 p.m. Cavendish Memorial Hall

Everyone welcome to attend!

The Duck or Grouse occupies the ‘front room’ of a fourteenth century cottage. The front of the cottage was converted to a store in the same year that Henry V was given France as a wedding dowry (1420). The Duck or Grouse is thus a contender for the title of ‘Britain’s oldest shop’.

The village convenience store sells a wide range of groceries, including:

  • Daily newspapers, weekly/monthly magazines – delivered or collect in shop.
  • A splendid selection of Wines, beers, spirits, mixers & soft drinks.
  • Fresh milk, bread, pasties, cold meats, bacon, sausages, eggs, butter, spreads, cheeses & frozen goods.
  • Larder essentials – tea, coffee, sugar, flour, condiments, jams, cereals, sauces, beans, tinned tomatoes.
  • Household staples – soap, bleach, kitchen roll, toilet rolls, washing powder, foil, greaseproof paper, washing up liquid, disinfectant.
  • Health & hygiene – paracetamol, cough & sore throat treatments, toothpaste & brushes, hand soaps.
  • Home & pet – coal, Logs, kindling, firelighters & matches, batteries, bird seed, dog & cat food.

Opening hours

Mon – Sat:  7.00am - 4.00 pm

Sunday:      7.00am - 12.30pm

(Open every day except Christmas Day. Sunday trading hours apply on Bank Holidays)Community Shop interior


The Cavendish Community Shop has some paid staff, but it is run mostly by volunteers – more are always needed to continue the project’s success. Details of the current rota are available in the shop, so if you can help, the times when help is required are there.

For any information about the shop or how to buy a share in the Association, please contact us by phone 01787 282371 or visit the shop.