Stock & Suppliers

We stock a wide range of goods catering for all your everyday household needs. We have a large variety of fresh, chilled and frozen food including bacon, sausages, meat, ham and ice cream from local suppliers. Other locally supplied goods are fresh bread, eggs, jams, preserves, pickles and home-baked cakes and pastries.

We stock wild bird food and pet food, greetings cards and seasonal gifts, Ordnance Survey maps, local footpath maps, leaflets & community magazines.

On the souvenir front, we produce our own Polstead notecards featuring photographs by a local photographer, Polstead tea towels designed by a local artist and bone china Polstead mugs, ideal as gifts or for your own use.

If you require something that we don’t stock, please contact our stock team, or one of our helpers in the Shop, and make your request in time for delivery the following Tuesday.

We are particularly pleased to include in our ranges the following
speciality foods from local suppliers:

Apple Juice and Preserves from Willow Farm, Polstead

Apples and Berries from Willow Farm, Polstead

Bread from Sparling & Faiers,  Lavenham

Dairy Ice Cream from Criterion Ices, Thurston

Ham from Leeders of Boxford

Homemade Cakes & Pastries from Daphne’s of Layham

Jams and Eggs from Rangers, Long Melford

Jams and preserves from ‘The Jam Shed’, Halstead

Meat and Bacon from The Jolly Butcher, Hadleigh

Sausages from Musk’s of Newmarket

Suffolk Honey from Simpson & Clarke, Edwardstone 

Wild Bird Food from Hadleigh Pet Food Supplies

We are also the ‘Box Office’ for local ticketed events


Polstead Post Office

offers access to a comprehensive range of Postal and Banking services, including:

Post Office ATM cash service

Commission-free Foreign Currency (Euros supplied on demand)



ISAs and other Savings Products

Post Office Credit Card


Post Office Gift Cards

The People’s Christmas Club

Polstead Community Shop CIC is a company limited by guarantee,
registered in England under Company Number 7461050
Its registered office is: The Green, Polstead, Colchester, CO6 5AL Tel: 07833206797