The Village Shop & Tea Room

The Square
West Sussex
PO18 9HA

Phone: 02392 631144

The Village Shop & Tea Room, Compton

"Our award-winning village shop and tea room is a popular meeting place for shoppers, walkers and cyclists. Situated in Compton's Village Square, we sell a wide range of local products and groceries.

Pop in for lunch, or tea and cakes, at our village shop, voted the best in the South East in 2010."

Shop opening times

Compton village shop opening times
Monday to Friday7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday8am - 5.30pm
Sunday8am - 5.30pm

Please note: The tearoom closes at 4.30pm, but the shop remains open until 5.30pm each day.

Post Office (Outreach) opening times

Compton post office opening times
Friday9.30am - 11.30am

Please note: The Post Office Outreach service is provided opposite at The Coach and Horses public house. 


  • cafĂ© with outside seating, disabled access and toilets
  • drinking water point
  • internet access and Wi-Fi
  • off-licence 
  • payment by debit/credit card
  • postbox


  • charcoal, disposable barbecues, firewood and kindling
  • confectionery, ice cream and lollies 
  • first aid items and toiletries
  • fresh bread, groceries, meat and milk
  • greeting cards, local postcards, maps, stationery and stamps
  • household items and pet food
  • newspapers
  • puncture repair kits
  • seasonal items

Local produce

  • Adsdean Farm ham, pate, bacon and fresh meats
  • Appledram apple juice
  • Ballard's Brewery beers
  • Durleighmarsh Farm asparagus, strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries (seasonal)
  • Lordington Lavender based cosmetics
  • Mary Ann Foss honey
  • Meadow Cottage farmhouse ice creams and sorbets
  • Mel's home-made cakes, jams and marmalade
  • Relish in Spice mustard and pickles
  • Sussex Gold salad dressing
  • Westbourne Bakery bread, rolls, croissants, pastries, doughnuts, pies, pasties and sausage rolls


  • an assortment of home-made cakes
  • cream teas (summer only)
  • filled baked potatoes
  • hot and cold drinks
  • hot soups and toasted tea cakes in the winter
  • pastries, sandwiches and rolls, sausage rolls, seasonal quiches and salads 

Local interest 

  • The name Compton comes from a Saxon word 'cumb', which means valley.  'Cumb tun' is a valley farm.
  • On a clear day, it's possible to see the Isle of Wight from the top of nearby Telegraph Hill.
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