First opened back in 1777, your village shop is going strong and is here for you!
Ye Olde Steppes re-opened its doors once again in January 2012 to a crowd of over 70 Pembridge residents, keen to have their village shop back.
Over the last two years the support for the village shop has grown with great reviews from tearoom users and increasing media interest. With
articles in the Leominster Journal, Hereford Times and Hereford Journal as well as BBC Breakfast news presenting their show from inside the shop, the old building has once again been bustling with both locals and visitors from near and far. In March 2014 we were awarded the Best Village Shop in the Midlands by The Countryside Alliance and The Daily Telegraph and look forward to continuing to deliver a great service to our wonderful customers.
The people of Pembridge wanted a shop that provided convenience, great local produce, good quality and good value which we strive to deliver.
We stock over 50 lines that are produced less than 10 miles from the shop, an example of some of our local suppliers include:
Swift's the Bakers - Freshly baked bread delivered daily with a wider selection of Artisan loaves on the weekend.
Country Flavours Free Range Eggs, delicious jams and chutneys as well as tasty baked goodies.
Suzanne's Veg - Locally sourced and home grown seasonal fruit and veg.
Bearwood Bees - Scrummy Honey from Dan and Suzanne's little honey bees less than 2 miles up the road!
Monkland Cheese - Delicious cheese made 5 minutes from Ye Olde Steppes.
Trumper's Tea - Claire's wonderful loose-leaf tea stocked both in the shop and in the tearoom.
Tudge's Meats - Delicious free-range pork sausages, bacon and venison delivered by Guy and raised not far from the shop.
Dunkerton's Cider - Ivor and Suzie's delicious organic cider which is produced just up the road.
British Cassis - Made by Jo Hilditch and delivered by her Mum! The best Cassis we've ever tasted!!
We are proud members of Heart of England Fine Foods and we have developed good relationships with the local producers of the foods that we stock.
As well as stocking local produce we also keep many basic essentials to make sure you are never stuck short. If we don't have it in the shop, we'll do our best to find a product as quickly as possible.
Our vintage "Olde" style sweet shop with jars of goodies has been a real treat for after school. Why not stop for a quarter of lemon sherbets or some herbal tablets?
Our 1940's style tearooms provide a lovely space to drink tea from our bone china tea cups or enjoy a big slice of Gary's home-made Victoria Sponge. The space has also become a favourite for our local Pembridge Ladies social group, a nice spot to watch the world go buy from the raised views over the beautiful village.
Please pop in and say hello! We both look forward to seeing you very soon. Gary and Mark