Childrey Stores

Over the years Childrey has had many shops and retailers; the history of the current Childrey Stores can be traced back to 1850 when it was set up by Thomas Herman as a general store and later also included a butchers. After World War II Childrey coffee was famous throughout the country as Kenyan coffee was imported and roasted on the site of what is now Dolphin House.

Coffee shop

Our speciality coffee is locally roasted in Oxfordshire and is at the heart of our village store. Good coffee is our passion and is shared by the village and other visitors to the store! We also serve a wide range of teas and hot chocolate. Each morning we bake a range of pastries for a light breakfast and the delicious range of cakes are home baked some by local village residents.

The coffee shop serves from opening until 3pm each week day.

We are close to the Ridgeway and welcome walkers and cyclists enjoying the beautiful surroundings, our outdoor seating is particularly popular with walkers, cyclists and dog walkers on dry days and we even supply blankets for when there is a nip in the air and the sun is shining!

Brunch and Lunch 

Freshly cooked, locally sourced, delicious and nutritious food served Monday to Friday. We do recommend calling to reserve a table.

Newspapers & Magazines

Newspapers and magazines can be ordered and collected from us as required to avoid missing out on your favourite publication.

Dry cleaning

We provide a dry-cleaning service which is delivered back to the shop three times a week.


We sell a small range of pottery and art produced by talented local artists.

Village Events

We hold keys to the village hall and sell tickets for village events


Childrey Stores, High Street, Childrey, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9UE

tel: 01235 751459



Monday 08:45 – 16:00

Tuesday 08:45:16:00

Wednesday 08:45 -!6:00

Thursday 08:45 – 16:00

Friday 08:45 – 16:00

Saturday 09:00 – 13:00

Sunday 09:00 – 12:00