West Tanfield Village Shop offers a wide selection of goods and newspapers seven days a week as well as full Post Office Services Monday to Saturday (see times). We aim to provide a friendly, helpful and essential service to our local community.

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A message from Ann and Chris Abbey

We are looking forward to this new venture and to getting to know you all. We thought you might like to know a little about us in the meantime so here are some answers to questions you may have.

Where have you come from?
Not far! Four miles down the road from Melmerby where we have lived for eleven years.

What did you do before?
Ann’s career has been in education and has taught in primary schools for about 30 years (which she can’t quite believe!)
Chris has been a business analyst and project manager, but more recently, set up and run a business based around one of his hobbies - tabletop wargames. (Take a look at his website for a greater understanding!)

What are your interests?
Chris used to be in the Army Reserves, where amongst many other things, he learned to sail yachts which remains a great passion, albeit not one which is fulfilled much at the moment. He also loves playing games, walking and spending time learning to play the guitar and piano.
Ann loves walking, sailing, travelling and gardening as well as spending time with friends and family. She has many other hobbies lined up, should she ever find the time to do them.

Who will be working in the shop?
You will mostly see Ann in the shop and PO as Chris will be still be running his business Sally4th. However, he will be working in the shop/PO on a Wednesday and helping out any other time he is needed. West Tanfield Village Shop is incredibly fortunate to have had Katie (shop/PO) and Neil (Shello - paper delivery) as part of the team for the last few years and we are delighted that they will be continuing in their roles, joined by John who will be doing the paper delivery round on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as working in the shop/PO.


Nosterfield Road,
West Tanfield,

Tel: 01677 470595

Village Shop Hours:

Monday 07.30 - 18.00
Tuesday 07.30 - 18.00 
Wednesday 07.30 - 18.00
Thursday 07.30 - 18.00
Friday 07.30 - 18.00
Saturday 08.00 - 18.00
Sunday 08.00 - 13.00

Post Office Hours:

Monday 09.00 - 13.00
Tuesday 09.00 - 13.00
Wednesday 09.00 - 13.00
Thursday 09.00 - 13.00
Friday 09.00 - 13.00
Saturday 09.00 - 12.00

Find Us:

VAT number: 350195612