‘Shrub and Grub’ community shop opens in Aslackby pub

The Shrub and Grub shop has opened in the Robin Hood and Little John pub in Aslackby.

The Shrub and Grub shop has opened in the Robin Hood and Little John pub in Aslackby.

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A new community shop has opened in a pub in Aslackby.

Three people who call their business Shrub and Grub have set up the community shop in the Robin Hood and Little John pub. It opens every Saturday from 9am to noon.

Aslackby, a village of about 80 houses, has been without a shop for many years.

Shrub and Grub is run by Nathan Eaves with Alan Woodhead and his daughter Abi who are based in Swaton. Their shop supplies a range of fresh produce, plants and local crafts. These include fruit and vegetables from SJA Produce in Spalding, bread and pastries from Bread Smiths, of Thorpe Latimer, speciality cheeses from the Cheese Society in Lincoln, and meat from long-established butchers Hickson, also in Lincoln.

Customers can also enjoy fresh tea and coffee with homemade cakes and order any of the foods for delivery during the week.

Mr Eaves said they began selling in Swaton and grew the business from there. The new shop in Aslackby has started well since it began at the end of August.

Mr Eaves said: “We are looking at how we can make it even bigger and better. We will always sell the plants, cheese, meat and bread and everything is sourced locally.”