Family-run in Stalbridge, Dorset since 1851

About Us

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About Us

We’re an award-winning, independent supermarket, café and function caterer in North Dorset, proudly family-run since 1851. We stock produce from over 150 different local growers, makers, bakers and suppliers.

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Our ethos

  • We support over 150 local growers, makers, bakers and suppliers, showcasing the best food and drink the West Country has to offer.
  • We strive to achieve the traditional values of excellent customer service and quality produce at sensible prices.
  • We are active in our local community, supporting scores of local sports clubs, community groups and good causes through our Making A Difference Locally charity fund.

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Serving the people of the Blackmore Vale since 1851

Harold Dike first started delivering groceries in Stalbridge by horse and cart in 1851! Now in the hands of his great-great-grandson Andy Dike, we are still in Stalbridge and still proudly independent.

Read more about our history

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William's Café in-store

William’s Café is named after Andy’s Father, William Dike. It is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday serving hot breakfast and lunches, as well as lighter bites such as jacket potatoes, paninis and salads, all made from scratch.

We have a wonderful range of tempting cakes, to enjoy with your coffee or tea. We are licensed, so you can enjoy a glass of local cider or beer with your meal.

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Making a difference locally

Every time you shop with us you are putting something back into the local community. Choosing Co-op brand products in-store triggers a payment from the supplier into our charity fund, Making A Difference Locally (MADL). It may only be pennies, but it soon adds up – since the scheme began in 2008, we have been able to donate £100,000 to help local community groups, sports clubs, schools and charities with their fund-raising efforts! If you know of a local good cause that is trying to raise money for a particular project and could do with some help, please write to with your name and contact details, a little bit about the organisation or group that you are nominating, what they are fund-raising for and how much they need to raise.

Nominate a good cause today!

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model a ford van outside the shop 1931
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cyril dike in the window of the shop 1960s
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white delivery van outside the shop 2021
Deirdre and Andy Dike presenting a cheque to Futrure Roots
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Camilla the cow at The Oak Fair
Winner of the Mask of the Week Competition outside Dike & Son with beach scene
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Customer with trolley being sanitised by Adam
Ewan McGregor interviewing Adam for BBC The One Show in loading bay
Dike & Son Marquee at The Oak Fair with cow and old vehicles
Store hours
Mon - Sat: 8am - 8pmSun: 10am - 4pm
Café hours

Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm

Sun: Closed

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