Family-run in Stalbridge, Dorset since 1851

Our Team

We aim to make sure that there are always team members on hand in the shop for customers with a query!

Andy Dike and Adam Vincent in the drinks aisle

Our Team

We have a strong and knowledgeable team here at our Stalbridge store, and some of them have been with us for decades. 

Good customer service is one of our highest priorities. We try to ensure that there are plenty of team members on hand in the shop to help customers find items or to carry out your shopping to your car.


We asked the experts – our team – to tell us which products they really like and why…

Andy Dike

Managing Director

"One of my favourite things is our long history, stretching back five generations. We've been serving the people of the Blackmore Vale and beyond since 1851."

Andy Dike with old delivery vehicle

Adam Vincent

Director & Store Manager

"It's got to be a Taylor's Bakery Lardy Slice. A traditional West Country Tea Bread made with lard, it's one of the tastiest and naughtiest things in the shop (apart from me!)"

Adam Vincent Store Manager holding lardy cake

Andy Miles

Assistant Store Manager

"I came across Kin Toffee Vodka when recovering from my stag weekend football zorbing knee injury. It's sweet and warming and dulled the pain magnificently."

Assistant Store manger Andy Miles holding a bottle of toffee vodka

Jeanette Barnes

Office Manager

"Well for me, it has to be post-it notes from our well-stocked stationery aisle. I'm constantly making notes all day, so they're handy to help me keep track of everything – and everybody!"

Office Manager Jeanette Barnes with packets of post-it notes in the stationery department

Andy Knapman

Catering Manager

"Our Luxury Sandwich range is really special – delicious recipes, well filled using local ingredients, and freshly made by our brilliant Dike's Kitchen Team."

Fresh Food Manager Andy KNapman holding some luxury fresh sandwiches in paper bags

Zara Chatterley

Cafe Manager

"We use over 100 eggs a day in the Cafe and these ones from nearby Bishop's Caundle are lovely – they have a rich coloured yolk that's ideal for omelettes".

Cafe manager Zara Chatterley holding a box of local eggs in the cafe

Matt Law

Trainee Asst Store Manager

"I've been occasionally known to enjoy a lovely & local Jon Thorner's Somerset Steak & London Pride Ale Pie for my lunch. Well, several times a week actually."

Trainee Assistant Store Manager holding a Jon Thorner's Steak & London Pride Pie

Richard Parrish

Drinks Manager

"I'm choosing this very fine Graham's 40-year-old Tawny Port, because it's aged very well, like me. We specialise in unusual or hard-to-source tipples – just ask!."

Drinks Department Manager Richard Parrish holding a 40 year old bottle of Graham's Tawny Port

Jan Lane

Deli Manager

"I make these mini quiches from scratch for the Deli Counter and our salad lunch boxes. You can also pre-order them for parties and picnics or afternoon teas."

Deli Manager Jan Lane with a tray of home-made mini quiches

Kelvin Miles

Grocery Manager

"Moore's have been baking Dorset biscuits for a bit longer than I've been working here at Dike's." (Kelvin allegedly joined us in 1969 but no one can quite remember back that far).

Grocery Manager Kelvin Miles with Moore's Dorset Biscuits

Mike Rogers

Chilled Food Manager

"I have to recommend this salted Maryland Butter. Churned in Somerset by Barber's, it's our best-selling local every day butter, and it's a great price."

Chilled Food Manager Mike Rogers holding a pat of Maryland Butter

Alison Jordan

Home Shopping Co-ordinator

"I absolutely love having flowers round the house – they make me feel happy and cheerful! We do a beautiful range of bouquets to suit every pocket."

Alison Jordan holding a bunch of yellow flowers

Working for us

Are you reliable, hard-working, friendly, motivated, flexible, presentable and a team player? Then you might like to consider working for one of the best employers in the area! Jobs such as stock replenishers and Saturday staff come up fairly often, so it’s a good idea to fill in an application form and we’ll be in touch if something comes up that we think might suit you. You can pick up a form in-store from our kiosk, or download one below.

Download an application form

William's Cafe team at the counter with cake slices

Café team

Our hard-working Café team will keep you fed and watered on your visit to the store. We make all our food from scratch, either in Dike’s Kitchen (such as our quiches, lasagne and cottage pies) or cook it from fresh for you, such as our legendary all-day breakfast. Cakes are made locally by Lavender Blue Bakery and Victoria O’Brien. Visit our William’s Café page for more info or browse our menu now.

Browse the Café menu

Store hours
Mon - Sat: 8am - 8pmSun: 10am - 4pm
Café hours

Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm

Sun: Closed

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