The No.10 Store

The village shop in Little Bytham was for many years owned and managed by Mrs Bee – one of the many characters of theBythams area.  In March 2011 it was brought by Meg Overend, and her partner Tom Reeve, on Mrs Bee’s retirement and on 14 May 2011 it re-opened as “The No.10 Store”.

Opening times …
Monday to Friday : 8.00am to 7.30pm
Saturday : 8.30am to 6.30pm

10 High Street
Little Bytham
NG33 4PP

Tel: +44 (0)1780 410005


Changes to weekend opening hours (added : 29/10/12 : GV)

“After nearly a year and a half here at The No.10 Store, we have reviewed our opening times and have decided to make some small changes to our weekend opening hours… As of the 10th November, we will open from 08:30 – 18:30 on a Saturday, and 09:00 – 12:30 on a Sunday….These small changes reflect our customer patterns and will ensure the store continues to run as efficiently as possible…Our weekday hours remain unchanged (08:00 – 19:30). Thanks to all of you for your continued support :-)”

The No.10 Store Opens (added : 15/05/11 : MG)

The No.10 Store in Little Bytham has opened after a successful Opening Party late afternoon on Saturday 14 May 2011.  The Store looked fantastic on the day, all credit to Meg Overend and her partner Tom Reeve.


The No.10 Store Nears Completion (added : 10/05/11 : MG)

The No.10 Store in Little Bytham is nearing completion in preparation for its Opening Party on Saturday 14 May 2011.  The shop now has a very different feel to it.

Tom has been able to use his architectural design skills to create something quite remarkable with central solid wood display areas, traditional wooden shelving and a bold counter – essential work as the former fittings had been removed.  The stylish fittings are coordinated with a new stone floor and a ‘lick of paint’ in a warm but light shade.  The transformation has not been an easy one,  a huge amount of work has been completed, in a short period of time, including the installation of central heating, new lighting, the stone floor and a renovated shop front.   The floor area has been almost doubled, through an expansion into an adjacent former stock room – creating greater space for a wider range of products.

As well as the necessary essentials of a village store – something for everyone including newspapers, milk, fresh bread and the conveniences of modern living – Meg has also sourced a number of popular local favourites. She has already arranged to sell meat from Grasmere Farm – the local pork butcher from Market Deeping, delicious bread from Belvoir Bakery, natural “nasties-free” drinks from Belvoir Fruit Farm, cakes from “Kate’s Little Cakes” in Castle Bytham and a range of Oakham Ales.  At the moment she is also stocking Tuxford Mill flour and will, when the grain becomes available, sell Little Bytham flour from Tuxford Windmill. As Meg says … “It will be great to have the Little Bytham flour when its ready!”

Why not drop in for the Opening Party on Saturday 14 May 2011, between 4.00pm and 7.00pm – there will be champagne and locally made cup-cakes available – can you really resist?

The No.10 Store Opening Party (added : 06/05/11 : MG)

After a major refurbishment over the last few weeks Mrs Bees shop, in Little Bytham, is about to re-open with a new name – “The No. 10 Store”.  To mark the occasion Meg Overend, the new owner, has arranged an Opening Party between 4.00pm and 7.00pm on Saturday 14 May 2011.

Meg says that the party has been arranged “especially for the local community so they can have a look around and get a sneak peek at their shop before it opens properly on the Sunday”.  As an encouragement champagne and cup-cakes, made by the new Coffee Shop which opens in Castle Bytham Village Hall on the previous Wednesday, have been ordered but you might need to get there early before they run out!

Mrs Bees Closes (added : 28/03/11 : MG)

In March 2011 the shop was sold, on Mrs Bee’s retirement, and the new owners, Meg and Tom Overend, are in the process of refurbishing the shop before re-opening it as described in the notice that has appeared in the shop window …

Added : 28/03/11 : MG
Last Updated : 23/06/13 : GV

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