Once again, for a fifth consecutive year, Hopes of Longtown has been named in the UK’s Top 100 Independent Convenience Shops by Better Retailing.com.

Better retailing.com congratulate winners in what has been a ‘demanding but hugely successful year for independent retailers across the UK, showcasing their continued hard work and contribution to their local communities.’

Nestled at the foot of the Black Mountains Hopes of Longtown is a friendly, family-run, award-winning independent Village Store and Post Office, offering a wide range of services for the local and wider community. Visitors will find an inspiring range of local food and drink, and an eclectic variety of essentials, books and gifts, there really is something for everyone.


During the Covid pandemic, Hopes of Longtown went above and beyond for their local community. A personal shopping facility was established, allowing local customers to phone orders in, pay over the phone and have shopping either collected or delivered, enabling local people who may have been shielding to shop safely. This provision carries on in 2021 and has been well received by the local community.

Owner Christine Hope said: "We are thrilled to be listed in this line up of fantastic stores (find the full list here)! It’s great recognition for our hardworking and dedicated team who are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we offer our loyal customers the very best customer service! We would also like to extend our gratitude to our incredible local suppliers for their continued support."