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New Winter opening hours

Our opening hours are changing over the winter. From Sunday 24th November 2019, our opening hours will be as follows:

Sunday – 8.00am to 12 noon

Monday – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Tuesday – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Wednesday – 7.30am to 6.00pm

Thursday – 7.30am to 6.00pm

Friday – 7.30am to 6.00pm

Saturday – 7.30am to 5.30pm


Order from Miles Tea and Coffee Christmas range

The 2019 Miles Christmas Range from Miles Tea and Coffee Merchants are perfect for keeping you warm through the festive season and providing delicious gift ideas.

Take the Miles Christmas Mulled Tea Kites for example, which offer an aromatic, fruity tea to warm up those chilly nights! There’s also Christmas Blend Coffee Beans providing a medium-roast blend that’s great alongside a fruity slice of Stollen. Or you might like the Heavenly Hot Chocolate Gift Set which comes with mini marshmallows and offers a rich, creamy chocolate drink. 

For more details of the range and to order any products, pop in and speak to a member of staff or give us a call on 01803 842148. Prices are available on request.

Salcombe Dairy Christmas Range

Christmas Pudding, Brandy Butter, Baileys, Chocolate Orange…? We’re very much tempted by this year’s Salcombe Dairy Christmas range which also includes Cinnamon, Toffee Apple and Gingerbread.

If that doesn’t tempt you in the meantime, we also have a small variety of Salcombe Dairy ice cream available instore.

Christmas and other varieties from Salcombe Dairy’s full range including Stem Ginger, Chocolate & Honeycomb, Dulche de Lech and Salcombe Gin are available to order in on request – whether that’s for a special occasion or simply because. Pop in store or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Turn the plastic tide: Delphis Eco free trial for our customers

Galleon Stores is offering all customers a free trial of Delphis Eco multi-purpose cleaner.

Why? As part of our commitment to reducing plastic waste, we are looking to introduce a top-up service for liquid cleaners. Our intention is to be able to expand this in future, to include all types of liquid cleaners including handwash.

To take part, all you need to do is pop instore with an empty 500ml spray bottle. Speak to a member of our team who will direct you to where you can top up your empty container for free. Then once you’ve used it at home, come in and let us know how you’ve got on.

For more information, pop in and speak to Gary or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Royal Mail Christmas Stamps release – 5th November

The 2019 Royal Mail Christmas Stamps will be on sale and available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office from Tuesday 5th November 2019. This year’s release features eight stamps in total bringing the Nativity story to life.

For more information, pop in and speak to Gary or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Recommended Christmas Posting Dates reminder

Are you looking to post to Australia/New Zealand or via International Economy within Europe in time for Christmas? See below for Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting dates.

For a full rundown of recommended posting dates, visit our post here or pop in and pick up a leaflet from the Post Office.

International Economy

Saturday 2nd November – Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, Iceland

Saturday 16th November – Western Europe

International Standard & Royal Mail International Tracked & Signature Services

Thursday 12th December – Australia and New Zealand

RNLI collection box total

At this year’s September collection, we’re pleased to share that Galleon Stores and Galmpton Post Office customers have raised just over £30 through their donations to our in store RNLI Torbay charity box.

Have a hassle free Christmas with Galleon Stores

Place your order with us and we’ll have your Christmas provisions packed up and ready to go.

All you need to do is pop down and collect – saving time for you to spend on the stuff that matters.

For more information, pop in store and speak to a member of staff or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Recommended Christmas posting dates and deliveries

The 2019 Royal Mail and Post Office guide to Christmas deliveries is now available to pick up in store.

With a number of latest recommended posting dates fast approaching, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular destinations and services for your information below.

You can also find information on choosing the right service, safe posting and Click & Collect.  

As always, if you have any questions about deliveries and posting in time for Christmas, pop in and speak to Gary or give us a call.

Latest recommended posting dates

International Economy

South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Canada – Sat 12th Oct

Royal Mail International Standard & Royal Mail International tracked & signature services

Australia and New Zealand – Thursday 12th December

USA and Canada – Saturday 14th December

Spain and Germany – Monday 16th December

France – Wednesday 18th December

United Kingdom

2nd Class – Wednesday 18th December

1st Class – Friday 20th December

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed – Monday 23rd December

Parcelforce Worldwide express48 – Friday 20th December

Choosing the right service

There are different factors to consider when posting an item, which can be confusing. Luckily, Royal Mail have produced a handy table to help you choose the right service:

Factors to consider
Value of item Over £50 £20 to £50 Under £20
To arrive by Next working day, guaranteed

1st Class – aim to deliver next working day

2nd Class – aim to deliver in 2-3 working days

Tracking? Yes No No
Signature on delivery? Yes Yes No
Service recommended Special Delivery Guaranteed 1st Class or 2nd Class Signed For 1st Class or 2nd Class

Source: Post Office & Royal Mail Delivering Christmas leaflet (2019)

Posting safely

Did you know? Restrictions apply to posting many everyday items. Check there are no restrictions before you send, on the Post Office’s website here

Returns made easy

Simply drop your pre-paid item into any Post Office and visit to track your return.

Local Collect

Look for the Local Collect delivery option when you’re shopping online, to opt to have any gifts delivered directly to your local Post Office. 

New in store: locally sourced and Free From additions

This month we have a number of new additions and varieties to our locally sourced and Free From product range.

You can now find chutneys from Otter Vale, South Devon Chilli Farm chilli jam, Mezete Hummus, Lentil Chips, Mrs Darlington’s Legendary Lemon Curd and more, available in store (varieties as stocked).

Galmpton Post Office

Click here for our article on the future of Galmpton Post Office.

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