COVID-19: changes to opening hours and entry to support delivery

In order to maintain a delivery service for as long as we can we need to make a few changes.

1) We will operating new opening hours from 28th March 2020, as below.

Monday – Saturday 7.30am to 2.00pm

Sunday 8.00am to 10am

2) Entry to the shop will now be restricted to one person at a time to maintain a safe distance. Please queue outside at least two meters apart until the shop is free. Enter via the the front door and leave by the side door. 

3) If you are feeling at all unwell then please do not enter the shop. We will deliver to you.

4) If you are able, please place orders for deliveries by email to garydeare@aol.com. You will need to include a name, address and contact phone number.

For those without computer access please phone 01803 842148 between 9.00am and 4.00pm.

We will deliver as soon as possible and will contact you by phone when we are on our way.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Gary & Kay and all the wonderful staff at The Galleon

Support available in light of Coronavirus

A quick notice to our customers that anyone who is self-isolating or has concerns about how they will manage can contact us at Galleon Stores on 01803 842148. 

We are happy to deliver food and household goods, but also arrange for medications to be picked up, dog walking or just a reassuring chat. 

Recycle your Galleon Stores branded plastic packaging in store, plus new top-up service for liquid hand soap

This month we’ve been making some further changes to reduce our plastic waste, as part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

All plastic packaging from the new Galleon Stores branded dried fruit, seeds and nuts, cereal, herbs & spices and confectionary (organic or not) can now be recycled in store. And, the most popular items from our own brand will be available in kilner jars, with absolutely no plastic packaging.

Looking for an item that we don’t have as a stock line? Let us know and we will make every effort to order the item in for you. 

Liquid hand soap is also now available as a top-up service; simply bring in an empty container to refill. 

As always, we really appreciate your support with introducing new initiatives, so please do pass the good news on! 

Any questions? Pop in and speak to Gary or Kay, or give us a call on 01803 842148. 

Now stocking sugar-free preserves from local supplier Waterhouse Fayre

We’re currently stocking a range of jams and chutneys from Waterhouse Fayre, but did you know the team at Waterhouse have recently launched a new sugar-free preserve?

The Devon-based business were recently featured in the Western Morning News, discussing their new ‘FruitiFul’ label. The new range of preserves are ‘made with honey and a sugar substitute’ and feature three fruit jams and one marmalade. 

We’ll be holding a number of tasting days ahead of introducing the line instore, with dates to be announced soon. In the meantime, you can still find a range of traditional Waterhouse Fayre products on our shelves to tempt those taste buds. 

Galmpton Open Spring Gardens – April 2020 (CANCELLED)

Please note: in the light of government Coronavirus advice, the Galmpton Festival Association has decided this year’s Galmpton Open Gardens Day should be cancelled.

Similarly, the Galmpton Community Cinema committee has cancelled all screenings.

Regards, Mike Tate

Organised by The Galmpton Festival Association, the annual Galmpton Open Spring Gardens Day will be held on Sunday 19th April 2020.

For full details of the event, please visit the dedicated webpage in our ‘About Galmpton’ section. 


2019/20 Christmas and New Year opening times

Please find below this year’s Christmas and New Year opening times.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support and custom throughout 2019 and the festive period.

23rd December – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Christmas Eve – 7.30am to 1pm

Christmas Day – CLOSED

Boxing Day – CLOSED

27th December – 7.30am to 1pm

28th December – 7.30am to 1pm

29th December – 8am to 12 noon

30th December – 7.30am to 5.30pm

New Year’s Eve – 7.30am to 1pm

New Year’s Day – 9am to 12 noon

2nd – 4th January – 7.30am to 5.00pm

5th January – 8.00am to 12 noon

6th January onwards – back to our Winter hours

Cheese and pate lines for Christmas

As we begin the run up to the Christmas and New Year period, our Christmas cheese and pate lines are now available instore or to order in time for your festive celebrations.

You can find Black Forest Gauteaux Wensleydale with Cherries, Chocolate and Kirsh, Nature’s Nectar Mature Cheddar with Rum Figs and Honey and Boy Laity Camembert amongst our cheese line, plus Brussels & Cranberry Game Pate and much more.

For details of the full range and to place an order, pop in store and pick up an order form or give us a call on 01803 842148.

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.

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 royalmail.com 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. 

Heron Valley Juices

Locally sourced and environmentally-friendly products are close to our heart at Galleon Stores, so we’re always keen to promote local producers providing just that.

Based in the Avon Valley, family run Heron Valley produce a range of award winning juices made using hand selected English eating apples, which are pressed and bottled on the farm.

Their pure fruit juices are made from whole English fruit which is grown locally, and their organic juices are produced from 100% organic ingredients.  

We are now stocking a selection of organic and non-organic Heron Valley Juices in store, with more available to order on request.

Pop in and speak to Gary for more information, give us a call or contact us here.

Galmpton Post Office

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

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