Thea Jones

Shop closure for HM Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral 19th September

Following the announcement that the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Monday 19th September, we have decided to close Galleon Stores on the day as a mark of respect. 

Our opening hours will otherwise remain unchanged throughout the mourning period.

Royal Mail parcels over 2kg now more competitively priced

Royal Mail are well known for their competitive parcel prices for sending parcels under 2kg, but they are now offering a more competitive service (up to 47% cheaper) on parcels over 2kg. Prices start from £6.95.

For advice on postage services for parcels of any size, please pop in and speak to a member of staff in the Post Office, give us a call or contact us here. We’re always happy to help answer any questions and find you the best value service for your requirements.

New to the shelves and still stocking

Our local honey range in the shop is growing – we now have small and larger jars of local honey from just down the road in Galmpton and Dartington.

John’s Lovely Bees 100% Pure Honey from Dartington is available in a 454g jar and Hoodown Farm’s Pure Devon Honey from Galmpton is available in a 198g jar.

We continue to stock individual rolls of Bazoo’s 100% Bamboo toilet paper. The double-length, 300 sheet, 3-ply rolls come in 100% recycled packaging and provide a cheaper cost per sheet than leading brands.

If you have questions about any of our products, please pop into the shop and speak to a member of staff, give us a call on 01803 842148 or contact us here

August Bank Holiday opening hours

A notice to our customers that for this year’s August Bank Holiday on Monday 29th August, we’ll be operating our usual bank holiday opening hours in the shop from 8am to 12 noon.


Special offers for the month of August

With the warm weather continuing, this month’s special offers will benefit picnics, parties and Bank Holiday barbeques alike.

Packs of Fox’s Jam ‘n Cream, Golden Crunch Creams and Party Rings – any 2 for £1.50

Cadbury Dairy Milk Mystery Bar 01 and Mystery Bar 02 (43g) – any 2 for £1.20

4pks of Capri-Sun (Blackcurrant or Orange) – any 2 for £3

Pringles only £1.65 each – Sour Cream & Onion, Texas BBQ Sauce and Salt & Vinegar

The offers above are available while stocks last, until the 6th September 2022. 

An update from the Market Stall – August 2022

This month on the Market Stall, we continue to see spring greens and cabbage doing well locally. Produce from across England is in good supply with varieties of lettuce and broccoli; with damsons now available too. 

You can find our recommendations for produce based on their supply origin below. 

All produce is available while stocks last. If you would like to place an order for collection or delivery, please get in touch.

Few – from down the road, or within Devon and Cornwall

Some – within England and the UK

Lots – overseas from Europe and further afield

Strawberries Spring onions Apricots
Spring greens Lettuce – flat and little gem Green gages
Kale Cress New Zealand apples
Cabbage – Hispi, Savoy & Primo Courgette Nectarines
  Cauliflower Peaches
  Broccoli, purple sprouting broccoli  
  Runner beans, broad beans  
  Fresh beetroot  
  New season celeriac  

September screening for Galmpton Community Cinema

The Galmpton Community Cinema is holding its second showing of the year on Friday 23rd September, with the December 2021 release of West Side Story

The film showing will commence from 7.30pm, with doors open from 7.10pm. Entry is £5 to be paid on the door. 

For full details and to keep up to date with any announcements, follow the Galmpton Community Facebook page or view the event on Nextdoor

Galmpton Autumn Festival – 11th September

The Galmpton Festival Association is resuming its annual Galmpton Autumn Festival on Sunday 11th September 2022, from 11am to 4pm.

Flower, cookery, craft, fruit and vegetable shows and skills demonstrations will be held near Greenway Road, Galmpton TQ5 0LT.

Admission to view the shows, demonstrations, Morris dancing and musical entertainment is free. Refreshments on the day will be available in Galmpton Village Hall and from the Manor Inn. 

The book of schedules to enter the shows costs £3 from the Manor Inn, Galleon Stores or Eric Lloyd & Co.

For further details see the Galmpton Festival Association Facebook page or email Gift Cards now available from the Post Office

Customers can now purchase an Amazon gift card from Galmpton Post Office. The gift card can be loaded with an amount between £15-£100, to be spent as your recipient chooses on

Galmpton Wildlife Corridor project update

We’ve now had 27 individual gardens from around Galmpton sign up to the Wildlife Corridor project. There have also been 31 recorded sightings of hedgehogs this year, all of which are plotted on the project map.

We are still looking for more people who live in Galmpton to sign up to the project. You can also report a sighting by popping down to the shop to complete a report slip, which will then be added to our map.

If you are interested or would like to report a hedgehog sighting, pop into the shop, give us a call on 01803 842148 or contact us on for more information.

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