Thea Jones

August Bank Holiday 2020 opening hours

A quick notice to our customers that as usual, we’ll be operating slightly reduced opening hours on the August Bank Holiday. Our opening hours on Monday 31st August will be 8am to 12pm.

Coronavirus update – 31st July 2020

As we continue to hear of changes to lockdown measures, we would like to share some reminders and updates with our customers:

– Could we politely remind customers that we are still only allowing one person (or bubble) in the shop at a time to allow for social distancing. If there is already someone in the shop, please continue to queue outside allowing a 1m+ distance from others.

– If for any reason you would experience difficulties with waiting outside until the shop is free, we are more than happy to make alternative arrangements for you. Give us a call on 01803 842148 or email

– With face masks now mandatory in all shops, in respect of the safety of our staff and volunteers, we would be grateful if all customers could wear a face mask unless you have special dispensation.

– Please use hand gel on entry.

Our ongoing delivery service with Savill’s

We are still continuing with our food delivery service in conjunction with Savill’s the Butchers, with deliveries on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Email and phone orders can be placed 24 hours beforehand – simply email with your full name, address and contact number or phone 01803 842148 during our shop opening hours.

If you have any family, neighbours or friends who may feel a little nervous about venturing into the larger supermarkets, please note that we are able to take on new customers for collections and deliveries. We can provide a personalised, flexible and friendly service and are more than happy to discuss individual requirements.

More local fresh produce on our fruit and veg stall

We’re adding to our current range of produce on the Market Stall from within South Devon and the surrounding areas. Latest additions include spring and savoy cabbage, courgettes, cauliflower, small headed broccoli, leeks, kale and fresh beetroot.

We also have English fruit including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, greengages and damsons.

And coming soon – varieties of English apple including Discovery, Russet and Cox, and Victoria plums.

For more information or to reserve any new produce from across our range of fresh fruit and vegetables get in touch via email to or phone 01803 842148.

Galmpton Wildlife Corridor

The Galmpton Wildlife Corridor project is a group of like-minded people in the community working together to create wildlife corridors interconnecting throughout the village, to encourage movement of all local wildlife.

Would you or anyone you know be interested in getting involved and hearing more about the project? Pop in and speak to Gary or Kay, phone 01803 842148 or email

We’ve won a Nextdoor Good Neighbour Award

Galleon Stores was recently contacted by Nextdoor to share that they had been nominated and selected as a winner in their annual Good Neighbour Awards.

Nextdoor is an online hub for neighbours and local communities to share helpful information, goods and services.

Run in partnership with The Sunday Times, this year’s awards sought to recognise neighbours from across the UK for their outstanding contribution to their community, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Galleon Stores was selected as one of five winners among over 1000 nominations – testament to the hard work and dedication of Kay, Gary and all the staff and volunteers that have offered support during the pandemic so far.

An article capturing full details of the winners and their contributions to their communities will feature in The Sunday Times in the near future.

Goat’s milk to order and new-in Beesands frozen fish

We are now offering goat’s milk to order in 1 litre varieties. For more information and to place an order, give us a call or email

Frozen fish from local supplier Britannia of Beesands is still a firm staple in our freezers. We recently received a delivery which included local hand-picked crabmeat, plain smoked mackerel, peeled prawns, cod fillet and local diver caught scallops. Available in store and to include with an order for delivery or collection.

An update on recycling

It has been difficult to make further progress with our recycling efforts over the last few months, but we still have a vision and are committed to reducing the use of plastic packaging and waste across the store.

Even at the present time, any plastic wrapping for products purchased from the Galleon Stores range can still be recycled in store – via our dedicated recycling box.

All Hallett’s the Bakers bread wrappings can be also returned to store.

We continue to offer top-up services for liquid hand soap from the counter and, as lockdown eases, this service will soon be available for cleaning type materials including varieties of Ecover washing up liquid, non-bio laundry liquid, fabric softener and disinfectant.

Thank you from Brixham Food Bank

We recently received this lovely message from Brixham Foodbank, which we wanted to share with our customers and others in the Galmpton community:

“To Galleon Stores and Galmpton Community, a big thank you from Brixham Foodbank for your kind donations and support.”

A reminder that we are continuing to accept donations of supplies in-store. Deliveries to the foodbank are made on a Friday.

Customers can also arrange for us to credit their account, for us to purchase donations of supplies on their behalf. 

Local summer wines and ciders

As the sunny weather continues, we’re ensuring our locally produced summer wines and ciders take pride of place in the shop. We are currently stocking:

Andsome Bay, Red Head Strawberry and Wobbler cider from Hunts and Yarde’s Devon Wild Cider – both based in Stoke Gabriel

Heron Valley’s Still Medium Cider from Kingsbridge Bays Brewery’s Bays Gold and Devon Dumpling beers feature on the shelves too. 

Both red and white wines from Sharpham, based in Totnes include their New Release, Dart Valley Reserve and Pinot Noir. 

If you have any questions about the wines, ciders or any other products we’re stocking in the shop please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 


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