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Special festive offers in the shop

We have a wide range of special festive sweet treat offers in the shop through the Christmas period, while stocks last until 4th January 2022. 

You can find tubs of Quality Street, Celebrations and Nestle Dairy Boxes alongside Ferrero Rocher, Thorntons Classic and Galaxy Selection boxes.

There’s also varieties of Lindt Lindor, Maltesers and Galaxy Milk Chocolate Truffles, plus Terry’s Chocolate Orange in both Milk and White Chocolate forms, mini and crispy too!

For full details, pop in store or give us a call on 01803 842148. If you would like to include anything as part of a Christmas order for delivery or collection, please let us know as soon as possible so we can put any products aside for you. 

 

Christmas stamps and Royal Mail recommended posting dates

For 2021, Royal Mail’s festive stamp designs offer a modern take on the Nativity story. The stamps are available to purchase from Galmpton Post Office for all your season’s greetings, and by buying from us you can help support your local Post Office.

Here’s also a reminder of the upcoming latest recommended posting dates for Royal Mail services:

International Economy:

Fri 26 Nov – Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta and Turkey

Mon 29 Nov – Western Europe

HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office (BFPO):

Mon 29 Nov – Operational HM Forces

Mon 6 Dec – Static HM Forces

UK Inland Services:

Sat 18 Dec – 2nd Class, 2nd Class Signed For

Tue 21 Dec – 1st Class, 1st Class Signed For

Thu 23 Dec – Special Delivery Guaranteed

International Standards and International Tracking and Signature Services:

Australia – Mon 6 Dec

Canada – Mon 13 Dec

Cyprus – Fri 10 Dec

Denmark – Thu 16 Dec

France – Sat 18 Dec

Germany – Thu 16 Dec

Greece – Sat 11 Dec

Ireland – Thu 16 Dec

Italy – Mon 13 Dec

New Zealand – Mon 6 Dec

Portugal – Thu 16 Dec

Spain – Thu 16 Dec

Sweden – Mon 13 Dec

USA – Mon 13 Dec

Don’t forget! We are always happy to answer any questions and provide advice on your postage needs. Pop into the shop, give us a call on 01803 842148 or email galleonstores1993@gmail.com

Now stocking: items from local Devon Beach Treasures

We have a new display in the shop from Devon Beach Treasures, showcasing their beautiful pendants, earrings and other accessories including Sari Silk Ribbons and Seaglass Bottles. The items would make a lovely gift for any occasion, including the glass Christmas tree ornaments for the festive season. Pop in store to have a look at the full range.

Local produce for Christmas gifts and festivities

In a year that’s seen lots of challenges with supply chains, there’s never been a better time to purchase local produce for your Christmas gifts and festive celebrations to support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint.

We offer a wide range of locally sourced, quality products in the shop and available to order, including:

  • Jams, marmalade and chutney from Waterhouse Fayre
  • Beer, wine, cider and spirits from the likes of Bays Brewery, Sharpham Wine, Torbay Gin, Devon Rum Co
  • Heron Valley fruit juices
  • Local and regional cheeses in different quantities
  • Fresh kippers and oak smoked salmon
  • Fruit and veg hampers tailored to cooking a Christmas meal
  • Loaf cakes and biscuits from Foxcombe Bakehouse and Halletts
  • Ground coffee and hot chocolate mixes from Miles Tea and Coffee
  • Local historian John Risdon’s new book A Land Betwixt Sea and Estuary: The Ancient Rural Parish of Churston Ferrers with Galmpton

Alongside our locally sourced products, as in previous years you can also continue to purchase One4All gift cards from the Post Office. The multi-store gift card can be spent with over 120 high street brands, so the recipient can choose something extra special. Cards are available to purchase in denominations of £1 for any amount from £10 to £400.

For more information on the One4all gift card, pop in store and speak to a member of staff or visit the official One4all website.

Local historian’s new book available to buy from the shop, alongside other local authors

We’re delighted to now be stocking copies of local historian John Risdon’s new book A Land Betwixt Sea and Estuary: The Ancient Rural Parish of Churston Ferrers with Galmpton.  Offering a fascinating insight into the history of Churston Ferrers and Galmpton, the book is available to purchase for £20.

Alongside John’s book, we have a collection of literary works from more local authors, including Susan Iona Swan’s fiction book Last Chance Mill and Balancing the Elements poems by Helen Boyles.

2021 Gooseberry Pie Fayre

This year saw the return of the Galmpton Gooseberry Pie Fayre on Sunday 4th July to a new and bigger location, at Manor Farm. The event was well attended by local villagers and those visiting, despite the rainy weather.

We would like to share a big thank you to the organisers. Below are a number of pictures from the day.

 

New in amongst our shelves and on the deli counter

We’re adding to our range of wines and spirits from local suppliers – you can now find Torbay Gin’s Rock Pool Devon Dry Gin on our shelves. Alongside gin you can also find Sharpham’s Sparkling White Wine, plus Devon Rum Co Honey Spiced / Premium Spiced Rum and Hot Spiced Devon Rum Cider from Hunt’s.

In the deli counter we have a wide range of cheeses from Camembert, Goats Cheese, Halloumi and Feta to Manchego, including local varieties.

And for a limited time only during the summer season you can now find pavlova and meringues for your summer get togethers.

Awards for Waterhouse Fayre and Dalefoot Composts

We’ve been stocking jams and preserves from Devon based Waterhouse Fayre for some time now, and were delighted to hear that they were winners in this year’s Taste of the West Awards.

The local business scooped Gold, Silver and Commended for their varieties of jam, marmalade, pickle and chutney; including Whortleberry Jam & Chutney, Lemon & Ginger Marmalade and Runner Bean Chutney.

You can find a range of lines from Waterhouse Fayre in the shop with more lines available to order. Browse their full range on their website here: www.waterhousefayre.co.uk.

And from jams and preserves to peat-free compost…our friends Dalefoot Composts were runners up in this year’s first ever RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year Award for their peat-free compost range. Launched this year, the award aims to honour and promote the use of alternative, more sustainable materials to address the challenges of climate change, plastic and pollution. 

Congratulations to both, and keep up the good work!

Don’t forget to use our new email address for all enquiries

A polite reminder for all customers to please contact us on our new email galleonstores1993@gmail.com for all enquiries and orders. This will be our central shop email moving forward, to enable a more efficient service. You can also contact the shop on 01803 842148.

 

New email for orders and enquiries

We are now asking any customers to direct orders and enquiries to our new email address: galleonstores1993@gmail.com. This will help us continue to manage our ongoing delivery service and improve the running of the shop moving forward.

If you have any queries or problems, please let us know. 

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