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 garydeare@aol.com.

– 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.

Plants for sale

We are continuing to offer a small range of plants on sale, including Oxsteospermum (£4.99), Pinks (4.99), Sunflowers (£5.99) and succulents (£2.50 each or 5 for £10).

If you have any questions, or would like to include a plant in an order for collection or delivery, get in touch! Phone 01803 842148 or contact us here.  

A list of our fruit and veg range and varieties

We pride ourselves in being able to offer our customers a wide variety of seasonal fresh and – where possible – locally sourced fruit and veg from our Market Stall.

Particularly for those customers who may be placing an order with us via email or over the phone, we thought it might be useful to provide a list for you to refer to should you need it.

Below you can find the latest list, featuring the full range of fresh fruit and veg we currently have available in the shop and available to order – now including English and cherry vine tomatoes.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via phone on 01803 842148 or contact us here.

Apples (Bramleys)

Apples (Braeburn Cape)

Apples (Granny Smiths)

Apples (New Zealand Cox)

Apples (Royal Gala)





Beans (green packs)

Beetroot (bunch)

Beetroot (packet)


Broad beans


Butternut Squash

Cabbage (Hispi)

Cabbage (Red)

Cabbage (Savoy)

Cabbage (Spring Green)

Cabbage (White)





Cherries (fruit)

Chilli’s (red)





Garlic (small white)


Globe artichokes


Grapes (red)

Grapes (white)


Kiwi Fruit



Lettce (flat)

Lettuce (iceberg)

Lettuce (cos)

Lettuce (little gem)


Mange tout


Melon (cantelope)

Melon (galia)

Melon (honeydew)

Mushrooms (button)

Mushrooms (chestnut)

Mushrooms (flat)


Nuts (mixed)

Onions (cooking english)

Onions (red)

Oranges (large)

Oranges (satsumas)



Peaches (doughnut)

Pears (packham)

Peas (garden)



Plums (cape)


Potatoes (baking)

Potatoes (small salad)

Potatoes (local)

Potatoes (maris piper)

Potatoes (new cornish)




Spinach (bag)

Spring onions


Sweet Potato


Tomato (cherry vine)

(Tomatoes (large dutch)

Water cress

Extended opening hours from 5th July

Over the last few months, we have been operating reduced opening hours  to help us cope with the increased demand for deliveries in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

From Sunday 5th July, we’ll be extending them as follows:

Monday 7.30am-5.30pm

Tuesday 7.30am-5.30pm

Wednesday 7.30am-5.30pm

Thursday 7.30am-5.30pm

Friday 7.30am-5.30pm

Saturday 7.30am-2.00pm

Sunday 8.00am-12 noon

If you would like to place an order with us for collection or delivery, or have any questions please email garydeare@aol.com or contact us on 01803 842148 during our opening hours.

Coronavirus update 26 June 2020

A big thank you to all our wonderful customers for your support over the last three months. The first few weeks of the lockdown were very difficult for us dealing with the dramatic changes affecting all aspects of our business.

In recent weeks we have re-organised the business, employed additional help and now have a functioning delivery service in conjunction with Savills the Butchers, in addition to the village shop and post office.

Extended opening hours

From Sunday 5th July, we’ll be extending our opening hours as follows:

Monday – Friday 7.30am-5.30pm

Saturday 7.30am-2pm

Sunday 8am-12pm

Placing orders for collection or delivery

You can continue to submit orders via email to garydeare@aol.com or by phoning the shop during our new extended opening hours (above) on 01803 842148. If you happen to forget any items, please use a follow up email.

If you have any questions or queries about seasonal produce or other items ahead of placing an order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We’re now in a position to take on additional customers if you or anyone you know may want to utilise our personal, friendly and flexible service.


We will continue to serve all of our existing customers for as long as they need us, and have allocated Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for deliveries going forward. Collection can be arranged at any time to suit the customer.

To ensure we provide you with the freshest produce, we are introducing a cut-off time of 12 noon the day before, for customers placing an order for delivery.

We will be introducing geographical deliveries on our delivery days, and will continue to be flexible and do our best to deliver at a time that is most convenient for you.

As usual, we will contact you via telephone when your order has been put together in the shop to confirm the amount and day/time of delivery. Please don’t hesitate to confirm with us if you are unsure.

Shop visits

We will still be applying the government guidelines on social distancing to protect our staff and customers. Please still enter one customer (or family) at a time, entering from the front and exiting via the side door. While queuing please maintain a two meter gap.

Post Office

If you have a number of parcels to post and would like to avoid queuing, please contact us on 01803 842148 to make special arrangements.

An update on stock

As many of you will already be aware, we have seen an increased demand across many supplies which has led to difficulties with stock availability. Many producers are also reducing their product lines owing to supply chain issues, which means some general grocery products and varieties are no longer available.

We are working hard with our suppliers to make products available where possible, and below you can find a quick update on availability of products in the shop and for order.


We are no longer having difficulties supplying bread flour and this is now readily available to buy in store or order for delivery.

Self-raising flour is also coming in slowly and customers can order in advance if they so wish. Plain flour has returned to near normal supplies, as has yeast.

Supplies of speciality flour are still very erratic, so please request in advance and we will do our best to source these for you.

Fresh products

Fresh products are still readily available, especially where we use local suppliers. We have English strawberries, new season Cornish potatoes, asparagus (from just up the road), broad beans, rhubarb and new season New Zealand Cox’s apples plus a large range of exotic fruit.

And, if you’re looking to mix up your mushroom intake, chestnut mushrooms are also now available.

If you have any questions about stock availability, please give us a call on 01803 842148 or contact us here

Supplies donated to Brixham Food Bank

Thanks to donations from our lovely customers, we’ve sent off a box full of supplies just like the one below to Brixham Food Bank each week during the lockdown. 

Did you know you can donate to Brixham Food Bank via Galleon Stores? All you need to do is arrange with us to credit your account up to a value of your choice. We will then arrange supplies up to this value, to be delivered and donated on your behalf.

Alternatively, you can ask to round up your bill and we will use the remaining value towards a donation.  

For more information, give us a call on 01803 842148 or contact us here.

Ordering supplies from us during coronavirus – help us to help you

Now more than ever we are working hard to support our customers and the local community. While demand for orders increases week by week, we need your support to help ensure we can continue to do so.   

We would politely ask all new and existing customers placing orders for collection or delivery with us to:

  • Include your name, address and phone number on each order you place with us
  • Create a new email each time you place an order with us
  • Include your order within the body of the email and not as an attachment
  • Where possible, spread orders towards Tues/Weds slots (rather than Fri/Sat) where we have more capacity
  • Try to avoid requesting add-ons once your order has been placed
  • Phone during our revised opening hours if placing an order by phone – we are using the time outside of these hours to prepare deliveries

Please note: we do not deliver on Mondays to allow our staff and volunteers a break. However you can still contact us via phone during the hours of 7.30am-2pm or email garydeare@aol.com.

Shop local and support our local suppliers

Although we’ve made some changes to how we’re operating during this time, we’re continuing to use local suppliers to offer you the same locally sourced, good quality products. It’s an increasingly challenging time for small businesses, so now is an even better time to be shopping and supporting local.

Here are just a few whose products are available in the shop or for delivery:

Waterhouse Fayre – handmade preserves, jams, chutneys and pickles including Devilishley Devon Chutney, Blackcurrant, Whortleberry and Raspberry jams, Seville and Gin & Orange Marmalade

Heron Valley – award winning pure fruit juices (both organic and non-organic) made from whole English fruit grown locally including Pear & Apple Juice, Wild Nettle Fizz and Sparkling Elderflower Fizz. Their organic juices are produced from 100% organic ingredients.  

Beesands Fish – freshly frozen wetfish and shellfish including salmon, haddock and prawns.

Give us a call or email garydeare@aol.com for more information.

Easter arrangements in light of the coronavirus and thank you

With just shy of a week to go until the Easter weekend, please find below details of our revised opening hours this Easter.

Good Friday – 7.30am to 2pm

Easter Saturday – 7.30am to 2pm

Easter Sunday – 8am to 10am

Easter Monday – 8am to 10am

Tuesday – 7.30am to 2pm

We will not be delivering on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday, but you can continue to email orders for delivery to garydeare@aol.com and we will pick them up on the Tuesday. Please remember to include your address and contact number on each order. 

If you need meat from Savills the Butchers, please include this within your order list rather than contact them directly. We can arrange this for you.

And lastly, thank you everyone for your kind comments and messages. Kay and I would like to pay our hearfelt thanks to all our wonderful staff and the incredible volunteers who are delivering daily all over Brixham, Paignton and Kingswear as well as Galmpton and Churston Village.

Stay safe.

Gary and Kay

Galmpton Post Office

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

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