Our Easter opening hours

Please see below for our opening hours over the Easter weekend:

Good Friday – 7.30am to 2pm

Easter Saturday – 7.30am to 2pm

Easter Sunday – 8am to 12pm

Easter Monday – 8am to 12pm

Daffodils and Easter items now in the shop

Spring has sprung and our daffodil bunches are now on sale at £1.19 a bunch. We are also now stocking hot cross buns, Easter eggs and Easter cards ahead of the Easter weekend.

Christmas 2021 Opening Hours

As usual, we’ll be operating reduced opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period. Please see below for full details.

Friday 24th December – 7.30am to 2pm

Saturday 25th December – Closed

Sunday 26th December – Closed

Monday 27th December – 8am to 12 noon

Tuesday 28th December – 8am to 12 noon

Wednesday 29th December – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Thursday 30th December – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Friday 31st December – 7.30am to 2pm

Saturday 1st January – 8am to 12 noon

Sunday 2nd January – 8am to 12 noon

Monday 3rd January – 8am to 12 noon

Tuesday 4th January onwards – back to normal

Christmas deliveries and orders for collection

We will be making deliveries of Christmas provisions on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd December this year. Deliveries are available for all our usual delivery customers, plus anyone else wanting deliveries that week.

To help us manage orders for delivery, please ensure you have placed your order with us via phone on 01803 842148 or email to by Monday 20th December. Please note that any meat orders from Savill’s the Butchers will need to be arranged with them directly by Sunday 12th December, but can be included with your groceries delivery. 

Customers can also request us to put an order together for collection from the shop during Christmas week, by 2pm on Friday 24th (Christmas Eve).

If you would like to place an order for collection, please pick up and complete a paper order form in the shop or email your list to us by Friday 10th December.

Sharpham wines for Christmas

We have a selection of wines available in the shop from local supplier Sharpham Wine. From their Sparkling Blanc Brut to their Pinot Noir Rose, Dart Valley Reserve and latest arrival ‘New Release’, there’s something to suit your festive celebrations or gift-giving needs.

Delivering and posting for Christmas

We now have copies of the Post Office’s ‘Delivering Christmas’ leaflets, available for customers to pick up from the shop. The leaflets provide information on helping you post correctly in the UK and EU, latest recommended posting dates and parcel collections.

In the meantime we’ve pulled together some of the key bits of information and dates below:

  • Sending goods or gifts to anywhere outside of the UK (including the EU) – you’ll need a customs form which you can pick up at the Post Office or complete online here
  • Ordering online – if you won’t be home to receive a delivery, look for the Local Collect delivery option and you can choose to have them delivered to Galleon Stores instead
  • Online returns – if you need to return some online shopping you can do so through the Post Office, by either attaching a pre-printed returns label or showing us your Royal Mail returns QR code

Christmas stamps

If you’re looking to adorn your season’s greetings with a Christmas stamp this year, Royal Mail’s 2021 festive designs will be available in branches from Tuesday 2nd November.

Latest recommended posting dates for Royal Mail services

International Economy:

  • Fri 15 Oct – Far East, Hong Kong, Middle East, Singapore, South Africa
  • Mon 1 Nov – USA & Canada
  • 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

As ever, we are always happy to answer any questions and provide advice. Pop into the shop, give us a call on 01803 842148 or email

Easter weekend opening hours

The shop will still be open over the Easter weekend with reduced opening hours, as follows:

Friday 2nd April / Good Friday – 7.30am to 2pm

Saturday 3rd April / Easter Saturday – 7.30am to 2pm

Sunday 4th April / Easter Sunday – 8-12pm

Monday 5th April / Easter Monday – 8-1pm

May we also take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a safe and happy Easter.

Seasonal Easter products in the shop

We have a range of seasonal Easter gifts and goodies in the shop – from Easter Eggs and cards to hot cross buns. Alongside our bakery items in the shop, you can also place an order with us for other seasonal items from Hallett’s the Bakers, including Easter Carrot Pound Cake and Easter Simnel Cake.

For any enquiries and to place an order, call the shop on 01803 842148 or email

Christmas deliveries

Our deliveries of provisions in time for Christmas will be running on Tuesday  22nd and Wednesday 23rd December.

We will reserve slots for all regular customers over these two days, which we have divided geographically between the areas we deliver to:

  • Tuesday 22nd December – deliveries to Churston, Brixham and Kingswear
  • Wednesday 23rd December – deliveries to Galmpton, Paignton and Broadsands

To help us manage orders for the Tuesday and Wednesday deliveries, we will require orders to be placed by 11am on Monday 21st December, or earlier if possible. Orders can be placed in the usual way: via email to or by phoning the shop during our opening hours on 01803 842148.

We would be very grateful if all our regular customers could confirm these dates are convenient. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding these arrangements.

In the week after Christmas, we will be delivering on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st December. Please place your order with us by 11am on Tuesday 29th December or earlier if possible.

Again, we have divided deliveries geographically:

  • Wednesday 30th December – deliveries to Galmpton, Paignton and Broadsands
  • Thursday 31st December – deliveries to Churston, Brixham and Kingswear

There will be no deliveries on Friday 1st January 2021, then we will be back to normal the week after with deliveries recommencing from Wednesday 6th January.

Orders for collection:

We are also happy to take orders for personal collection from the shop at a time of your convenience, including on Christmas Eve by 1pm.

As with Christmas deliveries, please place your order with us via email or phone by 11am on Monday 21st December (or earlier if possible).


Christmas opening hours

Please find below this year’s Christmas and New Year opening hours:

Thursday 24th December / Christmas Eve – 7.30am to 1pm

Friday 25th December / Christmas Day – CLOSED

Saturday 26th December / Boxing Day – CLOSED

Sunday 27th December – 8am to 10am

Monday 28th December – 8am to 12pm

Tuesday 29th December – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Wednesday 30th December – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Thursday 31st December / New Year’s Eve – 7.30am to 1pm

Friday 1st January / New Year’s Day – 9am to 12 noon

Saturday 2nd January onwards – back to regular hours

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a merry and safe Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you to all of you for your continued support and custom throughout a difficult year. We hope to see you again soon!

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