One of Devon’s most beautiful locations is raring to go on April 12 as government guidelines allow its legendary selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to return to serving visitors and residents. Topsham will be back with a vengeance, boasting: over 40 independent outlets ranging from artisan food shops, a florist, bookshop and antique centre, to kitchen and homewares, gift shops, and boutiques; many popular hairdressers, beauticians and therapists more than 15 restaurants, pubs and cafes: many have outdoor dining including some with stunning views of the Exe [...]
Topsham is one of the best places to live in the UK - and that’s official! The town has had the honour of making it into the prestigious Sunday Times Best Places list, one of only two locations in Devon to make the grade. Judges selected this year’s entries for the sought-after league table on the basis of how beautiful the location was, the quality of local services and amenities, and how well the area worked for its community during the pandemic. The newspaper celebrates Topsham’s traditional qualities of [...]
Hop To It! Topsham's the place to be at Easter Topsham is the place to celebrate Easter - and this year there’s eggstra fun in store for all ages … Look out for seasonal takeaway treats from the town’s array of pretty independent cafes and restaurants, while there’s also a full programme of special Easter events and ideas. Topsham’s scrumptious cafes and food shops have pulled out all the stops. For example Topsham Cakes (by Route 2 Cafe) is selling traditional Simnel Loaf Cakes and fun Easter Cupcakes. And [...]
Cornwall - it’s lovely isn’t it? The coves, the coastal path, the mystique and history of smugglers and tin miners, and of course the very 21st century foodie destinations. But from London, or the Midlands, let alone anywhere further north, the beautiful county of Cornwall is … well … it’s a bit far, isn’t it? So here’s an idea. Why not stop off - for an hour or two, or even overnight - in a place that’s just as lovely, steeped in history and charm, where you can break [...]
A huge welcome to our latest newsletter, dedicated to feeling your best even at the worst of times. Topsham is heaving with inspiring people and things to help. We've got a few words from Dr Kate, a whole host of ideas of ways to improve your health, plus the latest foodie news from around Topsham! Sit back with a glass of something medicinal, click here and discover how to enhance your health and knowledge of Topsham. Please note: The Galley's lunch offering is actually a takeaway not 'cook [...]
Topsham Ways to Wellbeing Thinking about how to take better care of yourself? Topsham has it covered! With challenges to our health and wellbeing as we juggle keeping fit, working and caring for others, it’s good to know there’s an abundance of wellness resources and ideas in our beautiful estuary town. "There has never been a more important time to look after ourselves holistically. Conventional NHS care is there for any worrying symptoms but distress is also a valid reason to be in touch. Doctors know that [...]
Whether your perfect Valentine celebration is a special meal, an exchange of gifts or a romantic walk in a beautiful place, Topsham has it all in one unique waterside location. And our independent shops, cafes and restaurants are ready to make it a beautiful day for the one you love. If you want a special gift or card - the kind you won’t usually see online - we have an abundance of fabulous shops: many offer deliveries, collection by appointment, mail order and gift vouchers. From snug cashmere wraps [...]
The combination of winter and lockdown makes it tough for everyone but there really are reasons to be cheerful this February. For example, Topsham's restaurants have risen to the challenge and are offering takeaways and meals to cook at home. Plus, the Love Topsham team is preparing a raft of activities for Spring onwards, aimed at bringing all parts of the community together in a Covid-safe way, and boosting our shops, cafes, restaurants and businesses of all kinds when hopefully the town begins to reopen. Click here to read more.
What a year 2020 was! Love Topsham's plans of Spring Forward Saturday and picnics in the park were scuppered by a global pandemic ... but we didn't let that stop us bringing fun, shopping opportunities, community events and music to the streets while we queued safely to shop. Here's a look back on a year no one will forget!
Congratulations to everyone making Topsham sparkle by entering our Decorated Homes competition. Thank you so much. We had entries from throughout the town - it’s lovely to wander the streets, see the lights and feel the Christmas spirit after a difficult year for everyone. Our team had a tough job but we’ve ended with two Winners - on Fore Street and Elm Grove Road. We also have two Highly Commended entries, on Tappers Close and Retreat Road. The winners each receive £30 to spend with any Love [...]