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14 07, 2020

The Foodie’s quick guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:36:46+01:00July 14th, 2020|

The Foodie's quick guide to Topsham.   What’s it going to be - a local hand-crimped pasty or a genuine Portuguese chorizo sandwich? Perhaps a burger made of melt-in-the-mouth smoked beef or a vegan galette hot from the griddle? You get the message, we’re sure: Topsham is a paradise for food lovers, whether it’s to buy for later, to eat-in now, or to takeaway and munch whilst overlooking the estuary. It’s under half an hour from Exeter or Exmouth by train or bus – and as soon as you arrive you’re [...]

13 07, 2020

Quick guides to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Quick guides to Topsham – something for everyone For a petite town nestled on the banks of the estuary between Exeter and Exmouth, Topsham has an impressive number of things to do. Safe, naturally stunning and unique with indoor and outdoor options, Topsham is an ideal place to visit – even with the necessary adjustments needed for 2020. So, whatever type of person you are, here are a few ideas for an enjoyable day (or three) in this quaint Devon town: The Dog lover's quick guide to Topsham The Family-friendly [...]

13 07, 2020

The Shopper’s guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that good shops - distinctive, independent ones that showcase top quality locally-sourced products - are a real joy. And so it is with Topsham, where over 40 independent stores and many more local businesses create a slice of retail heaven like nowhere else in the Exeter area. An eclectic mix of old and new independent shops, the town has its own timeless charm. Hop off the Number 57 bus or take advantage of the half-hourly train service from Exeter, and then aim for [...]

13 07, 2020

The Family-friendly guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Topsham is wonderfully outdoorsy with some of its best-loved features being waterside walks and pubs, a nature reserve and green views across east Devon. It’s an easy-to-reach slice of nature, a short bus or train hop from Exeter, and fascinating for children of all ages, completely safe and fully family-friendly. If you come on a Saturday, watch and listen for the Town Crier delivering local news with a difference, then head to the water and boatyards below the glorious St Margaret’s Church and spot the swans - black Dawlish ones [...]

13 07, 2020

The History Lover’s guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

If you love exploring the past as well as the present, Topsham is THE place to visit. Only four miles from Exeter yet feeling like a world away, this quaint estuary town has an impressive story to tell as you while away a very pleasant day out from the City. The town on the Exe estuary is easy by public transport as well as by car and on foot and has a fascinating maritime history. It was once Britain’s second busiest shipbuilding port and its docks - some still there [...]

13 07, 2020

The Dog Lover’s guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Are you a dog owner with time on your paws? Then take the short train or bus ride from Exeter to Topsham, the historic estuary town on the River Exe. The pretty historic streets make for a perfect walk that’s stimulating for everyone on two legs and four while almost all the pubs and cafes - and there are lots of them - are enthusiastically dog-friendly. Owners can buy fresh fish and artisan cheeses or tuck in to a cream tea or fish and chips while furry friends enjoy their own retail [...]

13 07, 2020

Topsham’s Summer of Sounds

By |2020-07-14T20:39:10+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Music comes to Topsham every Saturday through the summer! As part of Topsham’s bounce-back to recovery, we are delighted to have a programmme of musicians coming to town to add a lovely mellow atmosphere with their tunes over the summer months, adding to the unique Topsham experience! Whether you're having a day out from the City, live locally or here for a staycation-weekend, make sure you are in Topsham's main shopping area, Fore Street on a Saturday morning. The programme kicked off in June with Sadie Horler local singer-songwriter, and [...]

17 06, 2020

Topsham Recovery Update

By |2020-06-18T20:51:20+01:00June 17th, 2020|

As you may know we have been doing everything we can to help in the recovery of Topsham on behalf of the local businesses. Following on from discussions at the Topsham Traders Meeting on Monday 15th June 2020 and the work we in Love Topsham have been doing regarding social distancing in town, we can now update everyone on our progress. Our objectives has been helped enormously by Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, who has been in touch with the Director at Exeter City Council in charge of the Coronavirus [...]

5 06, 2020

Topsham’s Big Afternoon Tea – 27th June

By |2020-06-23T14:49:55+01:00June 5th, 2020|

Get ready for the first ever Topsham’s Big Afternoon Tea Saturday 27th June. The idea for the day came from local resident Hilary. With a farming background, Hilary wanted to support local growers who maybe facing a glut of produce such as strawberries this year, but also think about Topsham’s traders who have their own challenges due to COVID-19. With this in mind and following the resounding success of a locked-down VE Day party in Hilary’s street, Topsham’s Big Afternoon Tea was born. The Love Topsham team teamed [...]

6 03, 2020

Love Topsham Public Meeting Highlights

By |2020-03-14T23:39:48+00:00March 6th, 2020|

REPORT ON THE 2nd ANNUAL LOVE TOPSHAM PUBLIC MEETING FEBRUARY 27TH 2020 The Love Topsham team had their second annual public meeting, also celebrating the 1st birthday of the Love Topsham Card, on Thursday 27th February in Matthews Hall, Topsham. The purpose of the get together was to take a look at what the team had achieved in the last year, where the money had come from to fund these activities and what the plans were for 2020…as well as to rustle up some more volunteer help! The [...]