Quick Guide to Pubs Past and Present Topsham pubs have always offered a warm welcome to travellers. In the eighteenth century there were over 40 of them, reflecting the rough and ready seaport Topsham was back then. In the late 1900s, Exeter University students did the ‘Topsham Ten’ pub crawl as a rite of passage. You can’t drink a pint in ten pubs any more, let alone forty, but you can follow a trail of buildings that were once inns and public houses. Not quite a pub crawl, but [...]
Sing it Out - Topsham's Going Green! Topsham is boosting its green credentials by encouraging people to take reusable cups to local cafes - and there’s even a song created to celebrate the initiative. Residents and visitors in Topsham buy an estimated 10,000 takeaway drinks weekly during the busiest times of the year, with most of those single-use cups ending up in bins and then in landfill or incinerated. Now people are being encouraged to either bring their own reusable cup or buy a stylish and eco-friendly Love Topsham [...]
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 [...]
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.
Quick Guides to Topsham – there's 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 these days. So, whatever type of person you are, here are a few ideas for an enjoyable day (or three) in this quaint Devon town: Plus, if you visit on [...]
“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark recommended by Visit England to signal that a business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Although all the businesses that are open in Topsham are stringently following government guidelines, many have signed up to the additional "We're Good To Go" stamp of approval. The number of businesses involved is growing every day. This initiative, strongly supported by Exeter’s tourism and marketing service, [...]
We are shouting from the rooftops! It's confirmed...what we knew all along......... The Sunday Times, via a panel of judges, has voted Topsham as the best place to live in the South West of England. Criteria ranged from community spirit to facilities and services, independent shops, restaurants and cafes, and of course, its natural beauty. Read more about it here. For the full story, read the Sunday Times this Sunday 14th April, where the overall winner for 2019 will be announced. There are many ways to follow Love Topsham's news. [...]
A food lover's destination Topsham is a unique destination in Devon for lovers of food, drink, eating and living well. There is an unrivalled selection of outstanding cafés, pubs, wine cellars and restaurants offering great food and drink for everyone, whatever your taste and budget. For those of us fortunate to live here, and for visitors from far and wide, Topsham has become the place that people come to, to buy great local food and drink from an extraordinary range of independent shops as well as direct from producers. Restaurants Denley’s Essence [...]