Talaton Community Shop

Talaton, Exeter EX5 2RQ 

 Tel: 01404 822084

email us at talatoncommunityshop@gmail.com 


 Shop Opening Hours:

                  Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat        9am-1pm                          Wednesday                          9am - 4pm                        Sunday                                10am - 12 Noon

   Post Office    Wednesday         2 - 4pm                     

Outside of PO hours, the shop will continue to sell stamps and provide a weighing service for letters and small packages, regardless of where in the world they are going, just as long as they fit in the post box slot.

PARCEL COLLECTIONS:  Please note that Royal Mail will no longer collect from the shop. If your package is too large to go into the post box then you will need to take it to a Post Office.



Our Covid Security is second to none. We sanitise after every customer and have a daily regime for the entire premises.

The health and safety of our Customers and Volunteers is our top priority.  

  • Only ONE Customer/family group is allowed inside the shop at a time
  • Customers must wear a mask or face covering and use hand sanitiser when they enter the shop
  • Payment is by card only or by a credit account with us (see below for details) Sorry, NO CASH
  • Please maintain social distancing of 2 meters apart both inside and outside the shop


Home Delivery Service 

Is available on SATURDAY. It is FREE to housebound customers in the village, otherwise there is a £20 minimum order.

Phone the shop between 11am - 12.30pm to place your order for a delivery between 1 - 2pm

Card payment can be taken over the phone or you can use a personal credit account (see below for details)

 Open a credit account for easy payment

This is a safe and easy way for you, or others to shop on your behalf. You open an account with a cash or card payment. We open a paper note book in your name. Every time you or someone shops on your behalf, the amount is deducted and signed for in your personal book.

We've had this system in place for 27 years so we know that it is safe and it will make life easier for vulnerable people in isolation to send others to shop on their behalf.





We are sorry to say that the PO closed finally on the 14th October 2020.

It was a sad day for us to lose the PO and even more so to say goodbye to Jo Ware who has served our community for 27 years. 

 jo ware

 Last Day behind the Screen



 Last Customer - Over and Out







 shop team

 Above are (left to right) Chris, Trish, Graham and Liz  who are actively engaged in the daily management of the shop, ably supported by the rest of the Committee who are operating remotely from the safety of their home







Bread: from CH Baker & Sons, Honiton means that fresh bread, morning goods and savoury pies and pasties are on sale every day


Fruit & Vegis displayed in a dedicated fridge inside the shop in addition to the wonderful outdoor display in the veg shed


Talaton Community Shop is ideally situated in the centre of the village, meeting the needs of both residents and visitors. A typical village shop you may say. Well, not exactly…

Our shop is owned by the members, staffed by volunteers and managed by committee

In addition to the usual groceries & provisions, household goods, stationery & confectionery, customers can also take advantage of the HOME GROWN or HOME MADE produce that members sell through the shop, such as:-



  • Fruit & veg
  • Plants & flowers
  • Free range eggs
  • Cakes, Scones
  • Marmalade, jam, honey & chutney
  • Greeting cards
  • A fantastic range of craft work & gifts
  • Post Office 
  • Off-licence
  • Newspapers & Magazines (to order)
  • Postage Stamps (when PO is closed)
  • Hot Drinks available
  • Box Office for local events
  • Food Bank 


 25th Silver Anniversary of the Community Shop 

Celebrated on 22nd February 2019

Many thanks to the vast array of marvellous voluntary helpers without whom we would have no shop.

Here are a few pictures that go some way to record the celebration of a great event and milestone in our history.




 John Carter, founder member and driving force for creation of the Community Shop











 Pat Rice, Original Shop planning manager




 Wonderful buffet in the Talaton Inn



Newspapers & Magazines

Can be ordered for collection from the shop, even on Bank Holidays when the shop is closed.

Just call into the shop to complete an order form, or call us or email see above for details Temporary orders from visitors can be catered for so please get in touch with us

There is a small monthly on-cost fee of £1 for up to 3 publications per week and £2 per month for more than 3

publications per week

Please get in touch with suggestions of how the shop can help to reduce the use of plastic or increase recycling. 

 Please get in touch with suggestions of how the shop can help to reduce the use of plastic or increase recycling.




Village ShopComing to stay in Talaton? Why not save space in the car by ordering all, or some of your shopping with us in advance? No minimum order or "starter pack" - just tell us what you want and we can get it. Collection from the shop or free delivery. Contact us at talatoncommunityshop@gmail.com or Tel 01404 822084 to place your order.

A few days notice is all we require, however, please give a minimum of 2 weeks notice for large orders that may include goods we don't normally stock.

All orders will be acknowledged and collection / delivery arrangements confirmed.

Fabulous Fruit & Veg is on sale from the outdoor display area and from the fridge inside. Take a look at the fantastic quality and great prices!

Customer Recommendation for

Black Bin Bags -10 for £1.75

“they are top quality and really strong”

It’s great to hear praise from a satisfied customer for one of our top selling lines. Forget the flimsy bags sold on a roll - these are the real deal!


 Beautiful Days

 The Shop has a huge involvement with the annual festival held on the Escot Estate selling a vast range of goods to the festival goers and, as a consequence, earning money that is lifeblood to the shop. A band of volunteers man the stall, do the purchasing and do the carrying of goods to the stall and, although they derive a huge enjoyment from  their stint , it is hard work and long hours. So thank you all .

Here is a selection of pictures, gathered from a number of festivals, supplied by Andy Bratt. Some of the pictures may well be duplicated but they deserve it. 


















Pep Potter - Talented musician, festival goer and Talaton Shop helper.









Beautiful Days 2018

Your Shop at the Show





 The Shop at the Beautiful Days Music Festival 2017


Once again the Shop was invited to be at the Beautiful Days Music Festival in Escot park and it was a huge success, in no small part due to the wonderful voluntary helpers. The annual event brings much needed funds to the shop - probably quite a lot of fun for the helpers too ! Huge thanks are deserved by all those who help in this annual visit to the show. 

Main Picture on the Home Page but here are a few more 

                                       escot 2017


 escot 2017                                      escot 2017






        Beautiful Days 2016

 Pictures of Your Shop at the Show














First Customers of the Day !










Registered Address: Talaton Community Shop, Talaton, Exeter, EX5 2RQ 


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