Site updated  1 December 2020

 Talaton Community Shop

Talaton, Exeter EX5 2RQ 

 Tel: 01404 822084

email us at 




Visit our Christmas corner for a delightful display of delicious seasonal treats

We have a wonderful range of sweet and savoury products, many of which are home-made. To compliment them we have a fabulous selection of contemporary food serving platters made from Bamboo or Slate that make an ideal gift or a post-lockdown treat to use at home!

                           Cards | Candles | Gift Wrap | Gifts

 Orders are now being taken for Poultry, Meat & Game plus a whole range of fresh produce such as milk, dairy & deli, home-made cakes & mince pies, fruit & veg and bread

All from small local suppliers and family businesses

 Simply place your order and collect it from the shop in total safety 

Even a queue outside the shop has to be easier than driving somewhere...finding a parking spot... battling with a busy supermarket and queuing indoors where not everyone follows the rules on social distancing




 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.






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

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







Coronavirus has caused us to take the following measures:


  • Only ONE Customer 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 by card  only or open a credit account with us (see below for details) NO CASH
  • Please maintain social distancing of 2 meters apart both inside and outside the shop

 shop team

  Incredible Shop, Incredible Committee, Incredible helpers.

During the present difficult times the Community Shop has provided a village lifeline for many and thanks are due to all involved. Above are (left to right) Chris , Trish, Graham and Liz. Whilst these four are actively engaged in the daily management of the shop the Committee comprises seven people of whom the Chairman Lady Anne , Val Blake and Martin Mitchell are still active at the moment operating remotely from the safety of their homes.

Let's not forget the shop when the virus eventually fades away 





Home Delivery 

Phone the shop to place your order and we will deliver to your doorstep, fully observing the rules of no personal contact

 Open an account for easy payment

This is a safe and easy way for 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 someone shops on your behalf, the amount is deducted and signed for in your personal book.

We've had this system in place for 26 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

 Place a regular or a one-off order

 by contacting the shop on 822084 




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


Fruit & Veg:is 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 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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