As a small, independent, family-run brewery, the Totnes Brewing Company is very close to zero waste and has a very low carbon footprint. With the main brewing area at the back of the bar, you can watch one of your future pints being made while sipping on your last, and the benefit of production taking place on site is that it significantly reduces carbon footprint. Many beer kegs are now made out of plastic as they’re lighter and easier to transport but of course, they’re not environmentally friendly, therefore owner Sarah Trigg reuses them as seats for the pub or gives them to the local community for free to be used as garden cloches. As a nation of dedicated coffee drinkers, Brits are throwing away 7 million disposable coffee cups every day. As they are very difficult to recycle due to the layer of a waterproof plastic inside, this is adding to an already massive problem. At The Hairy Barista, a speciality coffee shop on High Street, they actively encourage people to use reusable coffee cups and they themselves use compostable straws as well as supplying and using vegan, organic and plant-based ingredients, food and drink. Delphini’s also use compostable cups, lids and spoons for take away gelatos, Waterside Bistro has banned plastic straws and The Kitchen Table, a bespoke catering company, use recycled or compostable kitchen supplies and take-away crockery and cutlery.
At Sharpham we are constantly working to improve and to consistently produce wine that shows off our unique vineyard site in South Devon. This means respecting the land in order to grow the best fruit and then to retain the quality with careful winemaking in the winery. As a result of this, we have just been awarded a gold medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards for our Dart Valley Reserve 2017.
This fruit driven white wine is a blend of predominantly Madeleine Angevine and a touch of Bacchus. It offers ripe fruit characteristics of peach and gooseberry and is well balanced with a soft acidity lending itself well to many of the great local seafood dishes. It is also a great pairing with our rich and full flavoured Jersey milk cheeses with that ripe acidity cutting through creamy flavours of the cheese.
A wine we’re so excited about is our new Pinot Noir red from 2018 which really does capture that amazing summer in the glass and shows a lot of promise for English red winemaking.
Harvesting the grapes at Sharpham Wine
We may still be asking visitors to #ComeBackLater due to the latest Government advice to #StayAlert and #StaySafe however you can still support many of our local, independent businesses by shopping online with many offering free postage, or if you're local you can take advantage of some of the home deliveries available.
As always, let me know if I've missed anything. Local businesses, if you have any updates or NHS / key worker special offers please DM me and I'll add them to the list, thanks.
China Blue - they have been giving away a little box of treats to the NHS army in blue, carers, police force and all other key workers in the area to say thank you. You can collect from the front door
The Kitchen Table - they are offering free stews to Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust paid for by the lovely community members. They can be claimed at any time but need to be collected
Devon Yurts - will offer special discounts to NHS workers as soon as they're able to re-open. Get in touch with owner Liz to find out more, discounts depend on the length of stay (ID to be presented please)
TTS Tyre Services - offering NHS workers free puncture service, free tyre safety checks & discounts on purchases
A Choice of Gifts from Out of the Blue - they will be offering 20% off to all NHS staff as soon as they are able to re-open (ID to be presented please)
Canoe Adventures Devon - watch this space for their NHS offer for as soon as they're able to open again.
Smitty's Hairsalon - watch this space for their NHS offer for as soon as they're able to open again.
JazKids - watch this space for their NHS offer for as soon as they're able to open again.
FAB Totnes - watch this space for their NHS / Key Worker offer as soon as they're able to open again with a discount and relaxation package
GIFTS / HOMEWARE
China Blue - online shop including paint your own kits https://china-blue-shop.co.uk/collections/arts-crafts/products/paint-your-own-kit-mug-1
Yvonne Comber - offering a 25% discount off her prints, hand embellished canvases and original paintings. www.yvonnecoomber.com - enter code LOVEISTHEANSWER at the checkout
Love Frankie - buy online https://www.lovefrankie.com
Little Blue Budgie - buy online https://www.littlebluebudgie.co.uk/ or phone 01803 847800 / message via facebook
Penelope Tom - buy online https://www.penelopetom.com/
White Space Art - check out their online gallery. Offering 10% discount & free delivery on all artworks in the Easter exhibition (and across the site) while the gallery remains physically closed. Use discount code SPRING20. https://www.whitespaceart.com
the bowie gallery Totnes Devon - the gallery lights are on daily during normal working hours (pre lockdown) so you can window shop at leisure. Contact Annie Bowie if there’s something you want to inspect closer or buy. Soon open by appointment!
TAKEAWAYS & HOT FOOD COLLECTIONS
The Cott Inn - open 7 DAYS A WEEK Monday to Saturday 4 - 8 pm and Sunday 12 - 3pm for takeaway services, drive through collection in the car park
Willow Vegetarian Restaurant - they will be offering take-aways from 3rd June. They're asking you to 'Keep your eye out for menus and details on ordering'
Totnes Grill – Kebab and pizza delivery, call 01803 863835
Cafe Mumbai – From 5.30pm Tuesday to Sunday call 01803 866171
Room 101 – pizzas for delivery Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm, call 07727 278428
The Kitchen Table - still offering dairy, gluten & nut free stews and some houmous. Order for delivery call/ text Sima on 07583400998 or email email@example.com to collect from the Totnes Indsutrial Estate kitchen
Pie Street - from 13th May take away & delivery Wednesday to Sunday 1pm-8.30pm. Call 01803 868674 to order http://www.piestreet.co.uk/
Lamaro Bakery – Italian food on Friday and Saturday 5-9pm, call 01803 862288
Silver Grill - The Totnes Chippy - Opening hours Tuesday - Thursday 16:45-20:00 Friday - Saturday 11:45-14:00, 16:45-20:00 with orders taken over phone and social distancing with one entrance and one exit
tamarindtree.totnes - on the Industrial Estate next to Kitchen Table with superb Indian food on Friday 1-8pm or Saturday 4-8pm. Let them know what you want by DM, phone 07768964024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taguchi-ya Canteen - Japanese food on Friday and Saturday collect 5-9pm, order online by Wednesday 12pm https://www.taguchiyacanteen.com/takeaway
Good Food House – Delivery from 6-10pm every day (except Tuesday when closed), call 01803 864696https://goodfoodhouse.co.uk/
Back for 2 Seconds – daytime opening in Fore Street
Pizzaside – Thursday to Sunday 5-8.30pm for collection or delivery. https://www.pizzaside.co.uk/
FOOD & DRINK
Ben's Farm Shops - Order and Collection service available via their website. Go to the collections form and add your order, they we will call for payment the next day and tell you to collect. https://bensfarmshop.co.uk/self-isolation-collection/
Earth.Food.Love - free delivery on orders over £20. Full product & price list on their website. Order via email. Click & collect option for those not in the delivery area. http://thezerowasteshop.co.uk
The Happy Apple - open with social distancing rules in place
A W Luscombe Butchers - delivering their products and a range of products from other local businesses including Annies Fruit Shop, New Lion Brewery, The Almond Thief, The Wild Fig Deli and more - check their FB page for more details and list of products in one of the images
Bridgetown Butchers - call 01803 866165/863323 to order where possible to help reduce waiting times in the shop. Minimum order for delivery £25 - free delivery within the Totnes area
McCabes and Halls Butchers are both also operating
Majestic Wine - email for delivery or call if over 70. email@example.com
The Refillery Totnes - daily deliveries to Totnes & Dartmouth areas, visit the website or call Tracy 07950 269955
Seeds 2 Tonnes - delivery service available, check their FB page
Bridgetown Stores - open Monday - Friday 2pm - 6pm Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm and delivering
Follaton stores - open normal hours 7am-8pm mon to sun with social distancing rules in place
Barnes the Cleaners - free deliveries & collections daily for Totnes residents
The Potting Shed Totnes - email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order, name, address and PHONE NUMBER and they will call you back
Most pharmacies are open with reduced hours and social distancing - please check each page and site for more details. Keep safe and well everyone
- Ferry Steps - East Portlemouth
- Mill Bay - East Portlemouth
- South Milton
- Hope Cove
- Quay - Kingsbridge
- Leonards Rd - Ivybridge
- Civic Hall - Totnes
- Please obey social distancing and keep 2m apart from others
- Please wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
If you haven't harvested before and you’re interested in getting involved next year, contact the Lion Brewery for tips and advice.
Young people from an LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) youth group in Devon have launched a Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to help them get to Trans Pride in Brighton next month.
Members of the Proud2Be youth group have been heavily involved in the planning of the trip and if successful, they will be able to take part in the procession, community day event and even visit the Museum of Transology, a unique exhibit documenting the history of transgender people in the UK, hosted by Brighton Museum.
Trans Pride Brighton has been running since 2013 and is an important event in the LGBTQ+ calendar where trans people, friends, allies and family from all over the UK can meet and have an amazing time in a fun and safe space.
As part of the campaign, several young people have recorded a short video explaining why the trip is so important to them.
In the video, Charlie says: “Being trans can be quite isolating, especially where we are in quite a rural area, it’s quite hard to meet other trans people and be in a trans space and it’s great that we have our youth group which acts like that, but being able to go to Trans Pride would be incredible, there are so many trans people and we get to learn about trans history and be in a space that feels like ours and we can really be ourselves for the whole weekend and it’s going to be great!”