Following the year that we’ve all had, it’s now more important than ever to shop local and support our independents! The retail industry along with hospitality and many others have been one of the hardest hit during the Coronavirus pandemic so now that non-essential retail has had the green light to reopen, lets all do our best to give them a helping hand as they open up their doors to us once again.
Dartmouth is known for it’s fantastic selection of independent retailers, from unique boutiques to galleries filled with local art, delis offering superb local produce and lots lots more, there’s truly something for everyone in the town and plenty of options to choose from to support local businesses. Below we’ve highlighted just some of the brilliant shops and services in Dartmouth to help you shop local during your visit.
Baxters Gallery in the heart of Dartmouth on the corner of Foss Street and Flavel Street opened in 2006 and showcases amazing art, sculpture, jewellery and more all of which is handmade in the UK.
Established in 1987, Ashby’s is a local family-run business with two stores, one in Salcombe and one on the Kingsbridge to Dartmouth coastal road which offer a vast array of products from outdoor leisure equipment to stationary and toys.
Paul Barclay Designs offers illustrated branded merchandise and yacht wear from the super talented Paul Barclay who moved to Dartmouth in 1989.
Opened in 2001, Whitesails Gallery was originally run by a renowned photographer and changed hands in 2010. It’s known for it’s wonderful selection of artwork by local artists as well as Limited Edition pieces.
Located on Lower Street, the independent Dart Gallery boasts a wide range of amazing artwork from British artists and when able, they also host exhibitions to show their artists new work.
With a focus on local products as well as drinks from around the world, Dartmouth Wine Company specialise in wine, beer, spirits and more.
A family owned and run business founded in 2008, Distinctly Living is a home interior and kitchen design shop supplying quality homeware, kitchens and furniture.
Based out of town on the far side of Stoke Fleming, Michael Sutton’s Cellar specialises in wines from all over the world. When able, they also host events such as wine tasting evenings and pop up suppers as well as private functions.
Nkuku Lifestyle Store can be found just outside of Totnes in Harbertonford, just a short drive from Dartmouth. They sell a beautiful collection of homeware, lighting and more by talented artisans and have a real focus on sustainable materials and traditional techniques.
Rolys Fudge is now a widely recognised brand which originated in Devon and is known for it’s delicious crumbly fudge.
A great way to support independent sellers in Dartmouth is to head to one of our fantastic markets. Dartmouth Old Market is open Monday to Saturday and home to some great shops offering lots of different products. Coastal Kitchen is now hosting a new Farmers Market there on the second Saturday of each month launching on the 8th of May and Dartmouth Artisan Market takes place at the Old Market every 4th Saturday of the month.