Topsham is a unique town on the Exe estuary, Devon, just three miles from Exeter in England's West country. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit. Topsham offers breathtaking river walks, independent shops, antiques and galleries, restaurants and pubs, or just a beautiful space to stop on your bike ride and watch the boats go by with a pint.

Come for a day, a week or a lifetime.

Scroll down and see what's happening in our vibrant, creative and bustling town in Devon.


Estuary – Topsham's local magazine

Estuary is a monthly community magazine for Topsham, published by St Margaret's Church, Topsham. Inside you'll find news and views from our local churches, groups and societies; a monthly What's On diary and an Address Book for local services and amenities. Plus a good helping of articles, poetry and tales of adventure and travel give you a tasty slice of Topsham life every month for just 70p!

On sale at local shops including The Topsham Bookshop, Estuary Clinic, Topsham Stores and Wilkinson Grant. For subscriptions and distribution, contact Patricia Quaife (01392 873251). For Editorial and Advertising, contact: Editor: Diana Trout/Assistant Editor: José Northey. E-mail: or Last day for receipt of contributions & advertising: 8th of month preceding issue date.

GOAT WALK – Walk and Talk every Sunday 10am
Starting point – Roundabout by The Lighter Inn

Every Sunday, rain or shine, come and join us, and let's bring this wonderful community together. A great way to start a Sunday and connect with others. Everyone is welcome, any age, speed and with or without a dog! For more information get in touch with Paula by clicking here.

Live Music at Route 2
Saturday 20th January 6pm-10pm

Singer songwriter, Guy Somerfield, will be kicking off our Live Music Nights at Route 2 this Saturday, 20th January from 6:00pm-10:00pm!

Guy is traveling from Exmouth covering songs ranging from Bowie to Jackson Brown, and a few of his very own!

You may have seen Guy Somerfield playing at The Bridge Inn, Bicton Inn or in one of many Open Mic Nights. If you haven't seen Guy in action, you won't want to miss him this weekend at Route 2!

Pop in for some live tunes, mezze boards, cocktails, beer, wine, bubbles and board games!

Christmas in Topsham

Time for a good film and a glass of wine?
Topsham's Film Society's next screening, on Friday 15thDec, is LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP a period comedy superbly written and directed by Whit Stillman who has found a new way of dramatizing Jane Austen. Matinee 2.30pm for mince pies, screening 3.00pm and evening at 6.47 for glass of wine with screening at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome.
Topsham Film Society hosts a season of 12 films in the Matthews Hall, Topsham, Exeter, Devon.

Don't forget your local butcher!
Anna Coverdale, local resident, told us "Just had the best Turkey and all the trimmings for my pre Xmas family reunion of 20. Thank you so much Arthurs Butchers @topshambutchers for making my weekend so special and all the help and advice you gave me. Highly recommend them."
Get down to Arthurs Butchers this week for great quality meat and advice.

And, what to drink?

If you are looking to buy wine for Christmas and the holidays, please remember our wonderful independent Topsham wine suppliers, Topsham Wines, Darts Farm, Pebblebed and Vino. Click here for some suggestions for some fabulous bottles:

What's on in Topsham this week

 Wednesday 6th December
– Fizzy Fun at Pebblebed Vineyard, 6pm
– Book Launch, meet the author Trevor Hamilton at The Topsham Bookshop, 6.30pm
Topsham Community Association AGM at Matthews Hall, 7.30pm

Thursday 7th December
Carol Service, St Margaret's Church, 10.30am
MUST BOOK What the Dickens at The Globe, 7.30pm 

Friday 8th December
Topsham School Bazaar at Topsham School 5.30pm-7pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalist Society, Shorebirds Talk at Matthews Hall, 7.30pm

Saturday 9th December
Christmas Market Day, 10am
Free mulled wine at Pebblebed Cellar, 10am-2pm
Evening opening at Route 2 Cafe, 5pm - 10pm
Nina Leonard-Savicevic at St Margaret's Church, 7.30pm

Sunday 10th
Pop Up Christmas Market at Matthews Hall, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Christmas countdown Sunday shops open from around 11am
(please check with individual shop opening times as most but not all are taking part)


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