TOPSHAM, Devon

Topsham is an attractive town on the Exe estuary, Devon, in England's Westcountry. Now part of Exeter, it nevertheless maintains a distinctive identity. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit, Topsham offers river walks; wildlife; a Saturday morning market; many characterful shops, restaurants and inns; and quiet space to sit and watch the sailing boats go by. But while present-day Topsham is undoubtedly picturesque and has a rich historical heritage, it always has been a working town. Despite no longer being one of the great trading ports of Britain, it continues to have a very strong business and commercial life, with traditional maritime trades continuing alongside the modern and computerised. The site aims to support and encourage the current and future community, so that the history which awaits us may be just as interesting and rewarding.

Topsham - looking north from Quay

News

November 2009

Good news for a number of Topsham businesses: in the Taste of the West 2009 awards, Darts Farm won a Gold Award in the retail outlet class, the Georgian Tea-Room a gold in the tea room class, and Oliva a silver in the restaurant class.

Meanwhile, Denley's Essence of India was awarded a Silver Four Star Plaque for its placing in the top 100 of around 12,000 nominations for the British Curry Awards 2009.

The Avocet Cafe on Fore Street, and Route 2 (Cafe Bar and Cycle Hire) at the Topsham Quay, have newly-launched websites.

The popular Marcello Restaurant is under new management, Onur and Karine Egitim. A website is under way, but pending that, contact details for enquiries/booking are 01392-879061, (e-mail onurgtm@googlemail.com).

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