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

Shopping & Business

Although sometimes portrayed this way, Topsham isn't a sleepy backwater for tourism and retirement. While the megastores are located in Exeter or out-of-town trading estates, Topsham has a variety of shops and businesses, both for staple necessities and specialist services for local and wider markets.

It's remarkable that such a small area hosts at least 100 businesses with an Internet presence. Some are high-tech cottage industries; others traditional firms that have realised the advantages of using the Web.

Main listing
If you're launching a new website or have an existing one not mentioned here, please let us know and we'll be happy to feature it. Likewise, if you see your own business here and haven't linked to www.topsham.org.uk, do consider it - this is a long-established and popular site, and a reciprocal link will help your own search engine ratings.

Page checked and updated 19th March 2015

Accommodation and Food & Drink providers have their own pages.

AD Holmes & Co - accountants and chartered tax advisers
Abacus Stone Conservation - Masonry and conservation (Clyst St Mary)
Adam Oseland Photography - wedding, food, commercial, 3D, travel
Alastair Bruce Digital Solutions - Website Design, Photography, Picture Framing, PC/Mac support.
Alpha Marine Systems - Yacht and boat surveying
Andrew Humphries Jewellery -handmade jewellery, repair and restoration
ArchitEXE - residential planning & design
art96 - Art and gifts at 96 Fore Street
artenax - contemporary design ("individually selected to bring colour and joy to your living space, with that unique hand-made essence")
The Art Room - art gallery
Ashley Gold - Cabinet maker, carpenter, joiner (01392 873918)
Ash Marine - Chandlery, outboards, dinghies, clothing

Bath Travel - travel agents
be.spoke web designs  - small-business web solutions
Blue Ribbon Computers - software, hardware, support, training
Brights of Nettlebed - Furniture specialist
Buds2Blossom - Flower arrangements

Callys Cottage - handmade Christmas decorations
Carter-Derrick Carpets - Carpets, rugs and other flooring
Cartwheel - Farm holidays
CASA - The Old Gaol Topsham Quay: furniture, upholstery, beds and giftware
Niki Chalkley - Professional Development and Life Coaching
Channel Publications - Corporate brochures, etc
Nigel Cheffers-Heard - Design and photography
Clayton Stealback - horror/supernatural writer
Cotswold Outdoor - Outdoor clothing, climbing, camping.
Country Cheeses - Specialist cheeses and country produce
Custom House Design - interior design service

Dan Burton Photography - Underwater and aerial photography
Daneswood - website and ecommerce specialists
DARTS FARM VILLAGE - Farm shop complex: meats, deli, organic, cider, crafts, etc.
David Burley Architects - Chartered Architects, Interior Designers, Construction Dispute Adjudicator
Dene Clatworthy - Brickwork, Stonework, Landscape and Garden Construction
Denley's Essence of India - Indian restaurant at Denley's.
DKA Garden Design - Garden design service and landscape consultancy
Caradoc Doy - Horticulturist
d two Creative - Graphic design consultancy

East of Exe - estate agents specialising in Topsham and East Devon
English Garden Statuary -Furniture, statuary, Elgin casts (trade only)
ennerji projects - architectural design services, project management, landscape design
Estuary Cleaning Services -  a full range of home and office cleaning services in the Topsham, Exminster, Woodbury, Exeter or Exmouth area
Estuary Clinic of Integrated Health - "Acupuncture, Osteopath, Physiotherapy & Massage integrated Clinic"
Estuary Lettings - Residential letting and managing agents covering Topsham and the surrounding area
Estuary Web Services - Website design, Website hosting and Computer services in Topsham
EXE3 - website design and consultancy
Exe Terminators - Beetle/damp etc remedial treament
Exeter Brewery - formerly Topsham & Exminster Brewery
Extreme Sports Zone - British HQ for the new sport of brush boarding
Fired Earth - Designer interiors
Fulfords -  estate agents specialising in property across the South West and Devon

Sarah Gillard - Artist & workshop facilitator
The Galley - Award-winning, fish dish specialist
Globe Hotel - 16th century coaching inn
Globefield Press - International trade law journals

Highfield Farm - Traditional organic farm: educational visits, mobile bakery, camping, nature trail.
A. D. Holmes & Co Accountancy
Sarah Hoskins - Painter & sculptor

Interplay Design - Topsham-themed bone china mugs, greetings cards and photography

La Petite Maison - Award-winning restaurant
Lauren Productions -  corporate television specialists who offer a bespoke service
Leaps & Hounds - positive, science-based dog training (inc. one-to-one training, group classes and puppy training).
Little Green Ice Cream Machine Co - environmentally friendly mobile (cycle) ice cream vendor, available for weddings, events and other hire, in Devon and Cornwall.
London House - lifestyle, fashion

Maurish Catering - Hot and cold buffets for parties and events
Mercury Print - Print broker
Laura Mulvihill - masseuse and healer - Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Frequencies of Brilliance & Amanae Healing.

Natural Mat Company - Topsham-made organic baby bedding

Nest Interiors - Home & Lifestyle, Glass & Tableware, Furniture, Linen & Cushions, Bedding & Throws
Newport Park - Residential park homes
Nobody Special - Jimi Bartlett, photographer

Optima Graphics - Printer and graphics design
Adam Oseland Photography - wedding, food, commercial, 3D. travel

Panorama - Panoramic landscape photography, animal pottery, and more
pdm Design - Architects
Pebblebed Vineyards / Topsham Wine Cellar - Ebford-based organic vineyard
Plants Galore - nursery / plant supermarket (was Seabrook Nurseries)

Quay Antiques Centre - Three-floor antiques centre at quay
Quay Press - Web design, travel/food writers

Redferns - Estate agents serving East Devon
Remedies - Skin and health clinic
Retreat Brokerage - Brokerage, repairs, engineering work, osmosis, spraying, etc
Richard's - Greengrocers and florists
RISE - "nice things for lovely people" - giftware shop, selling toys, cards, novelties, homeware, and other distinctive gifts. 8 Fore Street, 0770 935 0599. For a preview, see the Facebook page for our sister shop, Rise Gift Shop in Kilburn.

Sails & Canvas - Sailmakers, sprayhoods, etc
SF Smith: Scrap Metals Collection - All types of scrap metal, vehicle collection
Singular Productions - Audio and video for business and broadcast
Social:haus - "niche public relations and digital communications agency"
St Davids Veterinary Clinic - Topsham branch of Exeter vet
Stuart Line Cruises - Exmouth./Topsham cruise boat hire
Sarah Treble - bespoke bridal and evening wear

The Topsham Bookshop: secondhand books, 27 Fore Street (note that Joel Segal books is now a separate business).
The Wardrobe - Dress Agency
the website & marketing company: stylish, effective & affordable website design solutions
The Whyte House - Dental and facial cosmetic treatment
Tony Isham: Marine Artist - Maritime paintings and prints
Toppix Studio - Photographer Michael Drew
Topsham Car Sales - Quality car sales and service
Topsham Commercial - commercial property agency
Topsham Driver Training - Driving tuition
Topsham Homeopathic Practice - homeopathy practice above Topsham Pharmacy
Topsham Insurance Services  - personal and professional insurance adviser
NEW Topsham Jewellers - independent jeweller ("exquisite jewellery  handpicked from top designers from around the world")
Topsham Library
Topsham Osteopathy - Osteopathic clinic in central Topsham
Topsham Pharmacy - Fore Street, Topsham
Topsham Wines - Wine and beer shop
Tony Vernon - Antique furniture restoration / conservation
Trouts' Boatyard - W. Trout & Son. All boatyard services, maintenance, repairs, pontoons, moorings & storage & visitor facilities.
truElegal - Legal services: E-law and Anglo-German specialism
Tru Translations - German-English specialism

Vino - Specialist wine importers
Vintage Now Interiors -  painted furniture, vintage signs, mirrors, clocks , Annie Sloan paint, etc

Wall to Wall Sunshine - Marketing specialists
Roger Webster Garden Design - Garden / landscape design and consultancy
Weekes Estate Agents - Exeter/Topsham estate agents
Wilkinson Grant - Property agents, acquisition specialists

Page checked and updated 19th March 2015 

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