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A street full with the great names in shopping!

This is Exeter’s primary shopping street with lots of household shopping names. With the likes of Marks & Spencer, Next and the nearby John Lewis all firmly established,
it’s easy to see why the High Street is still Exeter’s number one for retail. The car parks are close by, it’s near the primary set down points for shoppers arriving by bus from the park and ride areas, and it’s only moments from Exeter’s main attractions.

Exeter High Street

This level street is almost completely pedestrian apart from the regular buses operating the route. As well as those already mentioned above it is home to some of the big high
street names that we have come to know such as Boots, Waterstones and House of Fraser.

The High Street is also a good place to see how the old city has been mixed with the new and more modern architecture. You could easily miss a medieval building by getting engrossed
in your shopping – An occasional look up may reveal a Tudor exterior!

Shops in the Exeter High Street

Shops include:
Boots, Waterstones, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, Gap, H&M, Monsoon, Laura Ashley, Lakeland, Next and many more.
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Restaurants & Refreshments

Refreshment outlets include:
As well as the restaurants within the larger stores, food and drink is also available from Artigiano, Burger King, Pret A Manger and more.
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Places to See

Places to see in or near the High Street include:


Car parking close by at:
Guildhall Car Park, Mary Arches Street Car Park


Nearby accommodation:
Rougemont Hotel in Queen Street
Southgate Hotel, Southernhay
Nearest available accommodation to the High Street

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Shopping in Exeter’s independents – Exploring Exeter and Discovering Devon

This week I had the pleasure of going on a shopping spree in Exeter’s independents using an In Exeter Gift Card with my friend Lene. Given that Christmas is just around the corner, we thought we’d take the opportunity to pick up some presents from our lovely local makers and independent shops.

The City of independents gift card is an initiative by In Exeter (Exeter Business Improvement District) to celebrate the amazing abundance of independent businesses we have in the city and encourage people to support them by shopping with them. If you’ve been following the blog for a while you’ll know that at EE we are massive advocates of shopping local – so it felt like the perfect fit for us. I asked our most recent team member Lene who has just embarked on a new photography/video business herself (moments to media) to join me and create a video and stills of the experience  – all the pics are hers.

Image by @momentstomedia

We were given a card loaded with £150

On the website, there is a map guide of businesses to visit (I’ve embedded it further down for you to have a nose at). Over 50 businesses are involved and these are a real mixture of foodie havens, coffee shops, makers and independent shops selling everything from clothes to surfboards – I knew there were a lot of independents in the city but I wasn’t quite aware of the scope. 

Question: If you live in Exeter, where do you think about when you think about independent businesses? Do Fore Street and Gandy Street immediately spring to mind? They do for me too, but we discovered that there are many more brilliant indies dotted around the city – what lucky folk we are!

We tried to visit as many on the list as possible in a day. 


Watch our video and then read all about it!

Here’s where we went…

Queen Street and around

Queen Street is well known for its restaurant quarter, here you’ll find a smattering of big brand restaurants; the likes of PHO, Comptoir Libanais and Gourmet Burger. But on the other side of Queen Street, amid the big brands, there are some small boutique businesses that are definitely worth your attention.

We began our day in The Devon Coffee Company, where we were treated ourselves to a latte while we planned our route.

The DCC is a weeny shop with around 25-30 seats inside, it’s very cosy and (IMHO) very quintessentially Exeter, with day workers and students enjoying the casual friendly atmosphere. The staff are sweet and welcoming, and you can get coffee to go if you’re in a hurry – the coffee is very tasty!

Devon Coffee Image by @momentstomedia

From coffee to cosmetics, as we popped into Aromatika. Aromatika create and sell cosmetics that are handmade in Devon, are organic, natural, and not tested on animals. Upstairs they have four treatment rooms, offering a wide range of aromatherapy based beauty treatments. As much as I would have liked to pop upstairs for an hour, we had a lot to cram in so I picked up a gift for my Mum and we headed on to the next shop.

I think that Roly’s Fudge Pantry is a Devonshire treasure. You must have peered through the window dribbling while watching the fudge being rolled and shaped… no? – Just me then!

Roly’s is a Devon stalwart originating here over 30 years ago. The fudge is delicious, they always have free samples and you get to see it being made – both Lene and I picked some up for our in-laws (it never hurts to sweeten them up) 😉

Roly’s Fudge by @momentstomedia

From Rolys we headed to the Shop at RAMM where they have some lovely museum inspired collections, gifts for children and adults alike. I particularly like their range of Exeter inspired household goods and they also have some great treats for stocking fillers. One of the big selling points for me, is that when you buy and gift from the Shop at RAMM all the profits go back into the museum.

Over the road from RAMM are two of my Exeter favs, the glorious shop of treats that is Hyde and Seek, where you can buy anything from locally made gift cards to unicorn poo bath bombs (I picked some up for my niece). Hyde and Seek are purveyors of all things lovely and sparkly, it’s a great shop for gifts, Lene picked up some books for the kids while we were there and I made a mental note to pop back when we have more time. I’m a little bit in love with their colourful prints of Exeter Cathedral.

Hyde & Seek by @momentstomedia

If you pop into Hyde and Seek you have to visit Toot Garook next door. It’s as quirky as it sounds, an Alladin’s cave of gorgeous gifts, scarves, jewellery, cushions & throws, rugs & baskets, clocks and fairy lights (because one can never have enough fairy lights). I was especially enamoured by the animal egg cups and vases, see them in my insta story here.


Gandy Street

Gandy Street is well known for its independents, it’s probably key to mention that not all of them are included on the gift card, so do check the list before you shop. We popped into a few that are included; Moko, Mantis and the wonder that is Red Panda.

Gandy Street by @momentstomedia

I’m a big Moko fan, I can often be found perusing the shelves, and its rare that I can actually leave the shop without buying something. This time it was a furry vegan leopard print scarf that I am mildly obsessed by.

Moko by @momentstomedia

Mantis has a gorgeous array of silver jewellery, some handmade, gemstones, handmade soaps and more. I saw the perfect necklace for my mother-in-law and I’ll be heading back to get it before Christmas. They also have a stall at the Christmas market this year, so if you’re heading there for a spot of shopping check them out.

At Red Panda, we had a chat with lovely James, the owner, who is SO passionate about his business it’s contagious. Red Panda offers Vietnamese street food, the offering is simple, healthy and bloody delicious! Lene and I had lunch there a few weeks ago and were saving ourselves for The Old Firehouse but James did try and feed us for free anyway – we love James. Red Panda is highly recommended!

If you are Gandy Street way and you have a gift card, you can also see a show, catch a movie or have a boogie at Exeter Phoenix. I love that you can use the card to do everything! (Can’t help thinking that a loaded card is a perfect gift from discerning parents for their offspring at Exeter Uni, I think I would have killed for one as a student).

The In Exeter gift card is such a great idea to help promote the independent businesses in Exeter. It encourages people to find out about the many different independents to explore which is so much fun. We are so lucky in Exeter to have such a wide range of artists, chefs, makers and creatives who bring us such beautiful products and delicious food and drink. It’s the perfect gift for those who love to shop, and for foodies – Lene Langley


Sidwell street and around

Over on the other side of town, in Sidwell Street and it’s surrounding roads there are more places to use the card. It was raining cats and dogs, and hunger was kicking in so we headed down New North Road to The Old FirehouseI hadn’t been before, with the combo of the food and drink offering, plus the eclectic evening entertainment, may well make it my new favourite pub). We were all geared up to eat BUT it was SO popular, we would never have been fed on time, so we headed over the road to the (equally brilliant but slightly more expensive) Oddfellows. Nb; I popped back with hubby to eat in The Old Firehouse, they have a brilliant veggie/vegan range of winter warming, filling loveliness and it has a really lovely vibe – I’m glad we did!

The Old Firehouse by @momentstomedia

The Oddfellows have a fixed priced lunch menu, the veggie/vegan selection isn’t quite as epic as The Firehouse but the choices (celeriac and apple soup followed by a spiced sweet potato burger) were delicious. We also tucked into a mulled wine and cheeky G&T (had to do something to warm the cockles after the freezing cold rain!).

Mulled wine at Oddfellows by @momentstomedia

From there we hit Paris Street. It feels like this road, in particular, is often overlooked but it houses some real independent gems including; BAKE, Hutch and Kapbula.

You might have seen me proudly showing off the not-so-perfect birthday cake that I made for my daughter’s birthday over on Instagram? Well, this week my Mum and I are trying our hand at creating a football cake for my son and BAKE. is the perfect find for me. The shop is owned by Natalie and specialises in – you guessed it – all things baking! I ordered a football-shaped cake tin to hire (can’t see that I’ll be making another any time soon). Mum and I are popping back in tomorrow

Next door to BAKE. is houseplant lover’s heaven, Hutch. Hutch is a small family business specialising in houseplants and terrariums, it is a GORGEOUS shop with some of the most beautiful green things I’ve ever seen. There are plants and there is also coffee – there’s a winning combination right there! You will definitely find a unique gift here. Lene went onto Kapbula, a shop for all things babies and small children selling organic and ethical clothing and toys.


Fore Street

When I think of independents – Exeter’s indie haven – Fore Street always comes straight to mind. With shop after shop of unique and interesting businesses, it’s got it all. We had just one hour left before the school pick up and in that hour we crammed in visits to; Willow Hilson, Sancho’s, The Glorious Art house, Peachy Tipi, Rivka Jacobs and Salt City Surf Shop – there are many more to enjoy though.

First stop is Salt City Surf Shop, where I finally got to meet owner Richard Monk. Salt City popped up on my radar months ago when Rich put a shout out about the business not doing so well and having to sell his van. The Exeter community got wind of it via social media and rallied around to help in save it. He says; “it was amazing, within days someone had built me a website, someone else had set up a crowdfunder and all of a sudden I was back in business”. Rich has been there since 1990 his shop sells all things surfing.

If vintage clothing is your thing you’ll love Frocks in Swingtime (near the top of Fore Street) and Willow Hilson Vintage (further down on the left). Frock in Swingtime have some lovely replica dresses – I’ve bought a few myself. Willow Hilson has the real deal. Willow has a small selection of stock in the shop, it is beautifully presented and the dresses and accessories are all the real McCoy from the 1920s to the 1970s. Willow’s is worth a visit for a quick tour of fashion over the years, she really has some unique pieces in there.

Willow Hilson vintage by @momentstomedia

Further up Fore Street is Sancho’s, they have both a men’s shop and a ladies shop and they specialise in ethical, organic clothing that supports local and international charities – they have a great ethos. You can read more about them in Shelley’s blog here. I’m after one of their ‘I am the lion‘ necklaces – it’s on the Christmas list!

Sancho’s by @momentstomedia

From vintage clothes to vintage gifts, opposite Sancho’s is a real treat of a shop, where the goodies inside are as unique as the name. Peachy Tipi is Faye’s shop and its full to the brim with vintage gifts from retro badges to cassettes. From toys you’ll remember from your childhood to quirky keepsakes, it’s a real treasure trove of memories and memorabilia and definitely one to visit if you haven’t already.

Do you know that Exeter has a milliner? Towards the bottom of Fore Street is Rivka Jacobs teeny shop and workshop, exploding with designs and a fine array of headwear Rivka works away in the back of her shop, mostly on bespoke projects so if you’re after a hat for a wedding you know where to go!

Rivka Jacobs by @momentstomedia

We couldn’t go to Fore Street and bypass The Glorious Art house, Lene grabbed us a takeaway coffee while I made sure we didn’t get a parking ticket! I would have liked to have got to The Flat for pizza too, but alas, the kids were calling!

So that was our day shopping in Exeter’s independents, you can see more of our day on our Instagram story highlights here.

By @momentstomedia

A great idea!

We think that the In Exeter Gift Card is the perfect present for friends, family and colleagues. Like a credit card, you don’t have to use the balance in one go and you can use it in a broad variety of businesses from hairdressers, to gift shops, from clothing boutiques to cafes and restaurants

AND it helps to promote Exeter’s amazing independents.

I would love one for my birthday (any takers?)

Massive thanks to Lene for the images and video, there’s more from her here: Facebook, Instagram, Web


*Disclaimer: We received a gift card in exchange for coverage, all opinions are my own. I was very pleased to write about something I’m passionate about; supporting Exeter’s indies.

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Decision by John Lewis to retain its flagship Exeter store welcomed

Council Leader Phil Bialyk has welcomed the decision by John Lewis to reopen its store in Exeter city centre next month.

The John Lewis Partnership today announced that it plans to permanently close eight of its 42 John Lewis shops, to reflect how customers want to shop.

John Lewis will open its other UK shops – including Exeter – from 12 April, subject to Government guidance.

Cllr Bialyk said: “I very much welcome that John Lewis has announced that it plans to keep its store in Exeter High Street.

“John Lewis is very important to Exeter and we have worked with them, as we work with all the major retailers, to ensure that everything is in place to welcome back shoppers safely to the city.

“Everyone knows this is a very difficult time for retailers, and we continue to do everything possible to support them.

“The Council has invested heavily in the city centre, with a state-of-the-art new leisure centre and a new bus station opening this summer, because we know how crucial the city centre is to the continued success of Exeter in the years ahead.”

John Lewis said it will enter into consultation with the 1,465 affected Partners about the proposals. The eight shops identified for closure include four ‘At Home’ shops in Ashford, Basingstoke, Chester and Tunbridge Wells and four department stores in Aberdeen, Peterborough, Sheffield and York.

It stressed its department stores remain critical to future success. “They provide a sensory experience that online cannot, supported by the expertise of our Partners,” it said.

“Having fewer bigger stores allows us to invest significantly to improve our remaining ones, showcasing our inspiring products with more space dedicated to experiences and services.

“They will be enticing and exciting places to shop, more reflective of the tastes and interests of local customers.”

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Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter & Ladies Clothes Shops

Ah Moda (0) 1392 215702

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Exeter City Centre
4-5, Princesshay, Roman Walk, Exeter City Centre, Exeter, EX1 1GN

4-5, Princesshay, Roman Walk, Exeter City Centre

Accessories, Casual Wear, Formal Wear, Smart


+44 (0) 1395 443 117

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Budleigh Salterton
12 High Street, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter, EX9 6LQ

12 High Street, Budleigh Salterton

Accessories, Car Parking, Casual Wear, Handbags

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Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Exeter City Centre
239 High Street, Exeter City Centre, Exeter, EX4 3NZ

239 High Street, Exeter City Centre

Casual Wear, Formal Wear, Handbags, Jewellery, Smart

Black Oynx Studio (0) 7527 296 284

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Barnstaple
3, The Courtyard, Market Street, Barnstaple, Exeter, EX31 1BX

3, The Courtyard, Market Street, Barnstaple
EX31 1BX

Caramel (0) 1395 272 624

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Exmouth
18 The Strand, Exmouth, Exeter, EX8 1AF

18 The Strand, Exmouth

CC (0) 127 132 8429

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Barnstaple
High Street, Barnstaple, Exeter, EX31 1BL

High Street, Barnstaple
EX31 1BL

Accessories, Casual Wear, Gift Vouchers, Handbags, Shoes, Smart Shoes Wear, Sport Wear, Suits, Wedding Outfits

Chapter Clothing

+44 (0) 1395 579 181

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Sidmouth
Drake House, Church Street, Sidmouth, Exeter, EX10 8LZ

Drake House, Church Street, Sidmouth
EX10 8LZ

Accessories, Casual Wear, Handbags, Shoes, Smart Shoes Wear


Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Ilfracombe
123 High Street, Ilfracombe, Exeter, EX34 9EY

123 High Street, Ilfracombe
EX34 9EY

Crede (0) 1392 211 009

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter

16 Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PT

16 Castle Street


Donna Flower Vintage

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Barnstaple
10, Gammon Walk, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, Exeter, EX31 1DJ

10, Gammon Walk, Tuly Street, Barnstaple
EX31 1DJ

Abide Maids

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Cullompton
3 Station Road, Cullompton, Exeter, EX15 1AH

3 Station Road, Cullompton
EX15 1AH

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+44 (0) 1837 659 300

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Okehampton
29 Fore Street, Okehampton, Exeter, EX20 1HB

29 Fore Street, Okehampton
EX20 1HB

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Ann Harvey (0) 1392 494173

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Exeter City Centre
Princesshay, 27 High Street, Exeter City Centre, Exeter, EX4 3LN

Princesshay, 27 High Street, Exeter City Centre

Accessories, Casual Wear, Formal Wear, Handbags, Jewellery, Smart, Swimwear, Wedding Outfits

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Beauchamp Place (0) 1404 45692

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Honiton
72 High Street, Honiton, Exeter, EX14 1PD

72 High Street, Honiton
EX14 1PD

Accessories, Shoes, Smart Shoes Wear, Wedding Outfits

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Bonmarche (0) 127 132 9275

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Barnstaple
62 High Street, Barnstaple, Exeter, EX31 1JB

62 High Street, Barnstaple
EX31 1JB

Accessories, Casual Wear, Gift Vouchers, Handbags, Lingerie, Maternity Wear, Shoes, Smart Shoes Wear, Sport Wear, Suits, Swimwear, Underwear

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CC (0) 1392 420556

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Exeter City Centre
35 High Street, Exeter City Centre, Exeter, EX4 3LW

35 High Street, Exeter City Centre

Accessories, Casual Wear, Formal Wear, Gift Vouchers, Handbags, Jewellery, Shoes, Smart, Sport Wear, Suits, Wedding Outfits

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CC (0) 139 551 3656

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Sidmouth
Market Place, Sidmouth, Exeter, EX10 8AR

Market Place, Sidmouth
EX10 8AR

Accessories, Casual Wear, Gift Vouchers, Handbags, Shoes, Smart Shoes Wear, Sport Wear, Suits, Wedding Outfits

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+44 (0) 1392 273254

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Exeter City Centre
11 Martins Lane, Exeter City Centre, Exeter, EX1 1EY

11 Martins Lane, Exeter City Centre

Casual Wear, Formal Wear, Smart

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Crede (0) 1392 211009

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Exeter City Centre
Easton Building, Little Castle Street, Exeter City Centre, Exeter, EX4 3PX

Easton Building, Little Castle Street, Exeter City Centre

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Dolly Rockers

Womens Clothes Shops in Exeter
– Bude
Princes Street, Bude, Exeter, EX23 8AT

Princes Street, Bude
EX23 8AT

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Exeter Memories – Devon & Somerset Stores

One of the largest grocery stores in Exeter until the Second War was the Devon and Somerset Stores. Piecing together its history is difficult because of the lack of documentation, but adverts, news paper articles and research into James Hare, the founder, exposes an interesting business that supplied the great and the good with their tea, grocery supplies and wine and spirits.

James Hare, who was born in Taunton in 1848, opened his first grocery business in Bristol. He must have been a natural entrepreneur from a young age, for he was just 23, when he opened his second store in Taunton in 1870. One source suggest his two shops were called the Three Canister Tea Company, which makes sense, as he had not yet opened in Devon. Business was good, for in 1873, a newly married Hare (his eldest son, Henry was born in the same year) opened a third shop in Exeter, at 245 High Street. Hare moved wife Jane and cildren down to Exeter, renting Weircliffe House in Exwick from the Bullers. By 1878 he lived at 4, The Quadrant, Mount Radnor Place, an address that indicates a prosperous middle class lifestyle.

He quickly expanded in the city, opening in Queen Street and Heavitree. By 1878, the business was known as the Devon and Somerset United [Co-operative] Stores. The 1881 census indicates that Hare employed 34 men and 12 boys, probably across all his shops.

A report in the Bristol Mercury in May 1880 reports a fire in the Bristol store. The fire was thought to have started in a match store on an upper floor. The insurance loss was estimated at between £1,000 and £2,000.

James Hare and Honeylands

Despite the fire, business must have been good across the branches, for in 1883, James Hare moved his family to the rather larger Honeylands House in Whipton. He had married Jane and had two sons and three daughters, one of whom died at the age of six. The family could afford to advertise for a French or Swiss nursery governess for their growing family. One daughter, Mary, became well known across Exeter in the decade before the Great War for her interest in photography and recording many of Exeter’s buildings. Henry, the eldest eventually joined the business in Exeter, while John went on to run the Taunton branch. In 1888, a notice in the Standard indicates that Hare was an investor in the Exeter Tramways Company, indicating his businees credentials.

Some news items

There were occasional short news articles in the Flying Post about the store – one such, in 1889, reported that the shafts snapped on a horse drawn delivery van which was being laden with some heavy goods. The van tipped backwards and the frightened horse set off with the broken shaft still attached, before it was stopped near to the Guildhall.

The business regularly advertised in the local press, including the Flying Post – the adverts were varied, week by week, emphasising the latest stock and price. They claimed to stock up to 30,000 gallons of wine and spirits which they imported directly from the producers. They also posted leaflets to their regular customers, free of charge.

The shop front in the High Street, dramatically collapsed at 10pm on 29th August 1894, after supports propping up 246 High Street, which was being rebuilt and incorporated into 245, failed. The building had been an Apothecaries Hall and then a florist before it was purchased by Hare for his expansion. A temporary arcade was erected at the rear of the building, while the repairs and building of the new expanded store continued. By the 1st of September, a notice in the Flying Post proclaimed that the ‘The stores are again open.‘ A report in the same edition stated that the collapse was less dramatic than first reported, and part of the building was to have been demolished the next day, and that little stock had been lost, while part of the premises had re-opened for business. A year later, a short report appeared that stated that Hare had settled with Ham and Passmore, the contractors of his new premises. A large advert for the 6th July 1895 stated that the business had been transferred from their Queen Street branch to the new 245 to 246 High Street premises on the 1st July. The Queen Street store was a temporary measure, and a sale was held with a 20% reduction to clear the stock.

The company published a Souvenir of Exeter and Neighbourhood, a book of photos of Exeter, to celebrate the opening of the new store, circa 1895.

“Phone your order, Sir”

A story goes that when the Devon and Exeter Institution in Cathedral Close first installed a telephone in 1899, the members were keen to use the new device, as few of them owned a telephone at home. Some circumvented this minor inconvenience by going to the Devon and Somerset Stores, who also had a phone, and browsing the goods stocked by the shop. They would then return to the Institution and very loudly phone the shop to make their weekly order, and no doubt impress their friends at the same time.

James Hare died on the 18th April 1920, and his widow and two daughters sold Honeylands and grounds, to a Mr Hamblin, for £4,000. The family moved into the Red House in Whipton Village House.

Hare’s eldest son, Henry, or Hal as he was more generally known, took over the reigns. The business was incorporated on 18th April 1924 under his management. The store was very much a personal service establishment, with counter staff and delivery boys, very similar to the Home and Colonial Stores and International Stores, both of which had branches in the city.

Hal died on 6th May 1937 and was succeeded by his brother in law, Mr L Crews.The shop in the High Street was substantially updated in 1939, but the dark clouds of war were looming, bringing rationing, and more austere times.

Destruction in the blitz

The blitz of May 1942 resulted in the total destruction of the shop. Reports at the time suggest that the Devon and Somerset Stores could have been saved if there had been sufficient hose pipes – one fire guard stated:

“… a static water tank at the rear of the premises holding hundreds of gallons of water, which was also not used during the raid, and easy access at the rear to the Rougemont Gardens where ample supplies of static water were available. It is his opinion that one hosepipe would have been sufficient with the amount of water to have saved the Devon and Somerset Stores as all the bombs had been extinguished and the fire, which eventually completely destroyed the building, did not spread to the premises until after the “raiders past”. The fire guard fought the flames in the premises until 4.17am when they were driven out by the size of the conflagration, which subsequently gutted both these premises …”

Some thought had been made about the possibility of the loss of business through bombing, and the company had stored much of its stock at the Heavitree branch, which became the de facto main Exeter store.

The war may have removed the Devon and Somerset Stores from the High Street, but in the 1950s they had branches at 53 Fore Street, Heavitree, 47 Longbrook Street, 17 Southbrook Road and 46 Whipton Village Road. The Southbrook branch was Tollards Stores, and acquired in September 1942. They sold the premises in August 1955, no doubt having served the purpose after the loss of their store in te High Street.

Mr Crews died in September 1950 and Hal’s daughter, Mrs B M Mock became managing director. United Counties Stores of Bristol acquired the business in November 1954. United County were started by Samuel Budgett in 1820, becoming a prominent wholesale grocer across the Midlands and South West England. In 1932 they offered shares in United Counties Stores, that concentrated on running small, already established retail stores.

The Devon and Somerset Store returned to the centre of Exeter on 12th December 1955, when they moved into a prime site at 1,3 & 5 Princesshay (Bedford House). They also had a store at 53 Queen Street on the corner with Richmond Road. However, the large supermarkets were circling, and the 100 year old business was struggling to compete. On 24th August 1982 they were removed from the Register of Companies, although they had closed sometime before.

Source: Whites 1878 Kelly’s 1902, 1956, 1967, Trewman’s Exeter Fling Post, The Times, The Standard, London Gazette, Express and Echo, History of the Devon and Exeter Institution by Roger Brien, the history page of, and Exeter Burning by Peter Thomas. Deeds for the Southbrook Road store kindly loaned by Deborah Benney.

Store information for Exeter, a Lakeland store.

A message from Ian, the Exeter store manager: If you’re travelling to Lakeland in Exeter for a specific product, why not use our Click & Collect Service. Simply place your order online, select Click & Collect at checkout then choose your store for collection. For full details on how Click & Collect works view our delivery and returns page. Alternatively, please telephone us beforehand on 01392 211136 to check product availability.

About the Exeter Store
Welcome to the South-West and the county town of Devon.

The Lakeland store (at 227 High Street) was originally built as a home for a wealthy merchant around 1650 and is listed in many history books as ‘The House of Ross’. Sometimes used as a dwelling house for judges and mayors, most of its life it has been a shop – look carefully at the frontage and you will see coats of arms of the many Guilds that the store once supplied goods to. The wonderful façade covers the full height of the original five storey building.

Inside we have two floors of can’t-live-without kitchenware and home cleaning solutions, there are old favourites as well as new ideas – we sell essentials for storage to tasty food treats for a special gift, and of course seasonal ‘must have’ products. and more to tempt you with. There’s a lift to our first floor or just ask any of team and we will be glad to help you find what you need.

How to find us & parking
We are in the High Street, opposite the House of Fraser store and close to Tesco.

If you are travelling to Exeter by car, there’s plenty of parking available in the city centre. Princesshay, Southernhay and Harlequins car parks are all just a short walk from the High Street, plus, if you like to stroll around the city, we also have the Cathedral & Quay car park just off Western way. This is a great place from which to explore the Quay and riverside area and it’s just a 10-minute walk uphill to the City Centre. And don’t forget Exeter has several park and ride services available around the edges of the city, with buses that will bring you into the centre.

Arriving by train? Exeter central station is just a few minutes’ walk away from our store and there are frequent bus services that run from the front of the station to the High Street, if the hill looks a little steep for your liking.

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Equipment available

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Armada: Exeter

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Advantages and Disadvantages:


  • a good supply of HP;
  • good damage to HE and AP shells.

Selecting the optimal configuration


The special upgrade “Hydroacoustic search Mod. one”



Available camouflages:

The Type 10 permanent camouflage is available and is used by default, which, in addition to the standard bonuses: -10% to the cost of maintenance per battle and + 50% to experience per battle.

To increase experience per battle, free experience per battle, can use the corresponding types of standard (Type 6 or Type 59) or promotional camouflage.


Type 10 – Exeter


  • -3% to detectability from ships;
  • + 4% to the maximum dispersion of enemy shells firing at your ship;
  • -10% to the cost of post-battle maintenance;
  • + 50% to experience earned in a battle;

Cost: Free.

Note: If auto-replenishment is enabled, this camouflage will be replenished free of charge.




  1. ↑ rus. Exeter . Origin of the name: A passing title in the Royal Navy. In honor of the city of Exeter (eng. Exeter ) – the main city of the English county of Devonshire (eng. Devon or Devonshire ).

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Summer program for 12-17 year old students on the coast of England

An exciting program for students aged 12-17 in one of the most beautiful cities on the English coast – Tourquay, also known as the “English Riviera”.It is a friendly and safe city, ideal for summer vacations with magnificent sea views, sandy beaches, rich history and culture.

The school is located 5-10 minutes walk from the school and provides all the conditions for learning and recreation. On the territory there is a garden and a terrace where students can relax after classes, a common room with a TV, billiard table and PlayStation, Wi-Fi.

The program consists of English lessons (15 hours a week), a program of activities 4 times a week, an evening entertainment program 2 times a week.In addition, the general program is complemented by exciting trips and excursions, including visits to cities such as Exeter, Plymouth, an aquarium, kayaking, and a visit to the Kent caves.

Accommodation is carried out in local families, rooms for 2 people, full board meals.

The program includes:

  • Tuition (15 hours of English per week)

  • Testing for group assignment

  • Homestay 3 meals a day

  • Program of events 4 times a week

  • 2 evening activities per week

  • 1 full day excursion (excluding the last week of stay) and 1 half day per week

  • Certificate of Completion

  • SIM – card

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Arrival dates: June 11 – August 19, arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday.

Additional charges are paid for escort at the airport in the amount of £ 75 (if the student flies accompanied by an airline), as well as transfer from / to the airport.

Exeter Airport

1.3. History. 440th Aviation Group. (440-l aviation group)

The 440th aviation group arrived on April 15, 1944 (In 1944) a composition of 70 C-47 / C-53 Skytrain transport aircraft (C-47 / C-53 Nadzemny).Due to the lack of parking spaces, many planes were parked on the grass and on the highway.

The 440th group was part of the 50th wing of the Airborne Forces of the 9th Fleet, the 9th headquarters of the Airborne Forces.

The Group landed paratroopers at Karentan in the early morning of 6 June and dumped a pile of fuel and ammunition in the same area the next day. anti-aircraft artillery shot down three C-47s (C-47s) on D-day and later lost three aircraft during the mission, resupply, one of them was accidentally damaged by bombs accidentally dropped a P-47 Thunderbolt (P-47 Thunderbolt).

Shortly after capturing convenient landing sites in Normandy, C-47s (C-47s) 440s of the second group were transferred to France, where they were used to evacuate the wounded.

Like other groups of the 50th wing of the Airborne Forces, the 440th sent three squadrons of the 95th, 96th and 97th to Italy on July 17-18, where they were based at the Ambank airfield, where supplies were made in Rome on the eve of the invasion from Southern France of Operation Dragoon on 18 August. 98 Squadron returned to Exeter on 23 August 1944, other squadrons returned the next day.

98 Squadron remained in Exeter until 7 August, after which it moved to RAF Ramsbury. three days later, he dropped shares of the American infantry battalion, which had been surrounded at Marline after the German army counterattacked.

On September 11, the staff of the 440th group was transferred to a new air base in Reims, France ALG A-62D, and the last military left Exeter two days. however, the airfield was still used by the 9th US Air Force to evacuate casualties, and the base support squadron remained until November.

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Tourists travel to the UK for more than breathtaking views or exciting excursions. The country offers excellent shopping opportunities, the largest shopping centers are concentrated in London, good things at competitive prices can be bought in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester. The price level may seem overpriced in relation to other European countries, in part, this is due to the local currency, which is also more expensive than the euro or dollar.You need to go to England for branded items, quality bags and shoes. In small towns you can find something authentic and unique, souvenirs and original things from local producers are sold in cozy shops. In England you can buy great knitwear, coats, cashmere products.

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Stores in the United Kingdom open around 9 am and close quite early – after 5 pm.Large shopping centers and supermarkets remain open until 10 pm, however, they may also be closed during public or religious holidays. On weekends, you need to be prepared for the fact that stores close at 4 pm. As in other European countries, there are sales seasons in Great Britain twice a year, the most “crazy” discounts await those who love shopping before Christmas. At this time, discounts can reach a record 80-90%. However, this is not the only surprise: throughout the year, stores regularly display “sale” signs, meaning that the store owner is ready to offer customers discounts.Shopping in England is somewhat more expensive than in Europe, but London shops are ready to provide customers with the opportunity to buy things at a variety of prices. The city has a huge number of boutiques and outlets, where you can buy the latest in world fashion and items from last year’s collections. London is home to the largest shopping street in Europe – Oxford Street. It houses stores of such inexpensive brands as Zara, Next, Benetton. A large number of souvenir shops can be found on the street.Affordable prices await buyers in the Jonh Lewis and Debenhams shopping centers, while the Selfridges shopping center is slightly more expensive. These stores are perfect for those who want to buy everything in one place. The best brand boutiques are located on Bond Street. It houses Tiffani, Channel stores, various antique stores and the famous Sotheby’s auction house. Copyright

Luxury hotels in Great Britain, worthy of the attention of the most discerning traveler.

There are many shopping opportunities in another major English city, Manchester. It is rightfully considered the shopping capital of the entire country, surpassing even London. It contains a huge number of different shops and shopping centers, mostly luxury brands. The best boutiques are located on King Street, where almost all well-known world brands are represented. The Trafford shopping center impresses not only with the number of world-famous boutiques, but also with its unique luxurious architecture.The shopping center has several fine dining restaurants where you can relax after shopping. Liverpool is also home to a large number of modern shopping centers, some of the most popular are Liverpool One, Wayfarers, Clayton Square. Beatles-themed souvenirs deserve special attention, which are sold in numerous themed souvenir shops.

In the capital of Northern Ireland, you should definitely visit the largest covered market in the country – Georse’s Market, where you can buy unusual inexpensive clothes, and groceries, and souvenirs.One of the largest outlets in Great Britain is the village of Bicester Village, where you can find about 900 different boutiques, discounts reach 80-90%. As a souvenir from the UK, you need to bring something of a football theme: the country is the birthplace of this most popular sport, it is in it that the best football clubs in the world are located. Shopping can be done at brand stores, usually located in stadiums. An excellent souvenir from England will be English tea, jam, a cap in the style of Sherlock Holmes.This article about UK shopping is protected by the copyright law. Its use is encouraged, but only on condition that the source is indicated with a direct link to

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All Saints Church in Weston

From the series “Famous Buildings of the Victorian Era”

A unique historical monument of its kind is the Church of All Saints, located in Weston, it was built more than a thousand years ago.The very first church that was built on this site was built in the best traditions of the Gothic style. After numerous rebuildings, it acquired the unique features of the Victorian style, the most recent large-scale reconstruction of the church was completed in 1832.

In the 15th century, the nearby thermal resort of Bath was actively developed, the number of parishioners at the church increased significantly. During this period, it became necessary to build a new, larger church. From the building, which was erected in the 15th century, many pristine features have been preserved, and the high tower has also remained unchanged.On the territory of the church, ancient graves have been preserved, …
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From the series “Famous Buildings of the Victorian Era”

In the small English town of Cheadle, there is a Victorian house called Abney Hall.It was built in 1847 and is now a second-level historical monument of England. It began to be built in 1842, after the official completion of the building, the building was continuously completed and expanded for more than 50 years.The first years after the completion of the construction, the house belonged to the mayor of the city, and after his death it was replaced by several eminent owners. The maintenance of the huge estate required impressive funds, which led to its early desolation.

In the middle of the 20th century, the house was taken over by the city authorities, it was restored and in 1959 it was used as a city hall. It is noteworthy that up to this period, the house has preserved a rich collection of antique interior items left over from the previous owners….
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Changes in regulations after UK exit from the EU

Following UK exit from the EU, Tax Free refunds will no longer be available for purchases made in the UK after 31.12.20. For purchases made before 31.12.20 inclusive, it will still be possible to receive a VAT refund, provided that you leave the EU within 3 months.

After 01/01/21, even if you are traveling to another European country, you must affix a customs stamp when leaving the UK.

If you are traveling to the UK or transiting through the UK after making purchases in continental Europe, a customs stamp must be affixed when leaving the EU.Tax refunds for purchases made in the EU can no longer be obtained in the UK.

Shop tax free in the UK

Standard VAT rate: 20%
Car seats for children: 5% £
30 Minimum purchase price

When is Tax Free shopping available to you ?

  • If you reside in a non-EU country
  • If you are a resident of the European Community and intend to leave the UK in a destination outside the EU no later than the end of the third month after the month you purchased the goods.You must stay outside the EU for at least 12 months.

How to Shop Tax Free

To learn more about tax refunds, including filling out the Tax Free Form, click here .

Stamping time: 3 months excluding month of purchase
Tax Free Form with Customs stamp: unlimited if stamped

Additional Information
Customs offices are located at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

At other airports or ports, you can use customs mailboxes by dropping Tax Free forms into them to obtain a customs stamp. Customs will then send the Tax Free Forms to the Global Blue office for processing.

For items worth more than £ 1,000, it is recommended that you telephone a Customs representative for inspection. The phone is next to the mailbox.

Tax Free Items:

Tax refunds apply to purchases that the traveler takes out of the country in their personal luggage.

Non-refundable goods:

  • Goods with a 0% VAT rate (for example, most food, books, newspapers and magazines, children’s clothing, tax-exempt special-purpose goods such as equipment for people with disabilities or car parts)
  • New or used cars
  • Boats you intend to sail to a country outside the EU
  • Goods worth over £ 600 that are exported for business purposes.
  • Goods that are exported on a chartered vessel
  • Goods that require an export permit (excluding antiques)
  • Unsettled gems
  • Bullions over 125 g, 2.75 troy ounces or ten thick
  • Goods ordered by mail, including Internet Trade
  • Goods that have been used in whole or in part in the European Union, for example, perfumes
  • Payment for services, for example, hotel costs

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