Open and welcoming: more of East Devon's independent businesses
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East Devon businesses are delighted to be back and open for business and are welcoming local residents and visitors to come and rediscover their local high street.
East Devon offers a wide range of independent businesses and as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased, there is no better time to rediscover the shops, sights and services available on your local high street.
When you choose to shop locally you receive a unique and personalised service and product, while doing your bit to protect local jobs and support the area’s economy.
Accommodation across East Devon is now open for guests; the Salty Monk in Sidford, The Sidmouth Harbour Hotel & Spa, The Victoria Hotel and the Riviera in Sidmouth and the Tumbling Weir Hotel in Ottery St Mary are all excited to be welcoming back visitors. If you’ve missed holidays abroad, why not treat yourself to a night away in one of East Devon’s many hotels or Bed and Breakfasts and enjoy a night of luxury, staycation-ing in a town near you?
The Salty Monk, an award-winning sixteenth century B&B which offers boutique bed and breakfast and a restaurant which is recommended in The Good Food Guide.
Children grow out of their clothes so quickly. The East Devon high streets have the solution and offer some fantastic unique items
In Ottery St Mary, the baby boutique is addressing the wasteful nature of fast-fashion by specialising in high-quality pre-loved children’s clothing, toys and accessories. Just down the road in Sidmouth, Crane & Kind is a family lifestyle store which stocks an adorable collection of kidswear as well as children’s books, toys and a selection of accessories for adults.
If you’re looking for unique items for your home, Otter Furniture in Ottery St Mary has a strong reputation for supplying top quality pine furniture at reasonable prices. All of the furniture is made in Warminster using pine and oak, and can be hand finished at the shop with a wide choice of wax and paint colours. Dotty Home in Sidmouth offers a stunning range of homewares, gifts and lifestyle accessories for those finishing touches.
Wherever you are headed, grab your mask and hand sanitiser and remember to maintain social distancing when rediscovering your local high street.