North Devon has a wide selection of shops, from independent boutiques, to shopping centres.

Independent retailers

We are proud that North Devon has such a wide selection of independent shops throughout the whole area. Most villages and towns have a selection of smaller shops, from delicatessens selling the best in local produce, to art galleries and gift shops.

There is also a selection of clothing boutiques, gift shops and specialist shops, all selling a wonderful array of goods – many of them made locally.

Shopping in Barnstaple

Barnstaple, the main town in North Devon, offers a mix of major high street names, mixed with a variety of independent shops. The historic pannier market is open six days a week, and holds themed antique and craft fairs on certain days, as well as a general market selling fresh local produce.

Butcher’s Row is situated next to the Pannier Market. This famous, historic street used to be home to around 33 butchers, but now has a wide range of unique, local food shops. Two of our favourites are East and West bakery, who make a range of artisan bread and award winning pasties, and The West Country Cheese Company who stock an incredible array of cheese and other delicatessen goods.

Supermarkets in North Devon

Our local supermarkets include Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Lidl.

Some of these supermarkets offer home deliveries to Bampfield Farm Cottages, so you can order your shopping in advance. Please let us know if you need advice and we’ll gladly help.