Shop Ashburton

A gateway to Dartmoor National Park


East Street, Ashburton



On 4th January 2021, businesses of Ashburton once again was told to close their doors due to the pandemic. has been a consistent tool, developed by the Ashburton Chamber of Trade (ACT) for its members and wider business community to promote the very best our town has to offer.


Those that know Ashburton, know it as a place full of vibrant independent traders, offering something often unusual as well as the essential amenities a town needs.   For those yet to discover Ashburton, it is fortunate to have a Co-Op, Spar, Post office, pharmacy, butchers, greengrocers as well as several specialist deli's, and food shops catering for all of the essentials.

Whilst this is a difficult time for independent retail, Ashburton is still alive and our local independent traders are working harder than ever, to ensure they continue to serve their local community. By offering their products online, via The DON (a mobile ordering platform) and offering their own click and collect services, there is no greater time to shop and support local.

Many of the towns cafe's and restaurants have adopted or created a new offering to become takeaway establishments (in line with the Government guidance), open various nights of the week to make sure the town can feast on an array of food offerings from pizza, burgers, fish and chips.

Our town shops, deemed as essential are continuing as they did before to offer the best of local shopping and produce.

Of course, the Post Office and Pharmacy continue to work hard for the town providing the essential services during this difficult time.

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Essential services

Our essential businesses continue to make sure they are open, supporting our community throughout the pandemic.  For information on individual businesses, see their information below.

Ashburton Delicatessen, North Street

Open as normal 9am - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday or phone in your orders to collect.

Stocking a wide variety of canned and dry goods including flour, yeast and preserves. Fresh bread baked daily alongside a variety of homemade treats including quiches and sausage rolls. A wide selection of cheeses and charcuterie are available at the counter. 

Telephone: 01364 652277



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The Ark, East Street

Open as normal stocking a variety of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and organic products.

Telephone 01364 653020 



Co-Op, North Street

Open as normal


Church's Ironmongers, North Street 

OPEN for business Monday - Saturday 9-3

Telephone: 01364 652292



Dartmoor Butchers, East Street

OPEN 6 days a week. Also accepting telephone orders and email orders for collection or delivery. 

Telephone: 01364 654600

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Ella Artisan Baker, West Street

Ella is open as normal and has created a designated serving hatch to allow customers to be served safely without having to enter the shop,

Telephone : 01364 654318


Jaded Palates, North Street

Open as normal Monday - Saturday. Phone your orders through to collect or FREE local delivery in Ashburton.

Telephone: 01364 652546




Lloyds Pharmacy, North Street

The pharmacy is open as normal and operating a strict social distancing policy. You may find you need to queue but this is to ensure customer and staff safety. Prescriptions and other medications can be delivered to home. Contact the Ashburton emergency helpline to arrange this 01364 255919


Post Office, St Lawrence Lane

The post office is open as normal and operating a strict social distancing policy. You may find you need to queue but this is to ensure customer and staff safety. Stuart, Jackie and Jo are here to help you with anything you need including cash withdrawals. If you can’t get to the post office yourself contact the Ashburton emergency number on 01364 255919 and they’ll be happy to help you 


Tidballs, East Street

Open as normal. Telephone orders accepted for collection or delivery

Telephone : 01364 653668


Toms Country Store, Chuley Road

Toms is OPEN as normal stocking a range of pet and livestock food and other essentials including compost. If they do not stock your normal dog/cat/horse feed, just let them know and they will order it in for you! Telephone orders can be brought to your car and local delivery is available twice a week to those who are not able to collect.

Call 01364 654776

Watts in Store, East Street

Open as normal stocking a full range of pet food and accessories. Phone in orders for delivery or collection

Telephone : 01364 389139


Spar, North Street

Open as normal. Telephone 07596130917 with your orders for collection or delivery. Sign up to the Snappy Shopper app for local delivery services.


Spar Peartree Garage

OPEN as normal. 

Telephone : 01364 658302


About Ashburton

Find out about the very best Ashburton has to offer.

Ashburton, Devon history is believed to date back to Saxon times as early as 3000BC but there is no evidence of settlement before 500BC.  


Today, Ashburton Devon, is ordinarily a colourful, vibrant and bustling town. Ashburton has learnt from and honours its historic past through continued celebration including the ancient bread and ale tasting ceremony.


Its location, nestled on the edge of Dartmoor National Park situated just off the A38 Devon expressway, halfway between Plymouth and Exeter, makes Ashburton the perfect destination to meet with friends, socialise and shop with and for family in a series of unique (some would say Quirky) independent shops and boutiques or dine in some of the many wonderful and award-winning eating and dining establishments. In also benefits from one of the oldest pubs in the UK newly transformed (The Old Exeter Inn) providing a great place to start and explore the beauty of Dartmoor National Park.


If shopping and eating is not for you, then the Ashburton Antiques Trail might be more to your liking. Ashburton boasts a number of antique shops where you can journey through time and discover treasures you may never have seen before. Its plentiful and knowledgeable antique dealers stock a wide variety of amazing finds, and will often while away their time, happy to talk all things old and unique.  


With all of the above, Ashburton is not only your southern gateway to Dartmoor but is also the ideal place to base yourself to explore the region, from moor to sea. 

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