No better time to reconnect with shops and services on high street

The Anchor pub in Beer boasts a stunning beer garden

The Anchor pub in Beer boasts a stunning beer garden - Credit: GRW Photography

The local retailers in East Devon are back and open for business and it’s a delight to see people safely rediscovering 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.
Local pubs and restaurants are now opened and are looking forward to safely welcoming back customers to enjoy indoor and outdoor seating. If you’re in Axminster there are a number of eateries to explore including The Community Waffle House, which serves a delicious range of tempting sweet and savory Belgum waffles as well as thecow&thebean restaurant which serves gourmet burgers hand crafted using local ingredients.
In the charming village of Colyford you’ll find the Wheelwright Inn, a beautiful 17th Century, thatched inn. The Wheelwright Inn offers top quality, locally-sourced menu with daily specials and of course a wide range of drinks. Cosy up by the wood burner on colder days or enjoy a seat on the outside patio soaking up the sun!
Honiton residents have an abundance of choice when it comes to eating out. Toast Cafe and Patisserie and the Lacemaker’s Cafe offer a fantastic range of options. Toast uses fresh and local ingredients, a range of loose teas and delicious coffee. The Lacemakers Cafe is a family-owned cafe serving hearty, home-cooked meals, with ingredients from local Devon farms. If you’re eating at home, be sure to visit World of Wine to find a bottle to compliment your dinner. 
The Beehive is an award-winning community venue in Honiton, it has now reopened with a full programme of live events, cinema and space for community activities, explore what’s on offer at the community venue and book your tickets.
Closer to the coast Le Pisani, in Seaton serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a heavy touch of local influence, and the Anchor pub in Beer boasts a stunning garden with views over the dramatic Jurassic coastline. 
Wherever you are headed, grab your mask and hand sanitizer and remember to maintain social distancing when rediscovering your local high street.

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