Find it in Exeter

  • #FinditinExeter with The Pursuit of Hoppiness

    The Pursuit of Hoppiness is two years old tomorrow! This little but mighty pub is a monument to real ale, scrumptious cider and wonderful wines. The team source the very best from micro-breweries and cider makers in the south west and beyond, and even have their own running club!

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with manager Joel to discover more about this Exeter craft drink destination and to get the lowdown on how they’ll be celebrating turning two.

  • #FinditinExeter with Mirror Hair Design

    Have you stumbled across Mirror Hair Design, the trend-driven salon on Exeter’s North Street? If not, you’re missing out! The team of six specialise in all aspects of hair styling but sure know how to create the ultimate lived-in, wavy, balayage hair that was born for the beach.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Amy, co-owner of Mirror Hair Design, to find out all about this city-centre, independent salon.

  • #FinditinExeter with Final Frontier

    Are you a comic book fanatic? Or a comic strip fresher who’s itching to get involved in this growing culture? Well, enter the world of Exeter’s Final Frontier. Here you leave real life outside and step into a realm filled with superheroes, villains and more.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter with caught up with Jim from Final Frontier to chat sci-fi and more.

  • #FinditinExeter with Hops and Crafts

    Located in Exeter’s West Quarter, Hops and Crafts is a quaint independent craft beer bottle shop tucked away in McCoy’s Arcade, with a larger than life ambition to expand the city’s beer scene by offering the best selection of craft beer possible.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Chris, Hops and Crafts’ owner, to chat all things liquid gold.

  • #FinditinExeter with The Haven Spa

    Tucked away in Exeter’s Guildhall Shopping Centre you will find the city centre’s only independent day spa, The Haven Spa.

    The perfect destination for a Valentine’s pamper, for this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Zoe, who along with colleague Benn, are the brand-new directors of The Haven Spa. We discovered all you need to know about this calming underground sanctuary and what exciting changes they have planned for 2020.

  • #FinditinExeter with Zamora Natural Health & Beauty

    In a world that’s more and more environmentally conscious, finding ways to bring ethical choices into our everyday lives is a must. If you can’t go a month without a beauty treatment, then Zamora Natural Health & Beauty is the place for you.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Lauren, the owner of this salon, to discover the range of natural treatments her and her team provide.

  • #FinditinExeter with Maker Mart

    Have you paid a visit to Gandy Street’s newest store?  Maker Mart offers unique and locally created items from Devon’s designers and makers.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted to the team behind the recently opened independent space that lets Devon designer-makers showcase and sell their work. Supported by Exeter Phoenix, Maker Mart brings a unique way to shop local in Exeter.

  • #FinditinExeter with Natural Image

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Julie and Heidi from Natural Image, Exeter’s wig studio that now calls John Lewis its home, to find out all about the special and important service they provide.

    Natural Image, which began more than 40 years ago, specialises in beautiful women’s, men’s and children’s wigs and hairpieces for hair loss, alopecia, transgender clients and fashion, with people coming to them both through the NHS and independently.

  • #FinditinExeter with TapiTapa

    It’s the first #FinditinExeter of the New Year! Are you after new places to eat in 2020? Then you must visit Fore Street’s latest foodie offering TapiTapa.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we visited owner and chef, Aldriz and Antonio, to chat all things Spanish cuisine.

  • #FinditinExeter with The Hair Boutique

    Step off the high street down cobbled Gandy Street and you will find a hair salon creating the glossiest of locks. For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Abby from The Hair Boutique to discover why this independent is the place to go for all your hair styling needs and get the low down on their exclusive Blow Dry Club.

  • #FinditinExeter with Lunar Nails

    Paris Street is a hub of independent activity and it is now home to independent beauty offering Lunar Nails too.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Justine, Lunar Nails’ owner, to find out why her salon is the place to go – whether it’s for a winter beauty pick me up or for the finishing touch to your festive party look.

  • #FinditinExeter with Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday returns tomorrow!

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we want to inspire you to support local and shop independent this weekend, and thereafter. Exeter has a wealth of indie lifestyle and clothing boutiques, artisans, gift shops and food stores as well as charming wining and dining venues. So, if you are Christmas shopping this weekend be sure to join the rest of the nation in going out and supporting your local high street.

  • #FinditinExeter with Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market

    HO HO HO! Now that the Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market has opened on the Cathedral Green are you feeling suitably festive? This year InExeter has supported 17 Exeter independent businesses, allowing them to have a chalet at the market. Running until Thursday 19 December, you will find the perfect festive showcase of our city’s indies.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we have the details on which of the InExeter businesses you can expect to see each week at the market, from Saturday 30 November – Thursday 19 December.

  • #FinditinExeter with Pullo

    Do you love natural wine and cider? Do you love real British cheese? And do you love sustainably sourced coffee? If so, Paris Street’s newest addition Pullo is most definitely the shop for you.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with owners Mirjam and Alex on the one-week birthday of their independent and ethical food and drink venture in the city.

  • #FinditinExeter with John Lewis and Partners Personal Stylists

    Do you spend too much time trying on outfit after outfit, always exclaiming the same five words that you said when you began? – “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” If this sounds like you, then make an appointment with a John Lewis and Partners personal stylist today.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with partners Jess-Rose and Jessica from the Exeter branch, to find out why their styling advice service is perfect for your transitioning winter wardrobe and the upcoming Christmas party season. You can also catch the duo at the Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, when the team from the Exeter branch will have their very own chalet on the Cathedral Green from 16th November – 19th December.

  • #FinditinExeter with Viva Hair

    Viva Hair in Exeter’s The West Quarter is an award-winning salon that opened in 2010. It has a team of eight highly enthusiastic staff with experience in all areas of hairdressing waiting to bring your hair to life.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Emma-Jane, Viva’s owner, to learn all about the hair services on offer. Including the salons brand new Tigi Copyright Repair, Shine and Smooth treatment hair masks, which guarantee to leave your hair feeling luscious for weeks.

  • #FinditinExeter with Doble Jewellers

    Doble Jewellers is the home of quality jewellery and vintage watches, with a flair for the unusual. For 101 years over four generations their jewellery shops have flourished in South Devon by offering quality new and antique pieces, each item individually handpicked by the team.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Ryan, the newest member of the Doble Jewellers team, to discover all there is to know about the Sidwell Street store’s latest addition ‘The Man Cave’ – Exeter’s exclusive watch boutique for classic, vintage pieces.

  • #FinditinExeter with Exeter Craft Hub

    Are you a hobby crafter but find your beautiful creations are gathering dust at home? Well a brand-new business has popped up on Paris Street that is every crafters dream…

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Sonya from Exeter Craft Hub to find out all about her artsy shop that sells local crafts, teaches crafts and provides a space to craft!

  • #FinditinExeter with Jonathan Hawkes

    Did you know Jonathan Hawkes has now relocated to South Street? This independent has been clothing stylish men in Exeter since 1987. Head instore to discover a fashionable range of suits and smart everyday wear available to buy or hire.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Nicki from Jonathan Hawkes to learn all about their dapper range and service.

  • #FinditinExeter with Sancho’s and Sancho’s Men

    Stroll down to Fore Street, only a skip, step and a hop away from Exeter’s main high street, and you will come across two unique shops where when you shop with them you are actively creating a better world. Sancho’s and Sancho’s Men are two sustainable clothing and lifestyle shops that stock a stylishly curated collection of clothing, accessories and gifts from organic and fairtrade producers.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Kalkidan, founder of Sancho’s, to hear all about the two ethical shops.

  • #FinditinExeter with Changing Faces

    Got a big event coming up and need to look like a Hollywood star, or just fancy treating yourself to some luxury TLC? Located on New Bridge Street, Changing Faces is a one stop shop for all your beauty needs. With lashes, make up, hair, brows, microblading, facials, nails, aesthetics and much more on offer, the team will leave you feeling like a million dollars when you walk out the door.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we visited Rebecca, owner of Changing Faces, to find out all about her glamorous hair and beauty salon.

  • #FinditinExeter with Chandni Chowk

    A trip to Exeter isn’t complete without soaking up the history of the city’s Cathedral and its surrounding businesses. Whilst exploring this special part of the city don’t forget to visit Chandni Chowk in Cathedral Close’s The Medieval Hall. This fair-trade independent business specialises in textiles designed in Devon and handmade in India by wonderfully skilled crafts people. Step inside their Exeter shop to find a beautiful selection of women’s and men’s fashion, alongside interior items including throws, rugs, curtains and bedding.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Rosalind, one half of the Chandni Chowk founding team, to discover all there is to know about this South-West based textiles brand.

  • #FinditinExeter with Eat the Bird

    Do you LOVE chicken? Or maybe you follow a plant-based diet and crave some naughty fried goodness? If so, you’ll feel right at home in Sidwell Street’s newest resident, Eat the Bird.

    Served over a soundtrack of old school funk, soul & hip hop, this chilled out indie restaurant’s menu includes mouth-wateringly good ‘funky’ fried chicken burgers, the cheesiest mac ‘n cheese, dirty fries with banging toppings and malt shakes with insane flavours. They also have an extensive vegan menu that can’t be missed.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we sat down with Adam and Luke, Exeter’s Eat the Birds manager and head chef, to chat all things funky fried food.

  • #FinditinExeter with The Cork and Tile

    Olá! A brand-new restaurant has arrived in Exeter, where every time you visit, you’ll feel like you must have hopped on a plane and landed on holiday. The Cork and Tile on Gandy Street is a Portuguese Café and Wine Bar, serving up a delicious and authentic menu created by Portuguese mother and son duo, Anna and Ricardo.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Neil, the manager, to discover why Exeter’s only Portuguese restaurant is a beautiful go-to space for dining, drinking, chatting and having a wonderful time in the city.

  • #FinditinExeter with Francis Kay Vintage

    Step away from Exeter’s main high street and you will stumble across Francis Kay Vintage in the thriving independent destination that is McCoy’s Arcade. The go to spot for fully restored vintage typewriters, cameras, Hi-Fi’s and more, visit this Aladdin’s cave to step back in time to an era where technology was built to last.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Chris, the owner of this emporium, to chat all things vintage technology.

  • #FinditinExeter with Kids' Hub Coffee

    Newest independent on the block is Kids’ Hub Coffee, situated on Paris Street. This colourful, bright, child friendly café has it all from a buggy park that fits 10 buggies and a giant map for little ones and adults to enjoy, to great coffee, locally sourced produce and famously delicious brownies.


    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Tuba, the owner, to discover why her café is such a hit with young families.


    Taste Great Food is a relaxing, modern, light and airy café situated on the corner of the Paul Street and Queen Street at the entrance to Exeter’s Harlequins Centre. The cafe serves light snacks, breakfast, brunch, main meals and sweet treats, and is home to a variety of staple dishes that you crave come morning or noon.

    We met with manager Kieron for this week’s #FinditinExeter, to find out what makes Taste Great Food so good, as well as the brand-new touches Kieron has added to this staple café set in the heart of the city centre.

  • #FinditinExeter with FabLab

    Did you know that if you venture into Exeter Library you will also discover the cities FabLab? Find FabLab Exeter, a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication – the very first to open in a UK public library on the ground floor!

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Marcus, FabLab Exeter’s Digital Making Tutor, to find out more about this hidden gem.

  • #FinditinExeter with The Lost Hair Company

    Summer has most definitely arrived, so whether it’s a week-long holiday, sunny wedding or garden party that’s on your agenda, surely having great hair to match those great plans is a must?

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we visited Mark, owner of The Lost Hair Company, to find out all about his relaxing unisex hair salon on Gandy Street, which promises you’ll walk out with fabulous locks every time.

  • #FinditinExeter with Bunyip Craft

    Whether you know a running stitch from a slip stitch, or don’t have the foggiest how to thread a needle but have made it your 2019 goal to be a craft hero – Bunyip Craft is the hotspot for you.

    The independent craft shop has been established for 17 years in Exeter, and after a short break it is now back in the city centre! Take a walk down Exeter’s indie heaven, The West Quarter, to discover Bunyip Craft at 133 Fore Street.


    Burning a scented candle is the go to activity for instant relaxation and indulgence. But what do you do when your candle comes to an end and you don’t want to send it to landfill? This is when The Recycled Candle Company steps in. Exeter is now home to a business concept that is both innovative and hot in more ways than one – and we are proud to share that they are the only company in the UK to do what they do!

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Richard and Sargon in their new Gandy Street premises to discover everything there is to know about their zero waste, ethical candle making studio and shop.

  • #FinditinExeter with Flowers by Sophie Millington

    Flowers by Sophie Millington is a wonderful little shop full of botanical goodness located on Castle Street. Here, locally sourced flowers and foliage are incorporated with home grown flora from the family allotment to create beautiful bespoke bouquets, whether it’s for a walk-in request or a pre-arranged workshop. Flowers by Sophie Millington also has a studio in Alphington where floral creations for weddings, funerals and events are made.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Sophie, of Flowers by Sophie Millington, to discover more about her seasonal and wildly romantic floristry.

  • #FinditinExeter with Jasmine

    Be whisked away to exotic Thailand without having to leave the city with a visit to Jasmine. The Fore Street independent restaurant located in the heart of Exeter, fuses fine dining with Thai cuisine.

    Jasmine has been serving a quality Thai menu to the residents of Exeter and beyond for eight years. Behind its white façade is a stylish interior, which provides an even more sophisticated dining experience.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we met with Tom, the owner, and Carl, the general manager, to discover why their Thai restaurant is described by so many of its regular customers as ‘Exeter’s best kept secret’.

  • #FinditinExeter with St Sidwell’s Community Centre

    Located in the historic heart of Exeter, St. Sidwell’s Community Centre is an independent charity that is working to strengthen the local community and to bring people together to share their skills. At the heart of “St Sid’s” Community Centre is Sid’s Café, which serves up affordable, nutritious and delicious food throughout the week. Alongside the café, the centre also offers affordable room hire, volunteer training and work placement opportunities, cookery classes and workshops, a community vegetable garden, internet access and a bakery.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Iona to discover everything there is to know about the centre and to find out about the newly launched bakery.


    This week’s #FinditinExeter is the wonderfully eclectic Mantis, a charming jewellery and accessory shop located on Gandy Street, Exeter, specialising in contemporary silver and gemstone designs. The business is owned by Philippa Rutherford and her husband Nigel, a contemporary jewellery artist specialising in pieces inspired by nature with intricate designs. Mantis is a place where ideas and designs come to life. The InExeter team spoke to Philippa who shared five secrets of their success…


    The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is at the forefront of Exeter’s activity for Chinese New Year: one of the world’s most widely celebrated festivals.

    For our second #FinditInExeter article we visited the RAMM and spoke with Neil Heasman, events coordinator within the audience development team, to learn about his integral role at one of Exeter’s largest cultural attractions and to gain an exclusive insight to the museum’s free ‘Chinese Collections Trail’. The trail is aimed at families and comprises of nine exquisite artefacts across four of the museum’s galleries.


    Since the eighteenth century, Britain has been one of the world’s greatest tea consumers and with its vintage vibes The Hidden Treasure Tea Room in Exeter is buzzing with customers who love its nostalgic décor and homemade treats.

    This week’s #FinditinExeter is The Hidden Treasure Tea Room, located on Fore Street; this gem of a café is an absolute delight for tea lovers and those with a sweet-tooth.


    Nestled on South Street, Trugs has been one of the most treasured Exeter businesses since 1990. The business was previously owned by a lady who had a vision to push the boundaries of design and service. Twenty-eight years later and keeping with that same ethos, Edward Moorman is the owner of this beautiful florist.


    Tucked away amongst the cobbles of the Exeter Cathedral, Orvis is the city centre’s clothing store which is jam-packed with items fit for adventure – including a fantastic Barbour outlet.

    Established by Charles Orvis over 125 years ago, Orvis sought to endorse a passion for wildlife and the great outdoors. We visited owner Paulette at the Exeter store to discover how her delightful shop still prospers today with the same founding ethos.


    Hutch is the pop-up indoor jungle tucked away on Paris Street, bursting with an enormous selection of glorious terrariums and houseplants.

    Shop owners Frankie & Rob recently moved to Exeter from Birmingham. The pair were seeking an opportunity to escape mundane office life and replace it with a fresh start where they could finally do something for themselves.


    Nestled in the heart of the city lies the magnificent building of Exeter Phoenix, and since the 90’s the organisation has been bursting with creativity and passion for the arts.

    The vibrant, multi-artform venue is a place for people to feel at home and unleash their ultra-creative skills celebrating art, craft, music, theatre, film and more with art galleries, an auditorium for gigs and shows, a cinema, a radio station, a print workshop and a café.


    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we visited Toot Garook, a beautifully presented vibrant gift and lifestyle store located on Queen Street.  Spread over two floors of a beautiful Victorian building and packed full of stunning homeware, there really is something for everyone and every occasion.


    Roly’s Fudge is known across the UK for their incredible tasting fudge. Here in Exeter, we absolutely love our Roly’s Fudge pantry and think they make some very delicious sweet treats.



    Sancho’s is an independent clothing store dedicated to ethical fashion. We visited the store on Fore St to get to know driven business owner, Kalkidan, who talked us through her journey nurturing Sancho’s, ethical fashion & their ethos, life on Fore St and some of her favourite collections.


    Right in the heart of Exeter on Queen Street, lies a beautiful award winning contemporary gift shop full of life’s simple pleasures. Hyde and Seek in Exeter is the ultimate place for your entire gift, toy and homeware needs that burst with colour and extravagance.


    This weekend some of our independent retailers will be at Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink selling some of their fantastic products. Held in Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle, the festival celebrates the best Food and Drink within the South West. It’s going to be a brilliant weekend and we couldn’t help but give you a sneak peek into some of the retailers you might find at the festival…


    With the royal couple Harry & Meghan soon to be wed next week and the peak of wedding season fast approaching, we thought it would only be fitting to do a #FinditinExeter on wedding accessories inspiration.


    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we visited the incredibly beautiful Brogue Trader located in the Cathedral Yard. The business sells exclusive bespoke, handmade shoes that are classic with exceptional quality.


    For this week’s #FinditInExeter we popped in to see Emma Vowes, founder and creative force behind Busby & Fox. Busby & Fox is a contemporary independent lifestyle shop, and is now one of the newest residents along the cobbles of Cathedral Close.


    The Real Food store is a haven for anyone with a passion for food. Supplying everything from artisan breads, cereals and chocolate, fresh seasonal veg, eggs and dairy or household toiletries.

    Located on Queen Street next to Central Station, the store is in an ideal location for anyone living in or visiting the city.


    At the heart of Exeter lies the magnificent Cathedral, which is known for its captivating history and beautiful architecture. The building was founded in 1050 and is the #1 attraction in Exeter in the city. The architecture is just breath taking, and enthralling too, with a story behind every tile and brick laid.


    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we visited the outstanding House of Harris, which you can find perfectly nestled in Goldsmith Square, overlooking St Pancras Church in the Guildhall Shopping Centre.


    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we visited the wonderful MOKO on Gandy Street, a place full of inspiring pieces for the home and gifts for those special people in your life.


    For this week’s #FinditInExeter we visited Nicky Edmunds, founder at Princesshay’s indie hidden treasure, Insideout.

    The idea to open a contemporary lifestyle shop sprung to life after Nicky’s son was born, just over fourteen years ago. She felt it was time to leave her busy London life and retreat to Devon, where she could go back to her art and design roots and immerse herself in an exciting business venture.


    This week we meandered down Fore St to visit Hayley and Nathan Maker at their much-loved second home: No Guts No Glory. NGNG is a houseplant, design and lifestyle shop, as well as a treasured chill zone to escape busy city life and enjoy a coffee and a good read.


    Nestled in the heart of Fore Street, The Real McCoy is one of Exeter’s most beloved vintage clothing shops. This popular indie is located in Exeter’s West Quarter which has for many years been one of Exeter’s hubs of independent retail.


    Trading for nearly six years and situated on Little Castle Street, Monty’s Beads is the home of creative jewellery in the heart of the city.

    Rebecca and Andrew are the proud owners of this little gem, and showcase many beautiful products: from gemstone beads to freshwater pearls – it is a jewellery maker’s heaven.


    The Polka Dot Gallery found on Martins Lane is one of the many wonderful jewellers Exeter has to offer. This hidden gem is a treasure trove of jewellery crafted by talented makers at the top of their game.

    Many of the artists who stock their pieces at Polka draw on their own life experiences and inspirations to create wearable art / jewellery.


    We have officially reached August, which means we are all enjoying the summer and all of this wonderful sunshine.  Imagine a place where you can relax with a cocktail in the sun, on a rooftop terrace over Exeter, whilst indulging in a delicious meal. Sounds like heaven, right? Well, you are in luck.


    Wandering around Princesshay in Exeter, you’d be forgiven for believing that there is nothing to see below ground level. In fact, hidden deep below the pavement lies Exeter’s best kept secret – a maze of passages dating back to the 14th Century.


    Blink and you’ll miss it. Devon Coffee can be considered one of Exeter’s hidden gems, squeezed into a tiny spot on Queen Street. But once you discover it, you’ll want to keep it to yourself – it’s friendly, cosy, and charming, and the perfect place to put your feet up at the end of a long day.


    Damien Carberry is one of Exeter’s most passionate and beloved independent business owners. The tailor shop located on the corner of Guinea Street, is a hidden gem offering a bespoke tailoring service.


    Only a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Exeter High Street, lays a friendly and stylish gastro pub which has grown to be one of Exeter’s go-to places for a night out.

    The Oddfellows boasts a top floor hidden delight for dancing and cocktails – the popular Speakeasy bar. One of Exeter’s top nights out and the oldest cocktail bar in Exeter, the Speakeasy has a fantastic selection of over 50 premium cocktails as well as traditional spirits.


    Situated in the grand period property that was once The Old City Library in Exeter, you will find the beautifully designed head office for the estate agency Wilkinson Grant & Co.

    Roger Wilkinson founded the company in 1995 in the town of Topsham. Built on high energy and hard work, the Wilkinson Grant & Co team of four individuals and one office, has grown to an experienced fifty-strong team across three offices in Topsham, Exeter and most-recently Exmouth.


    Located just two doors away from Exeter’s Central Station is one of the city’s most iconic eateries, Exploding Bakery. Serving up third wave coffee, wholesome lunches, and their famous tray bakes, to a soundtrack of toe tapping tunes, makes it the ultimate meeting spot.


    Nestled just behind Exeter’s High Street is Circa 1924, the city’s independent Seafood & Steakhouse. Established three years ago, by childhood friends Rob and James, Circa 1924 is the destination for all occasions.


    For this week’s Find it in Exeter we caught up with La Bella Bridal Boutique owner, Debbie, and chatted about bridal gowns, lingerie, and bespoke fashion.

    Situated on South Street, the beautiful boutique gives customers a unique experience into the world of bridal fashion and special occasion wear.  Keeping customer service as their number one priority, Debbie goes above and beyond for her customers.


    Step away from Exeter’s main high street and you will come across the gorgeous delight that is Erin Cox Jewellery.

    The namesake shop and studio of fine jewellery maker Erin Cox has been tucked away in Castle Street for 8 years now. Born in Exeter, Erin went on to study fine jewellery at London Guildhall University before returning to Devon, the county that has always inspired her exquisite designs.



    For this week’s Find It in Exeter we stepped back to another era, and visited Hayley of Frocks In Swing Time, and chatted all things vintage.

    Situated on Fore Street, this fabulous emporium of retro-inspired delights is fresh on Exeter’s independent scene, having only just opened in March of this year.


    Are you a tea fanatic who finds yourself leaving speciality tea in unexplored territory? Well, it’s time to embrace the loose leaf because The House of Hope & Mercy in the Jungle is here to make sense of it all.

    This week with caught up with James, who is one half of The House of Hope & Mercy in the Jungle team alongside his partner Jane, the find out what makes their tea shop a destination not to be missed in Exeter.


    Beware… the following text contains details of the most frightening and gory Halloween costumes in Exeter.

    For this week’s Find it in Exeter, we paid a visit to Fantasy World, based on Fore Street. After a spooky visit, it was obvious that any customer visiting would be spoilt for choice.


    For this week’s #FindItInExeter we caught up with Abi, from Ink, to celebrate their spooky 10th Birthday and talk about all things body art.

    Ink opened its doors in North Street on Halloween 2008, and since then they have firmly established themselves as one of Exeter’s most in demand tattoo and piercing studios.



    For this week’s Find It InExeter we wandered down to Fore Street to catch up with Sam at Jelly; Exeter’s inspiring and nurturing pre-loved children’s retail store.

    Jelly stocks a colourful collection of donated items including baby goods, clothing, toys and books covering ages up to 11+ years.


    Tucked away on Upper Paul Street, you will find the beautiful small shop that has a very big heart, Georgie & Flo.

    Curators of lovely things made by local people, the team of three; Emily, Emmy and Sophie, have filled Georgie & Flo with handmade and ethical products that offer something unique and special to their customers.




    A few steps away from Exeter’s main high street in Roman Gate, is Lemonade Hair Company.

    Fresh on the Exeter hairdressing scene and as bubbly as the name suggests, for this week’s #FindItInExeter we caught up with Hannah, the lovely lady behind it all.


    If you’re a frequent visitor to Fore Street, you may have noticed the new women’s fashion store ‘The Black Pearl’, managed by Stacey Masters.

    As the newest shop on the block, Stacey described Fore Street as “an exciting hive of independents that are extremely passionate about what they are selling.”


    Have you ever struggled to find the right pair of glasses? For this week’s Find it in Exeter we paid a visit to Speccies, to find out how they can help you make the right purchase, every time.

    Focusing on customer service as number one priority, Shane, the manager at Speccies makes sure  every single customer has a one to one experience.


    For our final #FindItInExeter of 2018 we paid a visit to Zebel Bespoke on Fore Street, the Exeter independent that is creating the ultimate old-school, made to measure tailoring experience.


    Opened in 2018 Sacred Grounds has truly made its mark on Exeter. For our very first #FindItInExeter of 2019 we caught up with the plant-based brunch café, to find out how combining their love of plants, food, coffee and community under one sacred roof proved a recipe for success, and your destination for Veganuary.

  • #FindItInExeter with Bake

    If your new year’s resolution is to be star baker, then make Bake your number #1 shop for 2019.

    Filled to the brim with baking and sugarcraft supplies, for this week’s #FindItInExeter we caught up with Natalie at her shop on Paris Street to discover everything you could possibly need for baking sweet and savoury treats.

  • #FindItInExeter with My Ex Wardrobe

    Do you dream of owning a classic Chanel handbag or a LBD courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana but don’t have the bank account to match? Then put a visit to My Ex Wardrobe on the top of your to do list.

    For this week’s #FindItInExeter we headed to Gandy Street to catch up with Jenna, owner of My Ex Wardrobe, and get the lowdown on her fashion agency.

  • #FindItInExeter with Red Panda

    For this week’s #FindItInExeter we wandered along to Gandy Street to the brilliant Red Panda, which serves up delicious and authentic Asian street food.

  • #FindItInExeter with Willow Hilson

    Have you stumbled upon the wonderful world of Willow Hilson yet?

    For this week’s #FindItInExeter we were delighted to visit Willow’s vintage boutique on Fore Street to discover the inspirational space that not only houses beautiful and unique fashion, but also provides a shopping experience like no other.

  • #FindItInExeter with Ebdons Refreshments

    Take just a few steps down Sidwell Street and you will come across Ebdons Refreshments. The wonderful café, delicatessen and bar that has you covered from breakfast to night cap.

    For this week’s #FindItInExeter we met with Poppy at her welcoming eatery, to discover everything there is to know about this newly opened gem.

  • #FindItInExeter with RAMM

    Can you believe its February half term already? If you are deciding how to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained during the week, as always, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum will be alive with activity in the city centre!

    For this week’s #FindItInExeter Half Term Special we chatted with Stephanie Cherrett, RAMM’s Public Programmes Officer, to discover just why the Museum is the place to be this February break.

  • #FindItInExeter with Chandos Deli

    The ethos at Chandos Deli is clear – good food, plain and simple. The independent speciality food retailer and eatery, located in Exeter’s Princesshay, serves up exciting and authentic produce that is anything but plain and simple.

    For this week’s #FindItInExeter we caught up with Russell, the Exeter branch manager, to discover more about the delicious deli with a dedicated following.

  • #FindItInExeter with Mansons Guitar Shop

    Whether you are a master on the strings or have no clue how to play a tune, pay a visit to Exeter’s McCoy’s Arcade and you will find yourself stepping into guitar heaven.

    For this week’s FindItInExeter we chatted with Dave, Assistant Manager of Mansons Guitar Shop, to discover all there is to know about this legendary store.

  • #FinditinExeter with Recognition Hair

    Is your hair in need of a refresh? Are you wondering if you’ll ever find your dream salon? If this is you, then make sure you check out Exeter’s Recognition Hair!

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with owner Amy and discovered all there is to know about her fresh on the scene hair salon.

  • #FinditinExeter with Julia’s Collection Boutique

    Congratulations – you’re mother of the bride (or groom!).

    With all of the wedding planning slowly being ticked off, there’s just one last thing to organise – your outfit! This is when Julia’s Collection, Princesshay’s independent occasion wear boutique, steps in to ensure you look your best on the big day.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Julia, one half of Julia’s Collection, to discover all there is to know about this exclusive boutique.

  • #FinditinExeter with Roundel Clothing

    Button up your pin-striped polo-shirt, pop on your patch emblazoned parka and hop on your Vespa. It’s time to head to Roundel Clothing on North Street, to lay down a vinyl and discover their vast range of retro-inspired clothing and accessories.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Verity, who heads up Roundel Clothing’s marketing and social media, to chat all things Mod.

  • #FinditinExeter with The Flat

    Whether you can or can’t go a day without dreaming about a slice of Italy’s finest export, the humble pizza, there’s a gem in Exeter that you must put on the top of your list to eat out at. The Flat.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up Chloe, co-owner of the independent vegetarian and vegan eatery, to chat all things pizza.

  • #FinditinExeter with Zero Exeter

    In a world that’s becoming more and more conscious of its footprint on our planet, consumers are on the lookout for a more ethical choice. That’s when Zero Exeter steps in.

    Zero Exeter is a family-run zero waste food, home, gift and interiors store. For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Faye, founder of Zero Exeter and sister business Chuquy, to discover all there is to know about this little store with a very big eco-conscience.

  • #FinditinExeter with The Lin Den

    This week, Exeter welcomed Claridge’s in Mayfair trained patisserie chef, Paula, and her vegan patisserie, The Lin Den, to its independent offering.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter, we visited this brand-new eatery to chat all things pastry and cake!

  • #FinditinExeter with Exeter Library

    Gone are the days of a library simply being home to endless books and a shushing librarian. Today a library is a hub of activity offering inspiration, access to computers, equipment and services and space to learn, read or reflect for everyone and anyone, and Exeter Library is no exception.

    For instance, did you know that Exeter Library has a Fab Lab containing a 3D printer and laser cutter? Or that recently it housed a pop-up barbershop?

    For this week’s FinditinExeter we visited Emily, Exeter Library’s Centre Manager, to discover all that this wonderful (and FREE) community resource has to offer.

  • #FinditinExeter with South Gate Gallery

    Located a few minutes amble from Exeter Cathedral is the striking blue exterior of South Gate Gallery, at 64 South Street.

    South Gate Gallery is a contemporary, family-run fine art gallery and bespoke picture framers in Exeter offering a wide selection of affordable original, limited and open edition art, both framed and unframed.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter we paid owners Andrew and Gill a visit, to discover all there is to know about this top-class gallery.

  • #FinditinExeter with Imperial Games

    Whether you’re a master at Magic: The Gathering, a Dungeons & Dragons hero or have never picked up a game before but want to discover a whole new world, then Imperial Games is the destination for you.

    For this week’s #FinditinExeter, we headed to Imperial Games’ new location on Paris Street to chat with owners, Steve and Nicky, and discover all things gaming.

  • #FinditinExeter with Kapbula

    Did you know Paris Street is home to the cities only specialist organic and sustainable clothing, toy and accessories shop for babies and children up to five-years-old?

    Filled to the brim with clothing, accessories, swimwear, toys, skin care and homeware, for this week’s #FinditinExeter we caught up with Tuba, owner of Kapbula Organics, to discover everything there is to know about her colourful and ethical children’s range shop.

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