Who doesn’t love a good market? Here in sunny (sometimes) Devon, we have tons of great markets – from the classic flea markets, to emporiums of amazing food, to hand crafted trinkets. If you’re a fan of markets, we’ve rounded up the best ones in our fair county for you to go and check out at your convenience…
To keep this simple, we’re not covering Car Boot Sales, or pop up markets, but focusing on permanent or regular Devon markets.
Tavistock Pannier Market
We love this covered market right in the centre of fabulous Tavistock. From antiques and trinkets, to local and international gourmet delights – you’ll be spoiled for choice. It’s closed on Sunday and Monday, and the theme of the market tends to change throughout the week. But there are a selection of permanent residents too, offering everything from local chocolate to second hand books.
Just outside the market there are also some great cafes, shops and events spaces – so enjoy exploring around the Tavistock’s pannier market.
Take a look at the details on the Tavistock website.
Newton Abbott Indoor Market
Open throughout the week (closed on Sundays), the Newton Abbott indoor market is always a delight to explore. Particularly good if you’re looking for local meat and veg, as well as a number of bric a brac and trinket stalls.
Barnstable Pannier market
You’ll find this great covered market right in the middle of Barnstable, and I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s one of the more impressive Devon markets in terms of space. The actual hall is huge and you’ll find an excellent selection of everything from local food and produce, to artisan crafts to second hand goods. It really is a proper warren of delights and market lovers will be able to spend a good while browsing (and spending) in here… There are also some great shops just outside including Devon Cheeses.
Barnstable Pannier market is closed on Sundays and Mondays but open for the rest of the week.
Plymouth Pannier market
Situated in Plymouth‘s west end, the pannier market is also quite an architectural marvel. With the usual selection of trinket stalls, it’s also increasingly home to an array of great global food options. Think Thai, Turkish and even Mauritian cuisine. It’s definitely worth a trip if you’re in town – or if you’re a resident pop down for some lunch.
Plymouth pannier market is open from Monday to Saturday.
Tiverton Pannier market
Another impressive building in the heart of one of Devon’s market towns, Tiverton Pannier market is well worth the trip. Grab your groceries, including fresh meats, fish and fruits and veg – as well as browse artisan goods, bric a brac and even get your fortune read.
Take a look at the Tiverton market site for more details.
Got any other suggestions for great markets we need to check out… Share them with us in the comments below.