Your Favourite Shop: Emporium is a wonderful asset to North Devon

Good things to eat and drink will keep you wanting to go back for more.


My favourite shop is Blazey’s in Bideford. A lovely emporium of good things to eat and drink, homemade and delicious, and much of it locally-sourced.

The staff are welcoming and friendly and the coffee is out of this world; you can keep your StarBucks, coffee at Blazey’s will keep you wanting to go back for more.

The only downside is the food is too good and I fear they will owe me a new wardrobe when I can’t fit in to any of my clothes any more.

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The owners are also really community-spirited and go the extra mile to promote Bideford and support events that are taking place.

A wonderful asset to North Devon.

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Yasmin Olins Dixon, Bideford


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