Readers of this blog will know that I am keen to support local stores. Last month I told of my visit to Coombe Bissett in Wiltshire. This month I popped into the revamped post office and stores at Mary Tavy. They are on the A386 road between Tavistock and Okehampton on the west side of the Dartmoor National Park.
Martin and Tracey Bradford, the new owners, gave me a warm welcome.
They wear red and black branded t-shirts bearing their logo of Wheal Betsy, the instantly-recognisable engine house of the mine a mile north of Mary Tavy. They also sport the logo on the awning outside the store.
The Bradfords pack a good range of produce into a well-lit and well-organised space.
They have an impressive range of local wines and beers.
You can buy a cup of coffee for £1.20 or a hot pasty to sustain you on your Dartmoor walk.