Seasoned Ex-QE2 Steward with a Passion for Ocean Liners

The Brixham Steam Packet Co.

Experience the Wonder of an Ocean Liner Style Coffee Lounge

1st Class Coffee Lounge

Vast array of Marine Antiques in the Heart of Brixham

Something Different

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About Us - The Brixham Steam Packet Co.

The Brixham Steam Packet Company was created to satisfy my passion for all things ocean liner related, I simply love the history you can sense when surrounded by the fabulous maritime antiques and vintage collectables that we have on display in the shop and lounge, all the items on display are offered for sale.

Creating this unique shop and coffee lounge has been my dream. Trading in fabulous maritime antiquities, I get to see some exquisite pieces off some of the most iconic vessels.

Working as a first class saloon steward in the Queens Grill aboard the famous Cunard Liner QE2 back in the early 1970’s also inspired me to create the Chart Room First Class Coffee Lounge, The Chart Room is an ocean liner, art deco themed coffee lounge.

Our first shop opened in Middle Street Brixham in 2015 buying and selling antique and vintage ocean liner collectables and memorabilia and we soon moved to bigger premises in Fore Street, we now have themed areas to display the Ships Telegraphs, Compass Binnacles, Helms, Anchors Navigation Lights off such fantastic ships as the SS France, The Queen Mary and Elizabeth plus Royal Navy ships such as Ark Royal and Illustrious in a surrounding which creates an atmosphere of pride and respect for such times.
We Buy and Sell Ships: Telegraphs, Flags, Furniture, Compasses, Anchors, Navigation Lights, Silverware, Glassware, Artwork, China and Ceramics in fact anything ship related from early 1900’s to the present day.

In 2017 we opened The Chart Room First Class Coffee Lounge to give customers the sense of occasion you only get when on-board such iconic vessels, selling home made Cakes, Pastries, Scones and afternoon teas, which I am delighted to say draws crowds from far and wide.

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Travel back in time and experience the opulence and splendour of turn of the century steamships from such companies as The Cunard Line, White Star, Union Castle, P&O and The French Line, Compagnie de Transatlantique, and other long forgotten leviathans.

It has been my pleasure to recreate this world right here in Brixham. The success of The Brixham Steam Packet Company and Chart Room First Class Coffee Lounge can be measured by seeing the pleasure it gives our visitors. We love the idea that we have created a tourist attraction which benefits Brixham as a whole.

We guarantee a visit to our shop and lounge will be relaxing and enjoyable whilst creating an evocative experience, somewhere you can sit and enjoy our many homemade cakes and pastries surrounded by a unique display of shipping ephemera and memorabilia which never fails to impress. It is important to note however that we Do Not admit children under 12 years of age.
We invite you to join us on our voyage and look forward to welcoming you on board the SS Brixham Steam soon.
Best wishes
Bob Higginson
(founder the Brixham Steam Packet Company and Chart Room First Class Coffee Lounge).