Potburys of Sidmouth began trading as Furnishers and Auctioneers in 1861, in its current premises. It offered the 'complete furnishing service' back then with the shop in the high street and separate locations for the removals service and auction rooms.

Much has changed in the past 150 years and Potburys has had to move with the times. But, the reliable and friendly service that it offered in those early days, still remains. Quality furnishings have always been at the centre of the Potburys business.