Somerset - still open for business

PUBLISHED: 14:22 23 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:10 03 April 2020

The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on local businesses

The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on local businesses

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We’re compiling a guide to the businesses that still need your custom to survive, the companies introducing special schemes to help people in the community, services that will help you adjust to working from home or being isolated from others.

Click on the facebook post above to and write in the comments about anything you feel we should include here.

eat:Festival, Minehead

The eat:Festival that was due to take place in Minehead in April has now been postponed until 22 August.

However, they are still determined to support local producers and plans are afoot to launch an online food festival.

Follow their latest updates on their facebook page at www.facebook.com/eatminehead

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Somerset Coronavirus Appeal Launched

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) has launched the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal to get vital funding to local charities and community organisations that are helping the most vulnerable people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The funds raised will help form the Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to ensure support swiftly reaches local charities and community organisations across the county of Somerset. SCF plans for the grants from the Fund to be made on a rolling basis, beginning as soon as funds become available

www.somersetcf.org.uk/appeal

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Levant Restaurant in Castle Cary launch takeaway service

In response to the coronavirus, Levant Restaurant are rolling out a brand new takeaway service, so you can give someone in self-isolation a treat or stock your freezer and they can add a bottle of wine too.

New menus are posted on their website periodically and the collection window runs between 5.00 – 6.00pm

www.levantcatering.com

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Free golf

Orchardleigh Golf & Country Club is set to offer free golf to help keep people active during the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak - allowing people to book a tee time in advance before turning up and playing, removing the need to enter the clubhouse, which will be closed throughout.

Starting Monday 23rd March 2020, for an initial period of 4 weeks, the estate will be welcoming members of the public for games of golf, completely free of charge, all-day, every Monday.

www.orchardleighgolf.co.uk

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Kitnors Tea Room, Bossington

As per the government advice on the closure of resturants, the tea room is nolonger open for sit-in meals, but they are still offering take away or delivery

They have freshly baked Pea and Leek super-green flan, treacle tart, lemon curd cake, fruit cake, ginger cake, brownies and scones available plus we can do a range of sandwiches.

www.kitnors.com 01643 862643 kitnors@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/KitnorsTeaRoomAndGarden

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Little Jack Horners Ltd

The Sausage roll professionals are offering 6 roll sausage rolls for £15 with free local delivery to everyone in the BA11 postcode who orders online.

You can order half a dozen of the pork and sage variety or go for the six pack variety box.

www.ljhorners.com/order-online www.facebook.com/ljhorners

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Dan’s Somerset Deli: Quality Cheese

Cheese lovers can now browse a virtual market stall to see an up to date list of cheeses and products that are ‘On The Stall Now’

You can order online for home delivery or choose to click and collect.

somersetdeli.co.uk www.facebook.com/danssomersetdeli

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Double-Gate Farm B&B & Tea Rooms, Godney

Double-Gate Farm B&B & Tea Rooms have sadly closed their eat in service but they are still running a take-out menu on the weekends between 10.30am -3.30pm, with free delivery for local customers in Godney.

To see the take-out menu go to their facebook page at www.facebook.com/doublegatefarmgodney

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Shelli Graham Illustrations

If you’re working from home, it might be time to brighten up your workspace with a bit of artwork or get yourself a working from home mug for your home office.

Shelli Graham is Bristol based illustrator who creates a range of products that would be great for your home or would be make perfect gift for a friend.

www.shelligraham.com

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Drive through food in Blakeway

Sweet’s Tea Room, BS284UE, is now offering a drive through service, including barista coffee, homemade cakes and a daily menu, posted on their FB page each morning.

www.facebook.com/SweetsTeaRooms

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Gourmet to Go

Dunkery Beacon Country House We are launching a ‘Gourmet to Go’ food and drink service for people in the #Exmoor area who are self-isolating or social distancing themselves due to the Coronavirus.

The gourmet menu will be available for collection or free delivery subject to location on Fridays and Saturdays starting from March 27.

Full information at dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk

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The Colour Centre, Minehead

Being stuck at home might make you feel you need a change of scenery of some description, so perhaps it’s a good time to redecorate.

The Colour Centre in Minehead are providing free local delivery for those in the high risk category.

Phone orders & payments 01643 702868 www.facebook.com/Colourcentreminehead

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Little Oak Farm

Timberscombe based Little Oak Farm fresh pork joints, sausages, bacon, black pudding and pancetta that can be ordered on their website.

And they are offering a free delivery service in the Minehead, Timberscombe and surrounding areas.

www.littleoakfarmdirect.co.uk www.facebook.com/porkandpigsonexmoor

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The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance, Taunton

You may not be able to go to the pub anymore, but you can still enjoy some good pub grub with the Anchor Inn’s collection service.

They’ve got their famous Anchor Pies, Fish and chips, Pizza and Burgers all served in recyclable/ compostable packaging and you can order drinks to go as well.

http://theanchorinn.net www.facebook.com/The-Anchor-Inn-Hillfarrance-Taunton-156003431140744

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The Somerset Crafty Bee

The Somerset Crafty Bee’s versatile and eco-friendly handmade Beeswax Wraps are the perfect solution for those wishing to reduce the amount of single use plastics used.

As many of the events they originally booked to attend over the next couple of months have either been postponed or cancelled, they are now shifting their focus on their website where you can purchase wraps and get them delivered to your door.

thesomersetcraftybee.co.uk/

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Chives Cafe, Watchet

Chives Cafe, Watchet are offering takeaway food and home delivery to the Watchet area for hot food or frozen meals for people to reheat themselves.

www.facebook.com/Chives-Cafe-368529043747572

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L’affinage Cheese

Have an extensive range of Somerset cheeses available on their website.

You can even sign up for a Cheese Subscription where you receive five delicious hand selected cheeses delivered straight to your door.

https://laffinage.co.uk

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Hullabaloos Lemonade

For those of you that grew up with a regular delivery from the ‘fizzy pop man’, you can revisit your youth and recreate this sadly long-gone experience, albeit with a better quality product this time around!

www.facebook.com/HullabaloosRocks www.hullabaloos.rocks

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Sweet Drinks Ltd

You may need something a bit stronger than soft drinks toget you through this, so Sweet Drinks Ltd could be your saviour.

They are teaming with local drinks producers to provide a home delivery service of products from Hullabaloos Lemonade, Friary Drinks, Still Sisters, Exmoor Distillery, Harry’s Cider Company, Canned Wine Co and E18hteen Gin.

www.sweetdrinks.co.uk

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Food in Clevedon

If you live in the Clevedon area, there is a large number of businesses offering home delivery on a whole range of food and produce.

Visit the Discover Clevedon website for more details www.discoverclevedon.co.uk/blog/support-small-local-food-deliveries-from-independent-businesses/

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Royal Oak, Over Stratton

The Royal Oak, Over Stratton have launched a take away delivery and collection service for lunch and dinner with free delivery to Over Stratton, South Petherton & surrounding villages.

They post the daily specials on their facebook page every day www.facebook.com/theroyaloakoverstratton

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Nutts Scotch Eggs

Nutts Scotch eggs are offering local delivery on all orders of six eggs and collection of three or more.

www.nuttsscotcheggs.co.uk www.facebook.com/nuttsfor/

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