Keep calm and stay in
Shut for eating/shopping in but this creative lot are are now offering take away and delivery services, online shopping or exercise. Make sure you keep us updated and we'll pop you on the list.
At this time of uncertainty, we want to keep you updated with what’s happening in Wilts (because, let’s be honest, nobody really has a clue). We also want to do everything we possibly can to support all the amazing local businesses that may be struggling.
This page will be regularly updated with all the info we can find on who’s still open for business. Please use it as a crib sheet of how you can support your favourite hangouts and independents – by picking up a takeaway, or sharing on social media – and make sure you let us know if we’ve missed anyone off the list in the comments below.
There’s so much goodness coming out of the gloom, from gin distilleries making hand sanitisers free for the NHS with their alcohol, to being able to tune into Insta Stories every evening and get a mega star concert in your front room. To keep the kids entertained tune into the brilliant and free Oliver Jeffers Story Time at Home – going live every weekday at 6pm, where he’ll be reading his books live.
And now, roll call, please!
Pound Arts Corsham brings blue skies into your home with digital festival Blue Sky & Beyond this 8-14 June, an exclusively online festival featuring an incredible line-up of comedy, music, theatre, spoken word, workshops and visual artists, all of which will provide moments of reconnection to the wider communities that we are all missing in these extraordinary times. Pound Arts will welcome back some festival favourites from previous years, as well as a host of new artists, including SK Shlomo, contemporary folk singer Rachael Dadd, plus Big Fish Little Fish will invite you in for an afternoon of absolute bangers.
Creative activities include: Cut-out and colour your own paper version of your town in Fold Your Town by Anna Bruder & A Line Art or take part in a virtual community exhibition, Share Your Sky. All Blue Sky & Beyond events are free, however donations – in lieu of tickets – can be made by texting BLUESKY to 70970 to donate £5.
Under the Stairs – Choose from a fab range of linen tea towels, aprons, table runners, napkins, hob covers and cushions, all in gorgeous bucolic designs, all available online. All creations are made by Lorna at home and she is very aware of hand hygiene during production and packaging – she is currently using Royal Mail to deliver items. Those items that usually require a signature are trackable but do not need to be signed for.
Studio Zest are offering online classes for just £5 per class (all fees go directly to the instructors). Choose from strength and conditioning classes using either your bodyweight, hand weights or resistance band, as well as yoga classes.
These are all on Zoom and can be booked on easily through their home landing page www.studiozest.co.uk.
Sarsens Restaurant – This Marlborough venture is running as a social enterprise for as long as restaurants are shut and the government permits them to do so. The idea is you buy a “ready to cook” meal from them and they will donate one to a food bank/charity/vulnerable person/anyone who needs it. The menu is small and different from their normal offerings. Please support if you can.
Suzanne Ball Jewellery – Open for business for online sales.
From You To Me – Purchase journals and get the kids to keep a diary during this time.
The Equilibrium Clinic – Closed until further notice, but when they reopen they are offering a 25% discount to all NHS workers as a thank you. You can still purchase Environ and Caudalie skincare, Advanced Nutrition Programme supplements and Jane Iredale make-up from them – they will post products. You can also book in for an online skincare consultation, or purchase a gift voucher for use in the future. Call 01672 851212 to order products or vouchers, book an appointment or ask for any advice. Also, Lorraine is offering free skin consultations via video call. A perfect chance to keep your skincare journey on track, or to get it started.
Check out their website for their many fabulous May special offers. We love the free silver refillable compact when you buy any Jane Iredale PurePressed Powder Refill.
Vaughn’s Kitchen – If you feel you can, do invest in a Vaughan’s Gift Voucher, which can go towards one of Vaughan’s inspiring cookery classes in their friendly professional kitchen on the outskirts of the historic town of Devizes. Starting from just £30, they can be used towards any Vaughan’s Cookery Class, Chef’s Table or Pop-up Event. Buy here. Also, they are hoping to run a 3 week Professional Kitchen Essentials, Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills course
from 10th to 28th August. The course will be run in a small group to allow for social distancing and any other requirements that are necessary for everyone’s safety. To find out more call: 01380 530203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or see website https://www.vaughanskitchen.co.uk/cookery-school/professional-courses
The Tranquil Moment – Purchase their retail stock Decleor and Epionce skincare with 20% off. Payment will be by BACs and if you are local they can deliver. Also gift vouchers are available to purchase for future you, plus they are offering 10% off any courses of treatments pre bought ready for re opening.
Lucy Tom Interiors – Offering delivery within Sherston Village. They also sell ecover refillables, Who Gives a Crap loo paper, tissues and kitchen roll and lots of craft items for children.
The Pink Pheasant – Their online shop is full of lovely gift ideas, which can be sent directly to the recipient. Gifts can be wrapped and sent with a special message on a card or gift tag. Lovely gift ideas include friendship bracelets, hair accessories, earrings and necklaces. They also have gift vouchers available which can be emailed, and are valid for 12 months.
Granny Mo’s Deli and Cakes – Offering delivery. Payment can be made via phone and as long as they can get ingredients they will be offering homemade food. Email email@example.com or call 01225 920101 Mon-Sat 10-3 . Ring in the morning for next day delivery and they’ll try their best to accommodate as many as possible.
Kalm n’ Kind Yoga – Will be running yoga classes online for you to continue your home practice. Book online.
Alexandra Robins Pet Photography – not taking bookings at present but gift vouchers are available for future use. Buy now for this fantastic offer – One hour, on-location photography session for one pet (location must be within 20 miles of the studio SN12 or travel costs may be added. They also have a list of our favourite locations to choose from. Home sessions may not be possible depending on the current circumstances). – Viewing & ordering session of your final images via video call if still necessary or at the studio.- One digital image of your choice, perfect for sharing online. – Fine Art Print 12 x 8″ with mount. – Plus 10% off any additional products bought. Cost £95.
Bite Me Burger Co and Get Plucked in Marlborough is delivering and accepting orders for restaurant pick-up. Call 01672 514776 or email Marlborough@bitemeburger.com, open Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 10pm. Here is Bite Me’s delivery page for more information, and Get Plucked’s is here.
The King John Inn – Offering a takeaway service for both food and drink.
Saffron Knight Art Prints – If you can, please continue to shop online for these gorgeous prints.
Heliotrope – Tamzin offers Skype or FaceTime consultations and will be continuing to work with remote design advice throughout.
Bird & Carter – Open as usual.
Watling Goldsmiths of Lacock – Online sales only, offering FREE next day delivery when you purchase either from the website or their FB Posts or Instagram posts. They are also taking bookings for FaceTime or ZOOM appointments for commissions. Shop now for gorgeous bespoke designs – we love this Silver Multi-Heart Heavy Fused bracelet. Hearts widths range from 9mm-18mm £289.
Edelweiss HR have been very busy with advising clients on wellbeing, the furlough scheme, managing teams working from home and how they can manage to hold on to their businesses until things get better. They have been advising businesses and individuals and everyone from a micro-business with one employee to those with 500 on the books. Get in touch now!