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!
Little Buckland Gallery – The gallery is going ahead with their popular Open Art Competition purely online, with a closing date of 26th April. The competition is open to any artist in any country, in any medium including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, ceramics, textiles, digital art, installation and designer makers.
Mark your diaries for an amazing (and the first in the world!) online vegan fair on Sat 11 April, supporting many independent foodie businesses. Shop your favourite plant-based products (and discover some new ones) in this online marketplace. Tune into talks and demos which will be taking place throughout the day – all from the comfort of your own home! veganfairs.co.uk/online-vegan-fair
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. We’re all going to need something to look forward to, so whether it’s for you or a friend to spend, it will be ready for when the time comes. Call 01672 851212 to order products or vouchers, book an appointment or ask for any advice.
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.
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 White Horse, Compton Bassett – Offering home made ready meals, fresh bread and veg boxes for delivery only to Compton Bassett and the surrounding villages. Orders can be placed by phone 01249 813118 daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Deliveries will be made between 7 – 8 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 from Monday for you to continue your home practice. Designed with you in mind, with minimal space and equipment required. Choose from the selection of classes between 30- 60 minutes. Need to stretch? – choose an Asana practice. Need to relax? – choose a Svasana practice. Need to take a breath? – Choose a Pranayama practice. Need to meditate? – Choose a Meditation practice. £20 a month, new classes being added all the time. Click here to sign up.
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.
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.
The Equilibrium Clinic – Invest in a gift vouchers for future treatments. They can be bought over the phone for any amount, or for a specific treatment including all types of massage, nails, facials, waxing, spray tan, reflexology, make up, brows and lashes.
The Pink Pheasant – Their online shop is full of lovely gift ideas, which can be sent directly to the recipient. They also have gift vouchers available which can be emailed, and are valid for 12 months.