As we face a third national lockdown, we are once more limited to leaving the home only to buy essential items including food and medicine or to exercise. Many are now turning to online shopping, leading to delivery slots disappearing once more. With supermarkets struggling to meet the changing customer demands, local independent retailers in Bath have got the answers.
For Lockdown 3, The Bathwick Boatman will be offering a takeaway service for freshly cooked meals to order. Service times run from Thursday to Saturday evenings from 5 pm to 8.30 pm with Sunday roasts from 12 noon to 5.15 pm.
Bathwick Greengrocer is also continuing to provide the local community with fresh fruit, veg, meat, fish and alcohol. They will be doing collections from The Pulteney Arms Wednesday-Saturday or deliveries for those self-isolating. Any orders can be placed via email firstname.lastname@example.org with an invoice provided upon collection. Alternatively, you can order directly through their website with their new click and collect option.
Another local delivery company, Good Sixty, is also offering fresh produce from independent retailers in Bath direct to customers’ doors. Working as an online marketplace, Good Sixty works by first selecting your area, then begin browsing local artisans and independent shops from around the UK. The online retailer enables you to choose products from multiple traders and checkout in one simple transaction – all without leaving the house. With an eye on their green credentials too, orders are then delivered straight to your door by eco bikes or by post. Bath locals aren’t the only lucky ones to benefit from Good Sixty, those who live in Borough and Bristol are also able to take advantage of this great service.
In the current climate, delivery businesses like these can offer those who are unable to get to the shops a choice, by providing a safe and non-contact service during the pandemic. Stay safe at home by selecting a time that works for you and wait for your food to be delivered. Treat yourself to independent gins, wines and craft beers all delivered guilt-free and reducing carbon emissions. You can also find your favourite cuts from butchers, who source the highest quality and ethically produced meat for a Sunday roast at home.
Online marketplaces are also helping to create well-connected communities by encouraging people to support their local producers and retailers. In turn, local people start to reengage with their high street and help to keep high streets independent and healthy.
You can keep yourself healthy whilst making your high-street heroes happy!
Other grocery delivery services available in Bath include Larkhall Farm Shop. This family-run greengrocer (formally ‘Tony’s Greengrocers’) is offering bespoke orders such as fruit and veg and weekly essentials boxes which can be ordered next day.
Looking for baked goods? Thoughtful Bakery is also bringing back deliveries for meals, bread, pastries, dairy and other pantry provisions, as well as a pre-bookable pizza delivery slots. Preorder for collection or delivery now!
You can also support other businesses in Bath who are remaining open for takeaway:
- Tagine Zhor
- Yum Yum Thai
- Thai Balcony
- The Real Italian Pizza Company
- The Oven Pizzeria
- Cappadocia Restaurant
- Charm Thai
Looking for a gift? Why not use these services to treat someone you know to some artisan chocolate or veg subscription box delivered directly to their door.
Have you ordered from any of Bath’s independents before? Let us know what is on your shopping list in the comments, below.