Delivery? Online Yoga? Here’s what’s open for business
Support local businesses and order yourself a few treats. I don't know about you, but my Saturday takeaway is the highlight of my week right now!
At this time of uncertainty, we want to keep you updated with what’s happening in Herts & Beds (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, purchasing a couple of style pick-me-ups online, or signing up to a great online yoga class. Be sure you let us know if we’ve missed anyone off the list in the comments below.
Roll call, please!
Food & Drink (inc. DELIVERIES!)
The Bainbridge brothers have launched brand new takeaway menus at their two Herts pubs, The White Hart in Welwyn and The Tilbury in Datchworth. Order three scrumptious courses (as well as wine and cocktails to wash it down with) just in time for the weekend, all with free local delivery.
Yvette’s Chocolates is still delivering their handmade goodies, and even offering free delivery to local areas (ideal if you’re craving a chocolate fix). Dad got a sweet tooth? Use the code TREATS20 when you order online, by email, or by phone to get 20% off your order before Father’s Day.
Hurrah! Smallford Farm Shop in St Alban’s is officially open again, every day from 9am to 4pm. Head over pronto to pick up your essentials.
Fantastic curry house, Kanan’s Kitchen, Boxmoor, is taking deliveries as normal. Time for a curry fix, we think.
Popular Italian, Nonnas, Woburn Sands, is offering a great takeaway menu of sharing style italian dishes – think lasagne, pasta bakes and pizza. So now you can get your hands on a little slice of the dolce vita. One for the weekend we think.
The Woburn Wine Cellar, errr Woburn, is offering some great home delivery deals and free same day delivery within five miles of the shop.
Letchworth’s wonderful baker, The Cakey Lady, is still taking orders for delivery or collection. Yum!
Although the bar is closed, the team at the Garden City Brewery have hopped to it (get it?) to offer takeaway and delivery brews Thursday – Saturday.
The Khoi Khoi Bar & Brai, Letchworth, is offering its full food and drinks menu for home delivery. Call 01462 337813 for more details.
Dunstable-based Fine Dine In are now delivering food fit for a king (or a local celeb) directly to your door. Perfect for a special occasion.
Miss Green Fingers is offering groceries, fruit and veg, cakes and other delectables delivered to your door. See the online order section of the website for more.
Little Hadham Stores is still open for business. This tiny, traditional village grocers is taking orders online and can deliver locally.
Craft & Cleaver, St Albans. Delivery is back up and running at this brilliant rib and burger joint – with a bit of a difference. Every Friday the team will be delivering a different ‘Barbecue Feast Set Menu’ for 2 or 4 to enjoy at home. Order Monday – Thursday – call on 07896 741502.
Tabure, St Albans – Operating a delivery only takeaway service.
Taste of Vietnam, St Albans – is offering weekend collection menus. Three courses will set you back £15.00, with a la carte options also available. Free delivery in St Albans only between 6:30pm to 7:30pm when you order £40.00 otherwise it will be £2.50. Call 07507671376
Three Piece Bar, Berkhamsted, is taking orders for pre-bottled cocktails delivered right to your doorstep. And there’s 20% off with the code STAYHOME. Welcome to the weekend!
Wonderful St Albans wine shop, Flagship Wines, is delivering vino nationwide, or you can collect your order from the shop
The Cake Hole, Hitchin, is offering home delivery, including cakes (of course) and awesome Chocolate Survival Kits £30 £40 £50(for sharing only)😜
CJs Home Delivery normally deliver fresh supplies to cafes and restaurants, but are now running a home delivery shopping service. Sounds delicious.
While Lussman’s restaurants are temporarily closed *sob*, the team is offering a ‘To Go’ service (covering St Albans, Harpenden, Hertford, Hitchin, and from next week, Tring), which includes ‘ready-to-cook’ chilled Lussmanns dishes, fresh fish, veg boxes, bread, cheese, coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fox & Hounds, Hunsdon – this innovative establishment’s weekend takeaway options now run to pies, burgers, curry, Sunday lunch, fruit and veg, eggs, bread and local beer, oh and most importantly WINE. What’s not to like. 01279 843999
Bethnal & Bec – lockdown sale for future bookings – see the website for a late summer (?!?) deal.
From the team behind great Herts sushi hangouts zer0sushi comes Zero Guilt – delivering guilt free local groceries right to your door.
Tring Winery is making deliveries. Online orders will be delivered free to doorsteps within 10 miles of Tring. The tasting room & shop are sadly closed for now.
P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop, Tring, is offering a collection & home delivery service for the most vulnerable members of the community, such as elderly people, Frontline NHS staff and vulnerable families. For the rest of us, the Farmshop is still open!
Eastwoods of Berkhamsted is taking online meat orders.
Culture Bakery is delivering fresh bread & pastries to Tring and nearby small villages. See website for dets.
Puddingstone Distillery, Wilstone, is selling it’s brilliant Campfire Gin online, and, even better, there’s free delivery on orders that include a 50cl bottle or 3 x 10cl gift pack (use code SPRING20).
Mad Squirrel Brewery, St Albans, is delivering as normal and offering click and collect at the Brewery.
The Hitchin Deli (The Little Deli) is delivering everyday essentials and little luxuries to homes in Hitchin. And you get a super-cute tote bag with every order! email email@example.com for more info.
Fussy and Baer, Hitchin, is offering home delivery of coffee beans, home brewing kit, and cakes and donuts. Yum.
Kings Arms, Tring, is offering a takeaway and delivery menu to Tring and the local areas. Please call the pub on 01442 823318
Beechwood Fine Foods, Tring, is offering daily deliveries of bread, eggs, fruit and veg and cheese as well as long life produce, such as Sarah’s Jams, preserves and chutneys or Ashridge honey.
Mazzicle Cupcakes is offering contactless delivery. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
HOME & GARDEN
Tobias Oliver Interiors, is offering a free online design service – something to keep you entertained in lockdown!
Blacks of Sopwell, St Albans, is offering free local delivery on their fab home interiors pieces.
Homewares boutique Home by Rachel is offering free delivery on all orders over £20.
Burston Garden Centre is offering special offer plant packages and free local delivery.
The lovely Hitchin-based florist, Sarah Maylin Flowers is able to offer flowers for funerals and general bouquets for local delivery, with 10% of profits donated to the NHS. Please contact Sarah on 07780 858288 or info@sarahmaylinflowers
Willlow & Blossom Floral Design is taking orders online for bouquets, hanging basket plant sets and plant boxes. Time to get some colour in your life! They are currently delivering 15 miles of Silsoe. Please email email@example.com
Rebecca Morgan Garden Design is offering bespoke planting plans and online consultations and you can order trailing hanging basket plant sets.
The wonderful Welwyn Florist is still taking orders online via their webshop, for local delivery.
BOUTIQUES & STYLE
Tobias Oliver Interiors, Berkhamsted are re-opening their very stylish doors on Mon 15 June, and celebrating with a 15% discount for local customers. Plus, 5% of their profits go to NHS Charities – guilt-free purchases, here we come.
Bookworms, rejoice! Gerrard’s Cross Bookshop is re-opening on Mon 15 June, with slightly reduced opening hours. The team is also running a click and collect book service, and delivery if you live within 5 miles of the shop.
Vida Eco Shop (normally appearing at Hemel Old Town Market & Pop Up Bazaar Berko) is still selling natural, plastic free products online. They will also deliver to your door in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted.
Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery is still very much open for business. In fact, the team has been taking and designing commisisons remotely for some time now! They even have a live sketching tool, which allows you to enjoy a consultation form your sofa. And, don’t go telling everyone, but they’re offering 25% off dress jewellry with code Spring. Thanks guys!
Women’s Society, Hertford – open for online orders and 25% off almost everything!
Gingerlillie Boutique, Hertford, is open for online orders.
The Dressing Room, St Albans, is open for online orders and there’s 10% off with code STEVIE10
Chloe James Lifestyle, St Albans, is taking online orders with 10% of sales donated to the NHS. Nice one!
Shimmering Ivory is offering online/video wedding dress consultations
Moo Boutique, Tring is offering online style consults, web parties and are still taking orders online!
Core Control Pilates, Hertford, is offering online classes to whip your core into shape.
Oglee Poglee is offering their Creative Heroes Club kids downloads – save lovable monster Oglee Poglee from various dilemmas using objects from the recycling bin! Nice idea
Our Bookshop, Tring, is taking online orders and offering free local delivery.
The Vic, Hitchin – Tune in to the pub’s FACEBOOK live stories on Weds at 8pm for an online pub quiz.
* all are correct at time of writing, but please double check before heading out.