Coronavirus - Keeping Cambridge in Business: A-Z of retailers, pubs and companies offering deliveries and new services
The coronavirus crisis is putting huge strain on businesses, with many smaller companies fearing they may struggle to survive.
With people isolating indoors and on lockdown, there is real concern about the economic impact of Covid-19.
The Cambridge Independent is keen to help through our new Keeping Cambridge in Business campaign.
We’re here to promote how people can still access local businesses and services during this crisis.
Many are innovating - offering deliveries or setting up new digital services and some are teaming up with others to find a way to keep their organisations going.
For example, at the Cambridge Independent, we’re offering a new app, including digital edition of the newspaper, for free.
Here’s an A-Z of companies adjusting their services.
For inclusion, email email@example.com and put Keeping Cambridge in Business in the subject line. Tell us what you’re doing - and we’ll help spread the word.
The clinic is now open again for face-to-face appointments.
It can provide hearing tests, hearing aids, ear wax removal and tinnitus treatment.
If you are experiencing issues with your hearing, the first step is to book a convenient pre-visit telephone appointment using our online system or by calling 01223 661 399 or by visiting angliearhearing.co.uk.
The Art Hound Gallery, Burwash Manor
Tom Arnold, the gallery director at Art Hound, told us the gallery was launching several new online services, including:
- Personalised free art consultations for clients via email, telephone and live video to view and discuss works virtually
- Regular Vlogs from Natasha and Tom discussing artworks and artists to keep our clients entertained and up to date.
Several new print releases about to launch, all of which will be able to view and buy online, including a Cambridge-related work: the first major Pink Floyd Pop Art piece by internationally-collected and celebrity favourite artist David Studwell.
The piece is released as a limited edition screenprint exclusive to the gallery.
Art Hound has a full catalogue of works available to view and buy online with free UK delivery or click and collect.
Borakis Greek Food
Anne and Yannis Borakis are offering a delivery service of their delicious Greek Food as local farmers markets are not operating.Hand-made and home-made food from Crete and Greece including Award-winning sheep and goat cheeses, fruity olive oils and home-made Spanakopita.
E-mail Anne on firstname.lastname@example.org for price list and more information.
Contactless and bank transfer options available.
The secondhand book stall is offering free delivery within the city,postcodes CB1 -5, with the option to receive books by post if you live outside this area.
All the books are £2.50 each and are available to view and buy on their website at bookishcambridge.co.uk.
Delivery is contact free within 24 hours of purchase and customers are contacted when their books are outside their door.
The physical gallery may be shut, but the online gallery is very much up and running.
Any of their own outworks over £100 are available to purchase online via the Own Art Scheme, which offers interest-free loans allowing the cost of the purchase to be spread.
There is a free delivery within a 15-mile radius of the gallery in Cambridge, and to London for everything over £300.
Ceramics and crafts are now available to purchase online, as well as artworks.
Phone and email customer services are available from Monday to Friday.
The exhibition programme will continue online, and the gallery can be followed on social media.
For more information, visit byardart.co.uk, call 01223 464646 or email email@example.com.
Burwash Larder, Burwash Manor
The shop, which features a popular deli, master butchers Leech & Sons and fresh vegetables from Dynamic Organics is offering a new call and collect service, enabling customers to buy on the doorstep. It also offers local delivery, up to 10 miles around the store. Call 01223 264600.
Calverleys Brewery, Hooper Street, off Mill Road, Cambridge
The brewery has stopped on-site drinking at its taproom until further notice but is open for take-out and is now offering a new online shop with beer delivered by bike.
It is currently running the take-out service on Thursdays and Fridays from 5-9pm and on Saturdays from 12-8pm.
The brewery is serving through the door to keep everyone at a safe distance.
Food trucks are also still visiting, providing takeaway food.
The online shop offers 12 packs of 330ml bottles and one litre brewery fresh growler fills, delivered on bike within a three-mile radius of the brewery throughout the week.
Additional beer listings are being added.
The brewery is operating a contactless delivery service.
The taxi company is offering a free delivery service to the over-70s.
CamCab boss Rowhi Nemer told the Cambridge Independent. “We’ll collect and deliver from any food store - Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, anywhere. The service is available for anyone who hasn’t got help.”
Call 01223 704704.
The barbecue emporium are offering barbecue supplies such as burgers, sausages, skewers, charcoal and more, either individually or as part of our great value family packs so you can enjoy a day of normality with your family in the garden.
They offer free next day delivery on orders above £30 within 15 miles of Cambridge. They also have cider from The Cambridge Cider Company, and beers and wines courtesy of Cambridge Wine Merchants.
For more information, visit cambridgebbq.co.uk.
The deli & café is currently open four days a week for take-out cakes, salads, freshly baked bread, hand made sandwiches and superb barista made coffee.
May saw the launch of a new high end home dining service, with a weekly menu offering a choice of restaurant standard dishes made by the Cordon Bleu team. Freshly made curries from Inder’s Kitchen are also available. Opening hours Thursday to Sunday, 9am to 2pm.
To pre-order and to see weekly menus visit cambridgecookery.com or email FB @ccookeryschool
The deli is found off Hills Road, down Purbeck Road, where you turn left into Homerton Gardens.
The outside area offers a large communal lawn and terrace.
Cambridge Fruit Company
Cambridge Fruit Company is currently offering two direct-delivery grocery boxes: the Essentials box, a selection of seasonal fruit and veg for two, and the Family box, a larger range of vegetables, salads and fruits.
To streamline their service in this time of high demand, only standard, not tailored, boxes are available.
They are also working with Andrews of Cambridge Butchers and Uppercrusts Cakes to deliver fresh meat and cakes.
To see the range of boxes available, visit www.cambridgefruitcompany.com/shop
Cambridge Lamb Company
A range of produces are available, taking the lamb from farm to fork, direct to the consumer.
Eight minted lamb burgers costs £10, and a range of lamb boxes are available.
Free local delivery is available and there is a 20 per cent discount for OAPs.
For more information visit @thecambridgelambcompany on Facebook or call 07702 685179.
The Cambridge Fabric Company
The company is open online.
It offers curtain, dress and quilting fabrics as well as a comprehensive range of haberdashery, trims, sewing essential and gifts.
The bespoke made-to-order service makes curtains, blinds and soft furnishings, offering a high quality, hand-finished service at affordable prices.
For more information email info@ thecambridgefabriccompany.com or visit thecambridgefabriccompany.com.
Cambridge Family Mediation Service
The service is open and can receive referrals and bookings through all traditional channels.
Mediation and MIAMs are being delivered using a range of suitable online video systems such as Skype and Teams.
For more information visit cambridgefms.co.uk or call 01223 576308.
Cambridge Juice Company
There are more than 250 drinks and snacks available on the website for free home delivery.
Sample boxes are available of 20 items for £15 plus VAT.
To mark the 20th year in business, there is a 20 per cent off offer for one month with five flavours from which to choose - local apple, orange and clementine, apple and raspberry, apple and blueberry, and apple and elderflower.
Deliver is direct to the door from their own vehicles with no contact.
For more information visit cambridgejuicecompany.com or call 07515282900.
The Cambridge Oven
They are offering a pay-and-order-by-phone service for their artisan sourdough breads and pastries.
It is a more limited range than normal but is all produced by hand and fresh on the day.
The service will start from April 4.
The pay-and-collect from store will be between 10am and 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays, with no minimum spend. There is also the option to get items delivered within a three-mile radius of The Cambridge Oven, which is based on Hills Road, but the minimum spend is £15.
To order, call 01223 778440.
For more information visit thecambridgeoven.co.uk or search @thecambridgeoven on social media.
They make broadcast-quality podcasts to help organisations stay in touch with their team, and also with clients if they have had to cancel an event.
Cambridge Podcasts has the technical ability to record phone calls with high-quality audio so they can create podcasts while maintaining social distance. This has been used to interview guests in the US and Canada.
It is offering special rates on podcast production costs during the crisis. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07446 326746.
Cambridge Wine Merchants
The locally-owned independent drinks retailer's stores are open across the city.
They have branches on Bridge Street, King's Parade and Cherry Hinton Road in Cambridge. Visit their website for opening hours.
Cambridge Wine Merchants is also offering free deliveries across the city and neighbouring villages.
A fleet of vans and drivers are ready for easy and fast home delivery.
For more information and the latest offers and stock, visit cambridgewine.com.
The shop may be temporarily closed, but they remain open seven days a week during normal working hours for orders or to speak to a member of staff for advice.
Telephone 07900 263934, email email@example.com, or use the messenger chat at the corner of their website campkinscameras.com or on Facebook.
They also offer a free pick-up and delivery within a 10-mile radius of Cambridge.
ChiroWorks Cambridge (Chiropractic Clinic)
They are offering online video appointments to help patients with any new or ongoing musculoskeletal issues.
It is aimed at giving people in pain somewhere to turn to and the ability to self-manage without having to struggle on alone, as well as easing the burden on the NHS.
Advice can be given on self-care and exercises, recommend seeking medical attention where necessary and talk through movements and tests to assess the issue.
For more information, visit chiroworkscambridge.co.uk.
The Christmas Tree Firm
The company which normally delivers freshly-cut Christmas trees is producing food boxes for free delivery to most areas in Cambridgeshire.
From field to farm to home, with zero contact and placed by the door.
It has meat boxes, fresh fruit and veg boxes, treat boxes, free-range eggs, 25kg potato bags, essential boxes and more
It is limited availability while stocks last, and payment is made online.
For more details visit thechristmastreefirm.co.uk
The Cambridge-based office design and fit out company is aiming to keep office or laboratory relocation or refurbishment projects on schedule.
The design, estimating and project management teams are all working remotely, and still operating sites where it is possible to meet government guidelines.
They can provide air conditioning repairs to IT rooms and hospitals, emergency plumbing and heating repairs, essential building maintenance, boiler repairs and breakdowns, and emergency gas works.
For more information call 01223 357777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Country Kitchen, Haslingfield
The team at CK Haslingfield are keeping the shop open to serve the local community during lockdown. They have got a wide selection of fresh food, bread, larder essentials, and sweet treats.
Orders can be made over the phone on 01223 874284 or via email at email@example.com.
Orders can be picked up from the shop or deliveries can be made within the village to anyone self-isolating.
The service at the shop is from a table at the door, and contactless payment is encouraged, where possible.
For more information, visit ckhaslingfield.co.uk.
Cuckoo Clothing, St Mary’s Passage, Cambridge, and Burwash Manor
The clothes shops are now closed but customers can still shop on the website - https://www.cuckooclothing.co.uk/. Use the voucher code SS20 at the online checkout for a 20 per cent discount.
“We can hand deliver in the Cambridge area,” said Hayley at Cuckoo Clothing.
Service plant-based burgers and more, including an ever-changing specials list that features homemade ferments, cakes and burgers.
It is open from 11am to 10pm, from Monday to Sunday
The delivery service works on a six-mile radius from the location on Regent Street, Cambridge.
Orders can be placed online at dopplegangerburger.co.uk.
F45 Training Cambridge Station are offering remote training plans since closing the studio.
They have group sessions and live workouts on an online platform, and access to trainers for tips and motivation.
A home work-out programme to support people at home, available to non-members as well, has been launched.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on home workouts and follow @f45_training_cambridgestation on Instagram, where a workout will be posted everyday.
The Bridge Street Cafe is now open for our takeaways delights only.
Opening times are 8.30am to 4.30pm on Thursday and Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Come buy our famous Fitzbillies Chelsea Buns, sausage rolls, bacon rolls and of course lashings of tea and coffee.
It has also just launched a new click and collect service for our bread and you can now order all of our famous products online. For more information visit fitzbillies.com.
The Gog Farm Shop
The award-winning butchery and farm shop has launched a contactless drive through to help stock Cambridge locals with their artisanal produce.
No need to order in advance, customers can simply visit the site in their car as usual, park in the designated area and one of the Gog’s friendly staff will come and take their order – at a safe
distance. Groceries are collected from the deli and farm shop’s shelves and placed in the boot.
For more details visit thegog.com.
The PR & Communications Consultancy is offering consultancy calls to charities and social enterprises in the region on a pro-bono basis.
The services include PR, social media management, content creation, marketing, copywriting and employee engagement support.
It is offering two one-hour calls with founder Kelly Morel a month, offering advice to charities and social enterprises on communications issues.
For more information email Kelly Morel at email@example.com or visit happycommunications.co.uk.
Harvey & Son
The family-run business grows bedding and vegetable plants, along with salad, fruits and vegetables. It is based in Hauxton Road, Little Shelford, but its Cambridge market stall has been temporarily closed.
It has thousands of seedlings and plants for sale and most of them will be ready in mid-May, for planting out once the frosts have ended. Visit the Facebook page (@HarveyandSon) or call 07800 948145 for more details and to make an order. Payments can be made by bank transfer. There are also plans to develop a click-and-collect online service.
Histon Produce, Over
The fresh food wholesale firm adapted the business to deliver essential food supplies to vulnerable residents over 70, people having to self-isolate and key workers.
It delivers up to 200 orders a day, five days a week, within a 10-mile radius of Over.
For more information, visit the Histon Produce Co Ltd Temporary Food Supply Group Page on Facebook.
The catering company is still producing boxes of brownies and afternoon tea boxes.
Eight brownies cost £22, including postage and packing, and can be posted out.
The afternoon tea for two boxes cost £27. They can be picked up or there is free delivery within 10 miles of postcode CB8 9XD thereafter there is a small charge but contact Honeyshed Bakery for details.
For more information visit honeyshedbakery.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cambridge bar is offering bottled cocktails for delivery during lockdown.
Bottleproof cocktails is La Raza's sister company which sells cocktails exclosuively to the on-trade, but for a limited time, it is being made for people to try at home.
They are available in two sizes, a single-serve bottle or 700ml bottles, which serve seven.
For more details and to order, visit laraza.co.uk.
Knibbs Meat Safe, Bourn
The butcher and food shop said: “We are now offering free local deliveries on orders over £25. We have a large range of quality meats, fresh fruit and veg, deli items such as homemade pies, and various pantry items such as flour, pasta, cakes and much more! Please message us on Facebook or call 01954 713978.”
Malloy's Craft Butchers
The Cambridge butchers, based at The Railyard, is open as usual and is also offering a home delivery service.
It is delivering free-range meat, fresh veg, cheese and bread directly to your door.
Email email@example.com, call 01223 361340 or find them on Facebook or Instagram.
Malloy's can also be found on Deliveroo.
Maurizio Dining & Co, Mill Road, Cambridge
The restaurant is now offering a free pizza delivery service, with orders from Monday-Saturday 12-2pm and 5-9pm. They are also delivering wine, beers, tiramisu, chocolate salame puddings, and pre-ordered meat and vegetable lasagna trays.
Maurizio D'Apollonio told us: “We just launched this and we’ve already had a lot of interest. Thank goodness we have an increasing base of regular and loyal customers who love our food and wine.
“That’s one of the best things about being part of the Mill Road community; everybody is looking out for and helping each other.
“Also we’re now offering gift vouchers to purchase (any price) that can be exchanged for food and drink as and when required, and at a later date.”
Its Neopolitan-inspired pizzas, with home-made, hand-stretched base can also be collected.
Payments are being taken by card only, over the phone if preferred.
The Cambridge pub is running a takeaway menu from Tuesday to Saturday, between 12pm and 2pm, and 5pm and 8pm.
The takeaway food is pizzas and chips, while there is also a selection of draught real ales, lager, cider and craft beers, as well as bottles of wine and Belgian beers, coffee and tea.
For more information, visit @themaypolecamb on Twitter.
OWL Bikes, based in Cambridge, are open for essential repairs and maintenance.
The days of opening are Tuesdays (9am to 5pm), Thursdays (9am to 5pm) and Saturdays (9am to 4pm).
It is by appointment only and card payments only.
There is also a 15 per cent discount for all NHS staff on essential repairs and maintenance.
For more details, call 01223 839580 or email OWLbikes@papworthtrust.org.uk
The company is running taxis as normal during the lockdown.
They can be utilised for any essential journeys required around Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, and are also able to help with deliveries, collecting prescriptions and have wheelchair access vehicles frequently available.
All drivers are following government advice to sanitise themselves, their vehicles and equipment.
To book a taxi visit 01223 715715, visit panthertaxis.co.uk or go to the app.
Prana Restaurant, Mill Road, Cambridge
Kobir Ahmed, at the award-winning Indian restaurant, told us Prana has launched contactless deliveries plus 10 per cent off all orders made using the PRANA10 code at www.pranarestaurant.co.uk.
Radmore Farm Shop
The farm shop on Victoria Avenue, Cambridge is still open seven days a week - from 9am to 6.45pm from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday, and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.
Deliveries are also available and can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a slot. Delivery can then be discussed and sort out how to order in a way that is best to suit the customer.
For more information, visit the website radmorefarmshop.co.uk, call 01223 361155 or email email@example.com.
The Seafood Hut
The new seafood stall is launching in Carlton Way, by the Carlton Arms pub, in Cambridge on May 28.
It will be open from 11am to 3pm from Thursday to Sunday.
The Seafood Hut will provide fresh seafood direct from Billingsgate Market.
Collection and local deliveries will be available.
For more information, visit theseafoodhut.co.uk.
Small and Green
The house-plant business is continuing to trade online.
Free deliveries are being made for orders over £30, and within 10 miles of the city centre.
Customers can view the current stock of plants on Instagram at smallandgreencambridge and on Facebook at @smallandgreencambridge. Advice can be given on what plant is best for the situation, and a choice of pots can also be ordered.
Payment are made by bank transfer prior to delivery.
Orders are then placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit www.smallandgreen.com
The Spar is offering the free delivery of essential household items to elderly and vulnerable residents in Sawston. Call 01223 832202 to place orders.
The store said: “Possible delivery times between 10am-2pm (will be extended if required) for orders placed the day before.
“Payments can be made by cash or via bank transfers. Where possible some basic items such as pasta, toilet rolls and hand wash will be held back for people most at risk.”
It added that supplies may become limited or unavailable, and that it can also deliver newspapers.
The Sea Tree, Broadway, Mill Road, Cambridge
The alternative fish bar is offering takeaway collection or free local no-contact deliveries for orders over £15 - and “cheap fish and chips for the elderly and vulnerable”. Order by phone on 01223 414349 or visit theseatree.co.uk. The door will not be opened except for collecting pre-orders.
Sew Knit Craft
It is running an online shop for yarn, fabric and accessories.
It is also making face masks and selling them for £3.50, with £2 going to the NHS for each sale.
For more information, visit sewknitcraftltd.com.
Stardust Dance Academy
The dance studio is experimenting with online classes to keep dancers active. Get in touch for details via https://www.stardustdanceacademy.com/.
Steak & Honour
Steak & Honour is producing a DIY burger kit with all the ingredients to make its best-selling 'Ella' burger in the comfort of your own home or garden.
Craft beer packs and ice cream now available from Thirsty and Jack’s Gelato, when you order a burger kit.
Delivery is available every Saturday in the following postcodes CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, CB6, CB7, CB10, CB11, CB21, CB22, CB23, CB24, CB2, between 10am and 2pm.
Orders need to be placed by midday on a Thursday, ready for Saturday delivery.
For more information, visit steakandhonour.co.uk.
Sticks 'N' Sushi
The Wheeler Street, Cambridge venue will be re-opening for takeaways and Deliveroo from midday every day from April 24.
For more information and to order, visit sticksnsushi.com/en
Stir Bakery is open for deliveries.
All orders have moved to the online shop - stircambridge.co.uk/the-bakery - and will be delivered, free of charge, seven days a week to doorsteps in CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4,CB5 as well as Milton, Histon, Impington, Girton and Cottenham.
Retail coffee, bread, flour and more, for delivery across Cambridge.
The contact number for Stir is 01223 354222 (please note that there will be no one in the Bakery after 9am) and the email for bread delivery is email@example.com
The Three Horseshoes, Stapleford
The pub is offering a takeaway delivery service in the village.
Orders can be placed after 5pm on Wednesday to Saturday and from 11am on Sunday (the kitchen will close at 3pm on Sunday). Payment will need to be made over the phone. Call 01223 503402.
Tradizioni Restaurant, The Broadway, Mill Road, Cambridge
The Italian restaurant is offering delivery from Monday to Saturday, from 12-3pm and 5-10pm.
Order online at tradizionirestaurant.com for a 30 per cent discount at the check out.
The restaurant can also be contacted at 01223 245966.
The Mill Road restaurant is running a delivery service.
Bookings are open and must be made seven days in advance, with certain dates sold out.
The service, subject to availability, is from Tuesday to Saturday and offers contactless delivery within three miles of Cambridge.
To keep update with the latest availability, visit exploretock.com/Vanderlyle.
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
The hotel has launched a voucher experience, priced £20.
They can be redeemed in the future and purchased online at thevarsityhotel.co.uk.
It can be used for spa treatments in the hotel’s Glassworks Health Club and across its F&B outlets for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Individuals can choose between the Six Bar & Brasserie, which provides a stunning panoramic view of the city, and The River Bar Steakhouse & Grill, located on the Quayside, which boasts riverside views.
Varsity Restaurant and Trinity Restaurants
The restaurants' doors may be shut but it is offering a next-day delivery service of fresh produce including meat, fish, dairy and vegetables, and also alcohol.
The next-day deliveries are being made to certain postcodes, between 10am and 2pm, and they are CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5 costing £4.99; and CB24 9 and CB22 5 costing £6.99.
For more information visit varsityrestaurant.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 356060. Alternatively, visit trinitycambridge.co.uk.
The bike delivery company is helping more businesses in the city to get their goods to customers.
Call 01223 719594 or visit www.zedify.co.uk.
Satyam Yoga & Wellbeing Centre have taken their classes online via Zoom.
Clients can book via the MindBody app and then login information for the class will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the start.
There are early morning, afternoon, and evening classes to choose from, and a range of class styles. New clients can opt for the 'New Client Intro Offer' which is £25 for 5 classes, and can be used across a multitude of classes.
For further info regarding how to get involved, which classes are available, and pass options, please visit: www.satyamyogacentre.co.uk.
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