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 firstname.lastname@example.org and put Keeping Cambridge in Business in the subject line. Tell us what you’re doing - and we’ll help spread the word.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have made the responsible but difficult decision to close the clinic until further notice.
You can keep up to date with the clinic status on our website at www.angliearhearing.co.uk
You can call us (01223 661399) and leave a message or email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you.
It is not business as usual, but business as best as we are able. We thank you for your understanding.
Please stay safe and well.
The angliEAR Hearing team.
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.
The secondhand book stall is offering free delivery, while still permitted, within the city.
Payment is made by bank transfer and customers are contacted when books are outside their door.
A link with the full list and photos of the books available will be sent out if customers email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 510129.
You can send a message to Bookish via Instagram or Facebook - @bookishcambridge.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit happycommunications.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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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/.
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
Stem + Glory, King Street, Cambridge
The popular vegan restaurant has closed its doors and moved to delivery only during the coronavirus outbreak.
You’ll be able to order its delicious food through Deliveroo from Saturday March 21 - visit https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/cambridge/cambridge-centre/stem-and-glory.
Director Louise Palmer-Masterton told us the restaurant also plans to join Just Eat - watch this space on that - and will build more content online for people to view. Look out also for Stem + Glory’s regular column in the Cambridge Independent for more great vegan food ideas.
Sticks’n’Sushi, Wheeler Street, Cambridge
General manager Daniel Reynard told us a new great value ‘Unity’ menu was available, alongside existing menus, and delivery was also now on offer.
“We use a local taxi company called Cam Cab and can deliver CB1-CB5 with a minimum £50 order and a £5 delivery charge,” he said.
“Guests can also pick up from the restaurant or order through Deliveroo. We are going to start a contactless delivery.”
This means delivery drivers will pick the bag of food up from a table, call the customer and place the order outside their door.
“We are also launching a Facebook incentive to bring a little sushi joy to people,” added Daniel. “Cambridge Sticks N Sushi would like to give back to the community that has made us what we are.
“For the next few weeks while we are open. We will be sending out a delivery of our amazing sushi to a household in Cambridge that has had to miss out on an important occasion due to the recent crisis.
“We have all had to make sacrifices, but it should not mean we can’t be kind to one another.”
Share the Sticks N Sushi’s Facebook post on this and comment on what you’ve missed out on for a chance to win.
Contact the restaurant on 01223 907900 or visit https://sticksnsushi.com/en.
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.
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.
F45 Training Cambridge Station are offering remote training plans since closing the studio on Friday.
They will 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, will officially launch on Thursday.
Email email@example.com for information on home workouts and follow @f45_training_cambridgestation on Instagram, where a workout will be posted everyday.
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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