Dorset food and drink businesses open during the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 17, 2020

Dorset food and drink businesses open during the Coronavirus Outbreak


Page updated on Saturday 4th April 2020. We are trying to keep this as accurate as possible but some of this information changes daily/hourly. Please call businesses to check before travelling. 

In these uncertain times, our beloved food and drink industry is being hit hard and many of our local businesses are working hard to still make their tasty produce still available. Below are some of the many places offering takeaway, deliveries and support networks to make sure we can continue to enjoy great food and we also look after the most vulnerable.

NB. We have tried to focus this list on independent, Dorset based businesses. Many national chain restaurants are also available to order via Deliveroo, UberEats and Just Eat. Do check out those apps for all restaurants delivering locally to you.


  • You can search for your closest Foodbank via the Trussel Trust webpage. You can also give a donation via this page.

Discounts to NHS staff

  • Chicken & Blues are offering 50% discount to all NHS staff. You can order from their restaurants via Deliveroo or direct via their website.
  • James & White in Christchurch are offering 20% off for NHS staff on their new takeaway menu.
  • Smokey’s Flamed Grilled Burgers in Poole are offering 50% discount for NHS staff and care workers and offer delivery.
  • Dilli Haat in Westbourne are offering 1 free meal per NHS worker per day. Show ID to claim.
  • You can collect a free meal from the Inn at Cranborne with NHS id.

Local Facebook Groups setup to help people. 

Collaborations with local businesses.

  • Swanage Indies Delivery Service is a collaboration with Swanage Bay Fish, Swanage Dairy, JJ Moores Butchers, Haymans Bakery, Purbeck Deli and Chococo. Call each shop to order and then they will work together to get it to you. Order by Noon for delivery the next day.
  • Trulys of Westbourne are also collaborating with their suppliers to get in basics like pasta, rice, toilet rolls etc. They also sell a small menu to takeaway and some fresh bread.
  • The Simply Group are making comfort meals and treats as well as collaborating with their suppliers to get in the basics and some tasty fresh veg. You can order and collect from BH12 or they can do a local delivery.
  • The Dorset Goat Meat Co and the Book & Bucket Cheese Co have teamed up to offer meat (goat, lamb, pork) and local cheese deliveries. Email to place an order.
  • Olives et al have put together Loaf & Larder to supply people with basics, produce and essentials… plus a few luxuries. Available for local and national delivery.
  • Lizzie Baking Bird is collaborating with Book & Bucket Cheese Company, Dorset Shellfish, From Dorset With Love (jams), Graingers (dairy),  Howells (butcher) and Sams Pigs (sausages) to put together boxes for delivery. Contact Lizzie directly to order.
  • The White Hart Alehouse in Sturminster Newton have launched a grocery service including meat, dairy, fruit and veg and dried staple ingredients. Order via their new online shop for home delivery.
  • The Truckle Truck in Shaftesbury has teamed up with High Street Bakery and Green & Grainy to deliver bread, cakes, baking ingredients, different cheeses and GF and Vegan bakes. Check social media for list of what is available and call 07400344330 or email to order (don’t leave a voice message).

Vegetable Deliveries & Healthfood shops

  • TD Fruits in Southbourne offer free delivery within 3 miles (very busy with orders currently).
  • Naturalife health food shop are offering a free delivery within 5 miles..
  • Faast Fruit & Veg are now supplying boxes for home delivery.
  • Roots Restaurant have organised fruit & veg boxes with their supplier. £20 per box. Collection only.
  • Gold Hill Organic Farm – They have spaces next week for veg box deliveries (prioritising elderly/vulnerable) and their farm shop is open.
  • Crab Apple Catering are offering fruit and veg boxes for home deliver – email julia@crabapplecatering to order.
  • Ninas Greengrocer in Bridport are still open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat (8am to 3pm) for a wide range of fruit and vegetables.
  • Roebridge Natural Foods in Winton are offering large and small veg boxes for local delivery. See their facebook page for how to order.

Butchers, Fishmongers and Dairy (including cheese producers)

  • Sozages are selling their tasty handmade sausages in some amazing flavours direct from their website. You can also buy some cuts of meat. You can read our review here.
  • Neals Butchers (Christchurch) are offering home deliveries for anyone who is self-isolating. They are very busy with orders, please call the shop only (no online orders).
  • Pamphill Butchery now offer deliveries for all butcher and farm shop items.
  • Meggy Moos Dairy – have milk vending machines and milk to pre-order for collection at their Farm Shop. Bear with them as they battle to keep up with demand.
  • Dorset Shellfish are offering some limited home delivery options.
  • Samways Fish are offering fresh lobster deliveries for Mother’s Day.
  • Hangers Dairy offer doorstep milk deliveries on all weekdays in Bridport
  • Dorset Blue Vinny can be ordered via their website for home delivery. You can read our review here.
  • J. Mato & Sons Butchers in Blandford are offering delivery to their local area.
  • Rawston Farm Butchery are offering their meat as well as range of home cooked meals for delivery and click & collect.
  • You can buy Allen Valley Milk from Pamphill Farm Shop, The Allendale Centre in Wimborne and Damory Vets in Blandford. Buy the milk direct from vending machines – just bring bottles.
  • Prime Cuts Meat in Gillingham are offering home delivery.
  • You can buy Dorset farmed Arctic Char and Trout from Houghton Springs Farm.
  • You can buy all of Buffalicous stock direct with delivery via courier – including milk, ice cream, mozzarella, buffalo meat, burgers, plus jams, condiments and spice packs.
  • Gourmet Goat Company near Corfe Castle are continuing to supply their goat meat as well as fresh veg and basics like milk, bread etc. They are delivering as far as Poole and you can order via the Gourmet Goat Company facebook page.
  • Websters Butchers in Bournemouth are offering home deliveries (min spend £20). Call 01202 548315 or email to order.
  • Holy Cow Organic have vending machine at John Bright Country Stores in Salway Ash. You can get a range of organic dairy products.
  • Armstrong Butchers in Winton are open for collections (already full for deliveries). Call 01202 518505 to order. Contactless Payment on collection.
  • Sams Pigs are offering gluten free sausages for home delivery. Call 07769 187456 for more information.

Food Producers

  • You can buy spice packs online from Hari Hari  to make excellent curries in your own kitchen.
  • You can purchase all the From Dorset With Love jam and condiment amazingness via their website. Use code MARCH2020 for 20% off. Read our review here.
  • You can buy all of Ajar Of’s wide range of jams, marmalades and chutneys online via their website. You can also find pasta sauces. Use code SAUCY15 for 15% off online orders.
  • You can buy delicious Dorset cured meats from The Real Cure via their website. All for home delivery. Use code DORSET2020 for free delivery.
  • Purbeck Ice Creams are available family sized tubs in many of Dorset’s farm shops. You can read our review here.
  • Chideock Champignons have fresh mushrooms for sale and are offering local delivery. Call 07453263824 to order.
  • Capreolus Fine Foods have some delicious charcuterie for sale via their website. They will courier your order to you and have a 15% discount with code ‘Red-Cross-Parcel’ at checkout. You can read our review here.
  • You can buy Dorset Ginger‘s fab range of drinks from their website for home delivery. Use code ‘STAYSAFE’ for 10% off. You can read our review here.
  • Weymouth 51 are offering home delivery on all their chilli sauces. They also have a buy 2 get 1 free offer for April orders.
  • Dorset Snails are available to purchase via their website for home delivery. You can use code ‘dorset20’ for 20% off your order. You can read our review here.

Farm Shops, Delis & Hampers

  • Cherry Picked Hampers offer gift hampers as well as essentials and basics, full of Dorset produce, all for home delivery.
  • Dike & Sons in North Dorset have a whole host of local produce available and are offering free delivery with the code FREEDEL1851. They are also offering a click and collect service where they will deliver your items out to your car.
  • As part of #sherborneindies The Pear Tree Deli are offering deliveries of locally sourced basics.
  • Roberts Food Service offer a wide range of local produce (from dry to fresh) which can be delivered to your home.
  • Oxfords Bakery are offering delivery of some basics like bread, milk, eggs, butter, cheese… and doughnuts! Min order £12. Just call 01202 701700.
  • Hungry Bird in Wimborne are now offering local delivery.
  • Jurassic Coast Farm Shop are offering a Click and Collect service and a home delivery service for all their tasty local food products (new products added daily). Use Code NEWCUSTOMER10 for £10 off your first online delivery. Free delivery for orders over £45 (available for nationwide delivery).
  • Hawtree & Sons Riverside Garage are offering deliveries to their local area in North Dorset for local produce.
  • County Foods are now offering free delivery for orders over £30 to all addresses in Dorset.
  • Parlourmentary in Southbourne are offering a range of local produce like milk, cheese and veg but you need to go to the store only (served via a hatch).
  • Wrights Dairy are now offering a home delivery service for all their produce including dairy, eggs, bacon and fresh fruit and veg.
  • Home Farm Shop in Blandford are offering home delivery for their produce.
  • The White Horse Inn in Stourpaine near Blandford, still have their village shop and post office open to provide ready cooked, homemade meals as well a provisions, basics and produce. One in one out at the shop and they are also offering local home delivery.
  • The Salt Pig in Wareham and Swanage are offering a small menu plus supplies and basics from their restaurant. They are also offering local delivery.
  • Ducks Farm Shop in Portesham are open with a wide range of local produce available. Home delivery is also available.
  • Almond & Co are open for collection and home delivery – you can buy any of the sustainable food and cleaning products listed on their website. Please call 01202 280303 or email to order.
  • Washingpool Farm Shop in Bridport – They are open and are offering click & collect/home delivery but they are quite overwhelmed with orders. If you can, please visit the shop to save the delivery spots for those that need them.
  • Holebrooks Fine Foods in Sturminster Newton are open. They also have a call & collect service as well as some home deliveries on their range of local meats and deli items.
  • Holme for Gardens in Wareham are open with a range of fruit, veg, bread, milk, cakes and dry goods. They also have a delivery option.
  • Food on the Loose are still open and have a range of local produce and dried goods for sale. Collection from shop only (may be able to deliver to elderly or vulnerable.
  • Steepton Bill Farm shop in Milton Abbas are open and have a wide range of local produce, meat, bread, milk, eggs, fruit and veg. Collection from shop only. Check facebook page for opening hours.
  • Gullivers Farm Shop in Ferndown are offering boxes of dried goods and fruit, veg and essentials boxes for local home delivery. Call 01202 619819 to order.

Bakeries, Cakes, Chocolate & Sweets

  • Cakey Love – bakes and afternoon tea available for delivery.
  • You can order bakes from Bayside Bakery for nationwide delivery.
  • Cakes by Sadie Smith have a range of bakes available for collection.
  • Pandora’s Bakery in Ferndown are offering deliveries to those who need to isolate.
  • The Bakeout in Sherborne are now offering deliveries.
  • BakeryBoxx are offering deliveries of handmade sweet bakes.
  • Haymans Bakery in Swanage are still open for all their baked goods and takeaway meals.
  • Bakehouse24 are still open and are now offering home delivery. Check their social media for menu and how to order.
  • All Patrisserie Mark Bennett shops are open for takeaways on bread and cake. One in one out policy. They have now started a delivery service, 3 mile radius from each of their shops. Min order £10.
  • Truly Scrumptious in Poole are offering free sweets delivery to those local to Poole (including handmade fudge, nougat, chocolate etc). Call 01202 674117 to order (min £10 for free delivery). You can also order via their website for delivery further afield.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

  • You can buy Dorset Tea direct from their website.
  • Bad Hand Coffee is available to buy from their website for delivery or via post.
  • Grounded Coffee Roasters are selling packets of freshly ground coffee that can be sent via the post.
  • You can buy tea online direct from Comins Tea in Sturminster Newton.
  • Coffee Shot in Sherborne are offering bags of their roasted coffee available online. You can read our review here.
  • Broad Oak Coffee can be ordered via their website for home delivery. Use the code FREESHIP for free delivery.
  • You can buy roasted coffee from The Dancing Goat via their website.
  • You can buy bags of the Urban Guild special Badhand Coffee roast from their website.

Alcoholic Drinks

  • The Butcher’s Dog in Ashley Cross are offering takeaways on their craft beers (10% discount for 10 or more cans). Open Wed to sat, 4pm – 7pm.
  • You can keep fully stocked with Conker spirits and liquors stocked by ordering direct from their website.
  • You can buy Dorset English Oak Vineyard wines direct from their website.
  • Smith & Weston offer tasty Artisan Gin Liquors and are offering free delivery.
  • You can buy all of Langham’s sparkling wine and their new still wine direct from their website.
  • The Jolly Vintner Too are offering wine deliveries within the BH postcode.
  • You can order Badger Beer direct from their shop at The Brewery in Blandford for collection in the car park. Just call 01258 486004. 25% off orders of 3 cases or more.
  • You can buy Black Cow Vodka and their delicious Black Cow cheese direct from their website.
  • Westbourne Wines are open – one in one out at the shop and they are now offering home delivery on their huge range of wines, craft ales and spirits.
  • Morrish and Banham are offering home deliveries on their wine.
  • You can order beer from Piddle Brewery for home delivery.
  • Tail Feather Drinks – you can buy their espresso martini cocktails via their website.
  • Barefaced Brewing Company – you get home deliveries (East Dorset) of their Dorset brewed beers in 2 pint bottles. Call before 12pm for same day delivery.
  • Lyme Bay Winery are offering local delivery all of their wines, ciders and spirits (free to orders over £20).
  • You can buy BH1 Gin for home delivery with 15% off with code ‘staysafe’. Order via their website.
  • Urban Guild cocktail kits and beers are available to purchase via their website for home delivery.


  • HolyCow are still offering their vegan meals for home delivery.
  • Sweet Fox Cakery are offering vegan bakes made to order and available for delivery.
  • Solkiki Vegan Chocolate is handmade in Dorset and available to be sent by post.
  • V Dorset are offering Vegan street food for deliver to most BH postcodes soon!
  • Dorset Donut Co are offering home delivery for their gluten free and vegan baked donuts. Order via their website.

Restaurants offerings Takeaways and Deliveries

  • Flaming Peaches Street Food are now offering takeaway and delivery options. You can read our review here.
  • Makla Moroccan cuisine are now offering free home delivery to Boscombe and Southbourne addresses.
  • The Clean Cook make nutritious and tasty home cooked meals for home delivery to addresses in Weymouth, Dorchester and Poundbury (and all the villages in between)
  • The Wood Fired Oven PIadizza Co in Wimborne are offering free delivery within 5 miles.
  • Olivers Coffee House in Sherborne are offering some items available for delivery, including handmade cakes and coffee.
  • Daniels Fish and Chips offer a delivery service for Weymouth.
  • You can buy amazing malaysian food from Sambal Tunis in Bournemouth – everything available for delivery via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat.
  • Forno Pizza are available on Deliveroo or you can place an order via phone and collect from the shop in Winton.
  • Ristorante Barolo in Bournemouth are offering Italian food for delivery.
  • Compton Acres Tea Rooms are offering a delivery service to local elderly people. Call 01202700778 for more information.
  • Pizza Napoli in Weymouth offer free delivery for their Italian food within 5 miles.
  • Monty’s Burger Lounge in Bournemouth are open for takeaway and are offering delivery within 6 miles.
  • The Larder House are offering Sunday Roast Dinner deliveries. Order by midday on Saturday for delivery to BH5 & BH6 postcodes.
  • Guildhall Tavern in Poole are offering an amazing takeaway and delivery menu full of tasty fish dishes.
  • Cross Keys in Sherborne – Now offering a home delivery service that includes veg, milk and bread, ready meals, hot meals, fully prepped roast dinners and drinks. Free delivery within a 5 mile radius. Email or call 01935 508130 to order.
  • The Inn at Cranborne are now offering a small menu to takeaway, including full roast dinners.
  • Brown Goose Catering are offering handmade meals delivered to addresses in Dorchester.
  • Kings Arms in Charlton Horethorne are offering freshly made meals (frozen) for delivery to their local area. You can read our review here.
  • The Yellow Bicycle Cafe in Blandford Forum are delivering a selection of meals, cakes, coffee and some cheeses.
  • The Coventry Arms in Wimborne have takeaway meals available, as well as grocery boxes. You can order via their website.
  • Brassica Restaurant in Beaminster are offering ready meals, fresh basics and dry goods available for delivery. Order via their website by Wednesday for Friday delivery.
  • Pizza Baracca in Christchurch have a click & collect service for their italian pizzas and gelato, as well as a (small) delivery service on Fridays for those who are isolated at home.
  • The Crown Inn in Marnhull are offering a menu for home delivery. Call 01258 820224 to order.
  • The Blackmore Vale Inn have a small takeaway menu for home delivery at lunch or dinner, as well as home cooked ready meals. You can also bring your own bottles for beer from their barrels. Call 01258 820701 to order.
  • Peppina in Swanage are offering a selection of their handmade Italian sauces and pasta for home delivery in Dorset. Use code ‘IG-20’ for 10% off your first order.

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