29th August 2020 – Our washable face masks have been in great demand, and the black ones sold out very quickly.  We are pleased to report that more stock is expected approx 2nd September.  In the meantime, we have grey available in stock.  White are unfortunately sold out for the foreseeable future.  If you would like to reserve any of the black masks, please email us:

17th July 2020 – The government has announced that face coverings will be compulsory for customers visiting shops in England from 24th July. We respect this ruling but also recognise that there are various medical conditions, many of which are invisible, which exempt people from wearing face coverings. It is therefore not our intention to ever challenge anyone who wishes to enter our shop premises without a face covering, nor do we have any legal obligation to do so. Please rest assured that you are welcome to visit us whether you wear a face covering or are exempt from doing so, and you will never be questioned about that. If you need to wear a mask in shops we have some excellent quality washable ones, available for purchase at a reasonable price.

There is no legal requirement for shop staff to wear a mask, and some of our staff are also exempt from wearing a face covering, so please be aware that you are likely to be served by somebody not wearing a mask if you visit us. If you would prefer, we are always happy to help you at the door, and free local deliveries are still available.

29th June 2020 – A big thank you to everyone who has visited us during our first two weeks of reopening.  It has been great to see so many familiar faces again, and to welcome new customers as well.

Our new opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 1.30pm.  These reduced hours allow us to continue our popular local delivery service, but we are also offering other times by appointment, which is a service that has proved popular.  Don’t be afraid to ask if our opening times are not convenient, and we will try to accommodate you.  In addition, we are trying to keep the shop open for longer than the advertised times wherever possible.  In particular, you will generally find us open on Saturdays between 10 and 12, but please do check first before setting out as we have to be flexible with any extra opening times, to allow the local deliveries to continue.  That has been an important service for customers who do not feel able to visit the shop in person, and we plan to continue offering that choice for the foreseeable future.

So whether you wish to call in to see us, or would prefer to have your order delivered, we look forward to seeing you soon!

13th June 2020 – We will be reopening from Monday with new opening hours as follows:

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 1.30pm
Afternoons and Saturdays by appointment

We are continuing to offer free local delivery for most items.

Information about visiting the shop:

  • Only one person in the shop at a time please.
  • Please ask before you enter – people in the shop may not be visible from the door.
  • Hand sanitiser is available at the door, and by the card machine.
  • Please keep 2 metres away from staff or anyone else if waiting outside.
  • We are happy to serve you at the door if you do not wish to come in.
  • If you are waiting outside and need a chair to sit on, please ask.
  • We can still deliver or post your orders if you prefer.
  • You are very welcome to visit the shop, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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