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Bungay Businesses emerging from lockdown from Monday 15th June
Bungay’s businesses have been brilliant during lockdown and many will continue to offer a delivery service while Government advice remains for us all to stay at home as much as we can. As shops begin to open again we’ll post their opening times and conditions here.
The Thursday Country Market at the Community Centre is remaining closed.
The Thursday Market at the Butter Cross is remaining OPEN.
The limit for contactless card payments has been upped to £45 from April 1st.
The Chocolate Box will be open on Mondays and Saturdays and may be open on other days in the future after their revamp to put in a one-way system is completed.
The Factory Shop will be open from Monday (Keep an eye on their Facebook page for times).
Bells of Suffolk will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm
Wave on Market Place is now open.
Muse is open Monday – Saturday 10am-4.30pm opening times. Denise and Jan are allowing two customers at a time and they have lots of hand sanitiser and gloves for customers’ use. They are also happy to book one to one appointments out of normal hours.
Contact: 07413 487487 or 07770 823164.
Wightmans is open 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday. Not open on Wednesdays as usual but open during the lunch hour at the moment.
The Earsham Street Cafe opens from Saturday July 11th, 10am – 4.30pm, Monday – Saturday. There is a Collection & Delivery service from Tuesday. See the menu here:
Bungay Community Library – The library will be open from 14th July, with opening hours from 10am – 2pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mondays are for deliveries and Wednesdays for collections.
The milk shed will remain open 24/7. The elderly and vulnerable are advised to come early or later to avoid a crowd. They have fresh Penny Bun Bread delivered daily, marsh pig salami, croissants on Saturdays and Maisebrooke farm fresh meats. And of course the usual range of dairy products and raw milk coffee machine. It’s a one-in-one-out policy and customers must observe a 2 metre spacing when queueing. There are hand sanitiser for customers to use BEFORE touching anything, especially vending machine buttons and fridge door handles. Fen Farm are also operating nationwide home delivery from their website and have added some handy freezable bundles to the online shop help people manage their food usage over a period of time.
www.fenfarmdairy.co.uk. Fen Farm also operates a quarterly cheese box scheme where you get a wheel of Bigod plus other cheeses from hand picked small producers across the UK delivered to you. Contact for this: www.friends.fenfarmdairy.co.uk.
And if you want to know more about our brilliant local dairy farm – and why wouldn’t you? – there is a feature on them from Arrowlight here.
Foulgers Dairy can delivery to most postcodes in Suffolk, S.Norfolk and N.Essex through their amazing milkmen.
Full range of Fen Farm Dairy products available including their raw milk, butter, cheese and buttermilk, plus loads of other grocery staples.
Delivery schedule to suit you.
To arrange a delivery or check if your postcode is covered,
Contact: Foulgers Dairy on 01473 784 999.
Website: www.foulgersdairy.co.uk (Please note that Foulgers may not be taking on new deliveries in the NR35 area at present due to some milkmen self-isolating so it is worth checking first).
for collection Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 10am – 2pm
Variety of meats, fruit, veg, eggs and dairy.
Payment for all items can be taken over the phone via Credit or Debit Card
Contact: 01502 711018 but better, phone David on 07436264612 or Jo on 07833961159.
Buckenham Farms are providing twice weekly free of charge deliveries. Paid by bank transfer and delivered to your doorstep at a pre-arranged time. They supply BEEF, PORK, LAMB in any cut you wish, all packed and sealed. Eggs (chicken & duck) also available. For deliveries this weekend please place orders by Wednesday evening. For more information or a price list please contact them on 01502 677214. https://www.facebook.com/Buckenham-Farms
New opening hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 9am – 4pm.
Raj is off so there is just Ray and Andrew there. Deliveries are only for vulnerable/elderly people who can add a limited order for cigs. and alcohol but no orders for these items only accepted.
Phone your delivery order before 11am and Rayu will try and deliver between 12-2 the same day (Monday-Friday)
If you do visit the store please (if possible ) pay by card payment.
Ray – 01986 892358
International Food Bungay
Have you visited Bungay’s new food shop in Upper Olland Street yet?
Open: 9am – 9pm.
Contact: 07774 692963, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Front Room (Earsham Street)
The Front Room is offering a meal delivery service (also bakery, milk & eggs) Tuesday – Saturday. Ring or text your order up to 4pm for next day delivery between 10am and 12pm. There is no minimum spend for Bungay but up to 5 miles around there is a £15 minimum order. (Call to check if you live further from Bungay than that).
The menu changes weekly – see their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/frontroombungay for the soups and savouries on offer.
Contact: 01986 943261 or text 07446 197494 or email email@example.com
Ma Belle Bakery
Now opening for takeaway sausage rolls, croissants, tea & coffee and more. Check Charlie’s FB page for times and days as it varies.
Giddens & Thompson Greengrocer
The shop is now OPEN and, for the time being, the delivery service continues with the following rounds:
TUESDAYS – South of A143, West of A144, eg Earsham, Mendham, Flixton, The Saints, West of B1332, North of A143, eg Alburgh, Denton, Bedingham, Topcroft, Hempnall
WEDNESDAYS – East of B1332, North of A143 eg, Ditichingham, Hedenham, Seething, Thwaite St. Mary
THURSDAYS – All of Bungay town as far as Woodland Drive in the South, Wainford in the East
FRIDAYS – South of A143, West of A144, eg Meetingham, Barsham, Ilkestshall St. Andrew
No deliveries on Saturdays – collections only.
Contact: email Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/pg/giddensandthompson
And the marvellous Arrowlight have done a feature on G&T here!
Earsham Street Delicatessen
Mondays – serving at the door and collection of pre-orders
Tuesdays – serving at the door and collection of pre-orders
Wednesdays – COLLECTION OF PRE-ORDERS WITH TIME-SLOTS
Thursdays – serving at the door and collection of pre-orders
Fridays – serving at the door and collection of pre-orders
Saturdays – serving at the door and collection of pre-orders (open until 4pm)
Contact: 01986 894754 email@example.com
More info on the website: http://www.earshamstreetdeli.co.uk/online-ordering-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/
And click here to read a feature on our brilliant Bungay deli!
Little Green Wholefood Shop
Open: Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm – customers are served from the door.
Contact: 01986 894555 for home deliveries.
Earsham Street Fish Company
The shop is open on a one-in-one-out basis . But Cliff is also still taking orders on Mondays and Wednesdays for Tuesday and Thursday delivery. Once the order has been taken Cliff will phone you to take payment over the phone.
Contact: 01986 896512 or 07787382477 or
St. Peter’s Brewery
St. Peter’s is offering a free home delivery service for their beers on Wednesdays. They will leave the box in a safe place. Please advise them when you phone with your order. They can also tell you about their beers.
The Green Dragon
The Green Dragon is again offering a collection service.
We will be re-opening our takeaway beer service
Takeaway & Collection Times:
Tuesday-Sunday 17:00-19:00 (Closed Mondays
Beers will be provided in 2 Pint and 4 Pint containers, with a discount! Greater quantities available on request with a few days notice. Please keep and return your containers, they can sanitise and reuse them.
We plan on offering our usual selection of Green Dragon ales for takeaway and, whilst stocks last, their keg lagers, cider and craft beer, with craft beer bottles and cans to follow.
Place your order at bit.ly/DragonTakeaway and select a collection slot. Pay online or pay when you collect your order.
With a minimum order of 6 bottles you can order wine between 9.30am and 14.30pm and they will contact you to arrange payment and collection. They are hoping to be able to offer a home delivery service soon – they are still working on that.
Contact them on 01986 892911 or firstname.lastname@example.org or message them on Facebook.
The Flying Chef
Traditional chargrilled sausage hot dogs and veggie/vegan burgers
Janet will continue to come to Bungay market on Thursdays, serving hot dogs and veggie/vegan burgers from 10am-2pm.
She may possibly be able to offer a delivery service to self-isolating customers in the local area. Please text 07776 365682 if you’d like to discuss.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theflyingchef1
Earsham Hall Tearooms/Cantaria Catering
The Tea Rooms are closed but Jason is offering takeaway home cooked food. Soup for lunch and main meal for the evening with a sweet treat. £5 a day – you can pay by the day or order for a week, month or whatever you prefer. Jason is flexible in how he takes payments.
Check Jason’s Facebook page for the weekly menu.
Contact: Tel: 01986 483267 or email Jason@cantaria.co.uk
Bungay’s pizzeria is now offering home deliveries. Orders are placed (and paid for) via the website: www.suffolkstonehouse.co.uk Alternatively you can order and collect.
The Three Cooks
The 3 Cooks is offerring a takeaway service Thursday to Sunday 6pm – 9pm. Call 07789 455 774 or 01986 89 68 80 to order.
Takeaways will be collected from the front window at your allotted time – payment by card only.
Old Hall Farm
Old Hall Farm on the Norwich Road are also offering deliveries and takeaways.
Contact: 01508 333110
For a cake treat delivered to your door contact Hayley. Just look at these lemon drizzle cake slices!
Hayley on 01986 469131 or 07784936399 or email: email@example.com
Smokey Joe’s will now deliver takeaways to your door. They ask you to please phone your order through to them and they will take card payment over the phone to minimise contact as much as possible. Free delivery within a 3 mile radius (they are near the chicken roundabout in Ditchingham) and a mileage charge after that. Smokey Joe’s have been brilliant at deliveries and have even delivered burgers (and cakes made by lovely volunteers) to local hospitals! Read their story here.
The menu is online smokeyjoesgrill.co.uk (Min order £15.00)
Jim’s Home Deliveries
Craig Trickett’s ice cream vans are being redeployed to offer a delivery service.
Initially this is for Tuesdays in the Bungay, Harleston, Wortwell, Homersfield, Flixton, KirbyRow, and Ditchgham areas
Wednesdays in the Diss, Palgrave, Eye, Dickelborough, Scole, Brockish, Needham
The aim is for deliveries in the Bungay area every Tuesday and Thursday for the time being – Saturdays may be added in later on.
Place your orders by 4pm on Monday for Tuesday delvieries.
He is asking customers to message or email their orders leaving their name, tel. no. full address and postcode. He will then call back to take your payment over the phone. He will take cash on delivery but would prefer not to.
In addition to all of the usual ice creams and lollies (see https://www.facebook.com/jimssouthnorfolkices for a full list) you can order essentials bread, eggs, potatoes, carrots, swede, cucumbers, tomatoes and apples.
Contact: 07967 108986 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last order for following day is 9pm. The driver will bring your order to your door – do not go out to the van.
A Sweet For You
George will be open again from Monday 15th June 10am-4pm. Closed Wednesday and Sundays when he will be doing deliveries. Lots of different products available. Free home delivery, minimum order is just £5
For non-food or drink these businesses are offering to do deliveries:
For those wanting to do a spot of home-improvement whilst self-isolating, Coopers will deliver your supplies! As of w/c 1st June Coopers in Bungay will be open (with queuing and one-way system) at the times & days below:
Contact: 01986 896462, website: http://www.coopersdirect.com/
The Vape Hut
Contact: 01986 892486
Three Willows Garden Centre
Three Willows garden centre (but not cafe) is now OPEN! From 9am each day. But they will still make deliveries for those self-isolating for the time being.They are able to deliver some plants, trees, seeds, compost/bark/stones, tools, any gardening products, seed trays, pots, pet & birdcare products, giftware and anything else they have in stock in the indoor or outdoor areas. Please do not come out of the house when the delivery arrives to keep a safe distance from the delivery driver.
Contact: 01986 893834 (9am – 12 noon). Payment over the telephone.
George’s Gorgeous Gardens
George is doing deliveries and has a lovely selection of plants but his Plant Shop at Earsham Hall is now OPEN! Of course he cannot open fully – the polytunnel with indoor plants is too narrow to maintain social distancing but it is worth looking to see his outdoor plants.
Contact: George Gillespie: 07592 491234
Andrew Rogers Newsagent
Supplying all daily papers and magazines . Daily orders or just the weekends. One off orders for all magazines. Also fresh eggs available. Payment on a weekly or monthly basis by bacs or they can pick up payment on delivery.
Contact Andrew on 07766886532
The library is currently closed but if you already have a library card and a mobile, tablet, PC, laptop or eReader you can access for free thousands of the latest eBooks, eAudio titles, magazines, newspapers, films, courses and streaming via https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/elibrary. If you are not yet a library member and would like to join (or if you are a member and have lost your card or forgotten your PIN code) email the library at; email@example.com or call on 01986 892748 and they will get back to you as soon as possible. And the library is suggesting all sorts of fun activities for kids – see https://www.facebook.com/bungaycommunitylibrary/
Bungay Pet Stores
The shop is remaining open (pet shops are on the official list) and will also do deliveries if necessary.
Contact: 01986 892563
Welcome to Bungay, Suffolk
A Fine Old Town
Bungay is a beautiful historic market town, in the heart of the Waveney Valley, with roots that can be traced back to Roman times.
Nestling within a wide meander of the river Waveney, which forms the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, Bungay was, and is, in an excellent position then, to ward off invaders, now to explore the delights of both Norfolk and Suffolk.
Standing proudly in the centre of Market Place is the Buttercross, built in the 17th century with the statue of Justice on top of the dome, erected some 60 years later. The Buttercross was paired with a Corn Cross, long since demolished, and marked Bungay’s importance as a vibrant market town. Indeed, a weekly market still takes place around the Buttercross each Thursday.
From here it is just a few steps to first visit the old Benedictine priory ruins which lie behind the majestic St. Mary’s church and, over the road and through the passageway opposite the Buttercross the castle can be found. Also in picturesque ruins the castle can be accessed through the café that sits beside it.
Bungay is known for its many independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes but step away from the centre and you will find yourself, whether you go north or east, by the river where you can explore the delights of Falcon Meadow or Outney Common.
Welcome to Bungay!