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Open for Business? The Muddy Lockdown Guide

At this time of uncertainty, we want to keep you updated with what’s happening in Glos & Worcs (because, let’s be honest, nobody really has a clue). We also want to do everything we possibly can to support all the amazing local businesses that may be struggling.

This page will be regularly updated with all the info we can find on who’s still open for business, and what new services they are offering to keep everyone going.

Please use it as a crib sheet of how you can support your favourite hangouts and independents – by picking up a takeaway, or sharing on social media – and make sure you let us know if we’ve missed anyone off the list in the comments below.

There’s so much goodness coming out of the gloom, from gin distilleries making hand sanitisers free for the NHS with their alcohol, to being able to tune into Insta Stories every evening and get a mega star concert in your front room. Currently we’re loving Robbie Williams evening Corona-oke sing-a-long. Or check out Chris Martin’s mini gig in your phone which is super cool.

And to keep the kids entertained tune into the brilliant and free Oliver Jeffers Story Time at Home – going live every weekday at 6pm, where he’ll be reading his books live.

And now, roll call, please!

Pubs and Inns

The Bell, Sapperton, – Open and now offering a takeaway menu. Watch out for the new Click and Collect website about to launch.

The Prince Albert Pub, Rodborough – Open but all gigs and events cancelled.

The Five Alls, Filkins – Starting a new delivery service from Friday 20 March with NO delivery charge.

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, Clearwell – Open

Cotswold House Hotel, Cheltenham – Open

The Frogmill, Shipton Oliffe – Open – but with new table arrangements to ensure social distancing, and reduced hours.

The Royal Oak, Tetbury – Open

The Green Dragon Inn, Cockleford – Open

The Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow – Open

The Tunnel House Inn – Open

Venues

Tetbury Goods Shed – Closed until at least the end of April, but the Whistel Stop Cafe is currently still open for business.

The Barn Theatre – Closed, if you can please donate to the appeal to save this community theatre.

The New Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester – Closed and all classes cancelled. Keep in touch via their Facebook and Twitter feeds, as they are launch creative ways to stay in touch with people.

Cotswold Farm Park – Closed as of 19 March.

Cheltenham Jazz and Science Festival – Cancelled, please donate to the festival to keep it going here if you can.

Cafes and Restaurants

Woodruffs Organic Cafe, Stroud – Open, and to help people stuck at home, they’re running a lunch/dinner delivery service for Stroud as well as staples like eggs and vegetables.

Blockley Village Cafe, Moreton in Marsh – Now offering a ‘Cafe to You’ direct delivery service to anyone wanting food. For all enquiries email: mail@blockleycafe.co.uk

Fitness and Wellbeing

One Grove, Cheltenham – Currently open as of 19 March. Running Pilates, yoga and Barre classes with a maximum of 6 people and physical distancing. Also offering Facetime/Skype 30 minutes private home lessons from their instructors at £25 a time to suit you.

Shops

Sue Parkinson, Cirencester – Currently open, and offering 20% of all clothing and accessories.

Services

RotorPro Helicopter Experiences, Staverton – Open to help with essential travel needs. Helicopter is fully cleaned after each flight and they can take people to wherever they need to go (also drop offs on private sites) to minimise contact with other people.

Megan Williams Photography, Stroud – now offering free 1-1 consultations with social media, website and images over the phone / video calls for businesses

Nearby

The Swan Inn Ascott, Ascot – open as usual.

Kingham Plough, Kingham – open and offering a takeaway service.

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