LAST UPDATED: 05/05/2020 10.47am
Plymouth City Centre is open for business – with adjustments to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Quick-thinking businesses across the city centre have been working hard on changing the way they operate to follow Government’s advice. From offering deliveries to extending their services and introducing new ones, these creative thinkers show us just how reactive small businesses are and how quickly they can mold to fit a new demand and manage with changes. Please support your local independents, they need you now more than ever before.
If you are a city centre business operating differently in this challenging time or an essential shop/service provider and would like to be added to our directory, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together with Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Waterfront Partnership we have launched Shop4Plymouth.co.uk, a city-wide online marketplace for the public to find out which local businesses are open and to help support them. Please visit the website and have a browse
The butcher shop providing a wide range of fresh and frozen meats as well as other essentials remains open. Shoppers are being reminded upon entrance to keep a distance of at least 2 metres apart. Please only leave your home for essential supplies and keep shop visits brief and down to a minimum, only buy what you need and do not leave your home unless you must.
Web: www.facebook.com/Andys-Meats-Plymouth Tel: 01752 269499
Martins Butchers in Market Avenue are usually open Monday to Saturday between 8am and 3pm. They have a great selection of fresh meat on offer including joints, mince, chicken and delicious sausages. If you are after something specific, please feel free to give them a call ahead of visiting. Please remember to keep your distance when shopping and only leave your home if absolutely necessary. Martins Butcher is also providing meat boxes for delivery through Joe Browns as part of the meat & veg boxes.
Web: martins-butchershop.business.site Tel: 01752 664087
Fruit and Veg stallholder – Joe Browns has moved from Plymouth Market to Cathy’s Flowers Store, 123 Cornwall Street – beside the Cornwall Street entrance to Plymouth Market. They have lots of fresh produce, but please shop responsibly and keep 2 metres away from other shoppers at all times. Only leave home if absolutely necessary. Joe Browns has teamed up with Martins Butchers to offer family fresh produce boxes for delivery. Filled with fresh meat, sausages, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables at £60 – available for doorstep delivery
Web: facebook.com/pg/Joe-browns-fruit-and-veg Tel: 01752 665112
Asia Oriental Stores Ltd. in Cornwall Street are open and selling a huge range of spices, sauces, noodles, frozen and fresh produce. If you’re opting to get your essentials from local independents, do stop by and remember to keep to the government advice on social distancing and limiting your outings. Open 10am till 6pm.
Web: www.facebook.com/asiaorientalstore/ Tel: 01752 228891
Costless World Wide Food Store in Western Approach are currently open Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm and 11am-4pm on Sundays. They offer a large choice of fresh and frozen produce as well as an extensive selection of spices, sauces and cupboard staples. Keep an eye out for any updates through their Facebook Page.
While the Plymouth Market is closed, The Market Plaice Fishmongers are operating from Unit 4 Fish Quay, Sutton Harbour and still taking orders for deliveries of fresh local fish and seafood. They are part of Call4Fish, an initiative started by local fishermen. Fresh catch is being landed in Plymouth daily, lets not let it go to waste. Deliveries and payments over the phone. You can also message them on Facebook with any questions.
Web: www.call4fish.com/plymoutharea Tel: 01752 673200
All your favourite restaurant meals delivered – contact free. Choose from a range of delicious meals including steaks, roast dinners, meze’s and specials. 2 and 3 course deals available. Delivery Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 till 21:00. Order and pay over the phone.
Web: https://www.facebook.com/Zeus Tel: 01752 661843
You can enjoy Rita’s delicious food from the comfort of your home. This Market Avenue eatery is delivering through Deliveroo & Just Eat and you can also order from their website for collection. Takeaways available Wednesday to Saturday 5pm – 10pm. They have also just launched Mama Rita’s delicious jerk sauce in bottles – just £2.50 each, don’t forget to add it to your order. Find out more on their Facebook Page.
Web: mama-ritas-kitchen.business.site Tel: 01752 651708
Oggy Oggy in Armada Way are offering cooked and frozen pasties for delivery between 5pm and 7pm in Plymouth. Buy 10 medium sized steak pasties for £29.99. Contactless delivery, just call the cafe to order, and pay over the phone with your credit or debit card. They are also on Deliveroo.
Web: www.oggyoggyarmada.co.uk Tel: 01752 268631
Great selection of fresh and frozen pasties, lunchtime favourites, cakes and milkshakes are available to order through Deliveroo, Just Eat and The Original Pasty House own ordering system.
Plymouth’s long-standing jewellery maker George Campbell Goldsmiths of Argento Jewellerey has created special edition bear necklaces to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West. More details on his Facebook Page.
Cathy’s Flowers in 123 Cornwall Street is taking telephone orders for beautiful flower bouquets and funeral tributes. Fresh flowers delivered to your door or to your loved one to put a smile on their face in this difficult time. See Cathy’s Facebook Page for more details.
Tel: 07812 117548
Plymouth Market Florist – The Flower Bar is working from home and taking orders for beautiful flower arrangements for delivery in the Plymouth area. See more details on their Facebook Page and Instagram Profile. Payments by card over the phone, PayPal or BACS.
Tel: 07758 930320
The Mayflower Street art supplies shop and printers – The Art Side are offering delivery for private and business customers. They want to enable you to keep being creative without having to put your health at risk by leaving home. Businesses who are switching to deliveries and need flyers are also welcome to order. Please call them directly to talk about anything you might need for the coming days or message via Facebook/ Instagram to arrange a delivery. They also have an eBay shop: www.ebay.co.uk/str/theartsideclearanceshop
Web: www.theartside.co.uk Tel: 01752 269499
Stylus Engravers in Market Way are open for online orders which can be delivered by Hermes/Royal Mail or collected in a specific time slot for minimum contact. From personalised glassware to a huge range of anniversary and birthday gifts that will put a smile on their face. Order from their online shop or speak to the team via Facebook Messenger.
Made For You Gifts who specialise in selling beautiful personalised gifts from their Frankfort Gate shop, have now switched entirely to taking online and phone orders only. They will re-open their shop as soon as it’s safe to do so. Online payments & delivery or contactless card payments during collections are available. See their Facebook Page for more details.
Web: www.madeforyougifts.uk Tel: 01752224753
Although Cornwall Street model shop – Antics is closed for the time being, online orders are still being processed for delivery from their warehouses. If you are looking for a new project to start, browse through the enormous collection of aircraft, military, ship and railway models. Don’t forget to share your progress with them via Antics Facebook Page
Get creative with Bora Beads! They have a huge selection of very reasonably priced bead kits and ready made gifts on offer, all available to order for delivery from their website. From make your own bracelets, large kits for makers to sparkling accessories and birthday presents. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date.
Stroll-On-Baby store in Colin Campbell Court had to close their doors, but their online shop is open for a browse. They can still arrange pre-payment plans for expecting families and arrange for home delivery just give them a call or email to discuss. From travel systems, single and twin pushchairs to car seats and baby furniture – they have all you need to prepare for your new arrival. You can message them via Facebook with any questions.
Plymouth’s beloved comic shop – Final Frontier is selling online through their Facebook Page. They have a vast selection of new and vintage comics, action figures, posters, gift mugs and all sorts of gadgets and gizmos for the fans. Please message them to place and order and arrange for postage.
Comic and collectables shop The Hive Mind Plymouth have prepared some fantastic kids comic bundles – just in time for the school closures. These are only £2.50 each available and can be posted for additional £1.35 as can anything from the shop. Please message them via Facebook to see if they have the items you need.
Lawsons are here to help you keep busy during isolation with a wide variety of home essentials. From hardware, paint, DIY, and homeware to get your house looking fresh on the inside. To gardening essentials, plant pots, and compost to get your outside spaces blooming! They also stock kitchenware, baking, and crafting products to help ease your boredom during the lockdown. Take a look at their Facebook Page for inspiration.
The Tool Shed in Frankfort Gate is now open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm with strict social distancing measures in place for safe shopping. The shop operates a one way system with 2m floor markings to help you keep the distance. They sell a vast range of DIY items, hand and power tools for home, bike and car repairs and are always happy to advise. Please remember to only leave your home if necessary and to adhere to social distancing measures at all times. See their Facebook Page for more details.
Web: thetoolshedplymouth.co.uk Tel: 01752 603782
Computerbase are extending their remote tech support to all customers. They can help install your printer, get your Internet up and running, set up an email account, fix your PC when it crashes and more — all remotely. Doorstep COLLECT & RETURN service for computer repairs is also available. You can also arrange to drop off your items in person by appointment and collects. Please note the shop is not open for browsing and serving by appointments only with strict social distaning measures in place. Payments can be made by card over the phone.
Web: computerbase.co.uk Tel: 01752 672128
Iconic Opticians in Cornwall Street are open for repairs and emergencies to all customers not just existing patients. They are operating with a closed door policy where they arrange a non-contact way of dealing with customer issues such as lost or broken glasses or contact lenses. If you need advice or want to arrange for a repair, please call direct or message them through their Facebook Page.
Web: www.iconicopticians.co.uk Tel: 01752 415490
The Market Way repair and key cutting workshop Cobblers & Keys is now open with adjustments. If you have trouble with your car keys, need your safety shoes mended or extra keys cut, they are open Monday to Friday. Some of the measures in place to comply with social distancing include: one customer in at a time, sanitising in-between customers, queue management and new perspex screens around the counter. Appointment booking is also available – see details on their Facebook Page.
Web: cobblersandkeys.co.uk Tel: 01752 257257
More Than Mobility are an independent mobility specialist supplier. During the lockdown they continue to serve their customers online where you can find mobility scooters, manual and electric wheelchairs, Rise and Recline chairs, adjustable beds, bathing, toilet aids & incontinence products, stair lifts and Daily Living Aids. They still can quickly & safely install any stair lifts needed. See their Facebook Page
Web: www.morethanmobilityplymouth.co.uk Tel: 01752 673367
Foot Solutions on Royal Parade are offering personalised guided video tours of their shop floor so each clients can see product and discuss it before purchasing over the phone. Additionally, we can also offer free telephone advice for all your foot health requirements. You can view some of the available shoe styles on their website or Facebook Page.
Web: www.footsolutionsplymouth.co.uk Tel: 01752 222660