Local Services, shops and suppliers

Shopping Locally, including those that deliver

Post Office - normal opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 17:00 and Saturday 9-00 - 13-00.  Call 0115-9821645 or message via Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/shazad.ahmed.7737.  Please pay for postage at the post office rather than online.  WIde range of useful household items stocked - Aladin's cave comes to mind.  Latest posting dates from Christmas 2021 are:  2nd class-18 Dec, 1st Class-21 Dec, Special Delivery-23 Dec (worldwide!).

Lady Bay Pharmacy:  Opening hours - MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9am - 5.30pm (closed 1-2 for lunch), SATURDAY 9am - 12noon, SUNDAY closed.  2 customers at a time now allowed inside.  They are still selling their full range of products.

Rutland Stores, open and continue to have good stocks of fresh fruit and veg (inside the shop) and some groceries and drinks.

The Good Weigh - Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/thegoodweigh/.  Will deliver to those self isolating - contact [email protected] or see website for order form & the order process, including how to handle containers - https://www.thegoodweigh.co.uk/.   Now also offering fresh veg.  Well done, Kate!

The Coop (local branch)   Contactless payment available.  Now accepting wide range of plastic packaging for recycling.

Chillis and Cheff takeaways open and are covered below under Deliveries and Collect - Meals.

Snail and Rabbit Seem to offer online ordering - Website: https://snailandrabbit.co.uk/loose-leaf-tea-eshop/, email address : [email protected].

Hurley's Dog grooming are open for appointments - https://www.hurleysgrooming.co.uk/

The Vape Store (Cloud 57) Email [email protected] or call 0115 9244437.

Bread & Butterflies - Now fully reopened (May 2021).  Website is at https://www.breadandbutterflies.co.uk/.

No. 41 - Open - Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/No.41styleandhome/ or website - https://www.no41styleandhome.co.uk/.

Howards' Garage - Closed due to bereavement and, sadly, not expected to reopen. Their phone number is not regularly manned at the moment - 01159822745.

The Bike Shop (Radcliffe Road Cycles) on Radcliffe Road, opposite Rutland Road, is usually open.

Adjust massage - closed during lockdown and Tier 4 but open under Tier 3.  https://www.adjustmassage.co.uk/.

The Poppy and Pint  - Open.  Order by phone, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/poppyandpint/) or online ordering system, including while in the pub, so avoid queing at the bar - https://menus.preoday.com/Castle-Rock-Brewery/Poppy-And-Pint#/main/venue/menu.  Table booking via their website enquiry form (scroll down for the form) or on this website https://www.designmynight.com/nottingham/pubs/poppy-and-pint. Table service or Order & Collect for takeaway, with App to place orders accessed via a code on their menu or here.  Note these terms and conditions for booking and going to the all Castle Rock pubs that are open - https://www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/booking-terms-and-conditions/.

The Lady Bay pub - Open.  Table booking and more information on their Web page at https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/nottinghamshire/lady-bay/, latest news on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LadyBayPub/.  Tip - when registering on their ordering system for the first time, omit the initial 0 from your mobile phone number.  This will save valuable time!

The defibrillator on the outside of the pub is still accessible via a code, obtainable from the ambulance service or from the pub itself.

Hairdressers - Open.  Closed during lockdown, open under tier 3 & 4.  Whites (need to book via Booksy App) - http://www.whiteandcobarbers.co.uk/, Marie Hall - http://www.mariehallhair.co.uk/  and JJ (Tunisian) Barbers - https://jjbarbershop.co.uk/Meraaki has now closed.

Green's mill - Open.  Shop remains open for sales of flour etc. during restrictions, eg while under Tier 3,4 or lockdown. Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/greenswindmill/.

Two taxi firms are offering to collect orders for people who can't get out.
Yellow Cars in West Bridgford have offered to pick up prescriptions and pre-paid shopping orders and deliver free of charge to people who are self-isolating or vulnerable. Contact Yellow Cars on 0115 981 8181.
Ace Cars based in West Bridgford are offering to help with delivery services in the local community for those impacted by COVID-19. Specialist vehicles for wheel chair or adapted facilities are available if required. Call on 0115 9145 555.

Deliveries of shopping - Food etc. from outside Lady Bay

(For non-food (OK, and non-beer) supplies, see above for Lady Bay and Steve's bicycle tours, at the end of this page, for further afield.)

The Fruit Basket -They are also taking some supplies from No. 8 and Mama Bains.  Email at [email protected] for an order form or you can find one on their website - http://www.thefruitbasketdirect.uk/ (but you'll need a spreadsheet).  Alternatively call on 0115 9817014 to enquire - Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/thefruitbasketwb/.
Another facebook post says that Harringtons Fine Foods (in Edwalton) will deliver to Lady Bay - untested but here's their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Harringtons-Fine-Foods-223550827819681/ and phone no. 0115 923 2256.  Let me know if this works.

The Larwood and Voce pub once offered, no idea if they still do, fresh food deliveries on selected days. which are Wednesdays 4-7 and Fridays 4-7.  Orders can also be placed on Saturdays but no delivery that day.  These are for essential items like milk,bread,eggs potatoes and anything else they can help cater to. https://www.larwoodandvoce.co.uk/.  They also offer cooked meals - see entry under Meals below.

Laithwaites (wine merchants) - open under lockdown - [email protected], tel: 01115 9810888.

Harrington's Fine Foods - (In the small Edwalton shopping precinct) - https://www.facebook.com/Harringtons-Fine-Foods-223550827819681/.

Brumptons Butchers (Melton Road)- can deliver, with priority for those self-isolating and the elderly and vulnerable.  They also stock bread and other products, see website for full range - https://www.cbrumptonbutchers.co.uk/.

Cook - https://www.cookfood.net/shops/west-bridgford.

Cote - - https://coteathome.co.uk/

Okende - Menu available on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/okendecoffee/,  email [email protected] or call 07720650085 / 07833618772.

Slades Florist/Greengrocers - Offering order and collect via email - [email protected].  Website www.sladesflorist.co.uk.

Large supermarkets
Asda     Aldi    Co-op    Iceland     Morrisons     M&S     Sainsburys     Tesco     (Lidl don't seem to offer online ordering)

Deliveries from outside West Bridgford

A list of Vegan food suppliers still open can be obtained here, courtesy of our local nutrition coach Susan Hart.
Anthony's Fruit and Veg
The Larder Tree are one of a number of wholesalers now turning to home delivery and are based in the Market area, behind the Lady Bay Retail park.  They offer weekly deliveries of boxes of fruit and veg, costing £25 as at 1/4/2020 - see https://lardertree.cratejoy.com/.
One Planet Pizza deliver vegan frozen pizzas - www.oneplanetpizza.com.
Kerry's Fresh deliver vegetables to our area every Saturday, although their website also says that orders will take 7-10 working days during the current situation - https://www.kerrysfresh.co.uk/delivery/.  Based in Cotgrave, they often post latest updates on Lady Bay Local too.
Price and Fretwell are butchers based in Alfreton but they deliver throughout Nottingham, including our area, and can supply eggs and other dairy as well as meat.  They mainly sell hampers of meat, as announced on their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PriceAndFretwell/.  Call 01773 591 212 to place an order. Free next day delivery for orders placed before 5pm. "Any orders places after 5pm are placed on our answerphone service".

For links to Large Supermarket websites, see entry above.

Local Real Ale

Jim's/Raj's/N&S Stores has a wide range, as already reported above.
Black Iris Brewery  Sales occasionally via the Bakehouse (Sherwood) and usual shops (sometimes in Jim's).  Also available for delivery, including 5L polypins - https://blackirisbottleshop.co.uk/.  Order by Thursday, delivery Friday or the weekend.
Blue Monkey Brewery - Sales at Jim's (did I mention that already?) and can accept orders via email or phone, delivery charge £3.95, min order £30.  No price list on their website at the moment - http://bluemonkeybrewery.com/.  Alternatively available online from The Real Ale Store (inc minikegs) and Adventure Beer.
Castle Rock - Available at Jim's and and the Poppy except under lockdowns.  Also offering online order for either home delivery or contactless collection, including polypins -  https://castlerockbreweryshop.com/, main website at https://www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/.  The Poppy offered take-away every weekend except under lockdown and the Stratford Haven ran a stall every Saturday., not sure under which level of Covid restrictions.
Magpie Brewery - on sale at Jim's in bottles (some bottle-conditioned) and also offering minikegs for delivery, including beer from Flipside Brewery - https://www.magpiebrewery.com/.
Nottingham Brewery - offering delivery of 17.5 and 31 pint polypins plus bottles - https://www.thenottinghambrewery.co.uk.
Shipstones Brewery - offering minikegs and bottles, free delivery for orders above £35 - https://www.shipstones.com/.
Totally Brewed Brewery - Online order and delivery available, thank goodness - https://totallybrewed.com/.
Trent Navigation Brewery -  Online orders - https://navigation-brewery.myshopify.com/.  Also see announcements on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/TrentNavigation/.
Hopology (Melton Road) - have reopened - see Steve's bicycle tours at the end.

Meals, inc Delivery & Collect

Cheffhttps://www.cheff.co.uk/.  They are now offering delivery and click and collect but the frozen meal prep service seems discontinued.   Also did a marvellous job providing food to vulnerable people as part of Feeding Nottingham during the first Lockdown.

Chillis - website https://chillisbridgford.com/ .  Latest news on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/chilliswestbridgford/, also on Instagram.

Lady Bay Fish and Chips. - Open during Lockdown and tier 3, call-in customers only - https://www.facebook.com/Lady-Bay-Chip-Shop-115148299883227/

Pop up cafes
Virender's Lady Bay pop up cafe now doing curry dinner deliveries every other Friday night in Lady Bay and West Bridgford, knock and drop delivery. The menu appears on the event link, ordering instructions under 'About'. Customers can pay in advance by bacs. (https://www.facebook.com/LadyBayPopUpCafe/).
Fallafel Baffle (https://www.facebook.com/falafelbaffleandmore/) can also deliver. 
There is also the Pizza van (https://www.facebook.com/purelywoodfired/) and now Homeboys are coming here, or at least they did for a while (https://www.facebook.com/homeboysuk/) but currently you have to go to their van to collect.

We assume everyone has their favourite takeaway further afield, so we do not attempt to list them all here, but a few of the more local ones get a mention in Steve's Bicycle Tours at the end.

further afield, aka steve's bicycle tours

Steve's bicycle tours cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided: he is supposed to be exercising after all, not hoovering up information for you lot.

Radcliffe Road

  • The Bike Shop (Radcliffe Road Cycles) on Radcliffe Road, opposite Rutland Road, is open.
  • Bombay Bridgford - report they are open for deliveries and collections.  Order online - Pay online - contactless deliveries. www.bombaybridgford.co.uk
  • Dominos Pizza are still operating deliveries and Delhi Nights and Spice say they are too.
  • Eva's Grill - Now ordering via Foodhub or Just Eat apps. https://evasgrill.co.uk/
  • Cuzina - https://cuzina.co.uk/.
  • Larwood and Voce Closed during lockdown.  Under tier 3 or less, online bookings or orders for collection via their website. https://www.larwoodandvoce.co.uk/, click on Covid-19 Customer Notice option, top left, for latest.
  • Radcliffe Road Stores are open
  • JS Stephens builing supplies - open
  • Laithwaites are still delivering but orders only taken online or by phone.  Opening hours Monday - Friday 10-5, [email protected], tel: 01115 9810888.
  • The Fireplace Centre open by appointment only during 2nd lockdown (Nov 2020).still have lots of logs, heat logs, kindling & firelighters available for contactless delivery.   Free delivery, no minimum order for Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Gamston & Edwalton.   Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/FireplaceCentre/.
  • David Drew garage is open.   http://www.daviddrewgarages.co.uk/

Abbey Road and beyond

  • Rutherfords butcher's - Now closed for good, due to retirement.
  • Harrington's Fine Foods - (In the small Edwalton shopping precinct) - open and also doing delivery - meat, deli items and more - as reported above.

Musters Road

  • La Storia Italian Restaurant delievered cooked meals and 'bake at home family trays - https://lastorianottingham.co.uk/
  • Car supplies still available from the shop at the bottom of Musters Road.

Gordon Road

Tudor Square/Central Avenue area

  • Chemist on Tudor Square/Davies Road is open, same restrictions as Lady Bay Pharmacy (same chain).  Boots - open
  • Central Avenue Shoe Repairs and Timpsons opened during 2nd lockdown.
  • M&S and Iceland - open, limits to customers at any one time.
  • Opticians - open.
  • Health Shop - open, restricted hours during lockdowns
  • Newsagents - open, limited hours during lockdowns
  • Waterstones - open
  • Oxfam bookshops - open. Ring Oxfam on 0115 9826951 to book a slot for donations.
  • Greggs & Birds - open
  • Yumacha - open, closed during lockdown but with online ordering - https://yumacha.co.uk/ plus on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/letsgoyumacha/.
  • Copper - open. Grab and go basis during lockdowns.
  • Cafes - open.  Some cafes stayed open during Covid restrictions, including Cafe Nero and White Rabbit.
  • Stratford Haven - open
  • Co-op - open
  • Banks - open.
  • Fotomargo - Open. http://fotomargo.co.uk/
  • Rectory Fish Bar - Delivery to Lady Bay for orders over £10 costs £1.50.
  • The Bicycle Workshop, Exchange Road - Report on Facebook that they are "open as usual.

Melton Road - Several shops are open and well-stocked, including:-

  • Brumptons Butchers - can deliver, with priority for those self-isolating and the elderly and vulnerable.  They also stock bread and other products, see website for full range - https://www.cbrumptonbutchers.co.uk/.
  • Slades Florist/Greengrocers - Open and also offering order and collect via email - [email protected].
  • Paolo's Seafood - is open.  THey will prepare orders for the following day, ready to collect - Tel 981 2441.
  • George's Fish and Chip shop - Open on click and collect basis only - www.georgestradition.co.uk.
  • Tall Frog Deli - is open until 2-00pm.
  • Hopology - open - https://www.facebook.com/HopologyBeerShop/

And finally - LeftLion Magazine have produced an excellent review of independent businesses trying to stay open and/or survive, in one form or another, during the current Covid-19 situation.  Click here - https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2020/april/support-local-nottingham-shops-food-culture-literature-music/.