The town is slowly opening back up for business again, with businesses carefully and cautiously opening their doors to welcome patrons back in again, albeit under very different (and sometimes strange) circumstances.
And while one may be fooled into thinking that, ‘That’s It’ – no more Covid-19, and therefore no more support for those who are still apprehensive about going out, then we wanted to remind you that it couldn’t be further from the truth.
If you are still shielding, or you are unable to get the support you need through shopping, or medication collection etc, then we wanted to remind you that the Beaminster Community Resilience Team still continues to offer the support you need! Our emergency number is still on, and our teams are still available to help with whatever you need. If you are unable to find support from a family member or friend, then make sure you get in touch with us and we’ll do what we can to help.
You can contact us on:
Telephone: 01308 863634 / 07377 435 186 (emergency after hours)
Restaurants & Cafes Open
Slowly but surely, our cafes and restaurants are open up again. Some sooner than others, so we thought we’d summarise what we know so far:
Cilla & Camilla: Cafe & Garden seating area open for coffee, cakes and light lunches. For more information, call them on 01308 863189
Greyhound Pub: Open for dining. To book, or to confirm opening times, please call them on 01308 863783
Brassica Restaurant: Open for homemade meal takeaways (by order) and reopening for dining on 15 July on Wednesdays and Fridays only. For more information, contact them on 01308 538100
Red Lion: Not currently open
Beaminster Trading Post: Not currently open.
The Ollerod Restaurant with Rooms: Opening on Friday 10 July for meals and accommodation bookings. No dining available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
Dexters: Currently open for dining & take away. For more information, call them on 01308 863285
Tangerine Cafe: To check opening hours, please contact them on 01308 281110
Bombay Spice Indian Restaurant & Take Away: Open for dining & takeaways. For more information, call them on 01308 861024
Amei Malaysian Take Away: Open for takeaways. To order, call them on 01308 862000
Kingfisher Take Away: Open for takeaways. To order, call them on 01308 863103
Hair Salons Open
The Mop Shop: They are open for appointments. Call them on 01308 863323
Salon on the Square: They are open for appointments. Call them on 01308 861100
Head Office: Call them on 01308 863982
Hill & Co Barbers: Call them on 01308 862206
Barber on the Square: Call them on 01308 861100
Shops & Businesses Open for Business
Sophia’s Choice: Currently open for business. Please contact Charlie on 01308 862586
Brassica Mercantile: Contact them on 01308 538100 to confirm opening times.
Pomegranate: Open for business. Contact them on 01308 861664 to confirm opening times.
Just’s Pets: Currently open. Contact them on 01308 538321
Larcombes of Beaminster: Simon is open for business. Please contact him on 01308 862789
Beyond Capricorn: Currently open. Contact them on 01308 805030
Cilla & Camilla: Currently open. Contact them on 01308 863189
Coop Beaminster: Currently open. Contact them on 01308 862226
Spar @ Hogshill Stores: Currently open. Contact them on 01308 863353
Sophie Rose Interiors: Contact them on 01308 861064 to confirm opening times.
Nick Tett Butchers: Open for business. Contact Nick on 01308 862253
Fruit ‘n Two Veg: Open for business. Contact Ant on 01308 863085
Rambling Rose Florist: Open for business. Contact them on 01308 862349
Francis Buglers: Open for business. Contact them on 01308 862239
KW Hurford / Shaun Annetts: Open for business. Contact them on 01308 867790
Edmonds Flooring: Contact them on 01308 868180 to confirm opening times.
Little Groves Nursery: Open for business. Contact them on 01308 862030 to confirm opening times.
Vue.Dog Pet Photography: Open for appointments. Contact Andrew on 07938 122 753
Box Garden Antiques: Open for business. Please call from the gate or make an appointment. The phone numbers are 01308 863051 or 07584278632.
Both doctor surgeries are open, but may have changed the way they book appointments. Please consult your surgery for further information.
Tollerford Practice – Tunnel Road Surgery: 01308 861800
Barton House Surgery: 01308 861938
Beaminster Chiropractic Clinic: Open for business. Please contact them on 01308 863024
Other services open for business
Beaminster Post Office: The Post Office is open for business. Please contact them on 0345 722 3344
Beaminster Pharmacy: The Pharmacy is open for business. Please contact them on 01308 862288
Girling & Bowditch Vets: Open for business. Please contact them on 01308 862312
West Country Dog Grooming: Open for business. Please contact them on 01308 861368
Beaminster Food Bank: To confirm opening times, please contact them on 01308 861 030
Please note: For many, opening times are different to what they were before lockdown – so if you are planning a special trip, please check with the individual business directly to ensure they’re open.
There are still a number of businesses that have sadly not been given the go-ahead to re-open. These include beautician and spa services and include The Beauty Room, beauty treatments at Salon on the Square, massage and spa treatments at Sophia’s Choice and more. If you have any queries, please just check with the individual business concerned.
Of course – if you’ve spotted any errors or omissions, please be sure to let us know and we’ll get them amended.