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Shopping and Local Services

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

Shopping and Local Services

With the lockdown extended, we have put together some information on shops and services that are available locally to help you.

With supermarket home deliveries hard to secure due to an overwhelming demand, many people are faced with having to leave home to carry out their weekly shop for their own families but also maybe for friends or neighbours. To help reduce the number of trips to the shop there are other options too; a number of local businesses that have had to temporarily close their place of work or have seen a drop-in footfall have risen to the challenge and found ways to continue to trade. They are offering their services/products by bringing them to you or by providing a collection service or online ordering. This is a great way for us to continue to get fresh produce and other services but also to support small local businesses

Here is a list of the businesses we know about, if you know of more please do get in touch so that we can add to our directory and share:

Bread and Bakery Nash’s bakery visit every Saturday from 10:00 – 12:00 in the Village Hall carpark. A great opportunity to buy freshly baked bread, cakes and savoury snacks.

Milk and Dairy Delivery Quainton Dairys deliver to the village on most days – please contact George Mall on 01869 247646 or 07801 393208

Meat deliveries - Borstall Meats & Mark Miller will deliver a wide range of meat to you on any day, no limit to order. Contact is Mark Miller 07808 030056 Peter Goss Butchers are also making local deliveries - telephone 01869 243109

Fruit & Vegetable delivery This is organised from the White Heart pub at Preston Bissett. Different size boxes of vegetables, fruit or mixed boxes, all delivered to your door. And it is not just about your 5 a day, missing a trip to the pub? they also deliver drinks and mixers. To order telephone 07885632775 or message via their facebook page

Fruit & Vegetables to collect - The Fruit Stall Bicester are selling fruit and veg boxes from their home, 2 sizes available for collection on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am at 27 Murcott Road, Arncott OX25 1PL. Payment is by cash in an envelope or bank transfer. Delivery is available for the elderly or vulnerable. Telephone 07967168248. You can follow them on facebook

Afternoon Tea, Cakes and other delicious things: Bicester Bean Coffee Shop & Café - Do you know someone who has a birthday or celebration coming up that will be disappointed to be spending it without family and friends or someone who just deserves a treat? The Bicester Bean Coffee Shop & Cafe can deliver an afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, savoury treats, scones and cakes, they also do cake and sweet boxes. To order: email or telephone 07891777219 for full details check out their website: and facebook page.

General and food supplies Twyford Stores are happy to take telephone orders on 01296 738013 or email at

Farm Shop and Deli The Blue Texel are open and have an amazing range of traditional meats, deli items, home-made pies, scotch eggs and other delicious goodies. Social distancing measures in place or call ahead to order 01869 252619

The Ducks Pantry at Newton Purcell has fresh produce every day from vegetables to sausage rolls, cakes and other delights

The Muddy Duck at Hethe has opened a shop and also has a wide selection of boxes to deliver to you which you can order online or call them on 01869 278099

Non-Food services:

Preston Bissett Nursery - Garden compost, plants and bird seed, to order email they will call you back to take payment and arrange delivery. They ask you not to call but understand not everyone has email, if you are unable to contact them by email you can telephone 01280 848038. On their website you can follow their blog

Coles Bookstore - order by phone 01869 320779 or email local delivery available.

And for the kids. ….Coles Bookstore - online story time for children every Friday at 10.30am

Red Barn Retreat – Missing your hair appointments? Red Barn Organic hair studio will put together a home care pack for you until you can get the hairdresser again. Their number is 01280 702816

Post Office at the Plough. Opening hours are 12.00 to 18.00, Tuesdays to Fridays; from 12.00 to 15.00 on Saturdays and Sundays; closed on Mondays. Please observe social distancing if there is someone else there.

Library if you are a member at Bicester you can go online and download a wonderful choice of fiction and non fiction titles, ebooks or audio, kids and adults all of which can be 'borrowed' for free with your library card

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