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Buy In The Bay Reopening

Road map to reopening March 2021

Following the government’s announcement on the 22nd February outlining the roadmap out of lockdown and how restrictions will start to be lifted over time, It’s still important to note that the single most effective action we can all take right now is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

Residents are permitted to only leave home to shop for basic necessities, exercise and go to work if unable to do so from home.

Essential shops in the bay remain open and our list will continue to help you navigate which local businesses are permitted to open to serve the community.

Many non-essential businesses are increasingly offering click and collect, local deliveries and takeaway options to support the government guidance to stay home and stay local in the Bay. We have a list of local non-essential businesses who have once again adapted to offer shopping options to keep customers safe. Our business community have all pulled together to ensure that customers can continue to shop safely and locally online from their homes.

Hospitality including pubs, bars and restaurants remain closed, but are permitted to accept sales by takeaway, click and collect or delivery – many have adapted and are included in our list.

*No earlier than the 12 th April ALL RETAIL will be permitted to reopen and in the meantime, customers can continue to ‘pay it forward’ and buy gift vouchers to use as restrictions start to ease – perfect experience gifts for family and friends, Mother’s Day and Easter - Please show your support where you can.

Hospitality venues will be able to open for OUTDOOR service only from the *12 th April, with no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcoholic drinks and no curfew. The requirement to order eat and drink while seated (table service) will remain.

We will continue to promote businesses as they reopen and update customers as the government’s Step 3 allows indoor businesses and attractions to start reopening from the 17 th May 2021. In the meantime, businesses in the Bay continue to support the local community and need your support to help them during these unprecedented times - so please consider shopping locally online for all your essential provisions and non-essential treats online.

Thank you for supporting the Bay businesses, look after yourselves and your families, stay at home, stay safe and SHOP LOCALLY online.

The Buy in the Bay team X


*The following details have been compiled and are correct as of the 3rd March 2020. Please contact the individual businesses for further information regarding their individual services and regularly check out social media for updates:

Essential Businesses OPEN in the Bay:

Peters Produce: Mon- Sat 8am-5.30pm - 01227 741548 & 07821 903726 for orders to collect from the shop or arrange deliveries in Herne Bay, Whitstable, Hersden & Sturry.

Bayked: Tues-Sat for takeaway only. To order a sandwich pre order via Facebook or Instagram or email

Dunns Bakery: open daily: Mon-Fri 7-3pm & Sat 7-2pm for collection. 01227 742358  Taylor Meats: Mon-Sat 7am-5pm - 01227 367962 to place an order to collect from the shop or arrange a local delivery. 

Rook & Sons Ltd: Mon -Sat 8-5.30pm - 01227 366377 - Deliveries in the CT6 area.

Herne Bay Pet Shop: Open Mon - Sat 8.30 - 5pm - or telephone 01227 375662 or email Facebook to place an order to collect from the shop or arrange a delivery. 

Mascot Bakery: Mon-Fri 7.30-2.30pm & Sat 7.30-2pm - 01227 362051 to place an order to be delivered in the Herne Bay area.

Penfolds Reptiles: open Mon-Fri - 10-6pm Sat 9-5pm - 01227 366700 to place an order to be delivered (minimum £10 value for Herne Bay deliveries) Sonny’s: open Mon - Sat 8.30-5.30pm & Sun 10-4pm 

The Doghouse by the Sea: Open daily for dog food and treats. Order via Facebook for local delivery Baydis Hardware Shop: Open daily 9am-4pm - closed on Sunday. Telephone 01227 363557

Quick ‘N’ Neat Shoe Repair Shop: Open daily 8-5.30pm – closed Sunday. Telephone 01227 361739


Cafes and restaurants offering a click and collect/takeaway service:

A Casa Mia: Mon-Sat 5-9.30pm - 01227 372947 to place an order to be delivered.

Makcaris: Open daily for takeaways and home delivery via ‘Just Eat’ or call 01227 374977

Graingers Sandwich Bar: Open daily for takeaways only – 9-2.30pm – 01227 634640

Raw Bar Herne Bay: Daily takeaway only service – 01227 907270

Bayleaf Coffee House: takeaway/collection service – telephone 01227 370461

A La Turka:  Delivery & Collection – /01227 370707

Grapevine Herne Bay: Delivery & Collections

Scoops: Takeaway only Mon-Fri 10-7pm & Sat & Sun 9-7pm  

Masala Bay: open daily - 01227 364066 to place an order to be delivered.

Pop Jerk Hub: open daily for takeaway 12 -10pm and deliveries 5 – 9pm - 01227-749629

Goody Ales: Free local delivery or shop open 4-7pm weekdays and 10am-6pm Saturdays 01227 361 555 or online

Coffee Lab: Currently making lockdown celebration cakes for all occasions – email

Mortimers Restaurant: Sunday Roasts for delivery or collection: telephone 01227 741098

49 Mortimer Street: Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings for takeaway coffee, tea and weekend essentials!

The Ship Inn, Takeaway & local deliveries - Wed- Sat 12-8.30pm & Sunday 12-6pm telephone 07709133964

Non-essential Businesses in the Bay open online only for Click & Collect/local deliveries:

*The following list will be added to as businesses in the Bay adapt to offer a ‘click and collect’ or ‘shop local’ delivery options and sell their products or services online or through social media. Please check our website and social media daily for further details as these will vary and, in many cases, businesses are operating a ‘limited’ click and collect service and local deliveries.

Ivy May Fashion & Home – order online or direct message via Facebook

La De Da Boutique – order online and free delivery

Heidi’s Crafts & Fabrics:

Jo Oakley: (She Rose @165) Online shop

Roger’s Menswear: delivering locally and offering a call/click & collect service through social media or telephone 07962157062 

The Activity Box: Mini Creative, educational kits and Make your own bear kits for (online) parties. Telephone 01227 365240 or email: 

Mr Simms Sweet Shop: Non-contact local deliveries (minimum spend £10) order through Facebook messenger

The Shoe Room: Order online and click & Collect

Bay Running Shop: Online store and bike repairs - click & collect

Encore: Buy online through social media:  

La Luna: Order online & click and collect

Heart & Soul Interiors: Click & Collect/delivery service through Facebook & Instagram

Heavenly Home: Collection service available, simply call 07961 744711

Ram Collectible Toys: or by social media

Karen’s Curtains: Contact via

The Studio Herne in Herne Bay:

Kids Korner Toy & Fancy Dress Shop: Click & Collect taken by Facebook messenger, email or telephone 01277 369951

Alamode Vintage: Online via Instagram @alamodevintage

Pretty Little Flame: Click & Collect service - orders placed via social Instagram and Facebook

Emporium Herne Bay: Click & Collect service through Instagram @emporium_hernebay

Lou old and vintage:  Contact via Instagram/Facebook/Etsy shop

Wild Daisy Florist: Orders on the website

The little Flower Shop: Orders by email or 01227 283332


General Saturday Market: The Saturday Market is permitted to continue to trade with essential traders only until the 12 April 2021.

Herne Bay Farmers’ Market 9-1pm on the 2 nd Sunday of the month: This market is permitted to continue to trade with essential traders only until the 12 th April, therefore the 11 th April Market will be essentials only.

Local Supermarkets & other national brands Please refer to all the local supermarkets/other national retailers and their websites to establish opening times and deliveries locally.



Boots (Mortimer Street) Mon-Sat 9-5.30pm (pharmacy closed between 2-3pm each day)

Boots (Station Road) Mon-Fri 8.30-6pm Sat 9-5pm (closed 1-2pm for lunch)

Lloyds Pharmacy (Sea Street): Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm & Sat 9-1pm.

Park Pharmacy (Park Street) Mon - Sat 7am-10pm (pharmacy closed between 12-2pm daily), Sun 8-6pm (closed between 12-2pm)


Post Offices;

Herne Bay Post Office at Co Operative Food (High Street): Mon-Sat 9-5.30pm 

Sea Street Post Office: Mon-Sat 9-5.30pm


Thank you for buying in the Bay and stay up to date by following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @buyinthebayhb!

If you are struggling as a result of Covid-19 there are many organisations who might be able to help. Canterbury City Council have a help page with further details on access to organisations such as these at