Coronavirus – Food and Essential Supplies

This is a changing scene and we do our best to keep it up to date. 

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Last updated 16th November 2020


The Forest Pharmacy in Bartley provides a range of services including Click and Collect or Free Delivery of Prescriptions.  Phone 023 8081 2734 or click HERE to find out more.

Rowlands Pharmacy in Lyndhurst, phone 023 8028 2630, also provides a range of prescription and other services.  Click HERE to find out more.


See below for the latest information on supermarket openings, priority slots and restrictions on in-store and online purchases.   Click on the image to enlarge.

In addition the Parish Council has been made aware of the following organisations, shops and businesses who offer home deliveries. We have not been able to check them all out but they may provide good alternatives to the main supermarkets bearing in mind how difficult it seems sometimes to be able to get a delivery slot.  This is a continually changing scene!

Hampshire Fare On Line Shopping
A good starting point but it does cover the whole of Hampshire and the IoW. Click on the link above to see a very comprehensive list of producers and retailers in Hampshire who have an array of produce available to you, who are offering online shopping and home delivery. Some of them have made a direct approach.

Delivery and Takeaway Services in the New Forest

Click the above link for details of New Forest businesses who are offering delivery and takeaway services. The towns and villages in the New Forest are home so some fantastic takeaways and restaurants that offer takeaway as a daily service, including cuisines from all around the world such as, Indian, Italian, Thai, Chinese and loads more. However, during the COVID-19 period of social distancing and self-isolation, many other businesses across the Forest have made some creative diversifications from their normal business operations and are now offering takeaway and delivery services to local residents, from hot meals to food boxes including fruit, veg, meat, cheese and more. So whether you are unable to get out, or simply want a break from cooking and treat yourself to a meal, you can take advantage of a variety of restaurants and pubs offering a takeaway and delivery service from their menu, and enjoy their delicious food from the comfort of your own home! There are also businesses in the forest who are offering delivery of essential food and drink, including milk, bread, eggs, fruit and vegetables.

New Forest Businesses offering delivery

Click on to see an impressive list of many New Forest businesses which are offering local delivery to help those in self-isolation during the coronavirus crisis.

The New Forest Marque

A list of companies offering online ordering or deliveries during this lockdown period. The New Forest Marque website is being updated all the time.
Find out more and click HERE for a list of local producers

Bartley Fourways Stores

Shop & Post Office open from 0900-1300 daily.
Daily newspapers can be delivered in Minstead early in the morning, and groceries etc in the afternoon.
Orders to be in by 1200 for same day delivery (if the goods are available, otherwise by agreement).
Order on 023 8081 3481 or email

Acres Down Farm Shop is open as usual

Acres Down Farm Shop is still in full production of beef and chicken pies as well as quiches and sausages.  Customers are asked to respect the 2 metre distancing rule and there is an hourly cleaning regime.
Give us a call for general enquiries, tel 02380 811281
Opening times. Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm. Saturdays 10.00am – 1.00pm
Home Reared Beef
Free Range Pannage Pork
Home Reared Lamb
Corn fed Chicken
Fruit & Veg
Pies & Sausages
Par-Baked bread (Finish in your own oven)

Tatchbury Manor Farm

Tatchbury is now operating a click and collect service with a wide range of delicious produce and they are close by. 


Fish and Chips

Berties – the fish and chip shop in Lyndhurst, is now delivering for free to Minstead. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday Order online by following the link

Minstead Trust

The Trust has offered to provide a choice of hot meals, snacks etc. Please contact Wendy Newton at tel 023 8081 2297. The menu for Week Commencing 18th May (orders required by 16.00 Wednesday 13th May) is:

Monday 18th Baked Fish Pie and Garden Peas
Wednesday 20th Chilli Con Carne and Steamed Rice
Friday 22nd Spiced Chicken and Vegetables in Pasta Tomato Sauce

The cost is £7.50 per meal. If you place an order and cannot collect it yourself please contact Helen Bennett on 07804 046122 who will organise a delivery. But please do not hesitate to contact Wendy should you require any further information.

The New Forest Butcher

Lyndhurst Tel 023 8028 2637 is happy to deliver to Minstead, you can purchase direct from him. Just phone to make an order.

Cook at Budgens in Cadnam

Frozen Ready Meals are delivering to those who are in the ‘at risk’ group and NHS staff. However for those who are not, there is a good stock for collection in Budgens (Cadnam). Visit

Alfords Butchers

A variety of meat packs for collection or delivery; also fruit, veg, salad, milk, cream, baked beans, local eggs, chutneys and honey. Phone 023 8081 2269 for enquiries about deliveries or contact via Facebook:

Courtens Garden Centre Whiteparish
Delivering same day or next day service. Compost delivery due next week & bedding plants ready for May! Call 01794 88 44 89

The Farmers Butcher – Butcher’s shop at Swallowfields Farm, near Bramshaw.
Home deliveries are now up are running:
~ they deliver locally Wed, Thu & Fri
~ free local delivery to anyone who is self isolating
~ pls see website for full details
~ if you would like a regular delivery, please talk to them as they are just setting this service up.
The shop is open as normal for those who can get out.

Anissa’s Thai Kitchen, Lyndhurst Tea House, Mailman’s Arms

Anissa’s Thai Kitchen’ in Lyndhurst is now providing takeaways and deliveries of their food to Minstead but you do need to book your delivery slot in advance.

Visit or ring 023 8028 4974

Don’t forget we have some treats for you to order with your Thai meals. Brownies and cakes from The Lyndhurst Tea house. Only £1.25 a piece.
And if you are not in the mood for cooking on Sundays please order your Sunday roast from our friend, the Mailman’s Arms. We can guarantee you that these are first class roasts with all the trimmings. How do we know? We are their ‘Roast’ regular. The Mailmans delivers in the Lyndhurst area but food collection is always welcomed.

Harvest Fine Foods

A wholesaler usually supplying pubs/restaurants that has seen a downturn in demand from these businesses and is now doing next-day home deliveries (already some in Minstead).
£50 minimum for free delivery, there is a charge for under £50.
Fresh fruit/veg, bread, milk, etc.
Payment taken over the phone by card prior to delivery.
Beware you don’t order VAST wholesale quantities, some things are sold individually.

W Bellows Fruit and Veg


Frisky Avocado

Vegetable and fruit box delivery from local company ‘Frisky Advocado’ who are taking orders for next week now.


Fresh Kitchen Cookery School

Fresh out of the oven today ‘Fresh Kitchen Cookery School’ has fresh bread, cakes, eggs, coffee, jams and home cooked meals.  Fresh bread available now from the basket outside the house at the bottom of White Hart Lane. Contactless debit card through the window ensures no close contact. Telephone Natasha on 07718 912908 to place your order for this week. Collection only.
Meal choices include: Prawn paella, veggie curry, chorizo and chick pea hotpot, and soup. She will provide you with her address (in Cadnam) when you place the order.

Chalk Stream Foods

Hampshire fresh fish e.g. fillets, smoked trout and pate – all raised in the gin-clear waters of our world famous chalk stream rivers – plus the Hampshire Fish Box (standard or large) to meet a family’s demand for a week (all items suitable for home freezing except the pate).
Keep calm and get award-winning Hampshire food for all the family delivered straight to your door
50% off for all NHS staff
Ideal for people who are not leaving home
Free delivery on all orders over £40 Foods


We’ll add to this list as further information becomes available!