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Muddy updates – if we can’t go out, order in!

No clue what’s going on? We’re here to help! Here are the local businesses that are open, offering takeaway, delivery and more.

At this time of uncertainty, we want to keep you updated with what’s happening in Devon (because, let’s be honest, nobody really has a clue). We also want to do everything we possibly can to support all the amazing local businesses that may be struggling. 

This page will be regularly updated with all the info we can find on who’s still open for business. Please use it as a crib sheet of how you can support your favourite hangouts and independents – by picking up a takeaway, or sharing on social media – and make sure you let us know if we’ve missed anyone off the list in the comments below. 

Roll call, please!

Bearslake Inn, Okehampton NOW CLOSED

Bearslake have turned into a temporary shop where you can order a Bearslake Box and collect with everything from meat, fish and veg, cupboard essentials on their menu, plus their Chippy is open for phone orders and collection. Ooh and Papillon Gin, made on Dartmoor to boot.

The Ancient Mariner, Lynmouth NOW CLOSED

This marvellous Muddy awards finalist have turned themselves into what they’re calling a Tiny Tesco, delivering supplies of home-made bread, local meat, veg and bevvies – and yes, toilet roll – to socially isolated folk in their locale for a small fee, and delivering to those over 70 and NHS workers for freeeeeee every Wednesday and Saturday. It’s non-profit making, they just want to support their supply chain, who don’t supply shops and being super rural, with the nearest ‘big’ shop a 40 minutes drive away they don’t want their community to feel like they have to run the gauntlet into Sainsbury’s to fight over a tin of chick peas. Collect if you’re able. Check out what’s on the shopping list here.

Cafe 3 Sixty, Bovey Tracey

Cool velocity cafe open for takeaway to go, with pasta, salad, pizza and meat and veggie wraps on the menu.

Coffery & Co, North Street, Exeter CLOSED, VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

Imagine launching your business two weeks before Covid-19 hits and this is what happened to Exeter’s newest cafe and wine bar, Coffery & Co. Support rookie owners Magdalene and Martin by buying from their newly launched takeaway of bagels and yummy rustic rolls for £6.50, free tea and coffee included. Deliveries launching 24 March.

Depot Eatery, Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe NOW CLOSED

Don’t miss the most delicious home-made pizza in North Devon – slow proved overnight, pressed and loaded with tasty toppings that run from the classic to the unconventional, including piri-piri and prawn options. All available gluten free. Plus, loaded fries, and burgers made with local Exmoor beef – all super-tasty. If you don’t believe me, check out my Muddy review here.

Tytherleigh Arms, Axminster NOW CLOSED

This family-run indie are now doing a scrummy regularly changing menu, including steak, sandwiches and xcxxxx. Delivering too Axminster, Chard and surrounding villages.

Pink Moon, Exeter

Open for deliveries and collections on Thurs – Sat evening. Get your orders for their tacos, burritos, fries and pancakes by 5pm, and they’ll get back to you with a delivery time slot.

Me and Mrs Jones, Wellswood, Torquay

Yummy range of locally-made pies, pastries, breads and made in-house tarts. They’ll also deliver from the deli shelves, including eggs, jam, pasta and essential panic-wine buying when the cellar runs dry. Minimum order £10, plus £3 delivery charge.

The Farmers Arms, Woolsery

Delivering not only from their amazing fish and chippie next door (Weds-Sat) but also supplies from the village shop. New Tel 01237 431 235.

Exmoor White Horse Inn, Exmoor

Take your pick from the carvery, Exmoor venison, trout caught from nearby rivers and poachers pie. Perfect comfort food for a crisis. Available from 11am till 9pm daily and thanks to having loads of top-notch suppliers on speed dial they will even try and pick up anything you need.

The Cadeleigh Arms, Tiverton NOW CLOSED

Cracking local fare, superbly crafted Devon ruby beef, g-f battered cod and roasted squash with miso. Available in a five-mile radius but they say they can be flexible, and you can buy a voucher for a later date.

The Royal George, Irsha Street, Appledore

Choose from light local bites, oh-so helpful family bulkers for £20, including lasagne, beef bolognaise and macaroni cheese, as well as all the pub classics. It’s all local and delivery is free within the town.

The Lamb Inn, Sandford near Crediton NOW CLOSED

Home-cooked dishes like five bean winter chilli, curry, proper burgers and veggie halloumi. Prices start at a reasonable £9 (plus 50p for a reusable box) and you can order local Sandford beer and cask ale, and even milk from the local Sandford Gate dairy.

The Five Bells, Cyst Hydon, near Exeter NOW CLOSED

Classic pub grub, including fish and chips, burgers, steak and ale pudding and home-made desserts. Plus, their homemade bread is not to be missed: white and brown baps and bread, along with eggs, milk, veg boxes, cakes for locals on a 24 hour pre-order.

Harry’s at Home, Exeter NOW CLOSED

Family-owned Exeter indie (and Muddy award-winning) Harry’s, are offering for a very reasonable £10-£12 on lasagne, chilli muchos, risotto and Mac and cheese. Fancy more, more, more? How about gooey choccy and treacle puddings and ice cream.

Honky Tonk Wine Library, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth NOW CLOSED

Offering home delivery of wine (yay) and cheese, along side their usual wine collection.

Who have I missed out? Let me know who’s popping up near you below.

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