Bampton in Devon

CoronavirusCoronovirus (COVID-19)

Bampton information

This temporary page is designed to help anybody in Bampton with information of where to get help and which local businesses are able to deliver to those of us who are self-isolating. We shall not be duplicating the plethora of info about the virus itself. We live in worrying times.

Please get in contact with me via email on front page or via Facebook with any info which you think might help people. I will add stuff and update as info received.


Bampton Town Council is coordinating a team of community street wardens to help everyone during this time of social distancing. These wardens are happy to facilitate those on their “patch” to help with shopping, urgent supplies and medicines, post and phone calls. We are all part of the same “community of circumstance” and in helping each other, we can create safe, social bonds that may minimise loneliness and fear.

You may need some help yourself, or you may wish to help. If you would like to be involved, please email “” OR: Ring Barney and Esme Hopkinson on 01398 331611. If you are already involved in a similar community scheme, please let us know so that we can all work together. Please continue to check the Bampton Town Council noticeboards or Facebook page for current situations regarding meetings.

# IF YOU ARE A PERSON WHO NEEDS HELP FROM THE WARDENS - please ring Barney or email #

# Coronavirus Advice from Devon Country Council - here


We are updating for November lockdown period when we get the info!takeaways

# We now have a page to help people find some of the options for cooked food takeaways and deliveries - HERE.

Pharmacy: Email with your prescription requirements and our team will deliver if your family, neighbour or friend cannot help. If you cannot email, our (busy) telephone is 01398 331455 We ask for, ideally, 72 hours notice to organise your medicine requirements. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Butcher's Shop: 01398 331208 for orders. They will deliver locally - payment by card or BACS.

Bampton Fresh: We've had an enormous amount of orders and enquiries for home deliveries. Orders are best via our online ordering, or via email or you can phone them to us on 01398 331204. Very busy so need 24 hoiurs notice! Bampton deliveries Mon-Sat every day. Oakford: Mon and Thurs. Morebath, Skilgate, Upton: Tues and Fri. Stoodleigh: Thurs and Fri. Shillingford, Petton, Clayhanger: Wed and Sat.

Costcutter: Costcutter is taking orders only via email If you do not have access to email, please contact your street warden who will be able to help you. They are working extremely hard in Costcutter and we are working with them to co-ordinate some help for them via our street warden scheme. The council now has a robust system so that we can communicate effectively between teams and wardens. In the meantime, there is food on the shelves in all of our shops and we have a wonderful team of volunteers offering help - we will update you very soon.

Spar: Spar regret they are being restricted by their head office and cannot take orders or do deliveries - traditional shopping and post office only.

Bawdens @ Lucy Lou's - Bakery is open Monday - Friday 8am until 3pm, Saturday 8am until 1pm Shop number is: 01398 331426 They also will be offering takeway lunch and drinks.

Jacqui Young Fish: Contact her for fresh fish - Call 07770430168. Home deliveries available Tuesday and Friday. 20 mile radius of Dulverton.

The Toucan: Home-cooked lunches delivered to you door. 1 course £8, 2 courses £10, and for additional £4 for alter in the day a sandwich, fruit, cake. Ring a day in advance 331777 and you can pay over the phone too. Delievery between 12 and 1.30. Menus available here.

The Swan: Plans to continue with takeaway meals

Bridge House Restaurant: Opening for takeway. Thur- Saturday 9.30 – 3.30 ( Sunday 10-4pm). They continue to offer baked goodies to take away.

Exeter Inn: See Takeways page.

The Archor Inn, Exebridge: Reopened and offer takeaway and free delivery service within 5 miles. Also running as essentials shop.

Bampton Fish Bar: (01398 331969). People can ring in their orders and takeaway without having to wait in with other people. Now only open 5=8pm Tues-Sat.

White Horse: Reopened. We will be offering our take away food from Thursday- Saturday 5pm-9pm and Sunday roast midday-5pm, please phone in your order 01398 332033 before coming to collect it.

Quarrymans Rest: We're disappointed, ofcourse that we'll be in lockdown again from Thursday. But want to assure our customers that we'll be offering a takeaway menu for collection & selling lovely beers, ciders and soft drinks for take out to go with home-cooked food. Now selling home cooked curries daily between 6-9pm (except Sundays) from this Friday for the forseeable - please order in advance (order over the phone 01398 331480 & pay when you come to collect) & drop-in to collect between 6-9pm.

Acer Catering (Wendy Hollick): We are offering home delivered home-cooked meals and streetfoods - there will be menus put in local shops and also details on Facebook (link here) and Twitter.07753 355844

Bampton Game - The shop is open and at the moment we have all our usual stock still available, we are making home deliveries for those who don't want to venture out. Shop number 01398 331789. Mob 07973 312317.

Bampton Salon (Me to You): Reopened. Advance booking essential.

Bampton Home Fuels: Bottled gas. Logs bulk or netted. Kindling. Coal. They are delivering locally. Payments taken over the phone 07722 003966 via card to save any contact on delivery or cash/cheque can be left in an envelope with bottle to be collected.

Wooden Workshop: We have a large jumbo van, in this time of need we would like to offer our services to the village of Bampton. We are free to help with any deliveries or collections that are needed in this time of crisis. Please contact us on 01398 351354 or message us.

Cove Garden Nursery: Now reopened.

#All Bampton Town Council meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future. They are now held via Zoom video link.

#Mid Devon CC - Support for Communities and Businesses

#Mid Devon CC - Updated info on waste disposal and recyling - here.

#The Riverside Hall committee has made the decision to close the hall while the threat of Coronavirus is with us. We will reopen again once this unprecedented situation is back to normal. We would like to say a big thank you for your support and hope life returns to normal soon. * Planning to re-open on Sept. 1st. *

#The LARC is now closed until further notice but the Library is open as usual until otherwise advised. Tiverston Library is operating 2 hours a day for self-service.

#Bampton Community Lunch is cancelled until further notice.


Download a long list of links here. (From Lucy)

The Great Indoors - over 100 activities and entertainments for young people from the Scouts. Brill!

David Walliams - free audio story a day for next 30 days.

Maths for 4-12 year olds - free with Carol Vorderman

DIY Activities and Experiments from the Met Office.

New BBC series 'Malory Towers' filmed in Devon - Enid Blyton - now on iPlayer

BBC Home Education media - starts 20 April.


And to help explain the virus situation to children:

Children's Commissioner: Children's Guide to Coronavirus downloadable comic&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-03-20&t=1583271654945



FACE COVID: How to repond and cope mentally to the Coronoa crisis. Download


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