Are you wondering which shops in Rutland are open during lockdown 2? Well, you came to the right place!
You can still Shop Local Online as many Rutland independent retailers have an online facility, click and collect or welcome you to email them with your requests.
We have compiled a list of our wonderful independent shops with an overview of who they are, what they provide and their latest Covid guidelines. Let’s support our local Rutland high streets during lockdown #DiscoverRutlandIndependents
Food & Drink Shops:
ONLINE & OPEN:
Otters Fine Food, Oakham 01572 756481
An eat in & online shop selling the finest naturally smoked fish, meat, cheeses, charcuterie, olives, antipasti and more. Otters are providing collections and takeaway platters which are available for FREE delivery in LE15, as well as sumptuous Christmas hampers.
Northfield Farm Shop, Whissendine 01664 474271
With outlets in Oakham, Uppingham and London Borough markets, Northfield Farm provide rare breed meat from their own livestock. They make their own multi-award-winning burgers and sausages as well as free range geese and Bronze turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. All outlets are open throughout November lockdown.
Gates Farm Shop & Garden Centre, Cold Overton 01664 454309
Gates Farm Shop promises customers a true foodie experience offering the finest produce, sourced locally wherever possible. They’ve also got a huge range of the best produce from around the world including meat, wines, cakes, fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, store cupboard essentials and more. Gates are currently offering click and collect service & home delivery.
Bat & Bottle Wine Merchants, Oakham 01572 759735
Bat & Bottle are an English Independent Wine Merchant. They specialise in importing Italian wines and buy wine directly from the farm/cellar, mostly from small artisan producers. They also run their own unique wine club. National deliveries are still happening throughout November and free local deliveries.
Oakham Wines, Oakham 01572 757124
Oakham wines are independent wine merchants in Oakham, Rutland. They provide quality wines, malt whiskies, Havana cigars and beers of the world. The result is an extensive (often exclusive) selection of fantastically flavorsome, yet affordable wines available locally in Rutland.
Grainstore Brewery Tap, Oakham – 01572 770065
The biggest brewery in the smallest county, The Grainstore Brewery is open for real ale purchases/collections/delivery on Monday to Friday 10am to Midday and 3-4pm.
Ferneley’s Ice Cream Café, Whissendine 01664 774050
Ferneley’s are aware of the importance of sourcing locally and using British produce. Supporting local farms and businesses is important to them in reducing our food miles and ensures they know where their produce comes from. Their essentials shop is open selling a range of fresh produce to take home. Fernley’s also have take-away options available including tubs of ice cream & drinks. There’s also a milk vending machine available during lockdown using their own fresh produce.
Hambleton Bakery, Exton and beyond 01572 812995
Hambleton Bakery bakes traditional bread, made slowly with top quality English or French stone ground flour. They also bake fruit loaves, handmade muffins, triple chocolate & walnut cookies, pecan buns, Eccles cakes and many of their other new breads, cakes & savouries. The bakeries in Exton and Oakham are open throughout lockdown.
Edith Weston Village Store, Edith Weston 01780 722164
This extremely well stocked family owed shop is located near Rutland Water and has been serving the pretty village of Edith Weston for the last three years and saves the drive into Uppingham or Oakham. All the essentials are good quality, at affordable prices, and most importantly, the staff are friendly and helpful. Pop down for your essentials in lockdown.
Garden Centres OPEN:
Rutland Water Garden Nursery, Oakham 01572 498720
Situated in rolling countryside on the south side of Rutland Water, the Garden Nursery offers the very best in quality shrubs and plants. They specialise in all types of bedding plants, hanging baskets, shrubs and perennials, their friendly and knowledgeable team of experts grow 90% of plants on site. They also have a wonderful range of gifts, often supporting small, indie businesses and makers in Rutland. The Nursery is open during lockdown 2 but with strict guidelines in place. Check their Facebook for latest guidance.
Barnsdale Gardens Plant Nursery, Exton 01572 813200
Barnsdale is home to 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his trademark, practical style, and full of inspiration for garden-lovers. Go for great ideas for your own outside spaces or simply have fun exploring their magical hidden corners and an allotment with chickens and giant organically grown veg. The gardens and nursery will remain open, but you may only visit the gardens with members of your household or support bubble.
Welland Vale Garden Inspirations, Uppingham 01572 822729
Garden Inspirations offers a wide range of plants and core elements of gardening. If you wish to explore an inspirational range of well-cared for plants with frequently changing fresh ideas, large specimen plants from topiary to trees for instant impact, sundries and, pots, a little bit different from the run-of-the-mill, then come and visit them. They have also recently had a delivery of living Christmas trees ready for the festive season.
Gates Garden Centre & Farm Shop, Cold Overton 01664 454309
Gates’ infamous Christmas displays are open during lockdown two and also offer the perfect opportunity to browse their extensive indoor and outdoor plant collections, gifts and fine foods (see above).
Rutland Garden Centre, Oakham 01572 723583
Family-owned, independent garden centre on the outskirts of Oakham. Everything you could need for your garden – trees, plants, shrubs, perennials, compost, seeds, bulbs, tools, hose-pipes, wellies and even garden furniture! They are open as usual during lockdown but also offering collection and delivery services.
Herb Nursery, 01572 767658
The Herb Nursery is a small family run nursery which has developed on the same site for over forty years (started 1976). Herb Nursery specialises in Herbs, Wild flowers, Cottage garden plants and Pelargoniums which are sold direct to gardeners. Ninety-five per cent of all plants sold are grown on site. Open as usual with strict guidelines in place.
Clothes & Jewellery:
Heidi Kjeldsen, Oakham 01572 722666
Open for online shopping and click and collect, Heidi specialises in bespoke, handmade commissions for that piece of jewellery you have always desired, specialising in rare and unusual high-grade gemstones, and the highest quality pearls. You will find beautiful Tanzanites, stunning Aquamarines, rare Ceylon Sapphires and rare white Diamonds.
Cavells Fashion Boutique, Oakham 01572 770372
Cavells has evolved into one of the most successful independent fashion stores in the UK and now provides a wider experience. Offering a selection of stylish and select shopping for men and ladies, you will also find Home sections, a beauty salon and adjoining cafe. They are happy to help you with virtual styling, shopping and gifting and can post items to you, make local deliveries or you could click and collect.
Rebecca Couture Millinery, Oakham 01572 490432
Rebecca Couture Millinery, based in Oakham create beautiful unique headwear. They offer creative bespoke pieces tailor made to compliment your special outfit. You will find over 100 headpieces ready to go or that can be used to inspire your own bespoke design. Online orders available and phones are still being answered.
Oliver’s of Uppingham, Uppingham 01572 868530
This hidden gem can be found at the far end of the High Street towards the Town Hall. Oliver’s of Uppingham is a quirky weekend wear shop for Gents and Ladies! Beyond the austere exterior, lies the warmth of David and his team. Sizes S to XXL available. They are taking phone orders for clothing & gifts
Gardens, Homes & Interiors
Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors, Oakham 01572 722345
Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors is a retail and interior design consultancy business. With rooms full of inspiration, luxurious fabrics, paints, wallpapers and accessories, you can plan your next design project with expert help. Click and collect, deliveries and online shopping are all available during lockdown and they have a new collection out now.
Sarah Harding Interiors, Uppingham 01572 823389
You will find a feast of inspirations to give your home a refreshing new look. Sarah and her friendly and experienced team are pleased to introduce you to the latest designer fabrics for curtains and furniture from their vast range of Fabric books. There are home interiors and a Christmas section too! If you need anything, email, ring or drop a letter and they will arrange a pick-up time with you.
Rutland Sewing, Langham 01572 756468
Rutland Sewing has grown and evolved to become one of the leading providers of quilting and dressmaking fabrics and sewing supplies in the area. Rutland Sewing has established itself as a significant provider of haberdashery, fabrics and quilting and dressmaking supplies. They are able to do a click and collect service, delivery or order online. Please phone or email [email protected].
Barefoot Sunday, Langham 01572 335800
New and beautifully curated interiors and lifestyle store – stocked with a stylish range of items to create a relaxed Hamptons vibe; soft furnishings, contemporary accessories, carefully selected furniture and rattan basket ware will ensure that you are inspired by the laid-back style of ‘Barefoot Sunday’. They are open for online orders only – please visit their website.
Art & Gifts
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham 01572 821424
A family business, they’ve been selling art from their gallery in Uppingham for over 40 years and hold over 50,000 items in stock. Explore a wide range of the very best art and ceramics available to you through their website. Sells online throughout the world and also has implemented Goldmark TV to help people view their exhibition at a time when they cannot visit.
Made Gallery, Uppingham 01572 822002
A small independent gallery selling beautiful, handmade jewellery, ceramics, leather goods, glassware, art, textiles and card. They are offering free local delivery or click and collect, as well as buying assistance – give Julia a ring or drop her a message.
Peter Barker Fine Art, Uppingham 07591 472228
Peter Barker Fine Art is an art gallery based in central Uppingham, Rutland’s core cultural and arts epicentre, exhibiting exceptional realistic and impressionistic art. The gallery is owned and run by award-winning professional landscape, marine and wildlife artist, Peter Barker and family. They are closed during lockdown, but you are able to browse and purchase online.