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Top takeaways to take you through lockdown

Pubs, restaurants and cafes may be closed but you can still support our brilliant local businesses – and eat fab food – by ordering a takeaway. Oh go on, if we must...

It’s time to ditch the Domino’s and support your local eateries across Somerset & Dorset – roll call, please!

Ollerod at Home roast

Henry’s restaurant, Bath

Sri Lankan Style Dhal with Roasted Cauliflower & Raita followed by chocolate truffle brownie anyone? Doorstep deliveries of Henry’s rustic dishes – mains, sides, desserts – to enjoy at home for BA1 and BA2 postcodes, Fri & Sat. Email or call no later than 4pm on your preferred day of delivery.

The White Horse, Haselbury Plucknett

A different meal for collection from 6pm each Thursday and Friday – like a burger or beer- battered fish with triple cooked chips – and their famous sharing platter: dry aged rump of beef, slow roast pork belly, breast of free range chicken, roast pots and masses of veg on Sundays from 12pm. Book on 01460 78873 or

The Ollerod, Beaminster

Really fabulous food to take away on the menu at The Ollerod at Home, to order online and collect every day from Weds through to Sunday. Small plates and snacks (lobster roll, squid ink boa with tempura king prawns, baked camembert and more), daily and weekly specials, Saturday and Sunday brunch, Sunday lunch, themed nights (Middle Eastern on Thurs 19 Nov and Mexican on Thurs 26 Nov) ). They’ll even cook you a bespoke three-course dinner. Very handily, you can order just 30 mins ahead for some dishes.

Roth Bar and Grill, Bruton

A different dish every day (eg slow cooked Durslade Farm beef, saffron risotto, walled garden greens) and whole rotisserie chicken every single day. To order call 01749 717 130 or email Collect from the Durslade Farmshop Tues – Sat 12–5pm, Sun 12–4pm.

Plume of Feathers, Sherborne

Italy meets the West Country with a fairly extensive takeaway menu of Italian small plates to share from Wednesday to Saturday 5-8pm and a three-course Italian Sunday lunch with antipasti, porchetta, a roast rolled pork loin and pork belly stuffed with herbs and desserts from 12-2pm on Sundays. Call 01935 389709. Phone lines open one hour before service for regular takeaway and you need to order by 8pm on Fri to order the Sunday roast.

The Barrington Boar, near Ilminster

The Boar at Home

Three-course meals for you to collect and finish at home, complete with wine suggestions, and recipes so you recreate the dishes again. The Boar at Home operates via email only. Email to join their mailing list and you’ll be sent a menu over the weekend, you reply with your order and then after confirmation, collect from the pub Fridays 4–6pm and Sat 10am–12pm. £22.50 per person.

Bistro Lotte, Frome

Steak-frites, madam? French-inspired Dining at Home menu, changes weekly. Available to order Wed to Sat, call 01373 300646 from 4pm to order and book your collection slot between 6–8.30pm.

The New Inn, Cerne Abbas

The New Inn pizza

Top notch pizzas and fish ‘n’ chips. Wednesday it’s pizza night with 12″ margaritas and a choice of three toppings – proscuitto, chorizo, artichoke hearts, goat’s cheese, jalapenos, Stilton. Fish and chips on Fridays. To order and book your collection slot call 01300 341274 or

The White Post, near Yeovil

Top 50 Gastro Pub grub for you to collect and warm at home at the weekend. A choice of yummy starters, mains and a dessert; menu changes weekly. Order Takeaway@The Post through their Facebook page.

The Fontmell, near Shaftesbury

The Fontmell, veggie burger

Jurassic coast aged beef, venison and veggie burgers, fish and chips, raspberry cheesecake, sticky toffee pud, wine and soft drinks at this Michelin-listed pub every Fri and Sat. Order online at least 24 hours ahead and book your collection slot.

Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel, Exmoor

Gourmet to Go – stuff like confit leg of Creedy Carver duck with dauphinoise pots, raspberry infused red cabbage, chanteney carrots and a red wine sauce – two and three-course chilled meals Fridays and Saturdays, for re-heating at home, collection or delivery, depending on where you live. Order before noon each Thursday for the weekend ahead on 01643 841241 or

Ping Coombes At Home, Bath

Ping at Home

Fancy a slow-cooked beef rendang or nyonya chicken curry? MasterChef winner Ping Coombes is cooking up Malaysian-inspired dishes for collection in Bath. See this week’s menu here. Email your order and pick up at Larkhall Butchers.

Duende, Wiveliscombe

Delicious lockdown menu – Duck Wellington, chicken and tuna loin, sweet potato confit and Sunday roasts – from Duende At Home. Order via for collection on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hesperian, Frome

Hesperian, kedgeree

Fishy faves like chowder, monkfish scampi, kedgeree, truffle and parmesan fries and a couple of delicious puds, as well as beers, ciders and soft drinks. Tues & Weds 10am-3pm; Thurs, Fri & Sat, 10am -8pm. Order by phone 01373 800250. Collection only.

The Museum Inn, near Blandford Forum

Pre-made cocktails, beer and wine. Oh and food too: steak & ale pie with mash, fish & chips and brisket burger, slaw and fries, BBQ ribs and Asian slaw Fri & Sat 6.30-8.30pm; Sunday roasts – chicken or belly pork – with all the trimmings Sun 12.30–2.30pm. Order on 01725 516261 or via Facebook.

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6 comments on “Top takeaways to take you through lockdown”

  • Laura Cox November 17, 2020

    Looking through the list and surprised the Cross Keys Sherborne is not there. Their Burgers and Fish and chip takeaway is delicious! Plus lots of great snacks and desserts to go alongside. Definitely worth trying!

    • edinchief November 17, 2020

      Oooh! Not been there – yet. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Susan Dredge November 15, 2020

    Just looked through your 15 takeaways. You really need to try The Thimble Inn at Piddlehinton for a good takeaway, generous and tasty dishes and the Madagascan Rice Pudding is absolutely gorgeous.

    • edinchief November 17, 2020

      Thanks for the heads up! Madagascan rice pud sounds delicious.

  • Ali Carter November 15, 2020

    Recommend “Nook” in Frome. Great for healthy breakfast or lunch.

    • edinchief November 17, 2020

      Many thanks!


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