Business in and near Lymington re-opening after lockdown.
New Forest businesses which would like mention as they re-open.
Updated 19 June: Most "non essential" high street shops are now open - many with reduced hours - let's support them and give them a fighting chance of getting through the next few months!
Many local restaurants are hoping to open on 4 July.
Lymington.com Members get special mention with weblinks to their websites and/or Featured Business Pages; other businesses are welcome to be included with phone contact.
Please tell the businesses concerned when you contact them, that you found their details on Lymington.com.
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Businesses added this week
Haven Restaurant from 4 July
Bookings can be made online where you can also read about some of the changes to their service. AND from 1 July - HAVEN TO GO will include many of your favourite dishes, cooked fresh to order, served in environmentally-friendly, compostable boxes sealed in a recyclable paper bag for you to collect and enjoy on the go, onboard or at home.
In the Frame, Highcliffe - now open as below
"We will be operating Social distancing and can only allow ONE customer in the shop at any one time. There will be hand gels on the desks and we will wear gloves to handle your work. This is going to take some getting used to so we thank you for your patience and understanding.
Our opening hours will be:
Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday 9.30am – 2.00pm
We will be closed Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays
We look forward to seeing all again."
Nordic Walking, Brockenhurst
A to Z - New Forest Businesses open and reopening for business
A&J Seal Butcher, Lymington
Special mention for Adam and Janet at Seal Butchers, local Lymington family butcher serving mainly locally sourced fresh meat, poultry and game, in environmentally friendly packaging, with a smile. Highly commended by Hampshire Food and Drink Awards. They has been open throughout the crisis with a cheery greeting for everyone including all their brand new customers who using the one way system to queue at the front of Tesco discovered them for the first time – hooray!
Boost Bike Hub and Cyclexperience, Brockenhurst
Cyclexperience has started renting again but with restrictions in place to limit numbers arriving at anyone time. They have created a 'lockdown hire' booking link for groups of up to 6 to book collections between 10am and 3pm. Boost and Cyclexperience are still open for sales and repairs but there isn't much bike stock in the UK until late July! https://boostbikehub.co.uk/
Chance Shoes Lymington
Gilly Print, Lymington
Hassan-Hicks Opticians, Lymington
Re-opened since 1 June with strict COVID measures in place. https://www.hassanhicks.com/
John Cooper Carpets, Lymington
Furloughed and cooped up at home, possibly some DIY and decorating took place! Now staring at a tired frayed carpet it could be just the right moment to swap for a new one! If so talk to expert, friendly and helpful Alan at John Cooper Carpets on Ampress who’s open again from 1 June with social distancing fairly straightforward and we’re also encouraged to take sample books home to check colour in all lights and against our décor! https://www.johncoopercarpets.co.uk/
The Natural Health Hub, Lymington - from 15 June
The Natural Health Hub will be opening for sales of supplements and its hand-picked natural products (such as BeWater crystal water bottles). The Hub specialises in immune boosters, probiotics and supplements to aid gut health. Just in: non-toxic summer essentials such as sun cream and lotion, insect repellants and calendula skin cream and wound-healing spray.
New Forest Activities, Beaulieu
New Forest Activities is now open for both kayak and cycle hire, as these are self-guided sessions and allow for social distancing. From 1st June, they will begin to offer guided canoeing and kayaking sessions, with extra measures in place to keep people safe including improved cleaning regime, limited numbers and social distancing. See here for more information which includes a video from Sam: https://www.newforestactivities.co.uk/activities/social-distancing-activities/
The New Forest Paddle Sport Co, Milford on Sea
Oakhaven Hospice Shops - selected shops from 18 June
On Thursday 18 June the Oakhaven Hospice shops will be reopening in New Milton and Shirley, at Fairview Parade in Hythe and at 10 St Thomas Street in Lymington. Each shop will be open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and will have social distancing measures in place to safeguard customers, volunteers and staff. https://www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk/blog-latest-news/
Orchids Retreat, Lymington
Orchids Retreat award winning beauty salon is open online for virtual skincare consultations, appointments & Zoom parties, plus Diana's online shop is still open for Dermalogica skincare products and gift vouchers. She's also offering free local delivery, curbside collection and postage on all orders. 07971 282831www.orchidsretreat.co.uk
Passford House Hotel, Lymington
Passford House along along with so many others awaits from the Government a confirmation date for re-opening. Meanwhile Daniel would like to let everybody know that the Passford House phone lines ARE now open Monday to Friday 9.15am to 4.30pm. The team would love to hear from you and take some accommodation bookings over the phone. Locals may have relatives/friends who may wish to come to stay in the New Forest whom it's not currently practicable to host at home... give them a call! 01590 682398
Priory Wines, Lymington
Priory Wines has been open throughout which has been a godsend! Wine selection is fantastic, so friendly and knowledgeable, free local deliveries too…https://priorywines.com/
Shaun Stevens Art
Shaun @shaunstevensart has designed a greeting card and coaster initially to give to neighbours and friends in memory of clapping for the NHS and Carers during lockdown. She can personalise each with the name of the family, street or house name, whatever is right. She made some forneighbours and had such a lovely response she thought it might be something others could be interested in. The greeting cards and coasters are available on her website and she will be making a donation to the NHS with every sale. Shaun is a Member of the New Forest Marque and prints the cards and coasters herself. Call Shaun on 01590 673515 or 07833 606445.
Vida Promotions, Lymington
Corporate Clothing and Promotional Merchandise, also PPE uniforms and Face Masks and Sanitizers etc - do give Gillian a call she may well have the solution to your needs! 01590 624340
Businesses offering delivery and other services which will continue as lockdown eases
You may wish also to cross refer to our long list of businesses offering deliveries and other services during Lockdown - many of these will endure...