YOU might not be able to go to them - but they're doing their best to come to you.

Many of the area's food and drink businesses are offering takeaways in a bid to keep their establishments going through the coronavirus pandemic.

These include:

Balsons Butchers West Allington, Bridport Britain’s oldest butchers. All meat locally sourced where possible. Sausages a speciality. Exotic meats also available. Collection and delivery 01308 422638 richard@rjbalson.co.uk https://rjbalson.co.uk/

Beach & Barnicott, South Street, Bridport Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm to 10pm. Takeaway and delivery +44 1308 807002 or via website

BearKat Bistro Barrack Street, Bridport Vegetarian. Order dinner for a neighbour in need. £5 per meal – extra donations welcome – through their Crowdfunder initiative via their Facebook page. Delivery only bearkatsupper@outlook.com

The Bridport Basket, Crepe Business Park, Symondsbury, local suppliers to your door – Mercato Italiano (cheese, cured meat) selected Grapes (wine), Wobbly Cottage (bread/pastry), Lally & Thomas Growers (veg) Home delivery Wednesday and Friday Ring 07827 524602 for details

Brassica, Beaminster Takeaway or delivery £25 min order 01308 538100 www.brassicarestaurant.co.uk/meals for menu

Bridget’s Market East Street, Bridport Greengrocers. Also stockists of eggs, cheese, organic milk, baking goods, spices, etc. Fruit bags and vegetable boxes available. Collection and delivery 01308 427096 or message via Facebook

Cafe Bean, South Street Bridport, Monday-Saturday 9am-3pm Hot drinks, sandwiches, soups, jacket potatoes & homemade cakes follow café bean Bridport on FR & Instagram for updates 01308 422115

Cherries West Bay Ice cream parlour, fruit and vegetable boxes home deliveries 01308 301207

Community Soup Kitchen, Beacon Church, Priory Lane, Bridport Hot fresh vegetable soups and frozen single portions. Takeaway and delivery 01308 422448

Davy’s Locker, Dreadnought Trading Estate Bridport, Fishmongers 01308 456131 www.davyslocker.co.uk

Felicity’s Farm Shop, Morcombelake, DT6 6DL 01297 48 930

Framptons Butchers Town Hall, Bridport Butchers. All meat locally sourced where possible. £10 minimum spend. Orders put back on request. Regular offers advertised on Facebook. Collection and delivery 01308 422995 or message via Facebook

The Hare & Hounds, Local delivery only. Phone for menu and times. Delivery only 01308 488203

Kernow Pantry Brydian Mews, West Street, Bridport Pasties, turnovers and sweets. Local delivery at no extra charge. Minimum order of four pasties. Cash on delivery. Takeaway and delivery 01308 422833 or message via Facebook

Longs Fish and Chips King Street and West Street, Bridport If you would prefer not to wait for your order please phone ahead and we will have it ready for you. Collection only 01308 423199

Leakers Bakery, East Street, Bridport Artisanal bakers. Shop online on their website for next day delivery, Monday to Saturday, or order by telephone. Local deliveries within a three miles radius, by courier further afield. Collection and delivery 01308 423296 http://leakersbakery.co.uk/

The Marquis of Lorne, Nettlecombe Takeaways order in advance via phone 0138 485236, email info@marquisoflorne.co.uk or DM on social media.

Mercato Italiano, Crepe Farm Business Park, Bridport Italian delicatessen. Collection and delivery 0782 7524602 hello@mercatoitaliano.uk

MDS Meats, North Mills Trading Estate, Bridport Butchers who raise their own meat locally. Boxes available. Pies and savouries a speciality. Collection and delivery 01308 427152 07939 244678 mdsmeats@gmail.com

Modbury Farm Shop, Burton Bradstock DT6 4NE – supplying fresh milk from own jersey cows, beef port and local produce and vegetables. Open as usual. Delivery to the elderly or those in self isolation within the Bride valley, at no extra cost. Phone 01308 897193 and leave a message with name and phone number.

Moores Craft Bakery, Morcombelake, bread, cakes and biscuits www.moores-biscuits.co.uk

Naturalife Bridport, groceries and essential supplies, shop open 9-5am home delivery service phone or visit their facebook page for details. 01308 459690

Nina’s Greengrocers, South Street 01308 422794

New Inn, Stoke Abbott Takeaway menu call to pre-order follow on facebook for updates 01308 868333 www.newinnstokeabbot.co.uk

New Inn, Shipton Gorge, takeaway meals. Visit their Facebook page for the menu. Email jodyspellman@hotmail.co.uk or call 889302 

Norman’s Butchers, Bradpole 01308 423618

Punch and Judy, West Street, Bridport Traditional bakers. Bread, cakes, sandwiches and savouries available. Sourdough a speciality. Local delivery only. Collection and delivery 07841 523664 or message via Facebook

Rawles Butchers East Street Bridport 01308 427590

Red Brick Café St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport Vegetarian and vegan. Minimum order £6 on deliveries (cash only). Order before noon for delivery between 12 & 1.30pm. Takeaway and delivery (three mile radius) 07868 752329 or message via Facebook

Samways Fish Shop West Bay Open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Shaves Cross Inn, Shaves Cross Takeaway/delivery food, bread and shopping essentials to immediate area ring 07508 310180 email tom@foxandowl.co.uk

Stephie’s Eggs, South Street – Free range eggs sold on Bridport Market (outside of Smith & Smiths West Street) Wednesdays and Saturday also collection service 0783d1 615542

The Spyway Inn Askerwell Available Tuesday to Sunday. Delivery in the village only. See Facebook page for menu. Takeaway and delivery 01308 485250

Taj Mahal, East Street Bridport Indian cuisine takeaway and home delivery within 3 miles for orders of £20 and over. As well as usual takeaway menu 2 special menus have been introduced based on popular dishes eaten in the restaurant for 2 people at £20 visit www.tajmahalbridport.co.uk for details and take away menu.

Waste Not Want Not, South Street Bridport, organic, unpacked, plant based wholefoods and personal care products – open for orders, collection by appointment. Place your order online at www.wastenotwantnotbridport.co.uk or by phone 07775380797 for collection and home delivery.

Washingpool Farm Shop Bridport, Opening hours as normal however only 5 customers inside the shop at any one time and expect all customers to respect social distancing. Order and collection service available email order to info@washingpool.co.uk with your requests and your phone number. They will call you back.

West Country Catch, Chickerell, Weymouth Fresh, locally caught seafood. Free home delivery for customers in and around Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport for orders over £20. Check their Facebook page Collection and delivery 01305 259135 http://www.westcountrycatch.com/

The Wobbly Cottage Bakery Broadwindsor Delivery within a ten mile radius. Minimum £10 delivery order. No delivery charge. See Facebook or phone for product list.

Delivery only 07368200249 (Dani) 07488313857 (Rich)