updated: 21 Nov 2020

The Bugle is about shops & businesses that normally open their doors to the public.


It started up a fortnight into the first Lockdown, when so much was so uncertain. About 16 shops were open in those early days.

Wallingford's local shops & businesses were, and still are, truly amazing. They adapted to the situation and continued to keep us going.

Eventually, by August, 116 shops, businesses & organisations (not including pubs) had their doors open. Here is  the list of them 

So the Bugle, having been visited by over 3,300 people, went into hibernation.....

Sat 21st Nov   No significant changes.

Mon 16 Nov   added: Wallingford Tiles & Bathrooms, Shoes in Twos (Retail)


Bee Zero, Mr Sims Sweets  (Food)

14 Nov   added: Hogs Haven (Support), Legenday Fireworks (Retail) , new shop BeeZero (Food & Supplies) and new online resource Oxfordshire Magazine (Community)

13 Nov   amended: Wallingford Tea & Coffee Company  (Food & Supplies),     Bean & Brew (Takeaways)

10 Nov   added: Builders merchants Colliers, Jewson,  Louise Claire Millinery (Retail) ,

Wallingford Volunteer Centre (Support)

Latest news on Wallingford Library (Community)

9 Nov   All done!

6 Nov  Bugle brought out of hibernation & re-launched. Website refreshed & looking fine, just a few pages to complete.

Two weeks down, two more to go .... hopefully.

...tap the bugle ...

The Bugle is not a business or advertising agency

 its purpose is purely to keep us informed through the Lockdown, so that shopping can be planned, save unneccessary car/bus trips to/from surrounding villages

or walking to/from Wallingford town centre.

Currently there's about 68 shops and businesses open in Wallingford. 14 of those are Food & Supplies, the rest mainly Takeaway and/or Click & Collect. In addition, 23 organisations are giving support and online resources.

I haven't included pubs doing takeaway meals yet. 

Updates will happen during and at end of each week.

Please share this website around. Share on Facebook, WhatsApp, wherever. 


Each page will print out nicely if you know anyone without internet.

Do please email me if I've left anyone out or anything needs correcting/changing.

Sarah Boyt Robinson

email: sarah.barnabybugle@gmail.com

This local dog has its own webpage, click on him to see The Kinecroft Cat ......

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