Updates on our stores, and how we are safely reopening with you in mind


4th of August 2020

We're Good to Go!

Oldrids & Downtown have been awarded the 'Good To Go' Industry Standard by VisitEngland. This means that we meet the Government and Public Health guidance on COVID-19 and that we have all the required health and safety processes in place to ensure that you have an enjoyable shopping experience when visiting our stores.

During your visit you can expect enhanced cleaning routines and access to hand sanitiser, increased social distancing throughout the store and all of our staff will have PPE.

Our cafes have also now safely reopened, with extra procedures that you will be introduced to upon arrival so you can enjoy our array of cakes, hot and cold food and drinks. 

Good to Go


22nd of July 2020

Oldrids of Boston Press Release

Oldrids & Downtown has today released a statement to the press on the future of our Oldrids of Boston store, which can be found here


Our cafes are safely re-opening

2nd of July 2020

Our Downtown cafes are reopening on Saturday the 4th of July.

You will be able to safely dine at each of our Downtown stores from this Saturday. Upon entry you will be handed a selected menu which you will fill in at your socially distanced table, before handing it in at the till with your chosen options to pay.

Our cafes will be open between 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am - 3pm on Sundays.


Downtown Garden Centre Cafe
Downtown Garden Centre Cafe Food

Our Downtown Stores in Grantham & Boston are now open!

15th of June 2020

On Monday the 15th of June, our Downtown Grantham and Downtown Boston Superstores re-opened, joining our Downtown Garden Centre.

We have a host of measures in place for your safety when you visit our stores. 

You can shop between 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays..

Our Oldrids Boston and Oldrids Scunthorpe stores remain temporarily closed.


Planned Reopening of Downtown Grantham & Downtown Boston Superstores

27th of May 2020

Oldrids & Downtown are pleased to announce it is our intention to reopen both our Downtown Grantham and Downtown Boston stores on Monday the 15th of June 2020.

Preparation for the reopening of both Downtown stores is in advanced stages, with a range of social-distancing measures and safety precautions already in place, following the successful reopening of our Garden Centre in May.

Until the Government restrictions on restaurants are lifted, our Downtown Boston and Grantham restaurants will remain closed.

All personal services including our cosmetics desks, demonstrations, changing rooms and personal shopping service also remain unavailable.

The reopening is of course, conditional upon Government policy and guidance at the time permitting stores to trade. Our Oldrids Boston and Oldrids Scunthorpe stores will remain temporarily closed for the time being.


Downtown Garden Centre Reopens

13th of May 2020

We are delighted to announce that our Downtown Garden Centre has now reopened. We have undertaken stringent processes to ensure social distancing measures are followed. You can read more about these here.

The rest of our stores remain temporarily closed.

Whilst we may have closed our shop doors, you can still shop with us online  at oldrids.co.uk and we’ll continue to keep you updated via our social media channels and email.

For 216 years, our mission has been to serve you – please rest assured that we intend for this to continue. Thank you to all of our customers for your outstanding loyalty and support.

Please take care of yourselves, your families and loved ones, your friends and neighbours. We look forward to welcoming you back in store when the time is right.


Temporary Store Closure

23rd of March 2020

With the safety, health and wellbeing of our employees and customers at the forefront of our minds, we have decided that after close of business tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March 2020, our five physical stores will close to the public until further notice. 

Our customers will continue to be able to shop online 24/7 at Oldrids.co.uk.

For any questions please contact enquiries@oldrids.co.uk and our team will do our utmost to assist.

Stay safe.

Oldrids & Downtown



Our cosmetics counters remain temporarily closed

Our cafes will remain temporarily closed