Shops & Pharmacies


Supermarkets and food shops in Wells are working to ensure that they continue to have sufficient products available.

Don’t forget that shops in Wells accept Healthy Start vouchers – see here to check if you are entitled to free milk and veg

Please do not buy more that you need.


Budgens are offering home delivery in Wells. Due to growing demand on phone orders, they now have a email address for food delivery which they would like you to use if possible. They will confirm orders if you email with your name, address and telephone number and your order. Once your order is picked and ready to be paid for they will phone you for payment. Email: or, if no access to email, call 01749 671506. Last deliveries by 3.30pm (no deliveries on Sunday). Visit their Facebook page


Operating hours:

  • Mon – Sat 08:00-21:00
  • Sun 10:00-16:00

Purchase restrictions in place on a select few product lines to ensure availability for as many customers as possible


Morrisons have introduced an NHS hour. From 7am-8am Monday-Saturday all colleagues with an NHS badge will be able to get into the store to stock up on the products they need. On Sundays they will open at 9am for our very hard-working NHS workers to shop. They will open at 9.30am for all other customers to shop normally.

Some purchase restrictions continue. Shopping app is temporarily switched off due to demand and they are unable to respond to emails for the same reason. Phone lines are very busy and it may be very difficult to get through. Website is showing all available delivery slots and no more currently available.

Morrisons cafe is a local drop off hub for the food bank and local charities. If anyone can spare anything from their shopping it will be greatly appreciated.


Vulnerable customers’ “priority hour” on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am-10am for the elderly and vulnerable. Tuesday and Thursday 9.00-10.00 NHS priority time.

Purchase restrictions: Maximum of three of each item. Multi-buy promotions axed.

For Tesco home delivery click here Please note: Tesco is at full capacity for the next few weeks for delivery slots and is advising people to come in and shop if safe to do so. Looking at extending their offer and will advise in due course.


The first opening hour in Waitrose supermarkets (8-9am Mon-Sat and 11am-12 noon Sun) will be dedicated to elderly and vulnerable shoppers, as well as those who look after them.

In addition, to help us keep our shelves stocked and Partners and customers safe, some shops may close earlier than normal. This will vary in different parts of the country, from shop to shop.

Purchase restrictions: Maximum three of each grocery item (excl fresh fruit/veg and some alcohol) and maximum two packs of toilet roll.

For Waitrose home delivery click here. Committed at least 25% of orders to the elderly and vulnerable who they are in the process of contacting from their records.

Also launched a dedicated e-gift card for self-isolating customers who are unable to get to the shops themselves, and want to organise a simple, safe and contact-free payment for groceries delivered by friends, neighbours, family members or volunteers. The gift card can be purchased online at, and can then be emailed directly to friends, neighbours, family members or volunteers for them to use in their shops. Customers can purchase e-gift cards in £10 denominations up to £500.

Family, friends or volunteers over the age of 18 can also pick up a grocery Click & Collect order on behalf of a customer that is self-isolating. The person collecting the order must have the order confirmation number and a form of their own ID with them (either a debit or credit card, passport, driving licence or utility bill).



The pharmacy at the Boots shop on Wells High Street (01749 673138) is open as follows:

Mon 09:00 – 16:30
Tues 09:00 – 16:30
Wed 09:00 – 16:30
Thurs 09:00 – 16:30
Fri 09:00 – 16:30
Sat 09:00 – 16:30
Sun Closed – Closed

The Boots pharmacy at the Priory Health Park (01749 675508) is open as follows:

Mon 08:30 – 18:00
Tues 08:30 – 18:00
Wed 08:30 – 18:00
Thurs 08:30 – 18:00
Fri 08:30 – 18:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed


The pharmacy at the Tesco store on Tucker Street (01458 769500) is open as follows:

Mon  08:30 – 19:00
Tues 8:30 – 19:00
Wed 8:30 – 19:00
Thurs 8:30 – 19:00
Fri 08:30 – 19:00
Sat 08:30 – 12:00 13:00 – 18:00
Sun 10:00 – 13:00 13:30 – 16:00