Delivery & Packaging Information

Order & Delivery Information - FREE DELIVERY for orders over £100 to mainland UK

We deliver the best British artisan produce fresh & chilled to your door. To ensure your order arrives in optimum condition all fresh food is sent in temperature controlled boxes with ice packs.  Read more about our delivery service

Minimum Order
Please note that due to subsidising the cost of temperature controlled packaging and postage our minimum order is £15.00

What are the Postage & Packaging costs?
FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £100 to mainland UK, on a standard delivery service

Orders under £100 are as follows:

Ambient Delivery
(Items that do not need to be sent chilled)
• Ambient Delivery (Excluding Scottish Highlands and Islands) 9am-5pm: £4.95
• Ambient Delivery to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands: £12.50
• Ambient Delivery to Isle of Man, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland: £15.95

Temperature Controlled Delivery
England, Wales and Scotland (excl. Scottish Highlands and Islands)

• Temperature Controlled Delivery 9am-5pm £7.95
• Temperature Controlled Delivery Before Midday: £10.50
• Temperature Controlled Pre 10am: £12.95

Scottish Highlands and Islands, Channel Islands
• Temperature- Controlled Delivery 9AM-5PM: £15.50.
(Delivery takes 2 working days)

Isle of Man, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland
• Temperature- Controlled Delivery 9-5pm: £18.95
(Delivery takes 1-2 working days)

This cost includes overnight delivery via a courier company, and also covers the chilled packaging, ice packs & recyclable filling to ensure your parcel arrives in the best condition.

What happens when you have placed your order...
You will receive an email confirming your purchase. A second email will then be sent confirming your delivery date.

Delivery Date Requests
If you have a delivery date request this can be placed in the Order Comments box on the checkout page, we will do our very best to fulfill your request.(Please note standard delivery is between Tuesday - Friday 9am-5pm, however timed delivery options are available)

General Delivery Information:
We guarantee delivery within a maximum of 5 working days, however in most cases we are able to deliver sooner than this. Please do request a delivery date if you require delivery on a certain date in the Order Comments box on the checkout page.

Next Day Delivery
We are delighted to offer customers a Next Day Delivery Gift Range. Order one of the gifts from this range by 1pm, and kindly request next day delivery in the Order Comments box on the checkout page. We are also able to deliver a range of products for next day delivery therefore please do contact us if you would like to discuss this by calling 01892 890690, or email info@britishfinefoods.com.

Year-Round Fresh Delivery Guide...
If you do not have a specific delivery date request, the table below is a guide for fresh goods, as items such as Pork Pies are made fresh for your order. Due to the nature of artisan produce these dates may change. You will be informed by email of your delivery date.

Customer places order before midday

Order dispatched

Order delivered

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Saturday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Sunday

Tuesday

Wednesday

 

Specific Delivery Dates
If you require a specific delivery date simply write the date you would like into the 'Order Comments' box on the checkout page and we will do our upmost to fulfil your request, provided it is between Tuesday - Friday. Please note we do not dispatch fresh goods over the weekend for delivery on Monday.

Can I have a Saturday delivery?
Yes, we can offer a Saturday delivery for a £5 supplement. This is a direct cost charged to us from Parcelforce.

Why do you not deliver on Mondays?
We don’t deliver on Mondays because we will not compromise the quality of the product by leaving your parcel in a delivery warehouse over the weekend. Our deliveries are temperature- controlled and we intend for your order to arrive in the condition in which it was made.

Temperature Controlled Chilled Packaging
All food and hamper orders are packaged in chilled temperature controlled boxes with bespoke linings and cold gel packs to ensure that your food arrives at the optimum chilled temperature for your enjoyment. Following extensive testing, our packaging has been certified to maintain food at fridge temperature for 48 hours.

Can I recycle the packaging?
Yes. In line with our aim of minimizing our impact on the environment and reducing food miles with our ‘one order, one delivery’ policy, our packaging is manufactured from closed cell non-cross linked polyethylene, a material that is fully recyclable; already 60% recycled and fully reusable. The void fill chips are called ‘biofill’ and are made from natural starch, are 100% biodegradable, compostable, and we are told are the secret weapon of fly fishermen! If not sending back the liner, please do recycle the cardboard outer box.

Please re-use the ice packs for your own picnics. The ice packs are filled with purified and distilled water so can be opened and poured down the drain; the plastic can then be recycled.

Who will deliver?
All deliveries are sent via overnight courier by Parcelforce. When we send you the email confirming despatch we will detail which company we are using. Please see the below information regarding each carrier.

Can you deliver to my workplace?

Yes.

Do you offer a timed delivery?

Yes. Before 10am & Before Midday. For our before 10am service with Parcelforce the cost will be £11.95 up to 30kg. Please note that we are unable to offer a timed service to the Scottish Highlands & islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, and Isles of Scilly.

What happens if I’m out when my delivery is attempted?

Parcelforce operate a no signature required delivery scheme. If you are not in the driver will attempt to leave the parcel in a safe place, or with a neighbour. If there is not a safe place then it will be taken to the local post office & a card will be left to say where the delivery is being held. The customer must take this card together a form of ID, driving licence, passport etc...to the Post Office & collect their parcel.

Do you offer a next day delivery?

This is often possible, however we work with small, artisan producers who may only deliver on certain days of the week.

Please remember some of the products you order will only be made at your request.

Most ambient items are held in stock and can be delivered next day.

For any urgent queries , please telephone 01892 890 690