With restaurants closed across the country there have some ingenious schemes to keep customers satisfied during the virus epidemic.

There was one landlord who turned his pub into a village shop selling fruit, vegetables and meat instead of the usual beer and spirits. Consequently he got plenty of new people through his doors.

The pub trade in the Cotswolds like everywhere else has been devastated with many who might not open their doors again.

Happily one of the best Indian restaurants in the area, which is surviving successfully by turning itself into a 100 per cent takeaway, is the Spice Lounge in Burford. You phone your order, pay by card and pick up your meal from the table outside the front door when it’s ready. It’s perfect. And the food is just as good as it always was.

The restaurant is in the High Street close to the pedestrian crossing and telephone number is 01993 823450.