Delivery Information


As we are now passed the order deadline (12th Dec), no orders placed now can be guaranteed for delivery before Christmas. We will do our best to complete all orders received in the next few days, but they can only be taken on the understanding that parcels might not now arrive in time. Thank You.
Orders for SELF-SELECTED products will be shipped either week 1 from 5th Dec or week 2 from 12th December only (Please state in delivery instructions either week 1 or week 2 required).

SELF-SELECTED products which include items from our BREAD, LITTLE CAKES & SCONES or PORK PIE pages will be shipped week comm 19th Dec (Week 3)

Botham's Hampers: Deliveries will be sent: Week 1 (week comm 5th Dec for International & early UK orders ), Week 2 (week comm 12th Dec for EU and UK orders) or Week 3 (week comm 19th Dec for last UK orders)
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to send any parcels out for a specific date. Please select from the above three delivery weeks.


We process your order right away (unless you state otherwise).

If you have ordered an iced celebration cake, please allow us plenty of time to make and decorate your cake. We also require 1 full day for the icing to set.

We will normally send out your order within 2 to 10 business days. If a certain delivery date has been specified, we aim to despatch parcels to arrive a day or so before the date, in order for your parcel to arrive in good time.

Please note that although we endeavour to arrange to have your order delivered close to your "ideal date for delivery", we cant guarantee delivery for a specific date or time.

UK Delivery

For UK delivery of a parcel with content up to 25kg we charge 7.00 plus any applicable vat and using our traceable courier service - Parcelforce.

Small Parcels under 700g are posted via Royal Mail First Class. Charges are as follows:

  • 0-450g 3.50
  • 451-500g 3.95
  • 501-700g 5.75

All orders to Northern Ireland and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland are charged at 16 per parcel.

Some items may include postage, this will be stated with the price.


Parcelforce deliveries are made within 24 or 48 hours of dispatch from our bakery.

1st Class to UK destinations are usually delivered the next working day after collection.

All delivery days are counted from day of collection - not from the date of your order.

International orders are generally received in under 28 days.

Please note that parcels require a signature on receipt. If there is no-one at home, a card is left by the delivery company, and a second attempt will be made the next working day or left at the local Post Office for collection. Contact details are on the card should you wish to collect from the depot or Post Office.

If a parcel is returned to us because there have been a number of failed attempted deliveries, we will offer to resend the parcel but there will be an additional charge for the postage and new packaging should it be required.

Please note that it is not the fault or responsibility of E. Botham & Sons if the recipient is not in to receive the parcel.

In some countries import tax and duties may have to be paid by the recipient on delivery.

For Christmas delivery, please refer to our separate information.

POSTCODES: The correct Post Code is vital for prompt delivery of your order. If you are unsure of your postcode, call Royal Mail on this local-rate number, 08457 111222 between 9am and 5pm, or visit their website at

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