Shops and Services

NOTE: (The information on this site should be used for guidance only – opening times, prices and other detail MUST be verified with the individual providers) Other events are listed in the monthly Spotlight which can be downloaded >>HERE<<

General Markets
The Farmers’ Market is in the Town Hall from 10a.m. every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Flea and Collectors’ Market also at the Town Hall from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. every 1st Saturday of the month.
Contact the town hall (01588) 630023

Household and Antique Auctions
Public Hall fortnightly, usually Saturdays with viewing on Friday evening.
Contact auctioneers P & J Auctions (01743) 462763, 07974 118467

Smithfield Auction Yard, sales of sheep every Wednesday from 7.30 a.m. to 12 noon. Main all day sales of cattle and sometimes sheep on some Thursdays. The auction yard is closed for parking on sale days. Contact auctioneers Halls (01588) 638639

Early closing day is officially on Wednesday but many shops remain open


Castle BridesCASTLEBRIDES 1, The Cobbles, High St. SY9 5BN
(01588) 638332 07814 022358
Angela Jones
access-icon(Castlebrides will be moving in August to Lower Aston Farm, 6 miles away on the Montgomery Rd. SY15 6SY, telephone number and contact details stay the same).
We specialise in bridal gowns, bridesmaids, prom and evening wear to suit all budgets and tastes. We also have an in-house alteration service so your gown leaves the shop fitting you perfectly. Created especially for you, bespoke Gowns can be made to order. Please call in or make an appointment. Late night appointments available. Credit cards accepted. Own shop parking. Opening times Mon to Fri 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Sat 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

18marketsquare-2GALLERY EIGHTEEN
(01588) 630200
Sue WillmeR
Gallery showcasing Steve Willmer’s original furniture, made from locally sourced solid timber, usually oak but also some pieces in ash, beech and walnut. Plus paintings, prints, sculptures, cards etc. made by local artists. Open Tues to Sat 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Credit cards accepted.

ARK ANTIQUES 13, Market Square
(01588) 638608 07697 157969
Jill Thomas
Country oak furniture, cottage bits and pieces, ceramics, treen, rugs.
Open Bank Holidays, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Mon, Wed and Sun by appointment.

(01588) 638318
access-iconCoffee Shop only

Carol & Jock Wright
Yarborough House is a large second hand book and record shop. We stock 7,000 books,
mostly modern, covering a wide range of subjects. Our stock of 1,000 second hand classical LPs and 4,000 CDs is one of the largest in the UK. The coffee shop serves Fair Trade tea, Expresso and cappuccino and a variety of cakes.
We also have a large range of art greetings cards.
Open Sat, Sun, Tues, Thurs and Fri and all Bank Holidays 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

textile-techTEXTILE TRADERS 37 High St.
(01588) 638712
Jim & Diane Gaffney
Specialists in fine hand made textiles from around the world, all bought from the makers on our travels. Interesting clothes, beautiful silver jewellery, embroideries, ikat weavings, batik fabrics, rugs, cushions, bedspreads, cloth by the metre, patchwork sets, puppets, curios and many other delights. A wide range of batik tools, equipment andmaterials. We also offer a variety of talks and workshops.
Open Mon to Sat 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

16, Market Square, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5BN
(01588) 630435
Judith Bowen & Rachel Hawes
An eclectic mix of new books on art and art related areas including crafts, gardening, cooking and general inspiration. We also stock all Persephone titles along with puzzles, kits and socks yarn. National Book Tokens sold (cash payment only) and accepted.
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and most Bank Holidays.
Credit cards accepted.

oldtimefntupOLD TIME 29, High St.
(01588) 638467
Jane Carroll
access-iconLocally made, high quality furniture and crafts including a variety of chairs, tables, dressers, stools, standard and table lamps, clocks and barometers and upholstered furniture. Commissions welcomed for any style of furniture and repairs undertaken..
Open Mon to Sat 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
(closed Sun & Wed but available by appointment.)

JANE’S PETALS & GIFTS 10 -11, High St.
(01588) 638222
Florist. Flowers for all occasions, fresh local fruit & veg plus cards and gifts. Delivery service available and wedding consultation service./ Open Mon & Tues 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Wed 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon.
Thurs & Fri 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Sat 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
All credit cards accepted.

(01588) 638851
Richard Moulson & Evelyn Bowles.
We specialise in decorative objects of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly Art Deco, Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and metalware. In addition we carry out, or arrange for, a wide range of jewellery and watch repairs and alterations. Normal opening 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you have far to come, or want access at another time, please ring first.


get-ahead-hatsGET AHEAD HATS, Three miles from Bishop’s Castle
01588 638246 07880 593873
Nowela Swanson
Designer styles to hire/buy or custom made, Personal friendly service in arelaxed rural environment. Flexible opening hours – by appointment.


(01588) 638584
This is now the only butchers left in Bishop’s Castle and Andrew and Tom Pugh trade in the old fashioned way, sourcing meat from farmers and hanging it on the bone for the required time. Our home cured bacon and handmade Shropshire pork sausages are a speciality. We stock pies made by Reg May of Ditton Priors, cheeses from north Shropshire, local bread and preserves and vegetables in season. We will prepare packed lunches to order and we cook pies, baps, curries and hot pots to take away. We are able and pleased to supply B&Bs and catering businesses with our quality products. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 8.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.,
Wed 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Sat 8.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Food Hygiene Rating 5


harvest-wholefoodsHARVEST WHOLEFOODS, Lydham SY9 5HB
(01588) 638990
Sue Jones
We are a large, friendly and helpful wholefood shop offering a huge range ofnatural & organic wholefoods, organic fruit & veg, eggs & bread, special dietary foods, dried herbs & spices natural remedies & skin care organic garden seed & compost, crafts, crystals etc. Bulk items available to order.
Open Mon to Sat 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

(01588) 638677 07971 252069
Sale and repair of new and used domestic appliances – e.g. cookers, fridges, washers, dryers etc. Same day – next day service where possible. Vacuum bags and other accessories in stock. For Vacuum Repairs-Washing Machine Sales-Vac Bags/Belts find us at The Lydham Friday Market.


Church St. Garage

Grant and John (01588) 638707
access-iconMOT Centre, vehicle repairs and servicing, tyres, exhausts and batteries.Open Mon to Fri 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Sat by appointment only.

UNION STREET GARAGE (Bishop’s Castle Limited)
(01588) 638349
access-iconMOTs for Class 4 Vehicles, Servicing and Repairs, Diesel and Red Diesel Sales. Open Mon to Fri 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Saturday mornings by appointment.

HALLS, 43, Church Street
(01588) 638639/638755
Auctioneers, valuers, surveyors, land and estate agents offering a professional service in residential sales and lettings, agricultural property sales, livestock auction sales and fine art and chattel auction sales.
Open Mon to Fri 9.00 a.m. – 5.15 p.m., Sat 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

23A High Street, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5BE
(01588) 638425
Specialist legal advice, available by appointment in Bishop’s Castle on Wednesdays and Fridays.

BUBBLES & CO, 15, High St.
Emma (01588) 638656
access-iconLadies and gents hairdressing. Appointments not always necessary. Specialising in all the up to date colouring techniques.We have a team of specialised bridal consultants and make-up artists.We also offer manicures and pedicures and shellac pedicures and shellac nails. Call today for your free consultation. Stockists of Moroccan Oil products, Kerastraight and OPI products.
Open Mon, Tues,Wed & Fri 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.,
Thurs 10 a.m. – 7.30 p.m., Sat 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

ENTERPRISE HOUSE Station Street, Bishop’s Castle SY9 5AQ
(01588) 638038 (tel/fax)
access-iconDrop-in IT Centre with internet access, e-mail and fax. Office services such as photocopying, binding and laminating and digital camera downloads and prints.  We also provide DTP Services for leaflets, flyers, business cards etc. PC and Apple Mac support and hands-on beginners’ courses and bespoke training.
Open 9 a.m. – 5p.m. Mon,Wed, Thurs and 9 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat. Closed for lunch 1p.m. – 1.30 p.m. weekdays.
We also run the Public Library – open Monday 10-2pm, Tues&Fri 10-1pm & 2-7pm, Sat 9.30-1pm

Abbie Naiad Psychic, Magickal and Spiritual Consultant
01588 638372
Abbie Naiad offers psychic readings including tarot readings, past life readings, Angel card readings and astrology. Past-Life, Reiki, Crystal and Angel therapy sessions are available. Abbie Naiad is a past-life regression therapist, Reiki master, astrologer, crystal healer and Angel healer. Esoteric courses are also available.
Abbie Naiad sells crystals, scented reiki charged candles, incense, salt lamps, vibrational remedies and natural beauty products at the farmers market every third Saturday at Bishops Castle Town Hall or from her home if you book a viewing.
Opening hours by appointment only