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).

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


ARK ANTIQUES 13, Market Square
(01588) 638608 07697 157969
Jill Thomas
Country furniture, treen, rugs and Cottage Smalls
Open Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Other times by appointment.

‘The Elephant Shop’
16, Market Square, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5BN
(01588) 505053
Judith Bowen and Rachel Hawes
New books on art and art related areas including graphic novels. Also local interest, nature writing and Persephone books.  We stock puzzles, kits, sock yarn, Ordnance Survey maps and ELEPHANTS! We have elephant books, soft toys, small items and art by local artists featuring elephants. If you have come to Bishop’s Castle to see the March of the Elephants trail pay us a visit too.
National Book Tokens sold and accepted.
Book orders taken.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 – 4:30 and some bank holidays.
All major credit cards accepted.

(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 Thurs Friday and all Bank holidays 10.30am-4.30pm

1 The Cobbles, Off Market Square, Bishop’s Castle
Tel: 07880 600230
Tim Halford & Michele Evans
The Lucky Hare specialises in sand blasted Animo and other glass ware, ceramics, hand painted tiles, flat candles, hand made jewellery and many other interesting and unusual gift items. We also have a selection of natural, eco friendly, plastic-free alternative products, like Wax Wrappies, Bamboo items and Friendly Soaps – and sell £2 tubs of local Dairy Dreams Ice cream and Upper Oaks Shropshire fudge. We regularly change our stock – do pop in to see what’s new.
In the shop, please wear masks and follow Covid distancing and hand sanitizing guidelines.  Just follow the arrows!
Open Saturdays :  10.30 – 4pm all year
Fridays :10.30 – 4pm from Easter to end October
12 noon – 3pm November to Easter
We are open on many other days when it is sunny or the mood takes us!

Sunday 11am – 4pm (Easter to October)

36 High Street, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5BQ
01588 638069
Deborah Alma
Walk-in Victorian emporium prescribing poetry; shop, café,
bibliotherapy and performance space.
Café serves freshly ground coffee, tea, cold drinks and cakes.
Open Wednesday to Saturday  10am to 5pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm

9 Market Square, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5BN
‪07472 443 448‪   email:
Michael Clarke
Facebook link
Michael Clarke
“Selling a large selection of vintage collectables and curios, including secondhand gold and silver jewellery, costume jewellery, militaria, coins, stamps, clothing, books, old toys and much much more.”
10.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Friday
10.00am – 4.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: By Appointment
All Major Cards Accepted

MADE ……  
9 Market Square
01588 638196/07958 355432
Richard & Val Padbury
Original artwork, jewellery, greetings cards, fun items made from wool and felt along with unique home decorations all made by Richard and Val.  Also selling Tuscan leather bags, leather purses, wallets and belts, artist supplies, jewellery making items and Haberdashery.  Courses available.
Open 9.30am to 5pm most days – please ring if making a special journey.

(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 and materials. Very careful to be Covid compliant.
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays 10.00am – 4.00pm. Other times by arrangement.

OLD 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.)

14 High Street, Bishop’s Castle
Tel: 01588 638147
We stock an exciting range of ladies fashion with brands from the UK, Germany, France & Denmark, along with jewellery, scarves and handbags.  We also stock a range of gifts, toys and greetings cards.
Open from 9.30 to 5ish Monday to Saturday
All major cards accepted

JANE’S PETALS & GIFTS 10 -11, High St.
(01588) 638222
Jane Pugh
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
Evelyn Bowles.
Specialising in decorative objects of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly Art Deco, Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and metal ware. In addition, a wide range of jewellery and watch repairs and alterations can be arranged. Normal opening 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m., on Friday and Saturday. If you have far to come, want access at another time, or a Covid opening update please ring first. Covid precautions in place, please observe them.


(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 of natural & 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.
All cards accepted – Hygiene Rating 5

(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.


New Street, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5DQ
01588 630063
Mike Offord (manager)
Love Mobility is a family run mobility store for sales, Hire, servicing and repair of mobility equipment.
Day hire of wheelchairs and scooters available, please call and book in advance. come and meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm   Saturday (By Appointment)

Church St. Bishop’s Castle
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. Also at Clun Garage on (01588) 640220

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.

Bishop’s Castle
JENNY HUDSON 07968 087981   (01588) 630717
I am a Sports & Holistic Massage Therapist based in Bishop’s Castle and also at The Courtyard in Newtown. I offer Sports and Deep Tissue Massage treatments as well as a wide range of holistic therapies, including Swedish Body Massage; Reflexology; Indian Head Massage; Warm Bamboo Massage and Reiki.
Group/Corporate/Pamper booking are also available.
See my Facebook page or website for more details and regular offers

The Old Picture House, High Street, Bishop’s Castle.
01588 630036
Sarah Speke
A modern unisex hairdressing and beauty salon, offering luxury treatments at affordable prices, using Wella and Sothy’s skincare products.  Caci nonsurgical facials, Gelish Gel nails, acrylic and gel nail extensions, eyelash extensions, facials, massage, waxing & intimate waxing.  HD-brows, Vertical Sunbed.
Monday & Wednesday 9.30am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am – 7pm, Friday 9am – 6pm & Saturday 9am – 4pm
Wheelchair Accessible

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.
In light of the current concerns around Coronavirus, our Management Team are regularly reviewing all Government and Public Health guidance in relation to this matter. In accordance with that guidance, we would therefore respectfully ask our clients and contacts not to attend our offices, even if you do not have symptoms, if you have returned from one of the affected areas within the past 14 days.  
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.

At L A Hair & Beauty, 30A Church Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5AE
Telephone: 0800 193 6321
Iridium Aesthetics offers quality-assured aesthetic treatments including dermal fillers, medical grade skin care and injectable anti-wrinkle treatments. All treatments are provided by registered health professionals, who offer a safe and discrete service. Iridium Aesthetics offers flexible appointments to fit around your schedule. Please visit our website or call us to book a free, no obligation consultation.

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 9-5 Mon & Thurs, 9-4 Wednesday, 9-7 Tuesday and Friday, 10-1 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

Mother Nature in South Shropshire Ltd
I am a Forest Bathing guide and I offer experiences around South Shropshire in various natural locations from a wild rural isolated garden to wooded areas and hill forts. Experiences suitable for all who wish to connect with nature either in a quiet wild garden spot, woodland or hill fort.
01588 630354