Shops & 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 and their websites will give more detail, so please click their link)

* - Indicates premises which are wheelchair accessible.
Bishop’s Castle is a thriving town which offers a wide range of friendly, interesting shops, two breweries with excellent beers to sample, good local food and lots of music and festivals. We have leisure shops, individual provision shops and businesses offering range of services unexpected in so small a town. So before heading for the nearest large out-of-town supermarket to do “shopping as usual”, try Bishop’s Castle for a more enjoyable and hassle free experience.
The town offers plentiful, free car parking for those with patience to negotiate its somewhat cluttered streets and lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants for rest and refreshment and good places to buy food for picnics.
(see “Where to Eat” section and “provisions” in the Shopping and Service guide.)
Clun too offers a wide range of shops and services with pubs, cafes, (see “Where to Eat” section), shops, galleries, a museum and a garage. Car parks are free and ruined castle with its riverside grounds and the ancient packhorse bridge make it a picturesque small town.
Look for “Shropshire Hills Buy Local - Be Sustainable”leaflets and posters, a campaign to encourage residents,businesses and visitors to use local shops and services tohelp sustain the area’s economy.
The Town Hall will open in June 2014 after majorrenovation work (see places to visit).

General Market
Mondays & Thursday in the Town Hall (after  mid June 2014).  Specialist sales on Saturdays. Contact the town hall manager: (01588) 630023
Farmers’ Market is at the Methodist Hall, Station St. (it will move to the Town Hall in June, 2014) from 10a.m. every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Flea and Collectors’ Market
At the Town Hall from June 2014 from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. every 1st Saturday of the month.
Contact Anna Wharton (01588) 660758 or 07973 639692
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 manyshops remain open - see guide.
Many local businesses can also be found at

 CASTLEBRIDES 1, The Cobbles, High Street, SY9 5BN
(01588) 638332 07814 022358

Angela Jones

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.

GALLERY EIGHTEEN 18, Market Square
(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 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.

ROSIE’S SHOP 9, Market Square 07790 549751
Rosie Byrd
Vintage and modern clothes, textiles, jewellery, books and more.

Open Tues to Sat 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.,
Occasional Sundays  & Bank Holidays 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m

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

YARBOROUGH HOUSE Market Square (01588) 638318
Carol & Jock Wright *Coffee Shop only
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 Free 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 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 and materials. We also offer a variety of talks and workshops.

Open Mon to Sat 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

26, High Street, Bishop's Castle, SY9 5BQ (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 as well as kits, yarns and socks.
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Bank Holidays.

Credit cards accepted
OLD TIME 29, High St. (01588) 638467
Jane Carroll

Locally 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.

NEW STREET CYCLES, New Street, Bishops Castle
Shropshire, SY9 5DQ
(01588) 638060 07970 545651 or 07973 784946
Malcolm & Julie Furber
Pedal & Electric Cycle Sales & Hire. Stockists for FreeGo Wisper, Raleigh, Whistle, Coyote, Viking & Avocet Cycles. Our shop has a good range of cycle parts& accessories including tyres, tubes, lights, pumps, security locks, helmets, reflective wear, bags & tools.We offer Service & Repairs in our workshop.

Open Mon - Fri 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Sat 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Out of Hours by Appointment.
DECORATIVE ANTIQUES 47, Church St, SY9 5AD. (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. Ifyou have far to come, or want access at another time, please ring first.

GET 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 a relaxed
rural environment. Flexible opening hours - by appointment.

THE NEW DELI, 35, High St. (01588) 638190
Carol Naden
In the magnificent Elizabethan 'Porch House', The New Deli specialises in British cheeses - with fresh bread and croissants, delicatessen, local produce, fine wines, beers and chocolates with kitchen/cookware, everyday essentials and some seasonal produce.

Open Tues - Sat. Closed Sunday & Monday.

BUTCHER, ANDREW J. PUGH 46, Church St (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 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.

07974 293989 and Facebook  W.Prosser, Personnel Manager 
Fruit and Veg, Flowers, Fresh Local Bread, Cakes and Pastries, Fresh Fish, local Free Range Meats, a variety of Cheese, Pickles, and Eggs, Specialist teas and home made sweets. Browse round our craft and gift stalls including Ethnic Clothing/Incense/Cards, Knitted Clothes, Printed Goods, Baskets, Pottery and Plants.
There are also sometimes stalls selling up-cycled clothes, Phoenix cards and handmade jewellery and publicising Shropshire Wildlife Trust.  Then why not enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and bite to eat at our popular Cafe, selling hot/cold drinks and snacks. You can also buy or order Fitted Kitchens, buy Electrical Goods or arrange Repairs.

Open weekly, FRIDAYS, 8.00a.m. – 2.00p.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

A & J HEMMINGS GARAGE (2000) LTD., Church St. (01588) 638707
Grant & John
MOT Centre, vehicle repairs and servicing, tyres, exhausts and batteries.

Open Mon to Fri 8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. Sat by appointment only.

UNION STREET GARAGE (Bishop’s Castle Limited) (01588) 638349
MOTs 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 Fridays.

BUBBLES & CO, 15, High St. (01588) 638656
Ladies 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, nail extensions 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)
Drop-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, Thurs
9 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. Tuesday and Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sat. Closed for lunch 1p.m.
The Public Library and Dial-a-Ride service share the same building.

An affiliation of craftsmen who collaborate to highlight the advantages of buying high quality, sustainable, locally made furniture& crafts.
Jerry Bryce-Smith (01588) 638878
Tom Clough (01547) 529998 07964 023841
Jon Letcher (01588) 650416
Martin Aplin 07814 470393
Paul Jaques (01743) 891435
Stuart Carroll (01588) 638467
Mark Arbon (01588) 630367 07796 446275
Matthew Thomas 07976 593219
Terry Browne (01547)530260