Christmas 2020 - Appleby in Westmorland

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Christmas 2020 - Appleby in Westmorland Shop Early, Shop Local, Shop Safely

Santa is coming to town

the ideal place to do your Christmas shopping! 1 Cumbrian Local Publications • Issue No. 164

Welcome to our festive guide to Appleby-in-Westmorland - where we invite you to ‘Shop Early, Shop Local & Shop Safely’.

Mayor’s Welcome

Thanks to the actions of our businesses, and by following the Government advice to; wash hands, cover face and make space, Applebyin-Westmorland is a safe place for people to shop.

Our traders are working hard to ensure Christmas 2020 is enjoyable and safe.

This guide highlights the great benefits of shopping early and local - you avoid last minute shopping crowds, reduce contact with new people and you also get the extra personal service provided by independent shop owners. You also find items you won’t find on any other high street and enjoy the beautiful lights and stunning backdrop of our traditional rural market town.

Our guide to our town highlighted the wide range of specialist, independent shops and services we have in Applebyin-Westmorland and how our businesses are finding ways to ensure everyone can shop safely this Christmas.

Our pavements have 2 metre markers, our shops, cafes, restaurants & bars have hand sanitisers available and their NHS Test & Trace codes as you enter, to make it easy for you to follow social distancing and hygiene routine in line with the Government’s COVID advice.

The Town Council are proud of our town and our businesses and hope you will support our local businesses.

We wish you all a very merry and safe Christmas.

Many of our shops and kitchens are also providing pre-order and delivery services so you can continue to shop local from the safety of your own home.

Cllr Gareth Hayes Mayor of Appleby.

Thank you to artist ‘Rosie Made a Thing’ for this image - her work is available from the Courtyard Gallery 2

Team work makes the dream work L OW H OWG I LL & S T EP H EN S O N S Two Appleby businesses came together to provide a lifeline for customers across the Eden Valley during lockdown. Low Howgill butcher and deli teamed up with high street neighbours Stephensons greengrocers to provide a delivery service so customers don’t have to leave their homes. That service continues, and there will be special additional Christmas deliveries added, so ring for more details in December. Orders are placed with Low Howgill and Stephenson separately, and your shopping is delivered together.

S T EP H EN S O N S - G R EEN G RO C ER S Our local Greengrocers also has a great range of store cupboard essentials as well as quality fresh fruit and vegetables - everything you need to complement your festive poultry or meats - or to create your vegetarian dinner. You can also find the perfect gift for the person who has everything a beautiful fruit basket made to order from £12 to £20.

Opening: 7am-5pm Mon-Fri 6am-3pm Sat - Christmas Eve 6am-3pm and Monday 28 December 6am-4pm. Closed 25, 26 and 27 December, 1 January Delivery orders: Call 01768351418

L OW H OWG I LL - B U T C H ER S & D ELI To celebrate the season, the speciality sausages for December will be: Cumberland with spiced plum chutney and Pork with cranberry. The traditional Christmas fayre will also be in stock with Pork and Cranberry pie as well as Christmas slicing pie. The deli also has a range of gift items from local preserve makers which can be made into hampers and delivered to your door, as well as gift vouchers for Christmas presents.

Low Howgill’s range of poultry - geese, ducks, and herb fed turkeys are available to order with a deadline of 12 December. Christmas order forms are also available in the shop or email. To ensure social distancing inside the shop, there is a limit of three people inside, however there is ample covered space outside the shop to wait. Open: 8am-5pm Mon-Sat Christmas openings 24 December 6am-1pm and Monday 28 December 9-1pm. Closed: 25, 26 & 27 December, 1 January 2021. Delivery order: or call 017683 51644

N & J D OW D I N G B U T C H ER S Traditional, award winning family butchers N&J Dowding offer locally sourced meat from farms in Appleby and the Eden Valley. Turkeys, Turkey Crowns, Chickens, Ducks, Geese are available for order before 5 December. To accompany these they will have their usual sausage meat sleeves, pigs in blankets, chipolata sausages, streaky bacon and an assortment of home cooked meats to make your Xmas dinner a real treat - plus locally produced sauces, chutneys and preserve for your own larder or made into a hamper as a gift. Open: 7.30am-5pm Monday-Saturday

Deliveries & order call 017583 52799 or Facebook @N&J Dowding Ltd. 3

Finding the perfect gifts F L OW ER B A S K E T Appleby Flower Basket create the perfect gifts in bloom and foliage to choose and order in store, by telephone or online.

They also offer a range of Christmas wreaths, candle and grave arrangements, gift box and pots - ideal gifts for the person who has everything. Traditional poinsettia plants are also available by request - they can order in for next day delivery 6 days per week.

They have a range of bouquets and gifts for delivery from £20 upwards and will deliver within the Eden area. All deliveries are made in a safe manner. Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-2pm

Order: Telephone 017683 51511 Facebook @Appleby Flower Basket or online

B R A N T H WA I T E S O F A P P LEB Y New Christmas and lovely general gifts continue to arrive at Branthwaites of Appleby, the quality card and gift shop where you receive a safe and warm welcome from Jo and Debbie

You can browse their beautiful range of sterling silver and costume jewellery, lamps, men’s, women’s and children’s gifts, cards, calendars and diaries together with other quality and quirky items. Book an out-of- hours personal shopping appointment, or view a selection of their gifts on Facebook and order by phone or email for free local delivery and paid for postal service. Open: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat. Plans for late night and Sunday openings in December will be advertised on Facebook Orders: Call Jo on 07971295172 email or visit Branthwaites of Appleby on Facebook.

C A S T LE F I N E A RT S Appleby is home to a unique gallery and artist’s shop, where pigments are created by hand from local stone, and the owner/artist captures the portraits of architecture to create family heirlooms. Castle Fine Arts is a gallery, specialist arts supplies and studio of leading architectural artist Mark Hilsden.

Mark will hand deliver in the Eden Valley area, and also has gift vouchers available. You can also book a private shopping appointment, select online or via telephone. Open: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Order: Online at , email or call 017683 69257


Finding the perfect gifts J A K & CO For beautiful items for you and your home, Jak & Co is the place to go - and there is ample space around the displays to follow social distancing. Jak & Co have stunning Christmas decorations as well as soft furnishings, made to measure curtains and blinds, gifts, jewellery, hats, scarfs, women’s clothing and Temple Spa English natural skin care range. There really is something for everyone for Christmas at Jak & Co. Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm To book personal shopping: call 07791 439502

View a selection of stock and services Facebook: Jak&Co

CO U RT YA R D G A LLERY & W R I G H T RO O T S Christmas stock continues to arrive at the Courtyard Gallery where you can find the very best of local artists’ work, books, jewellery, ceramics and fine coffee and cake.

Andrew and Rosie Wright have work from Polly Marix Evans, Sarah Cemmick, Janice Earley, John Charlesworth and Alan Stones new lithographs plus Rosie’s new winter prints.

The gallery is offering ‘bubbles by appointment’, outside of normal business hours - a ‘social bubble’ can book time for private shopping, receive 10% discount and glass of wine to enjoy while browsing. They offer a delivery service, will email images of items available on request, plus gift & postal wrap items. Gift vouchers are available for the Gallery and Andrew’s genealogy service, Wright Roots. Open: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm

Booking ‘Bubbles by Appointment’ and delivery: call 017683 51638 or email View a selection of stock online at:

B LU E P O P P Y Stepping into Blue Poppy is like walking into a magical space. From traditional advent calendars to their own range of delicious Blue Poppy candles, you can find that extra special gift inside. The unique, handmade Christmas decorations, soft furnishings, baby and scented gifts provide you with ample choice for Christmas gifts and ideas - plus gift wrapping services, free local delivery and gift vouchers are available. View a selection of the stunning stock on their website. Check Facebook for late night shopping in December. Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

Orders: call 017683 52860 • Website: 5

Practical & tasty gifts H PIGNE Y & SON H Pigney & Son is more than a hardware shop and petrol station, it has everything from agricultural engineering to fine quality cookery equipment, safety PPE to hammers and key cutting! Stepping into Pigney’s is like entering the Tardis- so much bigger on the inside - big enough to host the annual Christmas Grotto with ample social distancing. You can view part of the range of items on sale on Pigney’s website, google store, and Facebook page, and order by phone for free local delivery - with no minimum spend. Their petrol pumps have fuel attended service - so you don’t have to touch the pump or go inside to buy your fuel - keeping you safer from COVID. For quality practical gifts and more, visit Pigney’s online or in store. Open: 8.30-5.30 Mon - Fri, 8.30-4pm Sat

Visit on Facebook at H Pigney & SonWebsite

DAVID CLEATOR ELECTRICAL Appleby ’s electrical shop has all the white goods, TVs, and appliances you need for the home - as well as repair and servicing.

They are a popular place to order a special gift for a loved one - with children living away confident in buying a new TV for their parents or grandparent to have delivered and set up by someone they know and trust. With their delivery van out five days a week, David Cleator is supplying Appleby and the surrounding area with the practical electrical items we all need. Open: Mon- Fri 8am-2pm Orders: 017683 51728

P E T S PA N T RY Christmas is the perfect time to treat your pet to something special, and Appleby’s Pets Pantry has plenty of new festive toys, pet beds, Christmas stockings for dogs and cats and wild bird food and feeders - everything you need to keep your furry and feathered friends happy. Gift vouchers are also available. The pet shop also sells and delivers kindling to raise funds for the local Blood Bikes, raising £2,500 in the past 18 months. Bags of kindling are £7 with £5 going to the charity. Pets Pantry also offers a free local delivery service on Wednesday. Open: Wed 9.30am - 12 noon Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, and Sat 9.30am-2pm. Check Facebook for late night shopping. Order: Facebook Pets Pantry Appleby or call 017683 53754

A LL S O RT S There could never be a better name for Allsorts - as this convenience store does stock almost everything from cleaning products, to toiletries, sweet treats to tinsel. And as new stock arrives for the festive season Santa’s little elves on a shelf are everywhere amongst the new toys and gifts.

You can have a hamper made up to order with exactly what you want inside from the well stocked shop - from scented candles to festive biscuits. The friendly team will be on hand to make your visit easy, enjoyable and safe - or call your order and pick up outside. Open: Mon-Sat 9am - 4.30pm Order: 017683 53725


Practical & tasty gifts A P P LEB Y B A K ERY Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies are the taste of Christmas - and Appleby Bakery, part of Brysons of Keswick is well stocked to satisfy the festive sweet tooth. New Christmas stock is coming in all the time, and with an amazing range of chutneys, jam, preserves as well as cups & mugs they can create beautiful gift hampers to order - you pick and they pack! Telephone or go online to order. Alternatively, pop into the beautiful shop with ample space for social distancing. Open: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm Sun 9am-5pm Call 017683 51667


S U G A R A N D S P I C E S W EE T S H O P Appleby’s independent, traditional sweetie shop is a magical place all year round, with it’s amazing jars of sweet treats and toys - and at Christmas they have an even more magical role as Santa’s helpers in the town. Chocolate decorations for the tree and a range of new toys are instock - plus a Christmas Club to pay in instalments and toys stored safely until Santa collects them! When visiting the shop, you will have the place to yourself as entry is limited to one person to ensure safe social distancing. And Charlotte offers a local delivery service. Order: Call 017683 98700, visit Sugar and Spice Facebook page, email or call in.

A TA S T E O F ED EN A Taste of Eden is a haven for those with food allergies, intolerance and diabetes - as you can once again enjoy beautiful, homemade cakes, bakes and sweet treats. And that means everyone can enjoy Christmas cake, pudding and sweet treats. Evelyn bakes to order for customers, using healthy, locally sourced ingredients in the kitchen in Low Wiend. Whatever your dietary requirements you can order your bakes for yourself to enjoy or gift wrapped for a loved one. They also sell a range of Farrer’s teas and coffees and cafe area. Orders are being taken now for Christmas and can be delivered locally following social distance guidelines. Open: 7.30am-4pm

Order: Ring 017683 51999 7

Give the gift of creativity A P P LEB Y H U B Appleby Hub is at the heart of the community. Providing artists studio space, community cafe, craft workshops, cookery and exercise classes - and with a range of artisan crafts on sale it’s a go to place for unique, artisan gifts and cards. The Hub is also the new home for the Appleby Time history of the town exhibition.

Contact: Facebook @ The Appleby Hub, telephone 017683 51640 or website


You can find a wide range of fantastic craft workshops available, delivered following social distancing guidelines.

Providing half and full day workshops from weaving to wirework sculptures, local tutors make guest visits - and there are gift vouchers available for the craft lover in your life.

Craft workshops are run by Right2Work, part of The Oaklea Trust supporting the work in the local community. Book a place: call 07890 017715 email


As well as serving delicious, healthy, home-made seasonal food, the Hub Kitchen also runs cookery classes and will launch their first Appleby Hub Cookery Book in time for Christmas. Classes coming up include festive breads and sweet treats.

To book: call 017683 51640

RO TA RY B O O K S H O P Appleby Rotary Club maintains a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books which can be seen when The Hub is open. Give the gift of a book this Christmas. All proceeds are disbursed to Rotary supported good causes. Rotary also collects spectacles that are no longer wanted (even broken ones) for Vision Aid. For further information contact Barry McKay on 017683 52282 or 079 767 19188 8

Give the gift of creativity T H E C R EW EL WO R K CO M PA N Y Appleby-in-Westmorland is home to The Crewel Work Company, designers and creators of historically accurate needlework kits - which are sold around the world through their online service. Owners Phillipa and Laura Turnbull were due to host the first Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival in Appleby in July next year, however due to the pandemic, the event has been postponed until 2022 with a virtual event online planned for 2021.

Using organic linens specially woven for them, and British wool, many of Phillipa’s designs are inspired by historic textiles she has studied. A Crewel Work Company needlework kit is the ideal gift for creative loved ones - and can deliver anywhere in the world. Website:

W I T T WO O For an instant gift, Appleby’s Witt Woo Photography is offering ‘Automotive Photoshoot’ gift vouchers to complement his drone and portrait gifts. From the comfort and safety of your home, you can buy locally online or give Paul a call to purchase a gift voucher. Paul can arrange the photoshoot with the person receiving the voucher to suit them. The Automotive Photoshoot will be a great gift for someone who loves their bike or car idea for the proud new driver in your family. Website:

Facebook @WittWoo • 07932 141445

T H E M EW S @ T H E T U F T O N A R M S H O T EL Showcasing Chef David Milsom’s fantastic array of his homemade tasty delicatessen goods - there is a warm welcome at the new Food Hall in the Mews!

Products available will range from delicious jams, chutneys, pickles to scrumptious home baking, as well as our own smoked products including sides of Salmon, along with Venison sausages, and meat terrines. Ready to cook meals made by David will also be on sale, along with a host of other goodies. The Mews are also stockist of the specialist range of flours and grains from one of Britain’s finest millers - Heygates Mills. Complemented by Nigel’s wine shop, the Mews is the place to browse for specialist food and wine. All their own products can be beautifully wrapped and presented to make the perfect gift for Christmas. Nationwide delivery of hampers and goods can be arranged. Open: The Mews Mon-Sun from 7.30am to 5pm.

Telephone: 017683 51593 • Website:


Gifts of experiences & style A P P LEB Y T R AV EL You can give the gift of travel this Christmas as Appleby Travel offers Gift Vouchers - giving people a present to look forward to in 2021.

Appleby’s independent travel agency can arrange holidays in the UK and around the World and gift vouchers can be posted directly to your home. ABTA bonded, you can give this special gift and have the confidence of friendly, professional service.

Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10am-3pm Thurs and Sat 9.30am-12.30pm

Order vouchers & holidays: call 017683 52220 or email

LIBRA FASHIONS Libra Fashions offers more than ladies and gents clothing, it is the town’s haberdashery store as well.

The fittings rooms are available and items are isolated for 72 hours before being returned to the display to ensure the safety of customers.

Personal shopping by appointment is available, and local delivery within one mile of Appleby town centre.

Gift vouchers are also available and you can view the latest stock on display via the Libra Fashions Facebook page - including prices and sizes available. Open: Mon - Sat 10am-5pm

Order: via phone 017683 51648 or email View latest stock: Facebook Libra Fashion or

LIT TLE SHOP ON THE BRIDGE The Little Shop of the Bridge has everything to make you feel cosy this festive season as we celebrate Christmas at home. The Christmas jumpers make way for festive face masks in 2020 - and Catherine has an amazing selection of seasonal face coverings in now.

With many people working from home, sales of slippers have broken all records at the shop! From reed room scents, perfumes and aftershave, to comfy leisure wear in stock, you can get settled down for a relaxing holiday. Local delivery is available.

Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm

Order: 07703778724 or 017683 52936. Follow on Facebook @Factor33

B A R RY M C K AY R A R E B O O K S Based at Kingstone House, Battlebarrow, Barry McKay Rare Books specialises in out-of-print and antiquarian books on a variety of subjects, with a particular specialism in the history of print in all its manifestations. A small selection of books, maps & engravings of Cumbria are usually available. Visits by appointment.

To book an appointment: Call 017683 52282 or 079 767 19188 or email: 10

Preloved gifts G I F T S W I T H H ER I TAG E & A N D S U S TA I N A B I LI T Y Christmas is a time of excess spending and buying, however, you don’t have to add to any mountains of waste packaging and items. You can find unique presents that will really mean something special to your loved ones that come with a heritage. An antique necklace or vintage designer handbag make a perfect gift, and in Appleby we have several places to find those little gems and also designer outfits to enjoy. Collectables in Boroughgate, Preloved Designer Dress Agency and now, Have A Ratch on Bridge Street (open Thursdays-Saturday) all offer antique and vintage items - and there’s always something new and different to discover.

CO LLE C TA B LE S Discover a treasure trove of collectables and antiques by stepping through the archway next to Stephensons Greengrocers and entering Collectables Boroughgate.

If you are looking for something special, from books to jewellery, fine China and candlesticks, to traditional writing boxes and even a wind up gramophone (and 78s to play on it too!) Collectables is the place to visit. Davina has a wonderful range of silver and tableware including the very popular butter and cake knives for afternoon tea. New stock is coming in for Christmas, so give a gift with heritage. Delivery available in the Appleby area.

Open: Wed-Sat 10.30am-3pm- ish

Contact: Facebook @ Collectables Boroughgate Appleby-in-Westmorland or call 07958 183901

A P P LEB Y P R EL OV ED D E S I G N For designer labels and vintage chic, Appleby Preloved Designer Dress Agency is the place to go for quality outfits and accessories. With an alteration service available as well, you can have an outfit made to fit perfectly - or even have a dress made for you. As part of their COVID care, Appleby Preloved offers a ‘Try before you buy’ so you can try in the safety of their home as well as ‘Out of Hours Shopping’ before or after the shop closes. A ‘lay-by’ system and ‘Christmas Club’ also help to spread the cost. Appleby Preloved are running a Christmas raffle in aid of Hospice at Home and are rescheduling their fashion show.. Open: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-4.30pm

Call 07798 806092 or Facebook Message @Appleby Preloved designer dress agency & alteration service 11

Here for Christmas and beyond A P P LEB Y B U S I N E S S S ERV I C E S For all your stationery, print and photography services, Appleby Business Services - ABS is here for you. Now under new ownership and management, the business supplies shop offers photo and full print services alongside professional quality stationary, arts and crafts goods, cards and gift wrappings. Bruce is an experienced graphic designer and photographer, and is expanding the services provided to designing marketing material and full range of photographic services including weddings, pet and family portraits. Gift vouchers are available for use in the shop and for photography services - and free local delivery on certain items. Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm • Order: 017683 52529 or email


APPLEBY POST OFFICE Our postal service continues throughout the pandemic, and our local Post Office provides our link with friends and family around the world.

Open seven days a week, to deliver our magazines and newspapers, Dent’s Newsagents offers a wide range of festive cards, gift wrappings and local present ideas. And don’t forget those traditional stocking fillers - the Christmas annuals. A delivery of a favourite publication for the year, would be a great present for a loved one, as would the traditional Romney’s gift packs of Kendal Mintcake, sweets and biscuits. A one-way system is in place in the shop, however you can have your newspapers and magazines delivered seven-days a week. Open: Mon - Thurs 5am-3.30pm Fri 5am-5am Sat 5am-3.30, Sun 5am - 12noon. Order: 017683 51411

You can make an appointment to have your passport digitally checked and sent for renewal , arrange insurance or any of their other services. And they sell a range of Christmas cards and ‘One4all’ multi-store gift cards.

And you can write to Santa and get a reply if you include a stamped addressed envelope to Santa, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 SHQ. Last posting dates:

UK - 2nd class 18 Dec, 1st class 21 Dec, Parcelforce Worldwide Express 48 22 Dec, Special Delivery Guaranteed 23 Dec, Parcelforce Worldwide Express 24 23 Dec. International - Western Europe 16 Nov HM Forces (BFPO) Airmail to Operational BFPOs 30 Nov, Airmail to Static BFPOs 7 Dec.

APPLEBY TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE Appleby’s Tourist Information Centre is a hub for the community - offers a range of local books, maps and guides, as well as toys, gifts, local hand crafted jewellery, pottery and much more alongside information for tourists! For Christmas the TIC offers the widest range of charity Christmas cards. And they are proud to care for the Appleby Arrows Quidditch Team’s giant banner after the town was awarded Honorary Quidditch Town status - of Harry Potter fame.

If you want to know what is going on in the town or anywhere in Cumbria, the friendly, helpful team at the TIC are here to help. Open: Mon-Sat 10am-2pm • Contact: 017683 51177 email • Website: 12

Takes a break, buy a cake & relax J A M E S ’ T EM P TAT I O N S O F A P P LEB Y C A F E Awarded the Trip Advisor Best Cafe in Appleby, James’ Temptations of Appleby has a well earned reputation for homemade cakes and tray bakes. For Christmas James has his mince pies - perfect warm with cream or ice cream. Christmas specials also include hot sandwiches with festive fillings of turkey, stuffing with cranberry and his pigs in blankets.

Order cakes and meals to take away - or have one of three sizes of cake boxes made up for gifts. For full meal orders to take away order two days ahead. James has reduced the number of tables to enable social distancing - so it’s advisable to book ahead for lunch. Orders/reservations: 07757 187648 or 017683 52863 or visit Temptations of Appleby page on Facebook.

D ED I C AT ED TA K E AWAY Many of our cafes and restaurants offer takeaway services, and we also have our local, independent takeout shops: Riverside Fish and Chips

Low Wend Traditional Chinese Takeaway 017683 53816

The Sands Traditional fish and chips and baguette and salad bar 017683 51464

Shappy Wheels

Pizza Roma

Eden Business Park (next to Appleby Creamery) Shap Chippy’s mobile van based in Appleby. Card payments only Open Fri 11.30am-1.30 pm 4.30pm-7.3pm

The Sands Takeaway service only 017683 53880 China Moon

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B O J A N G LE S B I S T RO A friendly, contemporary licensed cafe, Bojangles’ kitchen uses locally sourced produce. With two courses for £13 and three courses for £16 you have a choice from four starters, three mains (including vegetarian) and four classic desserts. Available from 12 noon and through to the evening until 10pm, available by pre-booking only. Bojangles is available for private bookings with tables of up to six. And if you can’t make it to Bojangles, Bojangles will come to you with their Sunday lunch delivery services and Christmas dinner delivery on Christmas Eve. Gift vouchers are also available for the licensed Bistro.

Open: Mon-Sun, 9am-3pm with opportunities for bookings up to 10pm for diners. Bookings & delivery orders: Call 017683 52662 13

Here for Christmas and beyond S H O P P I N G I N A P P LEB Y - H ER E F O R C H R I S T M A S A N D B E YO N D‌ . Appleby-in-Westmorland is fortunate to have such a great range of independent shops, cafes & bars in the centre of town.And we also have a range of other services within walking distance of the town centre: Chain stores

Hairdressers and barbers & beauticians

Coop - 017683 51577 Spa supermarket - 017683 53439 Boots the Chemist - 017683 51410

The Salon Hairdresser - Low Wiend 017683 51641 Hair Zone -Bridge Street 017683 52321 Salon Shair, Shire Hall - hair and nails 07714 024 751 Beauty by Lottie, Shire Hall - 07961 415 749 B barbers, Market Arcade,017683 98008

Business services:

Patrick James Solutions, Mortgage and protection advisor 07854 673 000


Mike Addison Opticians, Shire Hall 017683 53199

Westmorland Accountants 017683 53217 Arnison Heelis Solicitors 017683 51591

Carpet fitters

Gaynham, King and King 017683 51591

Capstick Carpets - 017683 51205 JF Flooding - 017683 51138

Chesworth Communications - PR, content creation, online publishing, media management & training 017683 51821 or

Charity shops

Age Concern - houseware, toys and children wear, Low Wiend


MMK Appleby Taxis 017683 53106 or 07595 646 450

Age Concern - clothings - Boroughgate 017683 52819

Appleby Taxis 017683 52772 or 07710 609307

MIND -Boroughgate 017683 53494

Takes a break, buy a cake & relax

Appleby-in-Westmorland is becoming a destination place to visit for foodies, with great local produce in our shops. And our cafes, restaurants and a number of pubs are also serving up great locally sourced dishes - from sweet treats to full meals.

C A F E S , R E S TAU R A N T S & P U B S A Taste of Eden Cafe


As well as a bakers this little shop offer fine Farrer’s Coffees, teas, & cakes to suit all dietary requirements (see page 7)

Eden Riverside Cafe

An independent cafe on Bridge Street, is popular for takeaway cakes and coffees too. Open seven days a week 8am-5pm.

Crown and Cushion Tea Room

Courtyard Gallery Cafe

Homemade cakes and traybake with freshly brewed coffees and teas you can enjoy while browsing the gallery shop (see page 5) Bridgeend News Cafe, The Sands,

As well as a pub, the Crown and Cushion in the Market Square also offers a Tea Rooms, with excellent choices of teas and coffees. Open 8am5pm. The Mews @ The Tufton Arms

There is a new cafe and wine bar at The Tufton Arms, and the Mews team also plan a range of themed nights (see page 11).

Homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches, teas & coffees to sit-in or takeaway. 14

Takes a break, buy a cake & relax C A F E S , R E S TAU R A N T S & P U B S The Grapes Inn


Under new management and newly reopened The Grapes Inn now has Christmas meals running until Saturday 19 December (excluding Friday 18 December) Advanced booking is essential and tables are available for groups up to six - to conform with the Rule of Six. The Christmas menu for adults is 2 courses £15.95 and 3 courses £19.95 and children’s 2 courses £12.95 and 3 courses £12.95. The menu has two choices of starter, three main (including vegetarian option) and three desserts.

Appleby Manor Appleby Manor prides itself on its fine cuisine and was awarded an AA rosette. There are two restaurants, Bistro 1871 and their Fine Dining Restaurant. And you can also enjoy afternoon tea - which would make a lovely gift for Christmas too. Book: 017683 51571


From 21-24 December until 6pm they will be serving their normal menu. The Grapes will be closed Christmas day and no food menu on 26 and 27 December. The regular menu will be available 28-31 December and no food on New year’s day.

Ashiana Indian Restaurant This modern Indian cuisine restaurant on Bridge Street is open seven days a week for dinner and also offers a take away service. Open from 5pm.

Hare and Hounds

Book/order: 017683 53550.

Crown & Cushion

A traditional pub, the Hare and Hounds in the centre of Appleby will be serving mulled wine and Christmas cocktails over the festive period. Open Mon - Sat from 11am Sun from 12 noon.

Over the festive period, running alongside their recently extended regular menu, a three-course Christmas menu. The Menu is available for takeaway (with a deduction of 20% of the listed price), for takeaways call 30 minutes prior to collection.

The Kings Head in Bridge Street is now offering a full menu, including Christmas fayre with ample space for social distancing and outdoor seating area. For more details call 07555113492.


Kings Head

The Crown and Cushion pensioners menu, including Turkey and Christmas pudding served Monday Friday 12noon -3pm.

Golden Ball

A real ale pub in Low Weind. Open Mon-Thur from 3.30pm Sat and Sun from 12noon.

And they have also just launched the Crown and Cushion doggy menu!

For takeaways & table reservations call 017683 51595. Alternatively for table reservations book via Facebook Messenger Crown & Cushion Appleby, email or visit Midland Hotel

Award winning CAMERA pub, The Midland Hotel has Sky and BT Sports TV, and plenty of room for small (maximum of six people) socially distanced gatherings or meetings and will have seasonal drinks, cocktails and snacks available, including: liqueur coffees and hot chocolates, mulled wine/ cider, homemade mince pies and more. All these can be enjoyed in a cosy, festively decorated atmosphere beside our lovely warming log burner.

Keep up to date with the latest news on what’s happening in the town follow us on Facebook @Appleby-in-Westmorland Christmas 2020 & use the hashtag #ApplebyXmas2020 15

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