In Appleby, we have a whole host of independent retailers ranging from food to gifts and more! Meet our retailers…
Appleby Flower Basket
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.
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.
- Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-2pm
- Order: Telephone 017683 51511 Facebook @Appleby Flower Basket or online www.applebyflowerbasket.com
Appleby Branthwaites of Appleby
You can browse their beautiful range of sterling silver and costume jewellery, lamps, men’s, women 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.
- Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
- Orders: Call Jo on 07971295172 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Branthwaites of Appleby on Facebook.
Castle Fine Arts
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.
- Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
- Order: Online at www.markhilsdenartist.co.uk , email email@example.com or call 017683 69257
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 decorations, soft furnishings, baby and scented gifts provide you with ample choice for seasonal 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
- Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
- Orders: call 017683 52860
- Website: www.bluepoppygifts.co.uk
Courtyard Gallery & Wright Roots
Stock continues to arrive at the Courtyard Gallery where you can find the very best of local artists’ work, books, jewelry, 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..
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.
- Opening hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm
- Orders: call 017683 51638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- View a selection of stock online at: www.courtyardgallery.co.uk
Jak & 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 seasonal 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.
- Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
- To book personal shopping: call 07791 439502
- View a selection of stock and services Facebook: Jak&Co
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
H Pigney & 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!
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 & Son
- Website www.pigney.co.uk
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 toys.
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
Appleby’s Pets Pantry has plenty of toys, pet beds and treats 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
Sugar and Spice Sweet Shop
Appleby’s independent, traditional sweetie shop is a magical place all year round, with it’s amazing jars of sweet treats and toys!
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 email@example.com or call in.
Rotary Book Shop
Appleby Rotary Club maintains a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books which can be seen when The Hub is open.
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)
Eden Workshops at Appleby Hub
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 www.theedenworkshop.co.uk
Cookery at The Hub
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
View latest stock: Facebook Libra Fashion or www.librafashions.co.uk
Little 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
Appleby Preloved Design
For designer labels and vintage chic, Appleby Preloved Designer Dress Agency is the place to go for quality outfits and accessories.
With an alternation service available as well, you can have an outfit made to fit perfectly – or even have a dress made for you.
- Open: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-4.30pm
- Call 07798 806092 or Facebook Message @Appleby Preloved designer dress agency & alteration service
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 windup 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.
Delivery available in the Appleby area.
- Open: Wed-Sat 10.30am-3pm- ish
- Contact: Facebook @ Collectables Boroughgate Appleby-in-Westmorland or call 07958 183901
Appleby Business Services
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.
Gift vouchers are available for use in the shop and for photography services – and free local delivery on certain items.
- Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
- Order: 017683 52529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open seven days a week, to deliver our magazines and newspapers, Dent’s Newsagents offers a wide range of cards, gift wrappings and local present ideas.
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
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.
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 cards and ‘One4all’ multi-store gift cards.
Local Farmers Markets
We have a host of local farmer’s markets in the area, including one on the market square, in Appleby, every Saturday. You can find the dates of the farmer’s markets here