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VISIT HELMSLEY NEWS • Updated , 3:27 pm

SHOP LOCAL – supporting local businesses through the lockdown

Many Helmsley businesses are working around restrictions to be able to continue to provide a service to shoppers locally and beyond. Please consider supporting our fantastic independent businesses where you can!

Hunters of Helmsley 

Open Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

How to shop with us:

1. In-store 

2. Online at www.huntersofhelmsley.com 

3. Local delivery – to place your order call us on 01439 771307 or email contact@huntersofhelmsley.com

Thomas of Helmsley

Open as usual to help with bakery, grocery, butcher and deli counter supplies.

Helmsley Traditional Sweet Shop

Order online at www.helmsleysweets.co.uk/ for delivery or click and collect. The shop is open 10am to 2pm on a Friday for collection. Orders can also be taken via social media or the website, or feel free to get in touch with special enquiries.

Saltbox Gallery

During lockdown customers can look on www.saltboxgallery.co.uk and contact the gallery to arrange delivery or to arrange a safe collection. The team at Saltbox are also happy to keep items until they can be collected in December. 

Spear Travels

The office in Helmsley is closed but the team are still contactable via phone, email and Facebook. helmsley@speartravels.net 01439 770456 and @speartravelshelmsley 

Libby Butler Jewellers
Phone or email to order with free delivery locally and nationwide.
Essential services (e.g. cutting off a ring) by appointment.
There are a selection of items to view via Facebook, Twitter and the website, and a new website with payment gateway is coming very soon.


@libbybutlers on Twitter and Facebook

Helmsley Black Cabs

Helmsley Black Cabs will be remaining open as an essential service particularly with regard to medical appointments and those from outlying villages requiring trips to Helmsley for essential goods. For more information go to helmsleyblackcabs.co.uk/ or call 01439 223939

Duncombe Sawmill

The Sawmill is open for business still and will remain so throughout lockdown as essential manufacturing. However it is open by appointment only and offering a click and collect service. Gates and fencing are still being delivered and installed.

Tel:  01439 770234


Helmsley Wines

Helmsley Wines will be continuing to offer free local delivery within 15 miles of Helmsley, and free national delivery on orders of £150+. Orders can be placed by calling 01439 770829 or by ordering online at www.helmsleywines.co.uk. The shop will also be open on a Friday and Saturday so people can click and collect during this time.

Our Christmas shop is also online www.helmsleywines.co.uk/christmas so people can start their

Christmas shopping.

Holme Lea Country Interiors

The website www.holmeleacountryinteriors.co.uk is open as usual for orders with FREE postage. A click and collect option is also now available and local doorstep drops can be undertaken. Get in touch with Claire with any requests on 07827 017737 or enquiries@holmeleacountryinteriors.co.uk

Helmsley Opticians

Helmsley Opticians is continuing to provide all eyecare services during Lockdown 2, in order to look after the vision and eye health needs of the community. There are fully approved COVID-19 safety and anti-viral protocols in place. For more information go to www.helmsleyopticians.co.uk/ 

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