Coronavirus local shopping and help available

As local business reopen we will try to keep this page updated with up to date details. 

If you live in Nunnington, Ness or Muscoates and are currently self isolating and need help picking up shopping or prescriptions please contact Tracey or Clang (contact details in the printed newsletter), or email us at


Tracey has a list of local people who are available to help with collecting shopping and other essential supplies, so if there is anything you need, please get in touch - don't struggle alone!

A number of local shops and businesses are offering delivery of food, essential supplies and takeaway meals.  We will try to keep this list updated, and if you know of an available local service that isn't listed here, let us know and we can add it. 


  •  If you live in Nunnington, Andrew Clive is coordinating newspaper deliveries to the village. If you live in the village and are currently unable to get out for your daily paper, please contact Andrew by email with your telephone number and address (for billing) as well as specifying which newspaper(s) you would like, on which days of the week - there will also be a collection on Sundays. Newspapers will be left in the tin box by The Square, hopefully not later than 8.30am on weekdays and Saturdays, and around 9.30am on Sundays.

Food, Groceries and Essentials

  • The Pheasant Hotel in Harome is closed for the duration of the current lockdown. For details of re-opening and their Phezeroo delivery service, please see their Facebook page

  • Hovingham Bakery is offering free delivery of bread, cakes and a limited range of ready meals to Hovingham and the surrounding villages. More details can be found here

  • Hovingham Stores will deliver provision, bread and ready meals. Call 01653 628934 for more details.

  • On Thursdays, Dave comes round Nunnington with his vegetable van. If he knows you want things, he will stop outside your door. Please call him. Should you not wish to meet him in person, you can leave out a basket with the money & a list, or call him & place an order. Call 0797 0416 517 - do not forget to give him your name & address, which he says happens frequently!

  • Farm to Fork Butchers on the bridge in Helmsley say that they can arrange delivery. All their meat is either home bred or locally sourced.  Call 0786 0796 510.

  • Christine Dunn delivers milk in returnable glass bottles to the village on Monday & Saturday.  Call:  01653 628 336 or 07598 881 228

  • Beadlam Grange Farmshop and Tea Room: Although the tea room is closed, the farm shop remains open, and is running a takeaway service. Call 01439 770 303 or see their Facebook page

Pub Food

  • The Grapes Inn, Slingsby, is offering a takeaway menu with a different Special every day, including a Sunday roast. Bring your own bag or box and see their menu for full details, including ordering phone number.

Gardening supplies

  • Daisy Garden Centre will deliver plants, compost so you have no excuse not to garden! Call Stuart on 07711 842764 or Jill on 07711 987951


And last but not!

  • Helmsley Brewery is planning to re-open on April 12th. The brewer remains open for beer collection; see their Facebook page for more details. Due to the popularity of the beer delivery service (cash payment on delivery please) this will continue for the time being. To order, call the brewery on 01439 771014 or email For full details of their beers please click here

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