(Please note! We will do our best to keep this page updated - changes are taking place daily with many shops, restaurants and attractions announcing plans to re-open. We always advise that you call in advance or check websites where possible before making a journey.)
Local Shops and Amenities Currently Open - December 29th
Co-op Pickering Marketplace - 7 am - 10 pm Monday to Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm Sunday
Lidl (turn left out of the black gate and a short walk along Hungate) - 8am - 10pm Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday
The weekly market in Pickering is now open every Monday
Thomas the Bakers and Cooplands Bakers are both open daily (Thomas the Bakers is closed Sundays)
All the local butchers and green grocers in Pickering are open
Pickering Pharmacy in the Marketplace is open 7 days a week
Boots in the Marketplace is open Monday-Saturday
Local Pickering Restaurants Currently Open
Costa located at the bottom of the Marketplace is now open daily 7am - 7pm, Sundays 9am - 7pm.
Russells (coffee shop and bakery) in the Marketplace is open 8am-3pm Monday - Saturday.
Lazy Sundae (1 Burgate - near the steps up to St Peter & St Paul Church) is open for dine in or takeaway, closed on Wednesdays. Ice creams, takeaway Cream Tea Boxes, Picnic Boxes, Ploughmans Boxes, Yorkshire Platter Boxes, see their facebook page or call in advance to place an order 01751 474166
Two Burgate - Cafe and Gin Bar - open for coffee, cakes, sandwiches, soups and an extensive daytime menu - see their website for details. New evening available from August 1st. August Opening Hours: 10am- 9 pm daily (last food order 8pm) Closed Tuesday and Sunday
Caffe Stop is open in Eastgate Carpark with outside seating, a slightly different interior layout and menu. All day breakfast, sandwiches, paninis, cakes, and afternoon teas. Full takeaway menu available, see their website for details. Takeaway Afternoon Teas also available, call in advance to order 01751 471400
Willowgate Bistro - From July 4th, restaurant is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights 5-9pm. Call 01751 476300 to book your place - limited space available. Takeway menu still also available every Friday & Saturday 5pm-8pm and must be ordered by lunchtime the same day.
Figaro's Italian Restaurant - 2 Birdgate, now open 5-9pm 7 nights a week, advance booking required on 01751 477733
White Swan Inn is taking bookings for breakfast, lunch and dinner on their website or on 01751 472288
The Black Swan - the newly renovated restaurant and beer garden is now open (as of July 24th) from 3pm - 10.30pm Monday - Saturday (closed on Thursdays) with food service 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Sunday open 12pm - 9pm with food service 12pm -4pm. Call 01751 798209 to make a booking. They are still offering a takeaway pizza service on Friday & Saturday evenings.
Chico’s Pizzas Call 01751 476662 or pop across the road from Hungate's black entrance gate. There is no online menu unfortunately but they produce most popular flavours of pizza! Give them a ring for more details.
Spice 4U - order your Indian takeway online 7 days a week, and pop across the road from Hungate to collect! The restaurant is also open for dining.
Cappleman’s Fish and Chips - currently serving takeaway 7 days a week. Walk in and place your order. Conveniently located in Pickering Marketplace, a 5 minute walk from Hungate. A few tables available for dining in but no reservations are being taken.
Potter Hill Fisheries - Traditional Fish & Chips - open Monday to Saturday for collection, call ahead and place your order, or pop to the shop to order and collect. 13 Potter Hill, YO18 7AA 01751 472687
Eastgate Fisheries - a short walk to Eastgate for traditional takeaway fish and chips. 7 days a week. 01751 472554
The Bay Horse Inn - on the Marketplace open for table service, bookings required. Serving a traditional unfussy pub menu.
The Sun Inn - Westgate, Pickering - a short 5 minute stroll from Hungate. Will open from August 4th. This is a proper real ale freehouse, no food is served but you are welcome to bring a picnic or fish and chips and enjoy in the large beer garden, or garden room.
Cedar Barn Farm Shop - (on the outskirts of Pickering on the road to Scarborough) open Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am - 4pm - 'Graze in the Garden' Cafe Open for takeaway, or to enjoy on the terrace or lawn 9.30am - 2.30pm Breakfast served until 11.45am.
A little further afield:
The Found & Hounds, Sinnington (a 10 minute drive from Hungate) - we love this traditional pub for delicous food and a lovey atmosphere. They are opening from July 8th with re-vamped garden rooms and a relaxed outside (heated) terrace dining area. Email well in advance to book your table: email@example.com, or call 01751 431577.
The Fox & Rabbit, Lockton, just off the Whitby Road A169 (10 minute drive from Hungate) - open daily, ring 01751 460213 to book a table. Serving Sunday lunch and a traditional menu.
The Horseshoe Inn, Levisham (sister pub to The Fox & Rabbit above!) will open daily from July 15th. We love the peaceful location of this pub, set at the far end of Levisham village, with outside seating on the grass in front. Named one of Britain's 30 Cosiest Pubs by the Telepgraph. Serving a traditional pub menu and local beer.
The Crown Inn - Hutton le Hole, traditional pub in a lovely village setting. Now open Saturday & Sunday only, with allocated table service. Ring in advance to make a reservation -01751 417343
The Purple Carrot - Malton - Vegetarian/Vegan Cafe is currently open for Take Away, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-3pm. See their Facebook page for menu and details.
Local Attractions Currently Open - Updated December 26th
North Yorkshire Moors Railway All details can be found on NYMR website. The Christmas Moorlander service will run from December 31st - January 3rd. Following these dates, the railway will close until Feburary half term week (February 13th - 21st) - details of these services will be announced early in the New Year.
Dalby Forest (walks and cycling) is open with some limited facilites (see their website for details) - Hungate guests receive a free multi-entry car pass to visit as many times as they wish during their stay. The visitor centre and cafe are now open with a one way system and social distancing in place. Dalby Forest Cycle Hub is now open for bicycle hire from 9.30am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday in the Low Dalby Courtyard.
Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Forest Segway Adventures at Dalby Forest are now taking bookings online. See the Go Ape website for details.
Ryedale Folk Museum - is currently closed for the winter season and will soon announce a re-opening date, which we would normally expect to be February half term. This museum is mostly open air and a lovely way to spend a day. Located in the beautiful village of Hutton-le-Hole on the edge of the Moors, 15 minute drive from Hungate.
Castle Howard grounds, gardens, garden centre and farm shop are open daily. For the grounds and gardens, tickets must be pre-booked online. Skelf Island Adventure Playground is now also open, with a one way system and distancing measures in place. See their website for more info and to book tickets.
FlamingoLand Winter Zoo is now open daily 10am - 4pm - see their website to pre-book tickets. Takeaway food is also available to visitors.
Sutton Bank walking / cycling / beautiful views (30 minute drive from Hungate). The information centre and gift shop is open 10am - 3pm. The cafe is open for takeaway coffee and snacks. This is a beautiful spot, known as one of the "finest views in England" - and also home to the Yorkshire Gliding Club. Many trails to explore on foot, and a selection of cycle trails for all levels and abilities. The visitor centre can provide maps. Sutton Bank Bikes cycle hire is now open 10am-5pm, every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. Call ahead to reserve your bikes, as this is a very busy time for them. See their website for details.
York Minster is now open for sightseeing visits. Pre-book an arrival slot on www.yorkminster.org
Sledmere House grounds, gardens and rare breed farm park are open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday). Half day tickets must be pre-booked online.
Riveaulx Abbey is currently opening Weds- Sunday 10am - 4pm. Last admission 330pm. Prebook tickets online. Riveaulx Terrace is currently closed.
Beningbrough Hall - carpark, gardens and parkland is now open. The Hall is currently closed. Please book your timed entry in advance on their website - tickets are released every Friday. National Trust Members can book for free, non-members will need to pay when booking.
Pickering Castle & Scarborough Castle now open daily 10am - 5pm. Book your timed tickets in advance on their website. English Heritage members can book for free, non-members will need to pay when booking.
Helmsley Castle is currently open Friday - Sunday, pre book your timed entry on their website.
National Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park Nature Reserve - Helmsley - open 7 days a week, from January 24th, 2021 no need to pre book your tickets. It's a really lovely day out to combine with a visit to Helmsley. Explore 40 aviaries and enjoy multiple flying demos during the day. Admission to the centre also gives entry to the 300 acres of parkland and 2 marked walking trails which around the grounds of Duncombe Park, great for dog walking.
Sewerby Hall Gardens - the zoo, gardens and play area is now open. The house is currently closed. Pre-book your tickets on their website.