Local Services

Banks/Cash Machines                 

                                                                             Hawes:                         Post Office of Cash Machine in market place

                                                                              Leyburn:                      Cash Machine in market place


Church of England     St Oswald's,                Askrigg                         Service at 10.00am

Catholic                       St Peter & St Paul,      Leyburn                        Service at 9.45am

Methodist                                                           Leyburn                       Tel:  01969 623 818

Quaker                                                                 Bainbridge                  See notice board

Local Shops:

Village Shop:                      In Sycamore Hall. Open Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm 

Hammonds Butchers:    Next to the bridge Mon-Sat 9.00 - 4.00

Fish Van:                             Fresh Fish - By the playground on the village green.  Friday 11.00 - 11.30

Newspapers & sweets:   Metcalfe's garage.  Over the bridge   Mon-Sat 9-5 

Petrol, Diesel, Wood:     Metcalfe's garage (as above) 

Coal:                                       James Peacock:  01969 650 465


            Hawes:                        Spar                     Mon-Sat     7.30 am - 6.00 pm

                                                 Elijah Allen        Mon-Sat     8.30 am - 5.30 pm


          Leyburn:                       Co-op                   Mon-Sat     7.00 am - 10.00 pm;  Sun 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

                                                 Campbells            Mon-Fri     8.00 am   - 8.30 pm

                                                                                Sat               8.00 am   - 7.30 pm                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                Sun              10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Markets:                              Hawes                  Tuesday

                                                  Leyburn               Friday

                                                  Richmond           Saturday

Both Leyburn and Hawes are traditional, country market towns with a wide variety of shops.  Hawes is the nearest, Leyburn is bigger and Richmond is the largest.

Food & Drink

Most pubs down the valley offer great, and sometimes excellent food and drink.  Most of the larger towns and villages also have cafe's for lighter bites.  In Bainbridge the choices are:

Cornmill Tearooms (opposite).  Light snacks, breakfasts, teas.  For openings, see information on the cafe door.

The Rose & Crown.  Food and drink in reputedly the oldest Inn in Yorkshire

Yorbridge House Hotel on the edge of the village on the road to Askrigg.  Award winning cuisine open to non-residents

Ramsey's Fish & Chip Van.  Parks on the green on Tuesday between 4.30 pm and 6.10 pm

Mobile Phones          

Mostly don't work in the centre of Bainbridge.  A short walk out of the village in any direction will get you a signal.


There is a regular bus service from Hawes to Leyburn which runs through the town.  The bus stop is just down from the Rose and Crown. 

Local bus operator (charity):  Little White Bus.  Timetable can be found at:  https://www.littlewhitebus.co.uk/timetables/

or Tel: 01969 667 400


Garsdale (on the Settle Carlisle railway) is the nearest mainline station (20 minutes away) on the Kendal road.

There is a heritage railway based in Leyburn running occasional trains from Leyburn to Bedale


                                     Local taxi:                    01969 650 270

                                    James Peacock:           01969 650 465


There is no recycling collection from the cottage.  Bottles, plastics, tins, newspapers, boxes and cardboard can be put in the recycling bin just inside the school grounds ( at the top of the village)  Please only do this out of school hours.  Hawes, Askrigg and Leyburn have recycling facilities.