Where and when you can buy groceries in and around Whitby (and who delivers)

It has been just over a week since Boris Johnson put the UK on lockdown, banning people from leaving their homes except for exercise, medical appointments, travelling to work and shopping for necessities.

By Louise Perrin
Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 10:37 am
Sainsbury's Whitby
Sainsbury's Whitby

In response to unprecedented demand, many stores have changed their opening hours to allow them restock and allow key workers, the over 70s and the most vulnerable people in our communities, to get exclusive access at certain times.

A large number of independent retailers are now offering home delivery. We’ve compiled a list to help you stock up.

Here are the new opening and closing times of food outlets across the town and what times they will be open just for the elderly, vulnerable and NHS workers:

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Aldi now opens from 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday to allow time for product replenishment

Sunday opening hours remain unchanged - 10am-4pm. (NHS staff are welcome from 9.30am Sunday, but cannot checkout until 10am)

Co-op 01947 600 710

The Co-op is open from 7am-8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on a Sunday.

Manager Barbara Hopps said the store is trying to help as many vulnerable people as possible by offering home delivery. She said that if people are happy to wait for a few days for delivery, orders may be placed over the phone.

NHS staff may enter the store after it is closed if they call ahead on the above number.


8am-10pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday.


Main store open from 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on a Sunday.

Petrol station open from 7am-10pm seven days a week, however the forecourt shop is closed and payment is either via the pump or through the hatch.

Special opening:

NHS ID holders admitted on production of relevant pass Monday to Saturday 7:30am-8am

Elderly customers, carers and disabled customers have priority Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-9am.


Brekon’s Butchers - 01947 603 597

8.30am-3pm Monday - Saturday. Delivery to Whitby, Sleights, Hawker, Sandsend and Lythe

Ford’s Butchers, Glaisdale

7.30am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7.30am-1pm Wednesday,7.30am-12.30pm Saturday.

Halders Butchers, Cloughton - 07870 549 820 or 01723 870 519

Delivering on Thursdays and Fridays to Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby and surrounding areas. Collection possible by calling ahead and paying overthe phone. Stay in car and telephone on arrival for contact free exchange.

Jackson’s Butchers Ruswarp - 01947 820 085

Monday - Closed, Tuesday-Friday 8.30am-2.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-12pm

Deliveries on Wednesdays and Fridays from Whitby to the Esk Valley (Robin Hood’s Bay to Castleton) NOTE: No sandwiches at the moment.

Radford’s Butchers - 01947 810 229

Shop closed - phone orders only for delivery or collection between 7am-2pm Monday to Friday

Bread, fruit, eggs, cheese, fish, veg and meat delivered to Whitby and surrounding villages from Robin Hood’s Bay to Goathland and Glaisdale.


Billy Wilson's - 01947 603 043

Monday-Saturday 7.30am-6pm - Delivering across Whitby and the Esk Valley

Masons Greengrocers - 01947 820 240

Monday - Saturday 8am-3pm. Delivering from Glaisdale to Robin Hood’s Bay


B & M

Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm. Sunday 10am-4pm.


The Post Office in Costcutter is operating a reduced service from 10am-2pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am-12pm Saturday and Sunday.

The shop is open from 7am-8pm seven days a week.


Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

Glaisdale Village Shop

Monday-Saturday 8am-1pm (Post office opens 8.30am) Sunday 9am-12pm (shop only).

Grosmont Coop 01947 895 223

Monday-Friday 7.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 8.00am-5.30pm and Sunday 9.00am-5.00pm

Delivering to local villages for people who are self-isolating

Helredale Stores

Monday to Saturday 6am-8pm and Sunday 7am-8pm.

Lealholm Post Office

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm.

Lealholm Shop 01947 897 310

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 10am-12.30pm

Deliveries to local villages, including Fryup, Danby, Ainthorpe and Glaisdale.

Lythe Community Shop 01947 893 983

8am-12pm daily. Fresh produce delivered locally.

Muir Lea Stores, Robin Hood’s Bay 01947 880 316

10am-3pm seven days a week. Delivering to Robin Hood’s Bay, Fylingthorpe and Hawsker.


9am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

Sandsend Stores 01947 893 214 or 07968 098 232

Shop open 8am-3pm Monday - Saturday and 8am-12pm Sunday.

Delivering to elderly and vulnerable in Staithes, Runswick, Sandsend and Sleights

SPAR Four Lane Ends

Shop open from 6.00am-10pm seven days a week

Jet wash and car wash are now closed until further notice due to coronavirus restrictions.

SPAR Stakesby

Shop open from 6.00am-11pm until March 31. Then from 6.00am April 1st open 24 hours for fuel and essential items (hatch service only from 11pm-6am).

SPAR Sleights

Shop open 7am-9pm every day. Post Office 9am-5pm every day.

Station Road Stores, Robin Hood’s Bay - 01947 880 202

Monday-Saturday 8am-5.30pm, Sunday 8am-5pm.

Trillos 01947 600 517

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.

Delivering to Whitby and the surrounding area, large stock of frozen, chilled and dried goods.

Whitby Wok - 01947 501 344

Open daily for collection and or delivery. People can order by phone or on the website www.whitbywok.com

Yorkshire Trading

9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday

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