Browns of York

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Browns Department Stores is a department store group with stores in York, Helmsley, Beverley and Gainsborough. Browns have been trading for more than 100 years.[1] The business continues to be family run.

They have many departments ranging from Menswear and Cosmetics to Lingerie and Carpets. The York store includes "Browns Teahouse" and "Rhodes Cafe and Restaurant".

The York store is the largest of the four and is located in Davygate, York while the Helmsley store is located in Market Place. A third store in Beverley opened on 25 March 2010 [2] and a fourth store opened in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire on 15 August 2012.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Browns of Helmsley appeared as "Browns of Ashfordly"[4] in a 2008 episode of the UK Television series Heartbeat


  1. ^ "About Us". Browns Department Stores. WP Brown Ltd. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Browns of Beverley Impresses shoppers". This is Hull and East Riding. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mayor officially opens new store". Gainsborough Standard. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Store lands a Heartbeat role". Gazette & Herald. 28 November 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 

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