To help finding essential shopping and services easier during another nationwide lockdown, Loveashford have put together a guide of businesses still open to residents and providing important services where they can.

Here are just some of the town centre businesses still offering essential shopping and services to Ashford residents in line with government guidance.

Macknade: Essential Shopping, Takeaways & Local Deliveries

Macknade in Elwick Place is a fabulous food hall where you can pick up local speciality items, from cheeses and jams to wine and craft beer. 

Shop safely across their entire range, including the delicatessen, or arrange to have your groceries delivered to your home. Simply give them a call on 01795 534497 or make an order online and arrange a non contact delivery.

Although their café is closed for the moment, you can still pick up hot drinks and light lunches to takeaway. 

Open: Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm

Kent Food Hubs: Click & Collect Kentish Produce

Kent Food Hubs, located in Coachworks Ashford, is a community enterprise that promotes and supports locally sourced, delicious produce for everyone to enjoy. 

They offer a fabulous range of food and drink items from suppliers such as:

  • Perry Court Farm
  • Just Wine Knot
  • The Cheesemakers of Canterbury
  • KingCott Dairy
  • Wild Bread Head
  • Bare Bazaar


To place an order and arrange for collection or an Ashford-based delivery, visit the Kent Food Hubs website.

Coachworks: Open for Takeaway Food

Here’s a round-up of some of the fabulous food and drink you can enjoy from businesses at the Coachworks. There's something for everyone; juicy burgers and authentic Mexican food, plus stock up on store cupboard favourites from Bare Bazaar!

Please make sure you keep yourself and staff safe by following the social distancing guidelines, using the hand cleaning facilities and navigating the area using the directional signage. 

Street Kings Smoke Shack
Nothing beats a juicy burger stacked with cheese, onions and lashings of relish! Order for collection via UberEats, Justeat  and Deliveroo or call 07874 620130

Open: Thursday 12pm - 9pm | Friday - Saturday 12pm - 10pm

Bare Bazaar
Stock up on store cupboard favourites like beans and pulses, pastas and grains, herbs and spices all by weight, allowing you to buy as much or as little as you require! You can also order through Kent Food Hubs.

Open: Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

California Cravings

For traditional and authentic Mexican Street Food, such as tacos, burritos and nachos, head to California Cravings. Enjoy a variety of Mexican-American food where everything is handmade with love and fresh ingredients. 

Open: Thursday - Saturday 5pm - 9pm

The Coffee Shed
As the weather gets colder, keep warm with a barista style coffee, tea, hot chocolate to takeaway. Available from the Coachworks and look out for the Coffee Box van in Victoria Park. 

Coachworks: Monday - Saturday 7am - 2pm

Victoria Park: Monday - Saturday 8am - 4pm | Sunday 10am - 3pm

Made in Ashford: Live Shopping Events and Video Workshops

Support local throughout lockdown by shopping for unique, handmade products from Made in Ashford. 

Shop online via their website and arrange for door step collections on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10am and 4pm.

We all know creativity does wonders for our wellbeing, which is why we are delighted Made in Ashford also have workshops available on their YouTube Channel for everyone to enjoy and follow along with at home.

County Square: Businesses Still Offering Valuable Services

County Square Shopping Centre still remains open with the following stores still operating, although this is constantly under review.

Opening times may vary so please make sure you contact the store for the most up to date information

NHS Plasma Centre

Available for pre booked appointments only.

Specsavers

Monday - Friday 8.50 am - 5.30 pm (appointments only)

Saturday 10am - 4pm (appointments only)

Metro Bank

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Nationwide

Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm

Poundland

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


Park Mall: Open for Essential Shopping

In correspondence with current government guidance, some stores remain open in Park Mall Shopping Centre to continue offering essential supplies to the community. This includes:

Greggs | The Little Teapot | Savers | Poundstretcher | Kamsons Pharmacy | Wilko |Boots

Greggs

Greggs are open for takeaway, so you can still enjoy your favourite pastry delights and baked sweet treats. 

Open: Monday - Sunday 6:30am - 6pm

The Little Teapot

The Little Teapot are open for takeaway only. Order online or over the phone and enjoy your favourite homemade cakes and cookies as well as paninis, sandwiches, cream teas and hot drinks. Order via GoodEats or UberEats and arrange for a home delivery or collection at the café.

Open: Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 3pm

Savers

Open for essential shopping items.

Monday - Saturday 9am - 5.30pm | Sunday 10am - 4pm

Poundstretcher

Open for essential shopping items.

Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm | Sunday 10am - 4pm

Kamsons Pharmacy

Opening hours may vary during the Covid-19 epidemic in the event of staff shortages or exceptional demand on services.

Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm | Saturday 9am - 4pm

Wilko

Wilko has enhanced their cleaning regimes and team members are regularly washing their hands. Customer numbers are monitored too.

Open: Monday - Saturday 8am - 5:50pm | Sunday 10am - 4pm

The Record Store

Place an order by calling the Record Store on: 01233 660 360 or email them at therecordstoreashford@gmail.com

Open: Click and Collect by appointment only

Made in Ashford

Shop online and arrange for door step collections on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10am and 4pm.

Open: Click and Collect by appointment only

East Kent Mobility

Due to the social distancing regulations, the store is minimising the number of customers in the store at any one time to 2 customers in the store at one time.

Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Boots Pharmacy and Store

Boots on Ashford High Street will remain open as an essential business. Pick up health care essentials and prescriptions from the in-store pharmacy.

Please note that the in-store Pharmacy closes between 2pm and 3pm daily.

Open: Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm | Sunday 10am - 4pm

Salata

You can still get your Salata fix of freshly made salad boxes, wraps and hot potato jackets during lockdown as the café will remain open for takeaway and delivery. 

Order online for a home delivery, or call 01233 626050 to place an order and collect it from their shop located on Bank Street. 

Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm

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