With a second lockdown across the country, times are tough but our community is tougher. Despite the challenges we are all currently experiencing, our fabulous town centre businesses are coming together once again to support one another and our local community too. 

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

Macknade: Open for 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, with tables removed and extra space to browse. They have plenty of eggs, pasta, baked goods and of course fresh fruit and vegetables too. 

Alternatively, you can 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. 

Macknade will be open from 9am to 5pm daily. For further details visit the Macknade website.

Keep checking their Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest news and products.

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, ranging from fruit and vegetables boxes from Perry Court Farm, organic wines from Just Wine Knot, creamy Kentish cheese from The Cheesemakers of Canterbury, milk from KingCott Dairy and soft sourdough bread from Wild Bread Head.

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 as a takeaway from local businesses. There's something for everyone; juicy burgers and traditional Italian food, plus stock up on store cupboard favourites.

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. 

Il Pakkero Ltd
Pick up delicious traditional Italian pizzas and other street food, fresh from Il Pakkero.  Deliveries are available on Just Eat or call 07923311994 to place an order and collect from Coachworks. You can also order through Kent Food Hubs

Open Thursday  I 12-8pm, Friday - Saturday I 12-10pm and Sunday I 12-5pm

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 I 12pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday I 6pm - 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 Thursday I 12pm -7pm, Friday I 10am-5pm, Saturday I 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. 

Thursday - Saturday  I 5.30pm - 9.30pm

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. 

Monday - Friday 7am -4pm , Saturday I 10am - 4pm.

Made in Ashford: Live shopping events and video workshops

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

Snap Fitness Ashford Online Workouts

We know staying active and fit does wonders for our health, which is why Snap Fitness Ashford have been motivating their members by posting short workouts you can do at home. 

Whether it's a bit of bodyweight training, HIIT or stretching out your muscles, check out their variety of workout videos available on demand on their Facebook page

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 direct the store for the most up to date hours.

NHS Plasma Centre (appointments only)
For more information visit County Square's website

Specsavers (appointments only) Monday - Friday I 8.50 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm 

Metro Bank, Monday-Saturday I 9am-5pm
Sunday I 10.15am - 5pm

Nationwide, Monday - Tuesday I 9am -3pm
Wednesday I 10am - 3pm
Thursday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Saturday  I 10am - 12pm

Poundland, Monday - Saturday  8am - 6pm
Sunday  10am - 4pm

Customer Information

Entrance to County Square will be via the High Street entrance or NCP Car park only

The High Street entrance will be manned by our Customer Service operatives between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday

People entering will be asked which store they are visiting. Their visit must be purposeful

Visits for appointments or collections via click & collect may be asked for proof

Customers will not be allowed to wander through without reason

Escalators will be turned off and customers diverted to the lifts

Only the disabled toilets will be open

Barriers may be rearranged to help direct or cordon off areas 

High Street Banking

Ashford Town Centre banks are open for essential banking only, with reduced opening hours. For more information or to check the latest opening hours, visit your bank's website. 

Metro Bank, Monday-Saturday I 9am-5pm Sunday I 10.15am - 5pm

Nationwide, Monday - Tuesday I 9am -3pm Wednesday I 10am - 3pm Thursday - Friday 9am - 3pm Saturday  I 10am - 12pm

Barclays (High Street), Monday to Friday  I 9am to 3pm
Saturday  I 9am to 2pm.

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 I 6.30am - 6pm
Greggs are open for takeaway, so you can still enjoy your favourite pastry delights and baked sweet treats. 

The Little Teapot
Monday - Saturday I 9.30am -3pm 
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.

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

Monday – Saturday I 8.30am – 6pm
Sunday I 10am I 4pm

Kamsons Pharmacy
Monday - Friday I 9am to 5.30pm
Saturday I 9am - 4pm 

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

Monday - Saturday I 8am - 5.30pm
Sunday  I 10am - 4pm
Wilko has enhanced their cleaning regimes and team members are regularly washing their hands. Customer numbers are monitored too.

Sowa Polish Shop
Monday- Friday I 9.30am - 7pm
Saturday I 9.30 - 6pm

Boots Opticians
Monday - Saturday I 9am-5.30pm

The Record Store (Click and Collect Only)
Place an order by calling the Record Store on: 01233 660 360 or email them at therecordstoreashford@gmail.com

Made in Ashford (Click and Collect)
Shop online and arrange for door step collections on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10am and 4pm.

East Kent Mobility
Monday - Friday I 9am - 5pm
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.

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 instore pharmacy.

Opening times are:
Monday - Saturday I 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday  I 10am - 4pm

Please note the instore Pharmacy closes between 2pm and 3pm daily.


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

Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5.30pm. 

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

Other Takeaway services

Smoking Drum BBQ

Spice up your dinner with a delicious Caribbean takeaway from and enjoy authentic Caribbean dishes such as Red Pea Stew, Jerk Gravy, Plantain, Rice and Peas and much more. 

Place your order from 4pm, Thursdays – Sundays by calling 07908048350.

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