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Under Tier 3 most of our stores are now open but with different opening times so do contact them directly and many are now offering online shopping to help you shop safely at this time & are also offering gift vouchers so you can still support local with all your shopping needs,

Many of our hospitality businesses are offering takeaway and local delivery so again follow our pages on Facebook and Instagram and show support either by ordering delicious food and drinks or Vouchers for a Buy Now & Dine Later scheme, this will be the great boost the industry needs now and you can enjoy the vouchers when everything reopens under the lower tiers and of course when normal life resumes.

Please do remember to follow all safety guidelines when out shopping, use the sanitisers in every store, wear your masks in the stores unless medically exempt ( and try keeping them on outside, not only will they help to keep you warm but safer) and social distance by at least 1 metre, 2 where possible, follow all store guidance on numbers permitted and one way systems in some stores.

Stay safe to keep us open & have a very lovely Christmas

The Shop by the Sea team

The information below was from the period when we were in lockdown but we have left it up as it has useful contact details.

The latest information on what shops are doing to carry on trading through the pandemic.
It is even more important than ever to support your local shops during this difficult time. Many shops are introducing new ways of trading such as takeaway, click and collect or delivery, please use them wherever possible to help them through this period.

PUBS – all closed until further notice.

Rose In Bloom – takeaway Friday & Saturday – call to book 01227 276502 – collection only

The Pearsons Arms – delivery or collection – 01227 773133

The Plough – book Sunday roasts – 01227 794636

The Ship – for takeaway drinks 01227 264740 or online for details

Tankerton Arms – tbc – takeaway details to follow

Twelve Taps – closed, further delivery details to follow


Annies Bistro – call to book – takeaway, collection and delivery 01227 908560

Bangers & Balls supperclubs see their FB/Instagram for details

Bears Trading Company – cafe closed, online sales details to follow

Cafe eighty nine – 10-2 for takeaway Saturday & Sunday only

Cafe & Kitchen – collection only Friday & Saturday pre booked theme nights. Sunday roasts & Uber Eats delivery details to follow this month – see social media posts for updates.

Cafe Rio – takeaway only

Cafe revival – closed

Crab & Winkle Restaurant – closed

Dolce Tankerton – closed, but takeout available from Cafe 89 Saturdays & Sunday 10-2

Dropbear kitchen – closed – 01227 639743 for enquiries

Farm & Harper – weekend takeaway options book online or 9-1 Saturday & Sunday only for takeaway brunch drinks. Saturday night deliveries reserve online.

Forge – takeaway only

Garage coffee – open every day for takeaway only 9-4

Grain & Hearth – Thursday to Sunday 9-3 & Friday pizza night – all takeaway only and delivery for vulnerable residents –

Harbour Garden cafe – closed – Burger Buoy options –

Harbour St Tapas – closed – takeaway details to follow soon

Howards Kitchen – closed

Keiths coffee hut – open for takeaway only

Minno Kitchen – meal & pizza kit delivery – 077730 596154 or FB page

Mucinis italian – closed

Oyster Shed – 8:30-4 takeaway only

Prezzo – closed

Sale & Pepe – book for collection & delivery 01227 908084

Samphire – brunch/lunch and provisions (including bread, wine, takeaway coffees etc) takeaway or call 01227 770075

Shobab Indian – takeaway and collection 01227 272717

Star of Bengal – takeaway or collection 01227 276303 or order

Tabithas Kitchen – closed. Please see FB page for details.

Thai Orchard – takeaway or collection 01227 262165

Thirst love Cafe – closed

Wheelers – pre book menu for collection or delivery

pre order by Thursday collect Friday, Saturday and Sunday . Some items to takeaway on the counter

see social media pages for menus – 01227 273311

Whitstable Cake Company – takeaway and deliveries – 01227 907815 or
Whitstable Castle Orangery – closed

Whitstable Charcoal Grill – takeaway 01227 265888

Whitstable Oyster Co – closed

Whitstable Produce Store – 9-4 all week – preorder & takeaway 07561 688857 for orders.

VC Jones fish & chips – preorder and delivery available – 01227 272703 or 07907 037999

Victorias cafe – 8-2 Friday, 9-2 Saturday takeaway only

Umbrella Cafe – lunch deliveries Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Friday night dinners click & collect, kits and cake orders also. Please see yourlocaldelivery/the-umbrella-cafe

Yantzee Chinese – collection and delivery – 01227 771786

General Food

A Longs Butchers- 7:30-4, closed Sunday 01227 272478

Granny Smiths – shop open 8-5, except Sundays 10-3 01227 273233

Honey Kanes – collection for pre orders 12-3pm – 01227 282202 or online

Hubbards bakery – 7:30-4:30 Monday – Saturday, closed Sunday

Jim’s Family Butchers fully open 6am-2pm Tuesday- Saturday 01227 272120, delivery and collection

Lost Sheep coffee – delivery

Lotties Ice Cream – closed

Sid Sundae – closed

Slow Bread deliveries 07503 110222 weekly deliveries only

Staines grocers – open 8-5 Monday- Saturday, 10-3 Sunday

01227 262949 for veg box delivery.

Surnams butchers Tankerton 8-3 Monday- Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Sweets from Evan – delivery – essential food, cleaning products & sweets – 01227 276457 or

The Offy – 11am -9pm Monday – Saturday, 9-5 Sunday 01227 272114 for deliveries and click and collector order via fb/instagram

Vita stores – 10-4 Monday- Saturday, 11-4 Sunday

Whitstable Fish Market – open for takeaway 7 days a week

Arts and Museums

Chappell Contemporary- pre arranged appointments, click and collect, deliveries nationwide – online orders at

Fishslab Gallery – closed

Horsebridge- reopens closed

Umbrella Centre & Cafe – centre closed, Cafe open for takeaway and collections – please see FB & Instagram for full details.

Whitstable Museum – closed

Whitstable Castle and grounds – closed

Books, Clothing, Charity, Homeware, Music, Jewellery, Gifts

Albert & Edward – delivery of bespoke lamps and gifts

Anchors Aweigh Vintage -Shop closed – Contact for local deliveries via Instagram or

At your service – Monday – Saturday 9:30-4:30

Browns flooring – enquiries online

Carole Ridley Fashion – shop closed – further ordering options to follow

Clarks Carpet & Flooring – shop closed 01227 772774

Copperfields – shop open for collections, orders and deliveries also available Monday – Saturday 9-5. Closed Sundays.

Crossed Threads – closed

Duma – closed – orders and deliveries via Instagram or

Emanuels curtains & blinds – closed – call 01227 220039 or

Emm Gee Sports Tankerton – call for deliveries – 01227 276581

Fabric Shop – shop closed – call for collections and deliveries 01227 273272

Fat face – closed see online for deliveries

Fig Whitstable – call on 01227 266606 for deliveries

Flory & Black – shop closed, but collections and deliveries via

Gatefield Sounds – click & collect and delivery 01227 263337 or via FB/Instagram/Twitter @gatefieldsounds

Georges Whitstable Stores – online & click & collect only

Memories and moonbeams- closed

Mosaic – closed – contact via FB @mosaicwhitstable or 01227 276779

Oxford St Books – closed

Pink flamingo Whitstable – click & collect and local delivery 01227 275182

Polkadot Cards – Local delivery & Click & Collect Saturday & Sunday 10-2. See

Peekaboo Kids – closed – Virtual shop open Friday 10-12 and for collection. Via FB please

Pretty women – click & collect and deliveries via FB or 01227 278568

Quba – closed – online at

Quite Contrary – Takeaway cakes, local delivery on all products – all pre ordered via FB or Instagram @quitecontrary

Relate – reopens Wednesday 1st July shop and donations

Reppin & Jones – closed – call 01227 272747 website ordering to come soon

Scandinavian Touch – shop closed – online orders at

Scene Charity – closed

The Clothes Horse – online orders and local delivery

The Silver bubble – jewellery – online orders for delivery

Valentines Vintage – reopens Saturday 21st June – see facebook page for stock and details

Warehams – reopens Saturday 21st June – see Facebook page for details

Whites of Kent – closed

White Stuff – closed – online at

Whiting Post – click and collect, local deliveries via FB/Instagram or

Whitstable Harbour – see social media posts for individual trader details

Whitstabubble – local deliveries or post – see #whitstabubblehome or Instagram @whitstabubblehome

Hair & Beauty

All shops closed until further Government notice. Be ready to book!

1st class Barbers – 07428 877768 or message via Facebook

Alpha Men Barbers – Book at

Beauty Lounge – product & gift ordering via FB/Instagram pages or call 01227 266060

Caprice Hair – 01227 273126

Edge Hairdressing – 01227 264207

Flow & Co – 01227 271225 or email

Hair 108 – 01227 274652

Hair Salon Tankerton – 01227 272198

Jelly Beanz – 01227 282818 bookings online, Facebook or call

Peekaboo kids – 01227 262606

Pure Indulgence – product delivery & gift ordering via FB or Instagram or email inf

Waterman & Webb – when reopened book online or via FB/Booksy

Hardware, florists, nurseries, electrical, repairs & Garages

Advanced Electrical 01227 274359

Brits love Vintage – deliveries, post or click & collect pre booked. All via

Canterbury Business Supplies 01227 274942 for collection

Diode Phone repairs – 9-5 Monday – Saturday, closed Sunday. Essential repairs and supplies only

Georges Mini Market – online and collections

Herberts Cycles – book in advance for repairs 01227 272072,

Jane at Graham Greener – delivery & pre arranged collections 07808 765547 – Courtyard only open 9-5 Monday – Saturday, 11-4 Sunday.

Oxford St Mobiles – 9:30-4:30 all week, closed Sunday

Stocks of Whitstable- shop open 7:30-5 Monday – Friday, 9-1 Saturday, closed Sunday 01227 273066

Tankerton flowers- closed

Tankerton Garage – 01227 771108

Wheel in – 01227 277334

Whitstable Marine – servicing & phone orders only 01227 262525 to arrange repairs


Boots -Chemist 9:30-4 Monday – Saturday, 10-4 Sunday

Cheadles – Chemist (9-5:30 closed Sundays) 01227 272066

James R Baldwin by appointment & can arrange repairs call 01227 272217

Tankerton Pharmacy 9-1 pm, 2-6pm Mon-Friday, Sat 9-1) 01227 272336 for delveries

Whitstable Nutrition – shop open, Monday – Saturday 9-5, except Wednesday 1-5, closed Sunday. 01227 278550 for deliveries on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Whitstable Farmers Market – fresh produce

Whitstable Lavender- online and postal deliveries –

see FB page or Instagram


Oyster taxis – 07474 718037

Whitstable taxis – shop and food deliveries

01227 261561 or 01227 261161


Buttercup – online, collection and local deliveries. For stock see online at

Millie & the Tiger – shop open Monday- Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-3 or for delivery call 01227 639229 or online at

Toys & Trends – 01227 272276 Shop open for click and collect pre arranged.

Whitstable Castle play area closed

Take a look at our Christmas video on youtube


produce store window

Whitstable Produce Store celebrates its sixth birthday on Saturday 7 December and we are thrilled that Whitstable actors and Store ‘regulars’ Tanya Franks and James Barriscale will be cutting our birthday cake at 11am at the Store.

Every year, the Store commissions a birthday cake and Christmas decorations from local businesses. This year, the Whitstable Cake Company is creating the cake and the decorations are by The General Maker (Oy Wah Chung) who has designed and installed them for the last five years.

Owner Steve Jones says: ‘We look forward to our birthday every year, and with Tanya and James cutting the cake, this year will be ‘super special’. But every day is important, and we thank our customers, staff and suppliers for supporting us throughout the year. We can only do what we do because they do what they do. And I must give a special mention to Canterbury City Council’s Shop by the Sea campaign – we’re definitely seeing the benefits of their input.’

Whitstable Produce Store opened on Small Business Saturday in December 2013. We sell food and drink from Kent producers and suppliers to eat in and take away. For Christmas, we invite customers to create their own ‘bespoke’ hampers, choosing their festive treats so we can make them into gorgeous foodie gifts.

This year we won Retail Business of the Year from Independent Business Awards Kent (IBAK) and we were recently runner-up in the Kent Life Food and Drink Awards (Food and Drink Retailer). Previously we have been honoured to receive awards including Small Business Saturday’s Small Business 100, runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards and in the Top 10 for the Great British High Street Best GB Twitter Shop.

For more information and photographs contact

Steve Jones: 07767 615458 | Amanda Jones: 07771 640399

Twitter |Facebook | Instagram @Whitproduce

Christmas Decorations

Whitstable Attracts visit from national shop local campaign

Big Blue Bus

A big blue bus arrived in town on Friday 29th as part of the nationwide campaign Small
Business Saturday, championing the 5.8 million small businesses UK wide.

The bus arrived at 3pm for one hour outside of Birdies restaurant in Harbour Street
Whitstable. It set up its iconic blue sofa within the Whit Shop gardens to speak to some of
CT5’s small businesses.

December 7 th marks Small Business Saturday UK 2019 and encourages customers to make
a local choice when purchasing a product or service.
Interviews were undertaken with several of the town’s business owners, including Caroline
Mumford from Whitstable’s only CIC café, The Umbrella Café, Jo from Graham and Greener
Florists and Kjersti Uberg from the newly opened Drop Bear Kitchen on Harbour Street.
Businesses were asked about the importance of small businesses for the community, the
challenges for the smaller business and what it means to be supported by local customers.
Interviews will be uploaded across the week on the Small Business Saturday website and
social media feeds ahead of December 7 th .

The bus was invited by Whitstable’s own shop local campaign called Shop By The Sea.
Angela Furlong local economic support officer at Canterbury City Council said;
“We were very lucky to get the bus in town. It isn’t easy to park a bus of this size in a prime
town location, but when we knew the bus was coming to Canterbury in the morning, we
appealed for a visit to Whitstable due to the town’s high percentage of independent shops
and businesses. We were delighted that they could attend and we were one of only 27
locations across the UK. We want to show our small businesses in CT5 that we are
supporting them as much as we are able to, by highlighting their stories, services and
products to encourage more residents to choose local wherever possible. It makes such a
markable difference to not only our economy, but our community as a whole.”
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights
small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small
businesses in their communities.

The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign
aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.
On Small Business Saturday, customers across the UK go out and support all types of small
businesses, online, in offices and in stores. Many small businesses take part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts.