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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 http://www.shipcenturion.com for details
Tankerton Arms – tbc – takeaway details to follow
Twelve Taps – closed, further delivery details to follow
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
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 http://www.farmandharperwhitstable.com 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 – http://www.grainandhearth.co.uk
Harbour Garden cafe – closed – Burger Buoy options – http://www.burgerbuoys.com
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 https://www.pronto-food-online.com 01227 908084
Samphire – brunch/lunch and provisions (including bread, wine, takeaway coffees etc) takeaway or call 01227 770075 http://www.samphirewhitstable.co.uk
Shobab Indian – takeaway and collection 01227 272717
Star of Bengal – takeaway or collection 01227 276303 or order https://starofbengaltakeaway.com
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 http://www.whitstablecake.com/deliveries
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
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 http://www.whitstablesweetshop.co.uk
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 http://www.lostsheepcoffee.com
Lotties Ice Cream – closed
Sid Sundae – closed
Slow Bread deliveries 07503 110222 http://www.slowbread.com 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 http://www.evansleisure.co.uk
The Offy – 11am -9pm Monday – Saturday, 9-5 Sunday http://www.theoffy.co.uk 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 http://www.chappellcontemporary.com
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 http://www.albertandedward.co.uk
Anchors Aweigh Vintage -Shop closed – Contact for local deliveries via Instagram or http://www.facebook.com/anchorsaweighvintage
At your service – Monday – Saturday 9:30-4:30
Browns flooring – enquiries online http://www.brownsfloorings.co.uk
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 http://www.dumauk.com
Emanuels curtains & blinds – closed – call 01227 220039 or http://www.emanuels.co.uk
Emm Gee Sports Tankerton – call for deliveries – 01227 276581
Fabric Shop – shop closed – call for collections and deliveries 01227 273272 http://www.thefabricshopwhitstable.co.uk
Fat face – closed see online for deliveries http://www.fatface.co.uk
Fig Whitstable – call on 01227 266606 for deliveries
Flory & Black – shop closed, but collections and deliveries via http://www.floryandblack.com
Gatefield Sounds – click & collect and delivery 01227 263337 or via FB/Instagram/Twitter @gatefieldsounds
Georges Whitstable Stores – online & click & collect only http://www.georgeswhitstable.com
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 http://www.pinkflamingoboutique.co.uk
Polkadot Cards – Local delivery & Click & Collect Saturday & Sunday 10-2. See http://www.polkadottankerton.com
Peekaboo Kids – closed – http://www.peekabookids.co.uk 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 http://www.quba.com
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 twww.reppinandjones.com
Scandinavian Touch – shop closed – online orders at http://www.scandinaviantouch.co.uk
Scene Charity – closed
The Clothes Horse – online orders and local delivery http://www.theclotheshorsewhitstable.com
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 http://www.whitestuff.com
Whiting Post – click and collect, local deliveries via FB/Instagram or http://www.thewhitingpost.com
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 alphamen.nearcut.com
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 email@example.com
Hair 108 – 01227 274652
Hair Salon Tankerton – 01227 272198
Jelly Beanz – 01227 282818 bookings online, Facebook or call
Peekaboo kids – http://peekabookids.co.uk/funky-kids-hair-salon/ 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 https://www.watermanandwebb.com/
Hardware, florists, nurseries, electrical, repairs & Garages
Advanced Electrical 01227 274359 http://www.advancewhitstable.co.uk
Brits love Vintage – deliveries, post or click & collect pre booked. All via http://www.britslovevintage.com
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 http://www.georgeswhitstable.com
Herberts Cycles – book in advance for repairs 01227 272072,
Jane at Graham Greener – delivery & pre arranged collections 07808 765547 http://www.grahamgreener.com – 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 http://www.whitstablefarmersmarket.com
Whitstable Lavender- online and postal deliveries –
see FB page or Instagram http://www.whitstablelavender.com
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 http://www.buttercupwhitstable.co.uk
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 http://www.toysntrends.com. Shop open for click and collect pre arranged.
Whitstable Castle play area closed
Take a look at our Christmas video on youtube
WHITSTABLE ACTORS TO CELEBRATE WHITSTABLE PRODUCE STORE’S SIXTH BIRTHDAY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Jones: 07767 615458 | Amanda Jones: 07771 640399
Twitter |Facebook | Instagram @Whitproduce
Whitstable Attracts visit from national shop local campaign
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.