Many local businesses are going to struggle to stay afloat during these tough times. Please support them by shopping locally. Please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if we have missed anyone off the list. We've divided up the business into FEATURED, the POST OFFICE, SHOPS STILL OPEN/OFFERING COLLECTION OR DELIVERIES, COOKED FOOD DELIVERIES, BOOZE, PLANTS AND FLOWERS and OTHER.
Also here’s a reminder about some of the current Government guidelines on carrying out your shopping and social distancing:
One member of the household can shop for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, but this must be as infrequent as possible.
Shops must regulate entry so that the premises do not become overcrowded and use floor markings in crowded areas (such as at entrances and at tills) to maintain the social distancing advice of 2 metres. They must also encourage the use of contactless payments where possible, without disadvantaging older or vulnerable customers.
For takeaways and restaurants offering a pick-up service, no orders should be taken on the premises. Orders should be taken online or by telephone. Collections should be made by entering one at a time and use a queue management system.
For deliveries the items must be placed at the door. Having knocked on the door, step aside to a safe distance so the customer can retrieve their item. Payment will ideally be made electronically beforehand
Hollowshore Fisheries, Oare – on Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30am to 12:30pm
For the best source of locally caught and fantastically fresh fish from a longstanding family business. Recently we had some delicious scallops and an incredibly fresh Brill. Also on offer were skate wings, lobsters, gurnards, huss, Dover sole and shellfish including cockles and whelks. Bluey also prepares his own specially smoked salmon. See @HollowshoreFisheries for updates on when they’re out fishing and what’s been caught.
The Yard delivery service - order via @TheYardFaversham
A great box of locally grown veg and fruit (£13.00) with additional extras such as Wildbread sourdough loaf (£3.80), local free-range eggs (£1.60 for half a dozen) and milk can be delivered to your door. My box contained a cute little bunch of mixed herbs, apples, rhubarb, potatoes, parsnips, leeks, carrots, tomatoes, crispy lettuce, tasty radishes and some gorgeous purple sprouting broccoli. The plastic crate is left on your doorstep with appropriate social distancing and the delivery person wearing gloves. You can then return the box on the next delivery. Thank you Ellie for such a fantastic local service!
Donate a Dinner Scheme from The Carriage Restaurant
Tania and Nicky from The Carriage Restaurant have set up a wonderful scheme where you can 'Donate a Dinner' to people in Faversham who are struggling through the Covid-19 outbreak. Please support them through their Go Fund Me page.
Main office has normal opening hours, although there have been some closures due to staff shortages. Parcel collection service is only open from 7am - 9am (they are trying to focus on redeliveries).
SHOPS STILL OPEN / COLLECTION/DELIVERY SERVICES
All the major supermarkets (including the Co-op) along with the following stores (in alphabetical order):
Baldy Butchers, East Street – open or call 01795 591588
Beesborough Farm – Offering a collection service on Thursdays only of fruit, jams, chutneys, apple juice and freshly baked scones, crumbles and cakes. Local deliveries to Herne Hill area on Thursdays via this order form. Collection: 10am - 12pm, delivery: 1pm - 3pm (Hernhill only). 07709 651339
Brents Tavern Public House shop – open 2 - 4pm and 7 - 9pm. 01795 532282 or @BrentsTavern
Butcher of Brogdale - call 01227 712571 if you require a meat delivery
D.H. Simmons Fruit & Veg Stall – delivery of fruit and veg boxes (on Tuesdays and Saturdays) - plus extras such as jam, eggs and local fruit juice. Email: email@example.com for details.
F&V Stop – fruit and veg box delivery. Order XL box for £27.50, medium box for £20, 25kg sack of potatoes for £16 or 12.5kg Sack of Potatoes for £10. Free delivery to Faversham/Sittingbourne. Please call Emma on 07712 551 380
The George Inn, Newnham – was running a great little village shop but currently closed due to illness. Get well soon from the Faversham Eye.
The Goods Shed, Canterbury – delivery service of meat, vegetables and fish. Order by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ring 01227 459153.
Hollowshore Fisheries, Oare – fantastic, freshly caught fish available on Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30am to 12:30pm. @HollowshoreFisheries (see features).
Herman’s Plaice - open normal hours with plenty of fish. They are offering to deliver to those who are unable to visit within the area, please call 01795 591075 between 9am-5pm.
Independent Trotters – free range pork deliveries. Contact 07771 793705 or visit @portindependenttrotters
Jeannette’s, Faversham Market - cakes to order for free contactless delivery within Faversham area. See Facebook page for more information.
Kent Food Hubs Faversham – The Faversham food hub is now open for business and aims to bring the farmers market straight to you. Everything is available from essentials to luxury wine. Go to to their website and click "buy in Ashford" to visit the online shop of locally sourced goods. Place orders by midday Monday to received goods delivered to your door on Thursday. @kentfoodhubs_faversham
One Stop, Lower Rd – also offering collection and deliveries (minimum delivery £10, delivery charge £1.50, 01795 533411)
Macknade Fine Foods - Choose from their essentials box (approximate price £50) or supply them with your own bespoke grocery list. They are also offering a Call & Collect service (£5). There is a charge of £8 on deliveries.
Mallards Farm Shop, Waterham Rd - service from behind the gate. 01227 751245
M.B. Food Hall and butchers, West Street – store open and also offering a delivery service (01795 537373).
McColl’s, Preston St - open daily for essentials and newspaper/magazine. Also home deliveries. 01795 530966.
Nice Buns (from Faversham Market) – send them a message on Facebook
One Stop Convenience Store, Lower Rd – offering collection and deliveries (01795 533411)
The Pantry, East St - take away and local deliveries only. You can place your order on 07759 554300.
Peel and Pips, Standard Quay - open & can deliver veg boxes, bread and variety of eggs. 07869 157146 or @PeelandPips.
Post Office – open intermittently. Please save this essential resource in out town and pay the staff a decent wage ZCO Ltd!
The Refinery – delivery of coffee for £6.95 including delivery. Email email@example.com
Simply Fresh, Whitstable Rd – open as usual and also offering deliveries. @SimplyFreshFaversham or 01795 227215.
Sondes Tea House and General Stores, Selling – selling fresh bread, cakes, veg, fruit along with all your essentials. Also stock some luxuries – soaps and birthday cards. See @thesondesteahouse or ring 01227 752725 for opening hours.
S. T. Doughty Family Butcher, Doddington – they will be selling bread, milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables, in addition to the meat products that they already offer. Open Weds to Sat 10am – 2pm. Telephone 01795 886255.
Stour Valley Game - offer free local delivery for orders over £30 on a wide selection of meat and game. For details visit their Facebook page.
The Three Mariners, Oare - offering veggie and nutrition boxes with main staples for delivery. See @threemarinersoare or call 01795 533633. Typical box shown below:
Tiddly Pomme at Brogdale – fruit, veg, and bread plus ciders and juices. 01795 529100 @tiddlypomme
Wild Bread Bakehouse (@wildbreadhead) - are operating a home delivery service to the ME13 & CT1 postcodes from Tuesday to Saturday. They do their very best to deliver orders placed before 12pm 2 days after the order date e.g. by 12pm Tuesday for a Thursday delivery. Place orders via Open Food Network. Look at their lovely cinnamon buns...
The Yard – delivery of fruit/veg boxes order via @TheYardFaversham (see features)
COOKED FOOD DELIVERIES
In addition to the local Indian (except the Raj) and Chinese takeaways we have some great options:
California Cravings (@CaliforniaCravingsUK) is a new business offering the pleasures of Mexican-Californian cuisine directly to your home! Order by 8am Friday morning for delivery in Faversham on Saturday. Vegan options available and most products are gluten free.
Carpenters Arms at Eastling - Meals & food boxes delivered locally. Collection also available. See Facebook page or 01795 890234
Corinne's Creative Kitchen - delivery service only - payment via BACS, knock on door and leave delivery. Orders via email – contact Corinne Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Delightful Pizza - a new business based in Yorkletts delivering wood-fired thin crust pizzas to Faversham and Whitstable.
Dominoes – say no more!
The Dove, Dargate – are offering a delivery only takeaway service to Dargate, Hernhill, Yorkletts and Boughton. Tuesday to Saturday 5 til 9 and Sunday 12 til 3 for takeaways and morning deliveries for food shop (this can be subject to change depending on circumstances). 24 hours notice required on orders. As well as takeaway food we are also offering milk, fresh baked white loaves, fruit and vegetables etc. @dovedargate or 01227 751085
Faversham Grill - Fish & chips, kebabs & burgers. Delivery available. See menu for prices. Phone orders for collection/delivery 01795 481090
Four Horseshoes, Graveney – delivering takeaway food, including pies, fish & chips, pizzas and carvery from 2 - 8pm on Wednesday to Saturdays and 1 - 6pm on Sundays. Call 01795 538143 or message on @thefourhorseshoespub
George Inn, Molash – takeaway or delivery (within 5 miles) for meals. Pay with card over the phone.
Judd’s Folly Hotel, Syndale - takeaway food service from 5 - 9pm on Fridays to Sundays. See Facebook page or ring 01795 591818.
Nice Buns, Conyer - Delivering freshly made cakes to your door. Order via Facebook page or ring 07777 668506.
Posillipo's Restaurant – takeaway and deliveries on Mon-Fridays 5 - 9pm, Saturdays 12 - 9pm and Sundays 12 - 5pm 01795 590580. Menu is on their Facebook page. UPDATE – currently closed
Pizza King, Faversham - https://pizzakingfaversham.com/
The Red Lion in Badlesmere - cooked food and ale collection service between 12 - 2.30pm and 5 - 8pm daily. Sunday Roast 12 - 4.30pm (01233 740309).
Simply Fresh Faversham - download 'Snappy Shopper' App for orders of in store products + Subway. Delivery to your doorstep. 01795 227215
Soirée Sizzler - new takeaway and deliveries of Thai food (order over £20 within 3.5 mile radius). Phone 01795 315630 or send Facebook (@soireesizzler) message from 12pm and pre order as everything is freshly made from scratch! Operating hours 2pm - 8pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. UPDATE – currently closed but we heard great things about the food and we’re desperate for you to reopen!
The Three Mariners, Oare – offering cooked meals see @threemarinersoare for more information.
Furlongs Ale House – is opening from 3 - 6pm for take-away beers. Please bring own containers if you have to them. See their Facebook page for more information.
Press Wine Services - an independent wine merchant based in Faversham and operating from the Goods Shed in Canterbury. They can deliver wine to areas around Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Canterbury. Contact Clive Barlow at email@example.com or ring 07778 640381 for a wine list and regular offers.
Tiddly Pomme at Brogdale – fruit, veg, and bread plus ciders and juices. 01795 529100 @tiddlypomme
Vino - Reds, sparkling, rose and white wines. No list but let Fabio AKA ‘Double Denim King’ know your budget and preferences. Minimum order is 3 bottles with free delivery. Case of 6 or 12 at discounted price. Delivery to Faversham only. Facebook (@vinowinefaversham) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANTS AND FLOWERS
They will phone you back with price and arrange delivery.
Stay safe and enjoy your garden haven!
Richard’s Plants (previously under the Guildhall on Market days)
Offering a free local delivery service (5 miles radius of Faversham only) with a minimum spend £20. He’s currently working by himself so please be patient. He has mainly shrubs, climbers, soft fruit bushes and selected herbs available with tomatoes (£1 each), peppers, cabbage, lettuce, melon, cucumbers and other veg available as they become ready. Limited range of hanging baskets. Limited professional range multi-purpose compost available at £5.50 for 60 litres Any requests send him a personal message on Facebook (@Richardsplants1995) or email email@example.com
Apotheca Faversham, West Street - delivery available or order and pay via phone & arrange to collect at shop door. @apothecanaturalhealth.medicalherbalist or ring 01795 227423
The Artistic Stamper, Faversham - delivering craft-based items @theartisticstamper All Stitched Up - Order online with deliveries being sent out on Mondays. @ASUPaversham or ring 01795 538952 Faversham Optical – for spectacle repairs. @FavershamOptical, 01795 228724 or
Gullivers, West St – open for pet supplies. 01795 228282
Heaven & Earth Health Foods - are now offering home deliveries of supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbal remedies), food and household goods on Wednesday and Saturday 10 - 2pm. 01795 228010 or @heavenandearthhealthfoods.
Hobby Shop - mail order service via https://hobb-e-mail.com/.
M & J Supplies - are open for telephone orders only. Payments must be made over the phone (no cash) before collection. Please be patient with your orders as they are running on a skeleton staff. Unfortunately they are unable to offer deliveries at the present time. New trading hours will be: Mon to Fri 8:00 - 16:00 & Sat/Sun 9:00 - 12:30. Please see their website, Facebook page or ring 01795 533243.
Ollie Bongo's Pet Essentials – also offering delivery service (01795 530222)
Useful online resources:
Faversham Market Online Traders website
Lists the market traders who are offering their produce online.
Faversham Deliveries & Takeaways Facebook Group
Faversham & surrounding areas business’ that are offering a takeaway and/delivery service to the residents of Faversham.
IN FAVERSHAM Facebook Page
This site collect together updates and news from the town’s shops and businesses for local residents and shoppers. They aim to share the most up-to-date information on opening times, availability, delivery services and opportunities to buy from local businesses on-line.