Sandwich has a reputation as a sleepy town. Mostly I visit on Saturdays and use it as a base for walking around the surrounding country side, it’s a pleasant 30 minute walk to the beach across Royal St Georges Golf Course. Sandwich is not a buzzy place, but it is full of beautiful houses and churches. In Sandwich Saturdays feel like Sundays. Shops tend to be small independents that open late morning and close early afternoon. For more conventional shopping there is nearby Canterbury or soulless Westwood Cross. In Sandwich the main shopping area is Market Street and King Street.
The following map covers a selection of different types of shops available in the town, including the ones described below.
Where to Shop
No Name Shop – an excellent French deli.
Friperie á 15 – (15 The Butchery ) specialist in reselling designer clothing and accessories. Cash only.
Collection – Upmarket clothing shop that offers a personal shopping service.
Carol Ridley – Boutique with a great selection of designer rainwear.
Brewer & Howard 1 of 2 shops, the other one is in Broadstairs. It is a great place for quality Footwear and other accessories.
Funky Granny Groovy Grandpa – Way out in ever sense of the word, at the botton of King Street. Sells some amazing looking clothes and accessories. The handbags especially are quite surreal.
If visiting shops check the opening times as they can change, especially in the Winter season.
I have only spotted two Supermarkets in Sandwich, a Spar on Market Street and a large Co-op in Moat Sole Road – see Supermarket Map.
When visiting shops in Deal check the opening times as they can change, especially in the Winter season.
For information on places to Eat and Drink in Deal and information on places to Eat, Drink and Shop in nearby towns and villages, see the East Kent/Thanet Guide.