Here are a list of local shops and food delivery/take away services.
Benenden’s Community Shop & Post Office:
Monday – Saturday 8:00-4:00 (Café 10:00-2:00)Sunday9:00-12:00 (Café closed)
Open8.00-4pm Monday to Saturday (Cafe 10.00-2.00) and 9-12 on Sunday (Cafe closed). Please observe 2m distance queueing and only 2 in the shop at a time. Those who are shielded/vulnerable can order a home delivery over the phone orders. If you are taking a package to the post office for someone, please ask them to write on the top right-hand corner what is inside (post office staff must know). This will be covered by the package label when sent.
Facebook: @benendens. Call: 279808.
P. Ward & Sons Butchers: Closed on Mon & Tues. Open Weds: 8.30-12; Thurs: 8.30-1 & 2-4.30; Fri: 8.30-1 & 2-4.30; Sat: 8.30-12.30. They prefer orders by phone in the morning please, for collection the following day. Call 240612 and pay on collection.
The Bull at Benenden: Now open every day for drinks (Mon-Thurs 4.00-10.00pm; Fri 4.00-11pm, Sat 12.00-11pm & Sun 12.00-6pm). Food served Wed-Sun. Check website for details and booking. www.thebullatbenenden.co.uk
Benenden Pizza van: The Pizza Cucina van will be at the Benenden village hall car park on Wednesday evenings 4-8pm as before but with a new procedure: call to place your order by telephone (07857 189330) after opening time. At your collection time, follow the signage and wait to be called and keep 2m apart. Only 1 person at the serving hatch. Cash payment (as poor signal). Check Facebook @pizzacucinavans for up to date information as subject to change.
ThaiSo Home-made thai meals delivered to your door in TN17 area on Saturday and Wednesday evenings. Order online here.
Tenterden takeaways: a full list can be accessed here
The Food Box Service: Tom and Dan Brooks can deliver a £29 fresh fruit, veg and essentials box direct to your door in Benenden/Iden Green on Wednesdays. Please pay by contactless on delivery, or by BACs (if regular order or bad signal). Cash only for elderly and NHS workers. To order call 077933 52457 by Monday 3pm latest for Tuesday delivery.
Charity Farm Countrystore (for animal supplies) : Now open for 6 people at a time. Website: www.charityfarmcountrystore.co.uk/
Cranbrook Farm Shop and Nursery: You can shop instore or email to order and collect from the porch or car park (fill in the form on their home page). Nursery is open too. Open Mon-Sat 11-5.30pm and Sun 10-4pm. https://cranbrookfarmshop.co.uk/
Hartley Farm Shop: Now open fully with limited shoppers at a time. Facebook @hartleycoffeehouseandfarmshop
– Cranbrook Fishmongers: within a 10-mile radius with 1 day’s notice. Minimum order £20 and payment over the phone: 720999
– Allan and Mel already door-deliver fresh fish to the village on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 0794 1214098 / 07976 435217 to arrange.