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Kitchen Opens

After a long and anticipated wait our weekend kitchen will be opening again from Saturday 29th June. Our fresh-off-the-boat seafood, our generous shellfish pot and our plates of seasonal vegetables are all on the menu. Read more...

THANK YOU

Looking for a way to say thank you for that perfect Christmas day or fabulous New Year’s dinner? Then we might just have the answer. Our bespoke A G Hendy & Co gift boxes can be packed with beautiful products of your choice, such as this one - with home-stitched vintage linens, our handmade household scissors and some useful bundles of haberdasher’s tape. A gift your kind hosts will not forget.  Read more...

Special Christmas Eve

Just a little reminder. The Christmas House opens its wee door for the last time this coming Christmas Eve weekend, so if you were planning a visit, now is the last chance for 2018. We are open this Saturday and Sunday, no booking required. And we also have a special Christmas Eve opening, where you can soak up the magical atmosphere accompanied with a tipple of Tudor spiced wine. Bookings are required for this day – so if you’re planning on making your Christmas Eve that extra bit special, we recommend you contact us to secure your ticket. Read more...

Cabinet of Curiosities

Unlock the door to another world of Christmas gifts: of Victorian pharmacy jars; Edwardian poison bottles; mushroom corals; foxed silver bells; 1930s smoke-glass powder pots; and miniature weighing scales. Our magical Christmas room is brimming with beautiful things. Extraordinary gifts that cannot be hoped for elsewhere. Read more...

Christmas Shop

Our Christmas shop this year is like a story book - it takes you on a journey.  Once through the door, you enter paragraphs of rooms that weave a narrative.  Upstairs you will explore a dark glittering surreal Svankmejar world of inky-blacks, tarnished silvers, foxed mirror, bone, shell and poison, and all set in a twiggy forest.  Read more...

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Our Christmas windows are in. The entire contents of an old pharmacy lit by flickering candles and with the ghosts of Christmas past peering out through shattered baubles and frosted chemist bottles, translucent with tincture traces and remedial unguents. All is for sale. Step inside and the alchemy continues with room after room brimming with the beautiful and the practical, creating an imaginarium of wondrous gift ideas.  Read more...

The Christmas House

The dark days of December are nearly upon us and once again comes the opportunity to experience first-hand Alastair Hendy’s fairytale home at Christmas. Lit by candlelight, with log fires crackling, and filled with the smells of spiced wine and wood-smoke, this is an enchanting experience like no other. It’s like entering the pages of a Grimm’s brothers tale, both unimagined and unprecedented, and sets a poetry for the Christmas festivities to come. Unleashing memories of childhood as a source of aesthetic experience, Alastair creates The Christmas House to share with you all. Come and see – you will be filled with Christmas wonder and good cheer. Read more...

Back To School

Our Ladybird alphabet inspired spring shop windows are kitted out with a pair of 1940s school outfitter's shop display mannequins.  Price for the girl and boy and more details available upon request.
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Tudor House Open This Weekend

A last minute reminder: our Tudor House will open its wee door once again for Hastings' Jack In The Green festival this coming weekend, 6th & 7th May. Lit by candlelight and with log fires burning it’s like stepping into the pages of a Grimm’s fairytale - a visit will add yet more magic to your bank holiday weekend. Come and see - you'll be enthralled. Read more...

Hastings' Jack In The Green weekend 6th & 7th May

Our Tudor House will open its wee door once again for Hastings' Jack In The Green weekend 6th & 7th May. Alastair Hendy will be giving restoration tours of his magical house and its secret garden. Lit by candlelight and with log fires burning it’s like stepping into the pages of a Grimm’s fairytale. We only have a limited number of places, and tickets are already selling, so if you’re planning a visit we advise you book your tickets as soon as possible. Read more...

The Christmas Shop

Snow has fallen, the turkey is roasted, a jelly and ham are served - come in from the cold for wondrous gifts displayed over two floors at A G Hendy & Co Homestore Hastings. We are open every day this week, including Christmas Eve or visit our on-line storeRead more...

Grab that Crab

We have just two weekends left of our summer kitchen, as we close the restaurant this year on 1st October. So if you are planning a visit, we’d recommend booking right now. Read more...

Fishy On A Dishy

Our fresh-off-the-boat seafood, our generous shellfish pot (as pictured) and our plates of seasonal vegetables are all still on the menu. Our kitchen will close in October, so if you are planning a visit, we’d recommend booking now as our tables for these last weekends are filling fast. Read more...

TV

We are about to appear on Channel 4’s new TV series Hidden Restaurants presented by Michel Roux Jr. Last summer, Michel joined Alastair Hendy in his packed-out kitchen at A G Hendy & Co to lend a hand in the cooking of our stunning Shellfish Pot. The two of them also visited the local fishing fleet, the winch sheds and Rock-a-Nore Fisheries – singing the praises of brushes, flatfish and crab. 
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Tudor House Open - 15th October

Drumming, marching, sinister costumes and burning torches once again take over the smoke-filled streets of Hastings - and then come the Black Bogies, pulling pitch-fired carts. This is Hastings Bonfire Night Parade. It’s as if the ghost ships of the The Spanish Armada have landed, delivering a sea faring, tattered and war-torn army of the undead into the dimly lit passageways of the Old Town. Start this dramatic evening with a silent visit to 135 All Saints Street, which will be set-dressed with log fires burning, candles lit, and the wraiths of its mortuary past haunting its darkest reaches. Once the East Hill beacon is lit, the old house will close its door and the drums will begin. Then, with the smell of tar on the wind, 21st century Hastings is hurled into the centuries of its history, succumbing to a dark and magical night. Read more...

Tudor House Open 1st May

It is Hastings' famous Jack In The Green this coming bank holiday weekend - see our previous Notice 'Jack In The Green'.  Add another highlight to your weekend by visiting 135 All Saints Street, where Alastair Hendy will be giving restoration tours of his magical house and its secret garden on the Sunday, the day before the procession. Read more...

Brush with Nature

Our spring-clean windows are an avifaunal paradise of brushes and dusters exhibited in Norwich canary display boxes. Come view the exhibits, which include: Turdus Migratorius (toilet brush), Scrubbus Vulgaris (scrubbing brush) and Fluffimus Maximus (spot duster). Beavourus Trollopus is currently out on loan. Read more...

Rag & Bone

Welcome to our Steptoe & Son collection of vintage finds arranged flea market style on our shopfront pavement. My mum roared with laughter through the 60s at tv's sitcom Steptoe & Son, while I was more transfixed by the glorious piles of furniture, papers, taxidermy and dark curiosities that propped up their home in Oil Drum Lane, Shepherds Bush. Rag & Bone has new credentials: the everyday is now special and the utilitarian desirable.  Read more...

SALE

Our cut-price sale has started - plenty of vintage bargains to be had in-store.  What you call a snip! Read more...

Christmas Supplies 2015

Christmas has arrived at Homestore.  Our windows are packed with the essential supplies of vintage baubles, hotel silverware, candles, haberdasher's tape, and Victorian pen & ink poems.    Read more...