Hat, coat and polished shoes - new door policy. Haha! Just kidding. Oh those were the days - we wish they’d never ended. Last week a production company used the shop front for a cut-away scene in “Vindication Swim”, an upcoming biographical dra
Step inside our Christmas imaginarium: Through The Looking Glass. Our store is brimming with wondrous gifts and is open today, and every day right up to Christmas. We also offer click-and-collect, so check out our online Christmas Shop and you can po
The Christmas House Opens
The house opens its magical door this coming weekend. Due to the conditions in place for social distancing we have been unable to open this year, and the little house has missed you all. It’s been slumbering quietly, dreaming up wondrous things; so
BBC Radio 4 Broadcast
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Alastair Hendy will be on Radio 4’s Four Thought on Wednesday 25th November at 9.30am, talking about how we in the UK have lost our food culture.
Yes, you read that correctly: we have lost our food culture. But once Alast
Oh lord! Christmas cometh. Yes, Our Lord’s big moment is also the big moment to give our kitchen busying and dining action a little spruce up, bunging in cheer with a flash of red: make real tea in a teapot; stuff a roast bird and truss with string
Sometimes you just have to take a big blast of your own trumpet, so please allow us – as Alastair and his shop are the subject of this month’s guest editor interview on the Good Web Guide: “Alastair Hendy, The Walking Magazine”.
Keeping Up Appearances
We’ve cleaned, bleached, scrubbed, swept, just about every nook and cranny we can lay our hands on by now - but, look down. Horror! Your shoes! Forgotten. Do not go into meltdown. We urge you. To the rescue - and plastic free, all-natural and handm
Now that you’ve rebuilt the duck house; woven a tapestry cushion; reupholstered the sofa; become a master-baker; are fluent in three languages; knitted 1000 loo-roll covers, and completed 101 marvellous ways with mince; you just may be twiddling yo
Christmas House Open
`Well, I'll eat it,' said Alice, `and if it makes me grow larger, I can reach the key; and if it makes me grow smaller, I can creep under the door; so either way I'll get into the garden, and I don't care which happens!’
A copse of Christmas trees
Our Treasures from the Orient have arrived. A cargo of antique Chinoiserie laquer ware, ebony, mother of pearl, papier-mâché and hand painted calligraphy makes up our windows; along with silver, exotic taxidermy and boxes of glittering delights, ev
Christmas Special Offer
We are offering our A G Hendy & Co extra large vintage archive box at the discounted price of £19.50 during the Christmas period. Constructed from vulcanized cardboard with an internal aluminium frame and rivets for extra rigidity, they were origina
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.
To make your lunch reservation
Let There Be Light
Our traditional enamelled workshop light is all fitted, wired and ready to go. It makes a very handsome addition to any room and is particularly practical when suspended low over a desk, table or kitchen work surface, as it is fitted with a handy on/
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
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 al
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
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, tarni
Our gift boxes and gift box sets are here!
Each is filled with a bespoke selection of our finest products - curated by you or as one of our ready-made collections. Available in-store or from our online shop. Click here.
Our A G Hendy & Co brand
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 ungu
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 woo
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.
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 fa
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
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-lin
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.
To make your Saturday or Sunday lunch reservation please call our store du
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 fo
Our kitchen is back!
After a long and anticipated wait our weekend kitchen will be opening again from Saturday 8th July. Our fresh-off-the-boat seafood, our generous shellfish pot and our plates of seasonal vegetables are all on the menu.
Tudor House Open 30th April & 1st May
Add another highlight to Hastings' Jack In The Green weekend by visiting 135 All Saints Street, where 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 l
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. T
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 th
Within Easy Reach
Grey enamel cutlery holder £14 click here to purchase
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
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 (
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, p
Our cut-price sale has started - plenty of vintage bargains to be had in-store. What you call a snip!
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.
Haberdasher's tape is just-the-job for all your Christm
Jack In The Green Procession
‘Jack is asleep,
awaiting the next time he walks the land.
The Morris men,
and dragons dance on.
The Sweeps keep on sweeping,
the Bogies are still drinking;
and the Drummers play on.’
Out came the green f