W E L C O M E to A G Hendy & Co Home Store Hastings, a unique hardware shop and kitchen on the south-east coast, a website and an on-line shop. We hail from the hardware school of thought when it comes to good product design: simple, honest and enduring. Practical goods that are plastic free, eco-friendly, made to last and stand the test of time; suited to both the modern and traditional home. New and vintage equipment for the kitchen, scullery, pantry, and broom cupboard, along with useful items and furniture for the dining room, office and garden are our objects and tools of choice.
All are carefully sourced and curated by Alastair Hendy who founded the store upon his grandpa’s mindfulness, and his make-do-and-mend life-led philosophy. Ernest Gooding found poetry in the every-day – an uncommon beauty in common things. He lived with good sense, in an age when things were for life. Mary Hendy, Alastair’s mum, found joy in the things of the past. She was a keen collector, and had a nose for a bargain, encouraging Alastair’s school pocket money be saved to buy Art Deco enameled cigarette cases, his first collection.
Reusing is our watchword. And as well as the practical and the everyday, we also stock a treasure trove of more unusual vintage oddities, furniture and effects that are in keeping with the ambiance of our Georgian store – things like Victorian glass domes, science lab wall charts, and pharmacy bottles. We offer an exclusive selection of these and much more for sale right here on our website.
A G Hendy & Co offers a unique shopping experience with old-fashioned customer service, where the everyday is made special and the utilitarian made desirable. And, if you visit our store in Hastings during the summer months, there are simple plates of fresh off-the-boat seafood to enjoy at Home Store Kitchen at the weekends.
Please do drop in and explore. Ernest, Mary and Alastair welcome you.