Benenden's - Your Community Shop

Welcome to Benenden's Community Shop - run by the community for the community



Benenden’s aims to stock the items that are needed by our local community and visitors alike. We’re very keen to know if there is anything that you think we should add, so please do let us know if there is something which you would like to see on our shelves.


Whether it’s a bright Summer’s day or the depths of Winter Benenden’s Café will always welcome you. You can enjoy a cup of tea or Rye Bay coffee made by our expert staff and volunteers.



Our ‘The Local Post Office’ has a separate till, but is alongside the main shop counter so those serving in the shop can easily switch to Post Office work, and by integrating the counters we can offer Post Office services whenever the shop is open..


Our wine cellar is stocked by local wine merchant Tracy Claridge who also writes a monthly wine blog which you can find here.
In addition to wine we also carry a large selection of beers, spirits, soft drinks and mixers.