Monday - Saturday

SHOP & POST OFFICE: 7:30 - 17:00  •  CAFE: 8:30 - 15:00 (closes 13:00 Saturdays)


SHOP: 9:00 - 13:00 • POST OFFICE & CAFE 9:00-12:00 takeaway teas & coffees

Closed Bank Holidays



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, from affordable basics to local specialities and treats.  We’re 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. Enjoy a savoury snack or a cake from one of our local suppliers with a cup of tea or coffee made by our expert staff and volunteers.



Our Post Office is open whenever the shop is open; so pop in for help sending cards or presents, returning parcels, or paying bills, or Post Office or Government services.  


Our wine cellar is stocked by local wine merchant Tracy Claridge, who writes a monthly wine blog hosted by the Parish Magazine.
We also stock a large selection of beers, spirits, soft drinks and mixers; with a range of local heros and household names.  




West Kent LEADER is a source of funding available to farmers, growers, foresters, rural businesses and communities to help secure a sustainable future for rural West Kent, and have supported Benenden's with funding to acquire our:

Awnings, Cafe Barriers, Newspaper Stand, Uninterrupted Power Supply, CCTV, Fruit and Veg Chiller

The LEADER Programme is a bottom-up, community-led approach to the delivery of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), which is funded by Defra and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) funds.