Town Centre

Ashford has a vibrant town centre that is continuing to develop and expand with the growth of the district.

With a traditional high street experience alongside modern shopping centres, Ashford town centre provides a great blend of heritage and modern living, with a vibrant farmers’ market reflecting its surroundings.

It is also blessed to have the delightful rural town of Tenterden, which continues to attract visitors from afar.

Several independent cafés, coffee shops and tearooms can be found in the town, as well as bigger names including Starbucks, Café Nero and Costa Coffee, making it a great location for informal business meetings and catching up with family and friends.

There is no shortage of restaurants either – the centre is home to everything from popular chain Pizza Express to local hotspots, serving everything from curry and sushi to American grill.

The shopping experience in the town centre is also high-quality - big brands such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, H&M, New Look, Next, River Island and The Body Shop are in the high street and in the popular County Square shopping centre - convenient locations for busy working professionals.

Local designer-makers sell their handmade wares on the high street at the Made in Ashford shop share, showing off the town’s creative talent, independent trading and community spirit.

Coming soon to the Town Centre is the hugely exciting development of Elwick Place, which will bring include a six-screen, 897-seat, boutique Picture House cinema, a 58-bed hotel to support Ashford’s growing tourist economy, eight new restaurants/cafés, 282 new car parking spaces and attractive public space and landscaping, helping to bring extra vitality to the town during the day and in the evening.

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