Shop in store

Independent lifestyle shop, two floors of inspiration for your home and family

Open the door on two floors of British andlocal design talent, all hand-selected and carefully curated by us. 

What’s in Store

Shop online

Delivering the magic of our family lifestyle shop virtually

A hidden treasure in the English Lakes with a delightful selection of gifts, homewares, children’s clothes, toys, and more!

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Take tea (& treats)

Take a peek at our menu of homemade and local scrumptiousness

Our small but mightily tasty menu sees you through the day. All of our breads, cakes,jams, and chutneys are made by one of our fabulous local artisan bakers or homemade by us.

Visit our Café

To detail

We carefully curate much-loved British brands with emerging designers and makers for a shopping experience that is unique to Armstrong Ward. Each item in the shop has been hand-picked for quality, purpose and general loveliness.

Our favourite brands include John Sankey, Emma Bridgewater, Maileg and Neom. They are complemented by new and innovative ranges for our customers to chance upon.

What’s in Store

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Our story

Andrew and I have over 40 years of retail experience between us and still love the buzz we get from sourcing new finds and unpacking them when they are in store. We started small with just 35 supplier products and have grown into a mini department store with a café and almost 200 makers on our shelves and online.

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  • Stay home .....
  • We have decided to PAUSE Armstrong Ward for now.
So today , Sunday 22nd March will be our last trading day for a little while. 
It has been a tough decision but we think it’s the right thing to do.
We will be here tomorrow shutting up the shop, so do call if you need something.
We have been overwhelmed by your support and best wishes, thank you 🙏🏻 we feel very humbled.
Running the Shop & Cafe is our real passion, we love the hustle and bustle and comings and goings of our Wainwright’s Yard store and appreciate all of our customers loyalty, banter and friendship.
But for now  we will be getting our online shop sorted so that you can enjoy a little bit of armstrong ward retail therapy from the comfort of home. Watch this space.
In the meantime if there is something you would like to order  do message or email , we will be delighted to help.

Stay Safe , much  love  and gratitude Jacqueline & Andrew xx .
#stayhome #smallbusiness #thankyou #staysafe #pleasestayhome #standtogether #shopkeeper #indieretail #cumbria #closed 
#armstrongward #lakedistrict #visitkendal #dotherightthing
  • *Important Carrot 🥕 Cake News* 😊
You can still get your Armstrong Ward favourites but now to takeaway.
Tomorrow the cafe counter will be open 9-3pm for Coffees, Homemade Soup and Cakes including our Carrot 🥕 Cake ( we think it’s hard to find a better one 😉) but to go!
#bestcarrotcakeever #homemadecake #togo #takeawayfood #smallbusiness #adapting #adaptingtochange #standbyyourteam #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #armstrongward #wainwrightsyard
  • SAVE 20% off EVERYTHING in store from today for the the next few days!!!
0ur shop is still open ...
& if you rather not visit the shop but there’s something you’ve had your eye on or would like to treat yourself please do call, 01539 720400 and we can take your orders over the phone. 🚙 We will deliver anywhere free of charge * or you can collect from the shop when you are able.
If you need a gift, but need ideas just call and  we will provide our usual  helpful gift finding inspiration just  over the phone instead📞😉
& we will gift wrap too with our compliments if you wish 🎁 *if you not local , some things may be too fragile too post .
#shoplocal #adapting #treatyourself #herewego #wainwrightsyard #virtualshopping #mothersday #retailtherapy #armstrongward #smallbusiness #kendal


ONLINE SHOP Highlights

Hand selected
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Proudly independent

As a family-run mini department store we hand-select everything that you’ll find when you shop with us. From small toys to bespoke upholstery, we source unique products that aren’t widely available elsewhere. That’s the beauty of our independence.

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Should you have enquiries, or if you’re looking for something in particular, please contact the store on 01539 720400

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