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!

Online Shop

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

Online Shop

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.

Read more

FIND US ON Instagram

  • Right girls.... if you’ve had your eye on our gorgeous Kew Gowns , Kimono and Scarves the new season has just arrived and is even more divine! Time to drop a big hint .... maybe !? 😉
#perfectpresent #shopsmall #onehundredstars #treat #treatyoself #indieshop #smallbusiness #kendalshop #indiekendal #luxurylifestyle #wainwrightsyard #armstrongward #spenditwell
  • The colours on our new Kilim rugs and runners are fab! Handmade in Afghanistan and perfect to add texture and warmth to a room as the nights start to draw in!🍂.

#newseason #handmade #kilim #interiordecor #shopsmall #kendalshop #homedecor #indiekendal #autumndecor #cosy #cosyhome
  • Fig & Walnut Cake ... perfect autumnal cake lightly spiced fig and walnut cake topped with cream cheese frosting fresh figs and conserve.
#kendalshop #cafekendal #bakedbyus #homemadecake #armstrongward #indiekendal #wainwrightsyard
  • What a gorgeous day!  Today was an office day but I had to get out and enjoy some of the lovely autumnal sunshine ☀️ 🍂 .
#shopsmall #shopkeeper #lunchbreak #newseason #autumn #kendalshop #indieretail #indiekendal


ONLINE SHOP Highlights

Hand selected
and curated

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Keep in touch

By signing up, you accept the terms of Armstrong Ward’s Privacy Policy and consent to receive our emails with access to our latest collections, news and events. You can unsubscribe at any time.