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.
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.
Our lifestyle store spreads over two floors
and you’ll find our café downstairs.
It’s lovely spot to take a break and catch up over great coffee and a slice of homemade cake or a light meal.
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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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Lake District location
Kendal is a thriving market town on the southern edge of the latest World Heritage Site to be designated, the Lake District.
We love the local enthusiasm for independent shopping, and our position just off the high street is where Kendal’s history meets a vibrant selection of contemporary shops and eateries.
Wainwright’s Yard is a fantastic place to shop and explore, and you’re only ever a few minutes away from our iconic landscape with its dramatic fells and lakes.