The most wonderful time of year is upon us and our annual Christmas blog is here to get you in the mood. We all know how important it is to support local businesses, so we've tried to take the hard work out of it and compiled a local shopping guide. From High Street shops to local makers, beauty treatments and festive food, we've tried to include as many local businesses as we can. And the best bit? We even have some exclusive offers for you to take advantage of.
So pour yourself a glass, have a browse through and start writing that Christmas wish list!
We are a gallery and home store based at 103 -106 High Street, selling fine art, small production artisan ceramics and imaginatively curated Scandinavian products alongside decorative antiques and furniture. In October several of our customers helped us to celebrate our second year in business by sharing a few glasses of bubbly. Towards Christmas we look forward to welcoming customers and friends with some mulled wine and chocolates at Will & Yates.
Will and Yates - Art Gallery in Deal
Whippersnappers is an independent children’s shop which has recently opened at 7 Queen Street in Deal. We sell clothes, toys and gifts for children aged 0-14 years old from a selection of fabulous brands including Frugi, Little Green Radicals, Muthahood, Bob & Blossom, Blade & Rose, Jellycat, Floss & Rock and Janod. Gift cards available in store too.
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Delilah the Work Experience Girl at Taylor-Jones & Son is getting on a bit and only working part time but she knows that like her, art is for life, not just for Christmas. Lots of people pop in to just to stroke her and leave with piece of art under their arm.
This Christmas we have work to suit every budget from prints of Richard Friend’s Deal street scenes from just £60 right through to one of his original magical forest paintings for £5000. If photography is more your thing then why not pick up a little Richard Taylor-Jones rainbow for £195 or push the boat out and give someone special one of his supersize moons from £2200.
Delilah’s personal favourite, a gilded pencil drawing of a panda by David Hunt will add some sparkle to the gifts under the tree. Pop in to find out the treasure trove of artworks we have in the gallery this Christmas or take a look at our website and place an order on line if that’s easier.
I provide a flower services for all occasions, Birthdays, Weddings, Sympathy, and also Preserved items. You can find me at my shop, at 48 The Strand Walmer or you can order online.
As a trained florist for the past 12 years, you can be confident in choosing me as your florist, and I look forward to helping.
Christmas Joy £35 plus delivery
Festive Cheer Basket £35
YuleTide Arrangement £42 plus delivery
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Visit Fiberts Foods on the High Street, to stock up on festive delights. You'll find delicacies from local producers, preserves cheeses, wines and fresh baked goods.
We have some lovely felted slippers available which are ethically handmade in Nepal. They are hand felted by a women’s cooperative in Kathmandu valley using only 100% raw sheep wool soap and water. Soles are made from natural suede. They cost £45 and available in sizes 37-45. Find us on the High Street
What a fabulous time of year this is - A time for celebration, giving and sharing and of equal importance taking time to spend with family and friends. A festive gathering would not be complete without sharing great wine . Come and select the perfect wine from Chateau Musar.
Order now for Christmas and enjoy a 5% discount if you purchase 6 or more bottles.
Lebanon has cultivated grapes for over 6,00 years and these were used for wine making all the way back to the Phoenicians over 4,500 years ago.
The Hochar family who own and run Chateau Musar have a long history in the region, arriving in the 12th century from France. Gaston Hochar established the winery in the 1930s, when the borders of Lebanon had not been fully determined. He selected an 18th century castle overlooking the Mediterranean at Ghazir, an hour away from the vineyards but guaranteed to be within Lebanon. Its name in Arabic was M’zar, pronounced Musar by the French Legionaries who enjoyed the wine produced there.
Musar now makes a range of White, Rose and Red wines to suit every palate. The vineyards were certified organic in 2006, the first Lebanese producer to adopt this philosophy.
Wishing you all the very best for the festive period and throughout 2020.
Sarah and the Pomegranate Team.
Hello, I am Jeska, the very proud owner of The Bridal Boutique of Jules in Walmer. I am also mummy to Fred and Digby (our dog!) and wife to Mark. It has been my life long dream, along with my mum, to have our very own little boutique. Never in a million years did we ever think it was possible to become reality.
Having flown for Virgin Atlantic Airways for six years, seeing the world and gaining inspiration and experience from the different countries and their cultures, I decided to end my flying career and embark upon a degree in fashion design and textiles, as a 'mature student!!' I completely surprised myself, and many others I think, and graduated with a first class honours.
I was then fortunate enough to fall pregnant with Fred. He was born in 2010. Sadly six months later my dearest mum, who was my everything, being an only child with no Dad, was diagnosed with cancer at just 59 years old. Fred and I moved back to Kent to look after her until she got better, but she sadly never did. She died on Fred's first birthday. My world fell apart.
I made the decision to permanently relocate back to Kent with Fred, as my marriage had broken down throughout the very difficult times. I realised that life was far too short and so precious. Life was for living. A year and a half later I met Mark.
Together the three of us began to build a new life together. In December 2013 we purchased the building of The Bridal Boutique of Jules, with extensive building work required throughout, we embarked upon the year long project to make dreams come true. If it wasn't for Mark, The Bridal Boutique of Jules, wouldn't exist. His relentless hard work and pure dedication to both Fred and I has made my dream, our home into a reality.
My mum aka Julia/Julie/Jules , whom the boutique is named in honour of, I know, is behind the three of us in our brand new and exciting chapter. Mum and I always said how amazing it would be to do something like this together. With her name representing the shop and her writing in our logo, she is with us everyday. I miss her dearly and have installed/up cycled and used various pieces of furniture and accessories of hers within the boutique. Even a door from my childhood home hangs proudly in the little kitchen.
I look around the boutique on a daily basis and still can't quite believe it is ours and what we have achieved.
We are are a tiny team here at The Bridal Boutique of Jules, with just myself, Sarah (our in house seamstress) and Jo (my right hand lady!). We are all passionate about our work and strive on a daily basis to adhere to the high quality, highly professional and highly fun ethos of The Bridal Boutique of Jules.
Stepping foot inside the boutique you will be greeted by not only a very warm welcome, but by beautiful designer gowns hanging elegantly from vintage ladders, stunning shoes perched on vintage books, bridal lace delicately draped and soft luxurious fabrics, traditional tweed and twinkling jewels individually adorned to create a very unique and magical place. All pieces handpicked for their originality and true beauty. Blending up cycled charm with sophisticated quirky ideas resulting in a boutique that will fill you with inspiration, love and excitement for your special day.
The Bridal Boutique of Jules offers its brides the very best in bridal, from its stunning and beautifully handpicked collections to the impeccable service offered, this quintessential bridal boutique will make you smile and skip, offering a very personal and memorable experience that is uniquely tailored for each individual bride and their needs.
You will find an exquisite collections of hand picked, designer wedding dresses , shoes and accessories from designers - Stephanie Allin, Catherine Deane, Rosa Clara, Charlotte Balbier, Rembo Styling, Eliza Jane Howell, Marylise, Dando London, Diane Legrand, Minna, Bowen Dryden, Ivory and Co, Rachel Simpson, Miranda Templeton and of course Jeska’s own creations. This is a special place filled with love, it is a boutique not to be missed.
Come and try our new luxurious December menu, featuring Clementine Mimosas, Sprouts with white anchovy, parmesan & croutons and our take on the traditional Turkey with trimmings. See below for program of events during the festive period.
CHRISTMAS AT THE ROSE
MEAT RAFFLE & CAROLS
Sunday 22nd December 6pm
Hosted by Lord Douglas
SAM BROTHERS FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS SONGS
Monday 23rd December 6–10pm
Winter cocktails & cheese
Tuesday 24th December 6–10pm
Mulled wine & mince pies
NEW YEAR’S EVE
4x course dinner, DJ & dancing, until 2AM £65
DECEMBER PARTY MENUS
Set lunch £20-£25 | Dinner £35
Enjoy a little gift from 81 Beach Street this Christmas. Buy a £50 gift voucher and receive a free £25 voucher. To buy your voucher visit our website or ask a member of our team for more information.
At Deal Pier Kitchen we host our ‘Supper Clubs’ 3 evenings per month, showcasing some of the finest cuisines from around the world whilst championing local suppliers providing a unique dining experience to our customers surrounded by incredible views like nowhere else in town. We always aspire to catering for everyone, most of our dishes can be amended to be made Gluten Free, and always have Vegetarian/Vegan options when available. In the run up to Christmas we have 3 themes across 4 evenings for the festive period.
7th December Thai Supper Club
14th December Game Night
20th (Friday) / 21st (Saturday) December -Christmas Supper Club
We have recently launched our Bottomless Brunch Every Thursday & Friday, offering 2 courses for £30 and 3 courses for £35 alongside bottomless Fizz, Bellini’s or Bloody Mary’s. Select from the likes of Eggs Benedict, Florentine or Royale, Stuffed Feta Mushroom on Toast, Avocado and Eggs and many more and get your weekend started the right way with superb view and bottomless booze!
Hot Drink & Cake of the Day
Come and join us every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, come down and join us from 3pm until 5pm, enjoy the delicious cake of the day as well as any hot drink of your choosing for ONLY £5
For any further information or bookings
Social Media: @dealpierkitchen
Phone: 01304 368 228
Eat & Mess is an artisan bakery specialising in seasonally inspired produce, baked fresh to order with sourced and foraged local ingredients. Expect tarts, cakes, morning goods and brownies, available at markets, to order and to the trade.
Woodland Christmas sponge cakes- festive decorated 7" cakes covered in vanilla bean swiss meringue- £30.00 (Feeds 8-10)
- Spiced toffee sponge with clotted cream caramel
- Hazelnut pomegranate and dark chocolate (GF)
- Gingerbread with orange and cranberries
- Vegan chocolate and coconut with cardamom (V)
- Chocolate rye and toasted milk with spiced orange
- White spelt, almond and rose with cardamom (WF)
Gingerbread wreath- £22.00
Edible gingerbread wreath decorated with royal icing, dried clementines and herbs
Mince pies and tarts.
Rum soaked dried fruits and browned butter apple and cranberry in butter pastry. Also available with rosemary shortbread crumble topping.
-9" round- £28.00
-Individual mince pies- £1.00 each or 6 for £5.00
9" Chocolate gingerbread and Amaretto ganache tart, with edible gold gingerbread stars- £28.00
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Once you've tasted a free-range Bronze turkey you'll never want to settle for a supermarket bird for Christmas again!
At Jenkins & Son, we only offer free-range Bronze turkeys from a local farm and these are available to order now.Our Bronze turkeys aren’t just free-range – they enjoy a natural diet and the freedom to roam the farm’s grassy paddocks. This is what gives them their distinctive taste and texture – super delicious and ideal for the festive season.
We have set pricing for sizes of birds so you can be certain of the price you'll pay when you come to collect your turkey. Place your order in our Deal High Street shop with a £10 deposit until 14th December. If you fancy something a bit different, why not try a Christmas goose or capon (that's a specially-reared male chicken with lovely white, plumpcious meat).You can order these as well as any other fish or seafood like lobster, whole or sides of fresh salmon, smoked salmon an our own hot-smoked salmon.
For more information and prices, visit our blog
Find amazing edible creations, Christmas cakes and custom designs by Jan. Available from The Village Market
I handcraft various personalised gifts which are perfect for Christmas, including mugs and glasses, photo frames, bespoke hampers and beautiful artisan hats as well as some beautiful handmade Christmas decorations including Memory Baubles, Handmade Crochet Stockings, personalised Christmas Eve Bags and Advent Candles.
Each item is handcrafted in Deal with individuality, love and care.
A new edition of the popular Dogs of deal book will be in the Deal Bookshop and Ropers. 72 pages of perfect pooches! A percentage of the proceeds will go to Cinque Ports Rescue. Pre-order yours here.
Greetings cards crafts and curiosities available on my Etsy shop
I am offering a range of hand lettered and calligraphy personalised personalised pieces to make your Christmas extra special. All pieces are handmade and offer personalisation. From personalised gift tags written with metallic calligraphy ink to children's personalised 'Santa Stop Here' chalkboard signs. My whole collection offers different colours and message options and the full range can be viewed here.
We have a range of Christmas cards available this year. We’re really proud of our Deal town Christmas scene, available for £2 per card. We are also selling our illustrated map of Deal for only £8. Check out our other Deal designs, like the Christmas fishing boat and Deal snow globe on Instagram where you can view the whole range. Message us on social media or send us an email to order.
Mouth blown scent bottles, vases, bowls and beautiful handmade jewellery as well as individual fused contemporary glass pieces to be seen, enjoyed and brought!
Studio shop open: Tuesday – Friday 9:30 – 4:30, Saturday 10am – 3pm
I’m Kate Baker, owner and chief (sole) designer of Kate Baker mosaic muse. I am a mosaic and glass fusion artist based here in Deal... I created my business after a back injury and figured my hobby of 22 years could be my new (ad)venture after nearly two decades of PE teaching. So I completed a 7 day masterclass in mosaic (with the artist whose book I read and learned the craft from in 1997) and joined a local art group called south east artists (seas) and started making work for events, exhibitions and fairs. 8 years on nearly and I’m in art collectives and sell regularly at local and kent-wise events, I have my work now in many countries and continents around the world. I also make glass fusion earrings brooches and pendants.
Catch me at seas winter art fair at Ringwould village hall (me Deal) on the 30/11-1/12/19
We are Showler & Showler, a husband and wife design duo based just outside of Deal. We have lots of colourful prints on sale that make perfect Christmas gifts for the young and young at heart. Our prints are all designed by us and printed in the UK. We have a range of fun colourful Christmas cards available in packs of 6 or as singles.
We currently have 20% off everything on our site using the code XMAS20, our sale runs until Dec 6th.
Jenny is a printmaker based in Deal producing limited edition lino cut prints. You can find her at The Village Community Market on Sondes Road. View Jenny's Etsy.
The Deal Art Box is a gift box of my artwork from Deal, Kent.
Included is 10 x A5 signed prints including The Bandstand, doodled map, Dunkerleys, The King's Head, The Regent Cinema, The Timeball Tower, Walmer Castle, The Zetland Arms, Deal Street Names and Deal ornamental typography print.Also included in the box are two beermats with a Deal Pier illustration hand stamped on them.Last but not least, is a small notebook with cream pages, each page featuring the above illustrations in the corner. All housed in a gift box, tied with twine. Perfect Christmas gift this year.
WINTER GROUP SHOW- December 10th - January 25th
A mixed exhibition of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, prints and photography featuring emerging and established artists. This year the Winter Group Show is not only our biggest show of the annual programme, however also marks five years since Linden Hall Studio first opened its doors. In many ways this show is a celebration of what we have been striving for since that primary show, a collection of engaging, insightful and intriguing painting, photography, print and sculpture featuring some established names who have graced the gallery before yet also some new works and styles perhaps offering a flavour of what’s to come.
Any anniversary allows a moments reflection, a time to pause and scout where you are heading – yet also, and just as importantly it enables a look back over the journey to this point. Fifty Six exhibitions later, our aim to become a centre for the very best in visual art has culminated into a full and vibrant exhibition and events programme! I would like to thank the 123 creators and makers who have made this particular show possible. We live in strange and uncertain times, yet hopefully this collection of cultural innovators, offer a moments solace by providing a window into the visual language. I very much hope you enjoy the show. I hope you find something that you like, something that you don’t. I hope you find something that makes sense to you alongside something that you can’t understand. Yet in the end I hope you have time to look, respond and feel – for in truth it’s for that final reaction that this is all about.
I take commissions for pet portraits (& human too) and have already completed several Deal doggies, I work predominantly in pastel for portraiture, which enables me to build up delicate layers of colour and allows for fine detailing of fur and hair. I work with my clients to choose the very best photo of their pet or human, which can all be done via email, Messenger, WhatsApp etc and then once a deposit has been received, we're off!
Sarah's work resides in private collections around the world & her style is rich, uniquely interesting & varied. She is skilled at portraiture, yet her unique 'tatoodle' art is just as popular with her clients. She is constantly inspired by nature in all its forms & adores spending time with animals, in forests, amongst flowers, wandering beaches & gazing at the sky. Her phone overflows with photos that inspire her art! Sarah spent many years living in New Zealand & her art has been influenced by that beautiful country. She feels it's been a joy & an honour travelling the world with her family & looks forward to spending the rest of her life creating art that gives some of that joy back to the new owners. She trusts each piece of her art holds a little bit of her life story to pass on!
Discover Deal readers receive 20% off regular portrait prices.
The Little Deal Cottage’ is a newly refurbished seaside cottage in the heart of Deal’s conservation area and part of the charming Alfred Square. The cottage dates back to the 1800's but has recently been fully renovated to a high modern standard, retaining its historic charm. 100 metres from the beautiful beach and the award-winning High Street, it is the perfect location for a seaside break. We are in the top 25 places to stay in Deal on Trip Advisor and a Airbnb Superhost.
If you're looking for a gift for someone, or to put on your own wishlist, we've also got a Winter Warmer offer on. All January, Sun–Thu (ex Mon),any hotel room, breakfast & 3x course meal for two £125. Ask at reception or email if you want to buy the Deal as a gift voucher to book at a later date.
We really are your One Stop Shop for holiday letting and second home management in Deal!
Keepers Cottages is the leading holiday letting agency for properties in Deal & the surrounding areas along the Kent coast, including Walmer, Kingsdown & Sandwich. Family-run, we are a small team and have been managing an array of unique holiday homes in the area for a number of years. With a portfolio of truly unique properties and with a wealth of local knowledge, we ensure our guests find their perfect holiday - from cosy cottages, elegant townhouses & beachfront residences. From the moment they book, and throughout their stay, our valued guests are taken care of and supported. We operate an out-of-hours service and are available at weekends, bank holidays & the entire festive season! With more and more people choosing to take self-catering holidays, it’s no surprise that investing in a second property to let out as a holiday home is such a popular choice.
For our owners, we provide a complete management service to help them to maximise the potential of their investment. All marketing, advertising, on-line booking and customer support are expertly managed on their behalf. We also offer property maintenance and call-out assistance, not only for our guests during their stay but also our owners. This includes cleaning, laundry and much more. Keepers Cottages allows both guests and owners, complete peace of mind thanks to our stress-free, holiday-letting service.
Tel: 01304 382044
My name is Claire, I work from my wax shack in the garden of my home in Walmer. I specialise in intimate waxing for women and men. www.toptotoewaxing.co.uk
My name is Sarah Mcgahan, I am a Holistic Therapist & I run Daisy Green Holistic Shed from my garden in Gilford Road, Deal; offering holistic and beauty treatments using Natural Spa Factory products that are botanically sourced, cruelty free, some vegan friendly & inspired by the seasons and the food we love!
Indian Head Massage
Hot stone massage
Holistic bespoke facials
Hopi ear candles
Body Detox treatments
Alongside my treatments offered, every month I do a ’TREATMENT OF THE MONTH’ at a special price. Look on my Facebook and Instagram page for offers and Christmas specials. Gift vouchers are available.
I'm Laura, I own Artistica, a hair salon on Mill Hill. We've been in business 7 years this Christmas and moved from Gladstone Road to Mill Hill last summer.
My speciality is creative colour, from sneaky peekaboo colours to full on rainbow unicorn hair! As part of my colour passion I also work to "embrace the grey" taking women from artificial colour to their natural shades when they're ready to take that step. Either way, I love to enhance people's natural beauty, be that through getting their inner colours on the outside or setting their silver vixen free.
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Your independent Hair & Beauty Salon in Deal
Here at The Hair Gallery we are an independent hair & Beauty salon with a vision to do things differently! The salon is located in the idyllic coastal town of Deal Kent, winner of the telegraph's 'High Street of the year'
We offer many services at our salon and hair is just one of them. We have an extensive selection of beauty treatments such as hair removal, lash & brow treatments, nail treatments, massages & facials as well as an aesthetics clinic offering a wide range of non surgical treatments for the face, skin and body
The interior of the salon is unlike any other around the local area, no sign of the classic clinical salon here. We have a unique feel with modern homely furnishings, our clients say it's a beautiful home from home atmosphere, 'like sitting in someone's living room'. From brick exposed walls to quirky lighting, glamorous seating, large mirrors and a chill-out table.
WE HAVE AN AWESOME 'SALON FAMILY' TEAM TO BRING YOUR HAIR GOALS TO REALITY.
We brand ourselves as a Wella salon that specialises in colour and balayage, using quality products. Accompanying your downtime or whilst you wait for the cooking time of your colour, we offer a wide range of refreshments, even a wine/beer or two, or our delightful hot chocolates topped with marshmallows and cream! We even allow your dogs to pop in and say hi for those as dog-obsessed as us!
We are a family/friends run business for over 10 years. (2 years in the high st) were about to open our 2nd salon in Deal in January/February 2020.All J.L.R staff are trained with high end products & services and then the retrained again buy Jess the owner who has been a beauty therapist for 16 years. And recently worked for a brow training company this year, this really came naturally to her and is something she is continuing with.
J.L.R with its 6 team members specialise in brows but we still offer a wide variety of beauty & hair treatments inc:
HD brows, brow lamination, henna brows, waxing, tinting, threading, facials, advanced facials, microblading, semi permanent make up, lash extensions, make up (we don’t hike the price up for brides) anti aging, plasma pen, all nail services (inc acrylic and gels) also being the only salon In deal that offer bio sculpture. (A fabulous conditioning treatment for nails that lasts up to 4 weeks)
All hair services & prices are coming very soon. And to celebrate our new hair department we would like to offer 20% off ALL hair services booked in for the first 14 days of opening our new salon.
Happy new year.
Christmas can be a difficult time for some and people find it hard to have the space to speak about. I hope I can help wherever needed.I am based in Deal within a wonderful space to work from. It offers privacy and comfort. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor
Ema Rowlinson MBACP
0780 157 2341
Purpledaisy has been established in Deal for a little over 10 years, run by couple, Caroline and Will. Purpledaisy provide an eco-friendly housekeeping service specialising in high-end finishes. We source the majority of our products locally, use little to no single use plastic and provide premium equipment such as Dyson vacuum cleaners and Karcher steam cleaners.
That feeling of walking into a clean, fresh smelling home after a tough day? That could be you. We currently serve over 100 properties, stretching as far as Ramsgate, Staple and Aylesham. We deal with a number of properties in remote, rural locations so don’t ever feel you’re too remote. At Purpledaisy we also deal with a number of Holiday Lets, predominantly Airbnb. The owners manage the bookings, and we can provide a full housekeeping service inclusive of the laundry, all done ‘in-house’ at a vastly reduced price than that of a laundrette. Again, this is all done in an eco-friendly manner. We provide local, plastic free welcome packs should that be something you would like to offer.
We are incredibly friendly people with a passion for great service. If its a housekeeping provider you’re looking for - please get in touch.
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