The Beehive

We have a beautiful women’s second hand clothing shop, community cafe and training hub in the heart of Ashford, but The Beehive is not just any shop…

The Beehive began in 2017, as a pop-up shop in Ashford town centre for the month of October, we then opened permanently in 2018. The idea was that we wanted to offer a beautiful shopping experience with good quality second-hand clothing, donated from the community; for the community.
Our aim has always been, that every woman who enters our shop is
made to feel beautiful, valued and that they matter;
whether that is a volunteer, customer or client.

At the very heart of The Beehive is a place where women who can’t afford clothing can be referred by local services to come and get clothes for free.

It is a place of dignity and beauty where paying customers and referred women, share the very same boutique experience.

The Beehive is not a ‘charity’ shop, the only difference is that when the clothes are scanned into the till, our referred women’s total clocks up to £0.

As well as having beautiful clothes we also have a café where you can sit and enjoy coffee and cake; have a rest and catch your breath. We also have a workshop room with a whole load of sessions where everyone has a space to thrive. We’d love to see you soon!

Coffee Club

Building community one mug of coffee (or tea) at a time

Coffee Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 10:30-12pm at The Beehive. It’s a great place to meet new people over coffee and cake. We would love to see you there!
Just turn up or email Liz Thatcher for more details.

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A peek inside!