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Farthingloe farm shop in Ashford high street to reopen after refurbishments

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A farm shop in Ashford town centre which closed for renovations will reopen tomorrow morning.

Farthingloe, which filled the former EE phone store in the high street when it opened last November, is part of Little Farthingloe Farm in Dover.

Farthingloe will reopen tomorrow
Farthingloe will reopen tomorrow

It closed several weeks ago for refurbishments but, from tomorrow, fruit and vegetables will be on sale again and a new bakery will follow next week.

Owner Howard Richardson - whose family has owned the farm for 35 years - said: "It gives staff time to learn the ropes on the fruit and veg stand first.

"We decided to close it for a spell to take a break and make a few changes because we want it to work for the town."

He admitted settling into Ashford has been slow but hopes the presence of the bakery will boost footfall.

The shop opposite the former M&S site marks the family's first off-site branch having traded from a shop at their base in Folkestone Road, Dover, since 1982.

Farthingloe's Dover site has proven popular over the last few decades
Farthingloe's Dover site has proven popular over the last few decades

It was able to open during the lockdown thanks to it's essential status selling food.

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