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Inside Hastings' best-loved antiques gem

Part brilliantly old-school home store, part seaside kitchen, AG Hendy is a coastal must-visit

Given Alastair Hendy’s background – he studied Theatre and Costume at Central Saint Martins before going on to forge an illustrious career as a chef and food writer – it’s no surprise that his store, AG Hendy & Co Homestore combines the two worlds beautifully. Nestled in a tiny street in picturesque Hastings Old Town, this wonderful collision of the domestic and the theatrical is where you can find everything from the perfect utilitarian broom or enamel jug through to more esoteric collectibles and beautifully curated antique furniture. At weekends, the store opens its celebrated kitchen, which serves stand-out fish dishes that perfectly reflect its seaside location. Fronted and clad in brilliantly old-school dark stained wood, walk through the doors of AG Hendy & Co and you’ll instantly be flooded by its welcoming charm.