Elwick Place Macknade offers a dining experience, bar and delicatessen. It’s the go-to spot to enjoy freshly prepared produce with rich provenance for breakfast and lunch, and dinner delivered in a relaxed and communal environment.
Their shelves are also filled with all your larder essentials and the specialist ingredients you need to make delicious dishes at home. From fresh bread & milk to their iconic olive oil, choose from a selection of groceries produced right their on their Kentish doorstep and from a little further afield.
Stock up on fruit & vegetables and fresh meat from their butchers or explore their delicatessen, which is home to a fantastic selection of local & international cheese & charcuterie – perfect for a delicious picnic platter.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Macknade is not open for din in, but you can still stop by and shop for your groceries safely in their spacious store here at Elwick Place, with parking directly outside.
Monday – Sunday: 9am-5pm
Macknade aim to make sure that everyone shopping and working with them feel comfortable and safe to do so. With this in mind, please see the steps they are taking to ensure their store remains safe:
Snap Fitness is currently CLOSED.
Club users have access to state of the art Matrix Fitness cardio and weight training kit. Alongside the ability to come and workout whenever suits you, a team of fitness instructors are on hand to offer advice, run a variety of classes and work alongside members in personal training sessions during staffed hours.
“We pride ourselves on using top of the range equipment – only the best in our clubs – and we are focused on providing the best member experience to each and every one of our Snap Family.
Along with top of the range kit – we have a fantastic functional training area that is equipped with all of the latest equipment to make your work out explosive and fast paced.
We take great care in employing the most talented and dynamic staff and pride ourselves on making our member journey memorable and with this ensuring you GET RESULTS.
Collaborating with Matrix, Octane Fitness and Escape – we are going to bring Elwick Place a fantastic space for you to get motivated, get fit and be part of our ever growing Snap Nation.”
Open 24 hours
The Gastronomist Club are preparing to bring you the ultimate modern dinner party! This exclusive experience features a curated tasting menu with wine pairings. Tickets will soon be available for purchase through their website. They are a COVID-19 safe venue.
At Unita 4, they’re all about hand-rolled, fresh pasta! The menus come from Chef and Restaurateur Damiano Vecchio, who is passionate about creating delicious, freshly made pasta dishes and authentic pizzas for a very reasonable price. Their aim is to create an enjoyable destination, a place where families, friends and colleagues come together through their love of fresh pasta.
The pasta room offers you a chance to see the chefs turn freshly made dough into beautifully designed pasta. This room will also be an interactive space offering fresh pasta making classes to small groups.
The UK’s very first Dansaki Afro-Caribbean restaurant will bring an exciting new food and drink concept to the town.
Combining a tapas lounge, cosmopolitan bar and full service dining, Dansaki will serve an exquisite range of Afro-Caribbean and continental cuisine in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The menu will have exotic flare throughout and be a ‘complimentary mingling of traditional Afro-Caribbean and continental cuisine’. During the summer months, diners can sit outside on the patio and enjoy a special summer menu, including BBQ grills and exotic themed drinks.
Alongside second-to-none dining experiences, both venues are looking forward to offering the people of Ashford exciting events, including; food tastings and tutored classes with Macknade and live music and themed nights celebrating Nigerian culture from Dansaki.
Situated on the stunning Elwick Place leisure and restaurant facility, the new Ashford Town Centre hotel is ideally located for superb shopping opportunities, delicious dining and terrific travel opportunities from the Ashford International station.
With the 50 exciting outlets of the County Square Shopping Centre just a hop across the road, you can browse and buy to your heart’s content, before retiring for a well-earned rest. If you are after a European adventure, you can catch a train to Disneyland Paris, Brussels or Marseille, while those staying at home for business can be at St Pancras station in under 40 minutes.
This new hotel features rooms each with a comfy king size Travelodge Dreamer™ bed complete with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Our on-site Bar Café serves our unlimited breakfast and tasty evening meals.
View their most recent COVID-19 FAQs update here.
Chargeable parking is available at this hotel on a first come first served basis.
Minimum stay 2 hours.
Up to 2 hours £2.20
2-3 hrs £3.30
Between 4pm and 9am £1 flat charge.
www.travelodge.co.uk ~ 08719 848484
Ashford Picturehouse introduces a unique Cinema experience to the borough of Ashford. Continuing the Picturehouse legacy of bringing quality blockbusters, art-house film and regular and diverse programming strands.
Ashford Picturehouse features a spacious foyer and outdoor and indoor seating. A large auditorium is available for affordable private hires and community functions in a relaxed and stylish space. Picturehouse takes pride in serving delicious hot food, an extensive drink menu, indulgent treats and healthy snacks, making the cinema a perfect spot for food, film and socialising.
The cinema has six screens, half of which are capable of screening 3D titles. Ashford Picturehouse is also the first Picturehouse Cinema to have a laser projector. This uses the latest digital cinema technology and is more energy efficient than traditional projectors.
The cinema is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift and disabled parking bays. Every screen will have an infrared system to play audio-described tracks (when available). This offers voice commentary, through headphones provided, which describes the film to those who would benefit.
Carefully curated regular strands include Discover Tuesdays, Vintage Sundays and Screen Arts, which will bring the best of live theatre from around the world to Ashford. The cinema will also host a range of community-focused, price-adjusted events including Big Scream, Toddler Time, free Student Screenings with E4 Slackers Club, Autism-Friendly, Dementia-Friendly and Silver Screen.
WWW.PICTUREHOUSES.COM/CINEMA/INFO/ASHFORD_PICTUREHOUSE ~ 01245 52152
It’s with great sadness that Picturehouse, Elwick Place will be temporarily closing all cinemas from Friday 9 October.
At present there is no set date for re-opening, however they will continue to monitor the situation closely and will communicate any updates once film studios are able to bring their major film releases back to the big screen. They will also continue to follow government and health authority guidelines to ensure that upon reopening, the health and safety of our staff and customers remains their priority.
What safety precautions have Picturehouse put in place? As always, the health and wellbeing of their employees and customers is their number one priority. In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and government advice, Picturehouse has put a number of safety measures in place which will allow them to provide a safe environment for their employees and customers. This includes: