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Call us: 01634 838880
Come visit: 62 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1JY
Opening Times 2018
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00pm
Open on Sundays before Christmas 11.00-4.00pm
One day summer closure
Please note the shop will be closed on Friday 10 August as we will be at the Festival of Quilts.
We also open on selected evenings for special customer events. If you have a quilt group, why not arrange a special trip to Rochester? Tell us in advance that you're coming and we can offer a discount for groups of 10 or more (and advise on the best places for tea and cake!).
Kent may be the Garden of England, but it's also easily accessible to the rest of the country. HOMETOWN is right in the centre of town. Rochester is just a few minutes drive from the A2 and M2 motorways. By train we're a 5 minute walk from Rochester station (and 12 minutes from Strood station), with trains to London, Canterbury, the Kent coast and Ebbsfleet International. Bus services locally are run by Arriva.
The nearest car parks are just a few minutes walk away - use the short stay Cathedral car park (entrance from Northgate), Corporation Street (next to the new station), or for long stay - the Rochester Riverside multi storey. Coach parking is also available.
HOMETOWN has step free access from the high street and is accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams. Assistance dogs are welcome in the store.
In summer there are plenty of plenty of outdoor spaces and seating areas for your partner to enjoy. After all you may be some time! During the colder months there are many great independent cafes in Rochester for them to have a coffee and read the papers.
Whilst in Rochester, why not explore the rest of the historic high street with its specialist independent shops, cafes and restaurants, not forgetting the Norman Castle and Cathedral, plus Eastgate House, Huguenot and Guildhall museums. Walking tours take place weekly from the Visitors Centre.
With the introduction of new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) in 2018, we'd like to clarify what data Hometown requires, keeps and processes about you.
Our mailing list (processed by MailChimp) is free to join from website sign-ups, in-store, or from workshop bookings. We store your name and email and the name of any courses your have attended. From time to time, we'll email you details of new courses, promotions and special events at the store. You are free to unsubscribe at any time and we do not sell or release this information to any other company.
For students booking on courses, we record your name, address, phone number and email. This is so we can process your booking and send you workshop confirmation and any class notes during or after the course, either by post or by email (via Outlook). If you pay for workshops by phone, or using our deposit scheme, we record your credit/debit card details for processing by Worldpay. This information is deleted at the end of each workshop year.
Loyalty Cards - our Loyalty Card is offered to all customers spending £10 on products (there are certain product exclusions, such as gift voucher purchases). No registration is needed and there is no time limit for collecting stamps. The Loyalty Card is kept by the customer. Once the card is full, it is valid for 2 months. It can be redeemed against fabrics/books and we ask for a signature to invalidate the card when you redeem it.
For all credit/debit card and Apple pay purchases instore, your transaction is processed by Worldpay. Paper copies of all receipts are given to customers, even for contactless payments. Our financial records are kept securely according to timeframes set by HMRC for tax and VAT records and then destroyed.