Welcome to the home page of The Wye Business Association

Updated 20/10/2016

Our members offer a startling range and variety of products, skills and services.

If you are looking for services, skills or products, our quick and easy search facility will take you straight to those members who may be able to help. Whether you seek an  estate agent/letting agency, a packet of half inch nails, custom made curtains and home interior, nearly new clothes, hair styling, beauty therapy, hand- crafted gifts & art, bed & breakfast or simple restaurants and pubs with good food, good drink and a room for the night, a coffee shop,  newspaper in the morning from the local news agents, a farmers market or fresh bread from our bakery and of course a great vetinary practice you will find it all here. We also are fortunate to have a wonderful Post Office and Co – Op both of who offer cash back services. We have recently gained a general handyman qualified to carry out basic electrics. If you have other questions please use our “Contact Us” facility and we shall aim to reply within 48 hours, weekends and bank holidays accepted.





For these reasons we are pleased to publish both News of our Village and our Businesses.

Foxwood Maclean Celebrate 20 years in the WBA


The Wye Business Association celebrates 20 years in November.

The WBA was fully up and running by 1996 following a meeting late 1995.  The two original partners of Calcutt Maclean estate agents soon became members of the association. These were Chris Calcutt and Nigel Maclean who set up their practice here in Wye at 150 Bridge Street.

In 1998 Nigel Maclean became the third Chairman of WBA just in time to organise the third Christmas Street Party.

Calcutt Maclean were great supporters of our community events and as Foxwood Maclean they still are today. Currently their bright red signs positioned at the entrances to our village herald twenty years of our businesses coming together.


Out Now – Wye Tree Trail Leaflet


This is a great leaflet for both our visitors and residents! Created by Wye School in partnership with The Kent Heritage Tree Project the walk takes approximately one hour in and immediately around Wye Village. There’s lots to learn on the way about our trees which are identified for you in this imaginative and helpful leaflet. It really creates an interesting walk.

Set off in the morning and you will be back in time for lunch at any of our pubs and restaurants. If you prefer an afternoon walk then you will also have time to call into Wye Café & Kitchen at the bottom end of Church Street for afternoon tea.

The leaflet opens out into an A2 map with photographs identifying the trees of Wye Village.

This can be seen by clicking on our Wye for the Walkers & Wye for Tourists and Cyclists pages.

The walk really is an education in itself!

For copies of this publication and other visitor’s guides pop into our Tourist Info point Ticketyboo Arts & Gifts 145 Bridge Street. 01233 812671.


Wife of Bath Restaurant

The Wife of Bath Restaurant will open at the end of November 2016 under new ownership.


Assistance Needed!

Ian Cooling will be running the next Wye Charity Book Fair on the morning of Saturday, 29 October. This time they’ll be supporting the Royal British Legion for Poppy Day. More details will follow separately.


As regular book-buyers know, there is the best part of half a ton of books to be shifted into and out of the Village Hall and Ian would be very grateful for help in doing so.


If you can spare half an hour or so around 6.00 pm on Friday, 28 October or 12.00 noon on the Saturday after the Book Fair closes, Ian would really appreciate that.


If you would like to help in this way, just e-mail Ian on – ian.cooloing@invictanet.co.uk – or phone him on 01233 812416.


Many thanks


Kings Head has £150,000 makeover


Licensees Mark Lightfoot and Scott Richardson have completed refurbishment of their new rooms. The refit has created four new en-suite guest rooms making a total of seven en-suite rooms.

Mark and Scott have picked up awards this year for the food they produce becoming finalists in the Taste of Kent Awards for Kent dining pub of the year category. They also won Restaurant of the year in the Shepherd Neame Pub awards.

In the last three years they have worked very hard to transform the business into a stylish destination to eat, drink and stay.

For more information visit www.kingheadwye.co. or phone 01233 812418

MacMillan Nurses Coffee Morning

Wye responds to MacMillan Nurses Coffee Morning threefold.


Hello Everyone

A quick reminder that I am holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30 September at the Wye Cricket Clubhouse, Horton Meadow, Cherry Garden Lane, Wye, TN25 5AR.  Many thanks to WCC for use of this!

Coffee and Cake will be available between 9.00 – 12.00.

 Thanks to all of you who have offered to bake. We will have treats to cater for all diets including Gluten-free, Lactose-free and Vegan! <image001.png>

Please bring your friends to help maximize our support for these amazing nurses who can make SUCH a positive difference to those who are living with cancer.

Hope to see you then.

Trudi x


MacMillan Coffee Morning at Wye Butchers 17 Church Street Friday & Saturday 30th & 31st September 10.00 -13.oo


Another Coffee Morning on the corner of Church Street Friday 30th September 10am – 1pm.


Wife of Bath Restaurant under new ownership – Mark Sargent of Rocksalt


A Professional Dog Walking Service is Launched

Mary Lacey a Wye resident of 30years and a dedicated experienced dog handler, has now set up a business walking dogs.

Mary  experienced and reliable  is fully insured, police checked and trained in canine first aid.

For further information contact Mary Lacey 0776 366 2861 or click on www.one2onewyewalkies.co.uk

Wye Coffee Shop & Kitchen Hold MacMillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning



Our Wye Coffee Shop & Kitchen will be holding a Coffee Morning in aid of

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT. Friday 30th September 11am.  

Howard and Victoria would love you to join them!

Telephone: 01233 812452

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Thursday 8th September

A Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be held at Wye Village Hall on Thursday 8th September 2016 07.00 – 22.00

This is your chance to vote! It is important for everyone in Wye including its Businesses.

The Plan can be viewed on our Parish Council Website http://www.wyewithhinxhillpc.kentparishes.gov.uk/