Barsley’s Department Store, Paddock Wood
Over the four generations which have run the business, Barsley’s has grown from its humble roots as a small tailoring workshop to a lively department store selling a vast range of items. A Paddock Wood institution, Barsley’s prides itself on being able to cater for all your needs, whether you’re looking for bespoke flooring, made-to-measure curtains, electrical products or fashion and footwear, Barsley’s has it all! Owner Richard Barsley is now celebrating the store’s 130th anniversary. From a very young age, Richard knew the retail industry was for him: “I love the excitement of liaising with customers and that no two days are the same. I got experience elsewhere, undertaking an apprenticeship in another store before I joined the family firm, but there is something very special about working in the family business, and I have been here ever since.” Situated in the heart of Paddock Wood, Barsley’s is easy to reach via road or rail, and with plenty of free parking you have time to explore it all.