103A High Street
8.00am - 5.00pm
Monday - Saturday
(Call shops directly for Sunday openings)
Hythe is one of the five original Cinque Port towns and has the Royal Military Canal running through it. Many people enjoy the rowing boats and picnics on the bank. Every two years there is a Venetian Fete on the canal which brings thousands of people to the town. The High Street boasts many independent and unique businesses.
Manager Dave Hall says 'The Hythe shop was originally one of the very first Sainsbury’s stores in the country. J C Rook & Son are celebrating their half century this year and I am very proud to say that I have been the Manager of the Hythe shop for the past 33 years. In that time the shop has gone through many changes with three full refits and a few partial ones.
During my time at the Hythe shop I have worked with three Directors of the company - Michael Rook, Joe Rook and now Chris Rook. Rooks use locally produced lamb, outdoor reared pork and Kentish beef and are renowned for their prize winning homemade sausages. We also have homemade hot pies, hot dogs, bacon rolls, slow roasted pork and marinated chicken thighs and chops.
We have a vast selection of cooked meats and continental and local cheeses. Barbecue products have been introduced and we have a good selection of burgers which include pork and stilton, lamb Vienna steaks, ranch burgers and many more. Rooks take great pride in staff training and all staff attend health and hygiene courses from levels 1-3. Fire warden training and first aid courses are also part of the staff training and the Managers have been to Belgium and Germany to learn cutting techniques as well as attending butchery trade fairs.
We have very good staff in the Hythe shop many of whom are long serving and have supported me over the years. Recently two of my staff have become Rook’s Managers and now run successful shops themselves'.