Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two – Book Now

It’s time to stop dreaming of treating yourselves to our famous Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two.

To book online please go to click on your chosen café and reserve your table at Jempson’s Local Kitchen – Peasmarsh, Rye, Hastings or Bexhill Café from 12 noon – 4pm, Mon to Sat.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Cafes Open for Eat In – 17th May

From Monday 17th May all of our cafes are open for Eat In!!

Why not come and see us for a delicious handmade cake or pastry? Or treat yourself to our famous, Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two,

Our teams are ready to welcome you!*

*Every person dining to check in via NHS Track and Trace app, use the QR code provided or sign in. Max 6 people or two households. Social distancing observed. Sanitising stations available on entry. Please wear mask when mobile.

Donation to Camber Community Group

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Camber Community Group, to develop and design Camber village logo and anti-litter/social responsibility campaign for Summer 2021.

Janette Robins said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. With the large number of visitors and holidaymakers to Camber beach resort, litter and dog fouling has become a very serious issue throughout the Camber village and the beach. The local community would like to encourage those visitors to have a sense of ‘ownership’, sharing and responsibility to where they are and the environment during their stay. This funding would enable work on an overall logo concept for the campaign. We are delighted that the new antilitter and anti-social behaviour campaign has been approved by Rother District Council and we hope to start rolling out by the end of May. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Delicatessen Stalwart Retires

The time has come to say goodbye and we wish Alfred a fond farewell as he starts his well-deserved retirement after the past 42 years of dedicated service at Jempson’s.

The renown and charismatic Alfred began his illustrious career with us in 1979 with Harold Jempson and Michael Bailey at the helm. Back then, we just had one, small, self-service store with around 25 staff.

Alf has many memories of his time with Jempson’s and seen considerable changes to the business. He recalls in the early days every morning at 9.30am the bell rang once, signalling all men to go for their coffee break and again at 10am for the ladies! He also remembers the bread strike, when Jempson’s bakers were tirelessly working all day and night making thousands of loaves of bread a week, never turning a customer away! The expansion of the business within the old shop, to it nearly being burnt down in 1997 (his beloved Deli counter was completely destroyed), the opening of a brand-new Superstore on the Peasmarsh site in 2001, to the enlargement of the business with supermarkets, convenience stores, cafés and more recently the acquisition of The Rye Bakery business.

As one of the most longstanding members of the team, Stephen Jempson has fond memories of Alf’s time at Jempson’s, most notably his legendary love of cake! “It was nothing for him to eat 5 or 6 for the morning coffee break” Stephen said. “Alf was always a team player, he’s organised mini golf tournaments on Saturday nights for the students at Camber. I will always remember his wonderful rapport with customers and his fondness for singing Christmas carols, as well as his whistling! I can remember even making Alf get his first passport and us going to the food markets in Paris, where we’d source fresh produce and delicious cheeses for the Deli! A lot of nostalgia and memories, but in essence a wonderfully loyal, honest and hardworking gentleman who has been a true asset, thank you, it’s much appreciated. Best wishes for a happy retirement, you will forever be a Jempson’s Local Hero, we will all miss you”

Donation to Westerleigh Judo

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Westerleigh Judo, to update their training mats. Westerleigh specialize in adaptive Judo and needed new mats to abide with social distancing.

Sarah Haines said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. Westerleigh hope to continue the amazing work and fun we have have had from the last 25 years. With around 40% of our athletes having a physical or learning disability, 15-20% being, ‘looked after children’ and being based in an area of deprivation, our training club has been a lifeline for many families over the years. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Home Deliveries Website Now Live!

This service was set up in a “big rush” a year ago! Our Team now comprises over 10 colleagues with extras drafted in during busy periods.

Behind the scenes we have now set up our own online ordering system which gives you another option to order goods, in addition to our telephone and email process.

For details of ordering online, please follow below steps;

  • Go to our website
  • Click – Online Deliveries Launched
  • You will be taken to a page that lists all delivery areas covered and states;

*Minimum Spend £30

*Delivery Charge £5

*Delivery where possible will be within 24 hours

Click to continue

  • Register with your email address and password
  • You’re in!
  • Choose your shipping slot – click next
  • Shop away!
  • Don’t forget your SavaClub card number to earn points on your shop.

For those of you wishing to continue using email or telephone orders please follow the below;

  • Please now send all emails through to: with your name, address (inc. postcode) and telephone number.
  • Please phone 01797 230214 and select option 7 – Home Delivery Team. You will be asked to leave your name and telephone number and the team will give you a call back.

We thank you for your continued custom.

Stay safe and well,

Home Delivery Team

Donate your SavaClub Card Coupon to the Jempson Foundation Hardship Fund

 Throughout the COVID pandemic, The Jempson Foundation Hardship Fund have been donating to numerous establishments and people within the local community that really need our help. We have personally heard of some most distressing cases, so we do thank you for your continued generosity.

A longstanding customer has made the excellent suggestion that in this time of need, customers be given the opportunity to hand their individual SavaClub COUPONS into Customer Services at Peasmarsh store with all proceeds being donated to The Jempson Foundation Hardship fund. Please remember to tick the box on your coupon saying you wish to donate.

Thank you for all your support.

Rye Food Bank Appeal – £22,000.00 and counting…..

A heartfelt “Thank You” for all of your donations received. Rye Food Bank alone are still supporting 40-60 local families who find themselves in financial crisis.

Our charitable trust, The Jempson Foundation has been accepting monetary donations on behalf of the Rye Food Bank and to date an amazing £22,000.00 has been raised for the appeal.

Donations are gratefully received via the Jempson Foundation website to both Rye and Battle Food Banks –

Thank you for all of your support.

New Look Pharmacy at Peasmarsh Superstore

Our new look Pharmacy opens today and what a fantastic change!!!
Re-located to a new dedicated area at Peasmarsh superstore to ensure customer privacy.
As always, come and see us. We will be more than happy to assist.

Easter Talking Shop 2021

Our Easter ‘SavaClub’ loyalty card mail-out has been posted out with a whopping £33,945 worth of coupons to redeem inside.

Just click the newsletter below to view in full screen and navigate through by clicking on the sides of the pages.

If you haven’t got a card don’t worry, details of how to apply are here or you can pick up an application form in any of our stores.

Donation to the Footbridge Project

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Footbridge Project, Bexhill to update the Footbridge into a beautiful open-air art gallery with artworks from the community.

Diana Birch said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is so gratefully received. At this time extraordinary and distressing time when we are all in need of some hope and cheer in our lives, this project is a simple way to unite the community, create and spread a bit of happiness and show Bexhill can offer a great cultural experience whilst making the footbridge safe and fit for purpose. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Donation to Rye & District Community Transport

The Jempson Foundation has donated £2,500.00 to the Rye and District Community Bus, to help cover costs of transporting the local community to the Covid Vaccination Centre in Etchingham.
Pat Hughes said “I am overwhelmed by the donation – THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Many thanks to The Jempson Foundation for offering to support our vaccination transport, the whole operation is making such a difference to the community and the scale of what is being done at Etchingham is just amazing, it could not have been achieved for Rye on its own, and it’s giving people a nice day out!”
For Rye and District residents, the Community Bus service will be available each day to ferry those unable to travel by other means. Pat Hughes, Operations Manager, has offered free of charge travel to ensure that everyone needing to make the journey can do so.
Photo courtesy of Rye & District Community Transport