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We have launched new catering and retail services at Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals, with some major improvements to patient food, and a wider range of food and goods available to visitors and staff.

The new food offer for outpatients and visitors includes an exciting range of portable items, with fresh juices, filled wraps, salad pots, paninis and baguettes. All our facilities offer fresh bean to cup coffee, a range of fruit and herbal teas and freshly produced food.

The Retreat Café in St. Peter’s main entrance is now open seven days a week.

Our vending machines offer a range of beverages, confectionery and ready meals. We hope you enjoy the new improved facilities and services, and make the most of our local area loyalty card offers.


Ashford Hospital



Retreat in the Main Entrance

Serving hot and cold drinks and light snacks, including sandwiches, toasties, and selection of pastries.

Mon to Fri: 7.30am - 4pm


Vending facilities are available in the following locations:

  • Out Patients ground floor entrance: Cold drinks
  • Main block ward lift lobby 1st floor: Cold drinks
  • Physio lift lobby: Cold drinks
  • West wing ground floor by Day Surgery: Snacks, hot & cold food cold and hot drinks (microwave facility)


St Peter’s Hospital

WHSmith Refurbishment

As part of a renewed partnership with the Trust, WHSmith is refurbishing their store to provide a much-improved retail experience for staff and visitors.

For the refurbishment to be completed, the store will close on 10th October, works will start on 16th October, and the refurbished store will open on Thursday 2nd November.


Temporary opening hours for St Peter’s retail catering outlets:

The Retreat:

  • Mondays to Fridays - 7.30am to 7pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays - 8.30am to 4pm

The EDU Restaurant and Coffee Shop:

  • Mondays to Fridays - 7:30am to 3pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays - 7.30am to 4pm

Abbey Wing Coffee Shop:

  • Mondays to Fridays - 8am to 3pm


Opening Times

Please see above for the times during the WH Smith refurbishment.


Retreat Café

Situated in the Main Entrance, featuring Perkee coffee, hot bistro food and hot grab-and-go snacks, including jacket potatoes, paninis and wraps, with daily menus advertised on screen.

Mon to Sun: 7.30am - 5pm


Abbey Wing Costa

Situated in Abbey Wing, serves Costa coffee, tea, breakfast, sandwiches, soup, and a good selection of home made cakes.

Mon to Fri: 8am to 5pm


WHSmith Shop

Situated in the Main Entrance, featuring grab-and-go snacks, sandwiches, fruit, snacks, cold drinks, newspapers, magazines, books, cards etc.

Mon to Fri: 8am to 7pm
Sat to Sun: 10am to 2pm
Sat to Sun: 2.20pm to 4pm


Vending facilities are available in the following locations:

  • Level 2 main entrance: Costa coffee and cold drink
  • Level 3 Duchess of Kent opposite the lifts: Snacks, cold drinks & hot and cold food (microwave facility)
  • Abbey Wing ground floor: Coffee, snacks and cold drinks
  • Accident and Emergency: Café Couture coffee, cold drink and food
  • Rowley Bristow: Cold drinks and snacks


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