Barkened is situated in Deal's charming conservation area at 132 High Street. Our store encourages you to linger and chat and explore all the stories behind the talented makers of the handcrafted goods we sell. As independent makers, we also love to share our knowledge of traditional crafts and host workshops for you to get involved. Our whole building was lovingly restored and designed by Emma & Rob alongside wonderful local craftsman. During the restoration, research unveiled that it used to be a leather goods shop and leather is at the heart of Barkened. It felt like it was meant to be.