Trade or retail - everyone's welcome!


We are your local plumbers' merchant with each of our branches stocking a wide range of plumbing, heating, bathroom and renewable energy supplies.

From boilers to brassware, sinks to showers and tools to taps –
the team at Drakes are ready and waiting to help with your next job.
Christmas Opening Hours 2017
Fri 22 December - Normal Hours
Sat 23 - Tue 26 December - Closed
Wed 27 December - 0800 - 1200
Thu 28 December - 0800 - 1200
Fri 29 December - 0800 - 1200

Sat 30 - Mon 1 January 2018 - Closed
Tue 2 January 2018 - Normal Hours

Drakes News

By TOM TAYLOR 06 Dec, 2017
Continuing our Company support and sponsorship of local grassroots and League One football Drakes are pleased to announce we sponsored this week's match between East Grinstead Town FC and Sittingbourne FC at the East Court ground.

Manager of Drakes East Grinstead Stewart Smith was in attendance with his branch team and a selection of customers who received our VIP treatment for the day and were met with a free game of football, food and drink - plus plenty of discussion about upcoming boiler and plumbing deals at the branch!

The atmosphere didn't match the result however as the Wasps were beaten 3-1 by the visiting Brickies and the bragging rights went home with the travelling Sittingbourne team.

Stewart was still pleased to choose the man of the match for the home team and the prize was duly awarded to Jordy Mongoy, shown above.

If you're interested in attending customer events and away days with your favourite local plumbers' merchant then contact your local branch or speak to one of the team on your next visit!
By TOM TAYLOR 01 Dec, 2017
The year is 1992.

Andre Agassi is winning at Wimbledon, John Major is in power to see tens of thousands of coal miners protesting in London and Alan Shearer is England's most expensive footballer with a value of just £3.6million. But there are bigger events occurring; Pauline is joining Drakes.

Fast forward 25 wonderful years and the whole Company wishes thanks and congratulations to a valued member of the Head Office and Accounts team as Pauline reaches an impressive service milestone.

After recognising Pauline's contribution Company owner and Chairman David Aisher said "It gave me great pleasure on Thursday to be able to make a small presentation to Pauline who has completed twenty five years of employment at Drakes. I would like to say how much I have enjoyed working with Pauline and thank her for her meticulous attention to detail whilst handling the supplier invoices over the years."
By TOM TAYLOR 29 Nov, 2017
Drakes is pleased to announce a new initiative at our Tunbridge Wells branch!

Thanks to a collaboration with our local neighbour The Big Green Snack Wagon we're now able to offer all customers a free hot breakfast bap and fresh cup of coffee - every day that a purchase is made at Drakes!

All customers have to do is spend £250 or more in one single transaction to receive their daily voucher. This can then be exchanged for an egg, bacon or sausage bap plus a tea or coffee - totally FREE! The vouchers last for one month following purchase and although they can only be used once, we've already had words of thanks from customers storing them up and having a full week of free breakfasts when they're working in the area. Great thinking!

The Big Green Snack Wagon is a 5-star hygiene rated mobile catering vehicle located just yards away from our Tunbridge Wells branch! They offer a range of breakfast and lunch items freshly cooked to order and they can take advance requests to ensure you don't have to take time out of your day to wait. Just visit Drakes, grab what's needed for the job and stop round the corner for a hot breakfast that sets you up for the day ahead - the perfect daily routine every morning!

Visit our deals page for the full terms and conditions or speak to the team at Drakes Tunbridge Wells today!

Not a regular at Drakes Tunbridge Wells? Don't worry! This initiative will be rolling out at other Drakes branches soon!
By TOM TAYLOR 28 Nov, 2017
Drakes has recently been expanding it's reach to plumbers, installers and tradespeople of the South East and is pleased to announce our new radio advertisement is now on the air!

Playing to over 44,000 listeners a week on KMFM's DAB station the advert is just another stage in a long term plan of reaching out to the whole of the South East and offering great prices and traditional service on anything required in heating, plumbing and bathrooms. We're proud of our staff and our strong relationships with the suppliers you trust and now we're shouting about it across the county - get great prices and great service at Drakes. If you haven't heard our new ad yet have a listen via the link below!

Whether you're in the trade or looking to improve your own home, Drakes is able to provide you with everything you may need.
Contact your local branch for further details or to receive a no obligation quote.
By TOM TAYLOR 23 Nov, 2017
Calling all plumbers, installers and tradespeople of the South East! Drakes Deals for November - January are now live!

Pick up your copy in-branch or view online and see our latest prices for items from your favourite suppliers such as DeWalt, Worcester, Bristan, Aqualisa, Rothenberger and Ideal. Plus brand new ranges from Stanley, Leisure Sinks and Grohe!

This edition of the Drakes Deals is also packed with customer perks such as cashback on the new Aqualisa Q digital showering system, competitions and giveaways!

We've also got a brand new site range of LED lights, tarpaulins, cable reels and ladders which you can pick up at rock-bottom prices from just £7!

Visit your local Drakes and pick up your copy or place your next order today!
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Why Drakes?

Advising and pricing. Discussing and delivering. Drakes is here to help with every stage of your next job.

Trained Professionals

Our BPEC trained staff offer a personal service and correct advice every time.

Business Support

Personal pricing and net monthly terms for account customers PLUS access to trade days and regular company events!

Delivery Service

Next day delivery available. To your van door or latest site address, get everything delivered on time and in-full.

Price Confident

Regular Drakes Deals and branch specific special offers! We welcome the chance to beat any quote - why not give us a try?

About us


As an independent plumbers’ merchant serving trade and retail customers across the South East for over 30 years, we are known for offering unbeatable customer service, dependable professionalism and excellent value for money.

We maintain excellent working partnerships with our suppliers and ensure all of our staff are fully trained with access to ongoing and certified development. Plus, as members of large national buying groups Fortis and NMBS, we have the power to offer you exceptional prices on whatever you need in plumbing, heating and sanitaryware. 

You get the right product at the right price with great service from our helpful and knowledgeable team.

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