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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.

Drakes News

By TOM TAYLOR 03 Aug, 2017
Not content with touring the globe and enjoying a semi-retirement, John Ward has decided to return to the fore and assist the team at Tunbridge Wells for another term.

Continuing his years of experience, John will be back at the trade counter serving the plumbers and tradespeople of Tunbridge Wells and will also be in our expanding Sales Support team assisting with larger quotes, development work and regional customer projects.

Drakes welcomes John back to the team and invites all customers, old and new, to visit Drakes Tunbridge Wells for great Drakes Deals and exceptional service.
By TOM TAYLOR 28 Jul, 2017

It was another glorious day at Hever Golf Club in Edenbridge, Kent, as we took over for our 16th Annual Drakes Golf Day.

The Championship 18 hole Course has been showcased on Sky Sports and has played host to prestigious events including The Kent Amateur Championships, Euro Pro Tour and the Kent PGA Championships. This week it was treated to the South Easts finest in plumbing and heating as we welcomed our customers for a day of golf, fine dining and charity raffles.

The backdrop of beautiful surroundings makes playing this course a real pleasure and our 4-ball stableford format allowed for some competitive and impressive golf. 


Not only here for our customers, Drakes also arranged the whole day to support company charity Hospice in the Weald. This is a local charity providing care and support for terminally ill patients and their families. Thanks to the contributions of customers and suppliers our Golf Day raised over £2,500 for this worthy cause.


Charity wasn't the only winner though as we congratulate the best golfers of the day:

Overall winner
John Faulkner (Drakes Whitstable customer)

Team
Robert Earl (Drakes Sevenoaks customer)
John Faulkner (Drakes Whitstable customer)
Kevin Carrie (Supplier Polypipe)

Longest drive:
John Faulkner (Drakes Whitstable customer)

Nearest the pin :
Michael MacArthur (Drakes Tunbridge wells customer)


Have a look through some photos from the day and if you are interested in attending future customer days or Drakes events then speak to your local branch team and register your interest today.

By TOM TAYLOR 30 Jun, 2017

Drakes Sevenoaks recently had the pleasure of serving one Mrs Gahan, a customer recommended to use Drakes by one of our long serving account customers John Glover. 

Mrs Gahan was so pleased with her new bathroom and the exceptional service that she received from our Showroom Consultant Claire that she arranged for roses to be delivered to show her appreciation.

Another example of top-level customer service and products from Drakes, your local independent plumbers' merchant for all!

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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. 

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