Drew, our own ex-pat, was born in the idyllic Lake District town of Kendal and grew up in Cheshire, England. Leigh was born and raised in the US, but enjoys learning about and experiencing all things British. Like many others during the pandemic, we’ve greatly missed being able to visit friends, family and the beautiful countryside of the UK. Opening our store and busily stocking the shelves with British foods, beverages, books, vinyl and gift items has helped to fill that void, and we hope it will do the same for our customers.
Our good friends and partners, Karen and Mike Ransom, moved to Mount Kisco in 2018 and fell in love with the town the moment they saw it. What immediately stood out was the charming downtown area with its diverse array of shops and the quaint small-town feel. As their love grew for the neighborhood, so did their desire to bring a unique shopping experience to the community. With this shared vision, we embarked on The Hamlet partnership! This shared dream allows us to expand our sense of community while creating an exciting experience for the town to be proud of and support.
Leigh and Drew Hodgson & Karen and Mike Ransom
Meet Our Manager - Jon Robinson
Jon is our proud manager who was welcomed into The Hamlet family with open arms in June of 2021. Born in Essex, England, growing up in a small town called Wickford, he was blessed with the best of both worlds. While living in the UK, he was able to quickly travel into central London while also enjoying a British seaside getaway at Southend-on-Sea. So, depending on your visit to The Hamlet, you could be welcomed by an Essex boy or a cockney Londoner.
Outside of providing British pleasantries in Mount Kisco, NY or enjoying a cup of Yorkshire Tea, Jon is also a singer-songwriter who loves Joy Division. Having extended family ties to Manchester, he is an avid supporter of Man City. He also enjoys spending his free time with his lovely family and loyal hound dog.