Drew, our very 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, and travelling there as often as possible.
We opened during the pandemic, when everyone was greatly missing being able to visit friends, family and the beautiful countryside of the UK. Opening our store and filling the shelves with British foods, beverages, books, vinyl and gift items helped to fill that void for us, and hopefully for our many customers who have come through the door since then.
The last two years have exceeded our wildest dreams and expectations. Our customers have become our friends and our staff has become our family.
We can't wait to see where the next few years take this little dream of ours.
Leigh and Drew Hodgson
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.