Shopping in South Woodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrer's main shopping centre is located in the purpose-built town centre with parking provision and pedestrianised walkways.  The main Asda car park has a 3-hour limit. There is another good-sized car park behind Asda near Club Woodham and Inchbonnie Road.  The parking provision in town has not kept in line with housing development, hence there is a shortage.  A parade of shops in Warwick Parade, at the station end of Clements Green Road, includes a Spar, Munchies Cafe (opens at 7:00am), a charity shop owned by Mr Green that raises money for local causes, a butcher’s, hardware shop and dry cleaners. Additional independent shops are scattered about the town.

One Stop in Hullbridge Road, CM3 5NG, is open long hours from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm and includes a pharmacy, post-office counter, newsagents and general groceries.

Warwick Parade shops

The main shopping centre is dominated by a large Asda supermarket, which provides almost all daily essentials at competitive prices. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly - greeting customers appears to be part of their training programme. The store also offers a 24 hour petrol filling station with payment by card only.

Asda 24 hour filling station south woodham ferrers

A diverse variety of specialist shops, restaurants, banks and offices can be found in the pedestrianised streets leading from Queen Elizabeth II Square, beyond Asda. Some of these are real gems that provide goods and services to equal or surpass the competition elsewhere. 

A Co-op supermarket opened on the site of a former snooker hall in Baron's Road in April 2018.

Co-operative supermarket Barons Road South Woodham Ferrers

Post Offices

There are still two working post offices in South Woodham Ferrers, one in the town centre and the other inside One Stop in Hullbridge Road.


The town is within easy driving reach of a number of large shopping centres, each offering a wide selection of shops:

Basildon 20 minutes by car

Chelmsford 25 minutes

Southend 30 minutes

Lakeside 35 minutes

Bluewater (over the Dartford Crossing) 50 minutes