Our history

Family run furniture retailer Askews have been serving the local community of Alford and surrounding Lincolnshire area for over 25 years. The business resides within an impressive converted chapel – once having a congregation of nearly 1000 worshipers, now a unique shopping experience with individual rooms sets beautifully laid out to help you visualise their products in your own home.

Askews Furniture was first set up back in 1992 by John & Elsie Askew who took on the old chapel with the hope to sell quality furniture at reasonable prices. It was soon apparent that there was a call for a local supplier and the business steadily picked up until they decided to retire in 2015. At that point their daughter and son in law – Helen and Mark Lawrence took the helm with the intention to expand and modernise the business and products, carrying forward their good service into the future.


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Visiting Alford

  • Thoroughly impressed with the 1st Class customer service from Askew's of Alford. Product advice was fantastic and all staff extremely helpful and polite.

    Leanne Cooper, September 2017
  • Thank you so much for your excellent customer service with our new Sherborne suite. Also for delivering our old suite to the Greyhound charity shop.

    Jan Lilley, August 2017
  • Good choice at a good price friendly staff.

    James Cox, October 2017
  • ...this rating should be ten stars for helpfulness quality and patience very rare thing nowadays.

    Ellen Northgraves, September 2017
  • Great customer service, always a nice friendly smile when you go in. I love that there's a good selection of items to choose from.

    Allison Moore, August 2017
  • Love our new mattress! Gorgeous and very comfy. Fast delivery and the chap at the desk was most polite and wonderful.

    Nel Bonnett, September 2017
  • We bought a butchers block and a lovely wall unit and we were very impressed with service and delivery and the price was just right

    Donna Dudley, August 2017
  • Been in today! So much on offer, massive variety and great, experienced and friendly staff.

    Emma Coffey, December 2016
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