Now Introducing  A 24hr callout service for emergencies!

Hastings Key Cutting

We have been cutting keys as accompany for over 50 years and pride ourselves on providing the fastest and most accurate service available. All out key machines are maintained by ourselves not an outside company meaning any calibration required is done instantly without having to wait for an engineer to fix the problem so you can rest assured that all our keys are accurate and will work. We provide a full guarantee with all our keys and at prices starting from just £2.95 it won’t break the bank either. We can supply and cut almost all keys from standard Yale keys to high security commercial lock, mortice locks, safe keys, filling cabinets and even industrial keys for tractors boats etc.

Our engraving service is second to none. We do our engraving using a computerised diamond tipped engraver so that whatever your item it will always be perfectly neat, and with over 200 fonts to choose from we are confident that you will find exactly what you want. We can engrave simple pet tags to delicate photo lockets, pint glasses, tankards, memorial plaques and even wood. All done on site and usually the same day. Engraving prices start from £5.99.

Shoe Repairs

As the longest standing shoe repair shop in the town we have an excellent reputation gained over the course of more than 70 years in the trade and we aim to keep that good name going for at least another 70. We will take care of your shoes as if they were our own. We can do everything from basic heel replacements to full leather soles, patch work and zips.

Just call in and out staff will be happy to help you figure out exactly what your shoes need. And we don’t just stop at fixing your shoes. We can also supply you with all the products, tools and advice needed to keep your newly repaired shoes looking amazing. We stock products from well know manufactures like kiwi and cherry blossom and every single one of our products on sale has been tested by ourselves.

We don’t let the manufactures just tell us how good their product is. We make them prove it and if it doesn’t meet our exacting standard then it will not go on our shelves. We can also advise you on how to care for any leather goods you have and we keep all these products in stock so if you need your leather jacket looking like new for tonight or your faded leather sofa ready for a party we can help.


At Little Darby’s we also keep a wide range of bags for all types of occasions in stock. We have children’s bags, men’s bags, leather bags, fashion bags, wallets and purses. All at very reasonable prices. We also stock a wide range of shopping trolleys from small 2 wheel folding trolleys to large 6 wheel cage trolleys and everything in between.

Our men’s leather wallets start at just £6.99 for a simple leather wallet. For those looking for something of higher quality and a little more fancy we also do Italian leather wallets which come boxed making them ideal as gifts

Our ladies purses start at just £6.99 and include simple fashion purses to high quality Italian leather. Many come boxed so would make ideal gifts

Our children’s backpacks are all genuine and we have the most popular characters to choose from including; peppa pig, Minnie Mouse, tinker bell, fireman Sam, doctor who, transformers and many more.

Car Key Programming

We can produce you a fully working car key including remote for almost any car currently sold in the UK and almost all imports too. We are very competitively priced and only use fully tested products. We can usually give you a choice of genuine or after market although some vehicles must have genuine due to quality issues. We can even provide you with a key even if you have lost all of your originals.

We also offer a 24hr callout service for emergencies whether that be you have dropped your key down the drain or simply locked the keys inside the car. We can get you back on the road usually the same day.

Emergency Call Out

Got a problem getting in to your car? No problem, give Little Darby’s in Hastings, East Sussex a shout!

We are currently working in the following locations now!

Hastings, Bexhill, Pevensy, Eastbourne, Polegate, Lewes, Brighton, Tenterden, Ashford, Folkestone, Dartford, Gravesend, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, East Sussex, Kent.