England and Wales

This page lists all things Polish outside London. If you know of any Polish shop, restaurant, pub, club, or anything at all, we want to hear about it.

Project Open Doors (Otwarte drzwi), North East Wales

Community Centres
Polish Churches in England and Wales
Polish Restaurant in Oxford
Plymouth's Polish Links

Polish Welsh Music Event, Bangor, North Wales 3 December 2011

Polish Community Centres

Polish Community Centres are traditionally Catholic Centres connected with local Polish Catholic churches.

Polish Ex-Serviceman's Club
Raans Road, Amersham HP6 6LX
Tel. 01494 727173

Polish Social Club Ashton-under-Lyne
Lees Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
Tel : 0161 330 2728

Polish Social Centres
White Eagle, Back East Street, Bury, tel 0161 764 5939
and: Avenue Street, Bolton, tel 01204 524153. 

Polish Catholic Centre Leeds
Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7

Leicester Polish Community Centre
Wakerley Road, Leicester, LE5 4WD
Link: Polonia w Leicester

Polish Parish Club, Manchester
196 Lloyd Street North, M14. Tel : 0161-226 2544

Polish Parish Social Club Northwich
107 London Road, Northwich
Tel : 01606 43265

Polish Catholic Centre (Dom Polski)
81 London Road, Reading RG1 5BY
Tel 0118 958 2288

Polish Parish Club Rochdale
Rochdale Westfield, Manchester Road, Rochdale
Tel : 01706 40452

Slough Polish Association "GRYF"
Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4NZ
Tel 01753 525668

Polish Catholic Centre
27 Groundwell Road, Swindon SN1 2LT. Tel 01793 531257
Federation of Poles in Swindon
31 Herring Crescent, Stratton, Swindon
Tel: 01793 825 536


The Polish Catholic Centre, Sheffield
520 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PY.
Tel. 0114 266 5425. Father Andrzej Pyster and Chairman Ms Anna Bauer. Within the Sheffield Parish, this active Centre looks after the spiritual life of Poles. Opened in 1964, Mass is said there every day. As well as a small library, restaurant and meeting room facilities are also available for hire.

Polish Saturday School, Sheffield

520 Ecclesall Road Sheffield S11 8PY.
Tel. 0114 266 5425. Chairman Dr Janek Andrzejowski.
The school runs Polish language classes for children aged between 4 and 16. In addition to gaining important insights into Polish history, culture and traditions, the courses lead to British 'GCSE' and 'A' level qualifications.

Polish Ex-combatants Association (SPK), Sheffield
1 Dover Road, Sheffield S11 8RH.
Tel. 0114 266 1238. Chairman Mr Zdzislaw Szewczyk. Formed in 1947 by demobilised Poles, the present Polish Club has remained in continual use since 1954. This now famous Club is a focus for ex-servicemen fellowship and has excellent facilities used by Sheffield people too.

Dance troup 'Zalesie', Sheffield

c/o 520 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield. S11 8PY.
Tel. 0114 230 1230, Charles Romanowski or 0114 266 9558, Mrs Grazyna Whalley.
This newly-formed and wonderful troup comprises 12 enthuiastic members who perform traditional Polish dance and song to a high standard.

Polish Churches in Britain (outside London)

Not all of the churches below are Polish. Wherever that is the case, we give information about Polish Mass days and times.

Ashton under Lyne
St. Ann's Church
Mass in Polish: Sunday 9am

Osrodek Parafialny
44 Preston New Road BB2 6AH
Tel 01254 54053

Ks. Marian Jachym
St Kentigerm Church
25a Newton Drive FY3 8BT
Mass in Polish: Sunday 12.30

Ks. Jozef Waclawik
Flat 8, Albert House,180 High Street, B13 6PL
Tel. 01204 523 563
Mass in Polish: Sunday 12pm

29 Edmund Street, West Yorkshire BD5 0BH
Tel. 01274 720 848

St John the Baptist Church
Bracewell Street, Lancs B10 1TB
Mass in Polish: last Sunday of the month, 2pm

Ks Jozef Waclawik
East Street Chapel
Mass in Polish: Sunday 10am

Ks Marian Jachym
Our Lady Church
Warwick Square
Mass in Polish: first Sunday of the month at 5.30pm

Ks Grzegorz Januszewski
71 West Street, CW1 3HF, tel. 01270 256 284

Great Harwood
St Wulstan Church Presbytery
Rushton Street BB6 7JQ, tel 01254 884 211
Mass in Polish: Second Sunday of the month, 2pm

Holy Trinity Church
33 Blackhall Road, Kendal LA9 4BW, tel. 01539 720 093
Mass in Polish: 2nd Saturday of the month at 3.30pm

Polish Centre, Nelson Street LA1 1PT
Tel. 01524 39820

6 Harehills Lane LS7 4EZ, tel 01132 623 220

Metropolitan Cathedral, side chapel
Holy Mass in Polish is read each Sunday at 1pm

Polska Parafia Milosierdzia Bozego (Polish Parish of Divine Mercy)
196 Lloyd Street North M14 4QB
Tel. 0161 226 1588 www.parafiamanchester.org.uk

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Patric
Union Street, tel 0161 6244834
Mass in Polish: Sunday 12.30pm

Polish Church, Springfield Rd. Sunday 11.00

Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Hills Road
Polish Mass Sunday 12.15

St. Michael the Archangel, Hartford Road
Polish Mass: 3rd Sunday of the month, 4.30pm

Polish Shops

Mainly grocery shops, unless otherwise stated.

The Taste of Poland - Polish online shop delivering in Greater Manchester area and UK Mainland


Casper Stores, 89 Allison Street, Digbeth, B5 5TH
tel. 01902712592

Polish Shop at the Bank Top/Whalley Banks Road

Brighton Hove
Sami Swoi (Shop and Cafe)
71 Boundary Road, Hove
Sami Swoi Cafe review

East European Food
1, Burgate Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2HH

Canterbury - on the corner of Sturry Road and Parham Road

KACZUSZKA, 8 Mackintosh Place, Cardiff CF24 4RQ
02920 318 249

MI?, 158 Penarth Road, Grangetown, Cardiff CF11 6NJ
Tel. 07963 861 118

RY?, 32 Wyndham Crescent, Cardiff CF11 9EH
tel. 07963 861 118

ZIOMEK, 87 City Road, Cardiff CF24 3DL

42-44 Royal Arcade, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 2AE
Tel. 029 20229265

Polski Sklep
87 City Road, Roath, Cardiff

Polski Sklep
Brook street (number?)

Alma Delicatessen
Java Joe's Coffee Bar
50 Corporation Street CV1 1GF
tel. 02476 228898

Polish stall at Market Hall near the cathedral
Magda Mini Market,186 Normanton Rd,Derby DE23 6 UX
Polski Mini Market,252 Normanton Rd,Derby DE23 6WD

4 Park Street, Llanelli, SA15 3YE
Telefon: 01554 758550

Cheese Cottage, 6 Church Gate LE11 1UD


1 Robin Hood Street, Manchester M8 9JG

Nottingham and surrounds
Akbars Premier,22/24 Sneinton Dale,Nottingham.
Continental Meats,Royski Deli,588 Mansfield Rd.,Sherwood,Nottingham.
Continetal Meats ,241 Radford Rd,Hyson Green,Nottingham.
Dawsons bakery 149 Sneinton Sale, Nottingham NG2 4LW.
Eastern European Shop,378 Radford Rd. NG7 5GQ Nottingham.
European Delikatessen,Stalls 227/228,Victoria Market,Victoria
Halina Delikatesy 324-325 Victoria Market,Nottingham
Kaya Food Centre,85-89 Alfreton Rd,NG7 3JL,Nottingham
News Shop,475/477 Alfreton Rd, Radford NG7 5NH
Victoria Eastern European Food,153 Mansfield Rd NG1 3FR Nott
Babushka,24b Portland St. Newark NG24 4 XG
Euro Mini Market, Polish,RussianDerby,DE1 2 GG
Babushka,12 Bridge St. Mansfield NG 18 1 AN
Eastern European Food,7a Commercial Rd,Grantham NG31 6DB

Polish Bakery in Nottingham
Dawsons Bakery, Little Tennis St South, Trent Park, Nottingham NG4 1NA

13 New Hall Lane PR1 5NU, Tel. 01772 705 588

Polski Sklep, Portswood Place

Sheffield, Polish Butchers
Franciszek Joseph Kempka (known as Frank) set up a Polish continental butchers in Sheffield in 1958. As a Polish ex-serviceman, he came to England after WW2 and eventually settled in Sheffield. The shop has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. His son Konrad took over the running of the business several years ago.  They make their own smoked kielbasa, smoked hams & bacon, kaszanka and salceson. They also carry a range of imported continental sausage and other products.
Kempka Butchers
352 Abbeydale Road
South Yorkshire
S7 1FP
Telephone: 0114 255 1852


Chopin Sklep Spozywczy
Unit 7 Eagle Star House 299-301 High Street Sutton Surrey SM1 1LG
Tel/Fax 0208 7709 131


35 Castle Street, Swansea SA1 1HZ
Telefon: 01792 467666

Casper Stores, 85 Rugby Street, Whitmore Reans, WV1 4PG, tel. 01902712592

42 Bridge Street, LL13 7HP 


Polish Restaurant in Oxford


84 Cowley Road, Oxford, tel: 01865 243 390
Described as Oxford's first, best, and only Polish restaurant, Hajduczek serves up heaped platters of homely Polish cooking in friendly surroundings. There is also a good range of vodka to aid digestion.
Hajduczek's website: Hajduczek Restaurant

Plymouth's Polish Links

The City of Plymouth’s (population 250,000) links with Poland date back to the days of the Second World War when the headquarters of the Polish Navy’s southern command was established in the City. Additionally, a number of Polish fighter pilots flew out of nearby RAF Harrowbeer.
In the early 1970’s, the Plymouth-Anglo Polish Cultural Society was established to maintain and promote Polish Culture – particularly amongst children and young persons in Plymouth. The Society’s folk group “Krakowia” soon became well known in the City and in 1986 participated in the Polonia international folk festival in Rzeszow. The Society also established a Polish Saturday School (now defunct),One of the four aims of the Society was to secure the twinning of Plymouth and Gdynia and it lobbied the City Council extensively to this end. It was successful in its endeavours and the two Cities signed a formal twinning agreement on the 11th September, 1976. This was the first of the “modern-day” active Anglo-Polish links if the immediately post-war, but largely symbolic, agreement linking Coventry and Warsaw is discounted. Whilst the Cultural Society disbanded in the 1990’s, community interest in the twinning link is sustained through the Plymouth-Gdynia Twinning Panel – a group of approx. 15 members of the public who meet every six weeks to discuss twinning developments and activities. The Panel holds a number of social events throughout the year to raise funds for causes related to the twinning link. Notably, in recent years the Panel has given financial support to the City Hospital in Gdynia and the local orphanage.
There are a number of Polish reminders around the City of Plymouth – notably the road over-bridge in Gdynia Way painted in a Cashubian design, the Gdynia Fountain at St. Andrews Cross and the Polish Navy memorial at the Belvedere Garden of Remembrance.
Over the years, many hundreds of young people have taken part in educational, sporting and theatrical exchanges and there has been extensive cooperation in the municipal, cultural and commercial sectors.
The extent of the two Cities’ cooperation was formally recognised by the European Union when they were awarded the Golden Stars of Twinning at a prestigious ceremony in Dublin Castle.  

Project Open Doors (Otwarte drzwi), North East Wales

We want to share with you an email we received from a Police Officer in North East Wales. (18th Oct 2006)

I'm a Police Officer in North East Wales, and I work in Community Safety, I have a colleague another Police Officer, who works mainly in the Wrexham area helping Polish people with all kinds of issues. He has learnt Polish to a very good standard. But the main reason I am writing this email to you is, that I am now looking at the area of Flintshire trying to help the Polish community that have traveled so far to live and work in this particular area. Some things are difficult, Flintshire is not like Wrexham even though Wrexham is only about 20 miles away, I am sure Polish people can feel even more isolated and homesick. (I was delighted to see you listed Monika and Wojciech's shop in Wrexham listed in your web site of Polish stores around the UK!)

I have developed a small project with a BIG heart, if you find time, please check it out;
projekt.otwartedrzwi.googlepages.com or projekt-otwartedrzwi.t83.net and if you ever know of a Polish person in or near to North Wales who needs help, please tell them about the project.