Sandwich is a historic town and civil parish in the Dover District of Kent, south-east England. It lies on the River Stour and its historic centre has been preserved. Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports and still has many original medieval buildings, including several listed public houses and gates in the old town walls, churches, almshouses and the White Mill. Sandwich Bay is home to nature reserves and two world-class golf courses, Royal St George's and Prince's. The town is also home to many educational and cultural events.
The local economy has benefited from significant investment by the multinational pharmaceuticals company Pfizer, which built a research and development centre close to Sandwich, and 14 miles east of Canterbury, which is now run as a business park called Discovery Park Enterprise Zone. This is one of the largest business parks in Europe with a specialist focus on science and technology. The Zone has a wide variety of business support firms in place: from recruitment, to accounting, to legal services so that companies locating to Discovery Park benefit from its shared services. Over 130 businesses have joined the Zone’s pharmaceutical innovation and business community since 2012.
Sandwich has a population of over 4,985 people.