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The Hop Shop

Castle Farm Redmans Lane | Castle Farm, Shoreham TN14 7UB, England
+44 1959 523219
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Quaint Farm Shop

Full of rural foodstuffs and country giftie things and hop bines and plants and many lavender... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Happy2trip
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Shoreham, United Kingdom
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Early August treat

Probably a little late to visit now, but in July or early August, this is a beautiful place for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angela S
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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The Hop Shop is based on a family farm, Castle Farm, near the pretty village of Shoreham in North Kent. The farm's own beef, apples, apple juice, hops, dried flowers, Kentish lavender and honey are all sold through the unique, award-winning farm shop, along with carefully selected gifts, cards, crafts, seasonal decorations, food hampers and local, traceable produce. In June and July the valley is filled with spectacular fields of lavender which we grow and distill for Kentish Lavender Oil.
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Castle Farm Redmans Lane | Castle Farm, Shoreham TN14 7UB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of rural foodstuffs and country giftie things and hop bines and plants and many lavender products when in season. Castle Farm is the local famous lavender Farm. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably a little late to visit now, but in July or early August, this is a beautiful place for a visit. A little off the beaten track, and the sat-nav was a devil, wanted to take us into a ploughed field (don't they always! Bring...More

Thank Angela S
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Angela, Thank you so much for your review and for visiting us this summer! I am glad that you were able to see one of the last fields before we completed harvest - our harvest was so delayed this year because of the rain...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These Lilac fields are gorgeous. They will take your breathe away. They give u a guided tour which costs £5 per person and take you really close to the fields and you can photograph all you want. If you're in South East England you must...More

Thank zahra32
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Zahra, Thank you so much for your visit and we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Lavender Tour! Trust you are a Lavender expert now! Hope you can come and visit us again soon - we are just coming into Apple...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited here in a large family group at the tail end of just and just managed to catch the last of the lavender fields before the were all harvested; and I am so pleased we did! The gorgeous sight of rolling hills of lavender...More

Thank Claire M
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Claire - how wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for your lovely review and so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. You were lucky to catch the lavender before it was all harvested by the sounds of it!...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

The name "The Hop Shop" is not an adequate description of what is located at this beautiful location. There is a lovely selection of locally produced goods included at the market.. But the outstanding feature of this area is the wonderful Lavender fields which are...More

Thank purfickday
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your review! I agree that the name The Hop Shop can be somewhat confusing - it dates back over 25 years ago from when the shop was first started and we were the first place to sell dried hop bines for interior...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

Had a fantastic day here. The views and photo opportunities are great. It is relaxing, fun and informative. The tour is well worth while, and very interesting. The gift shop and extra stalls ( e.g. The garlic produce) were really good. The only downside was...More

Thank brudenes
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hello, thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the tour and your visit to the farm! That Garlic Farm produce is one of my favourites.... I always have a cupboard full of garlic delights after he has...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to visit on a sunny day. The apple juice is delicious and reasonably priced. Enjoyed the informative talk/tour on lavender while sat under a gazebo shading from the sun. The end of the tour is a sales pitch, but wouldn't put me off...More

Thank MrandMrsPoynton
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thanks for your review! So pleased you enjoyed your tour and visit - and hope that you are now a lavender expert on Lavender vs Lavandin! Glad you enjoyed the apple juice - it's one of our favourites and made using the lovely red Norfolk...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Went for a massage in the lavender fields. Absolutely lovely! Visited the shop and found some great presents. The coffee trailer was also a great idea with lovely coffees. Not enough proper seating.More

Thank Annemieke K
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Annemieke, Thank you so much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your massage and visit to the farm. You had beautiful weather for your massage! We will take onboard your feedback about seating - sometimes when it is busy, it's a little...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The moment you drive into the farm the lavender permeates the air. It gives you the scent of peace and calm even it is fairly busy with visitors! The fields are so gorgeous and wander why not more of these lavender fields are open to...More

Thank Lin2482013
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! So pleased that you have enjoyed your visit to Castle Farm. We love seeing all the purple fields in July and will be sad when we start harvest next week! But then we move onto hops in...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We came here in early July and friends thought the pictures had been taken in Provance . It is so beautiful . Easy to get to by car . Well worth the visit . Have been earlier in the year and the produce is so...More

Thank margaretjones_12
The_Hop_Shop, Guest Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review Margaret! So pleased that you have enjoyed your trips down to the farm - and the Lavender Marmalade! It's so lovely to see the purple fields in July - we will be sad when harvest starts next week!...More

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headroom1
30 June 2016|
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Response from The_Hop_Shop | Property representative |
Hi Deborah, sorry I did not see this message until now! The Lavender is already colouring up and we are busy harvesting our bright purple variety 'Folgate' for cut bunches. The rest of the Mailette and Lavandin crop are... More
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christine57_12
22 June 2016|
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Response from The_Hop_Shop | Property representative |
Hi Christine, The Farm Shop is open 9am-5pm Monday - Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Our Lavender Tour times are listed on our website - so you could take your visitors on a tour with one of our expert Castle Farm... More
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claireharman
19 April 2016|
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Response from The_Hop_Shop | Property representative |
Hello Claire, sorry for the delay on the reply! The lavender is in flower from the end of June through to the end of July - although this is of course weather dependent! A sunnier June will result in earlier flowering... More
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