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The Hop Shop

Castle Farm Redmans Lane | Castle Farm, Shoreham TN14 7UB, England
+44 1959 523219
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A great collection of a wide variety of items to buy from The Hop Shop. Of course lavender is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
anglophile82
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San Diego, CA
Amazing afternoon out - interesting, beautiful views/smells and friendly staff!

I’ve been wanting to visit a lavender farm for years and made sure I did lots of research before I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liu G
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London, 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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  • Poor0%
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Castle Farm Redmans Lane | Castle Farm, Shoreham TN14 7UB, England
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+44 1959 523219
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great collection of a wide variety of items to buy from The Hop Shop. Of course lavender is highlighted in many items since as per their brochure they are "the home of Kentish lavender." They are not that far from Lullingstone Country Park, so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been wanting to visit a lavender farm for years and made sure I did lots of research before I chose one to visit. Well, I was not disappointed. I could smell the lavender in the air before we even arrived. It was a really...More

Thank Liu G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great couple of hours we had here. My boyfriend didn’t want to go but came away asking when should we go back. The lavender is beautiful and so are the bees buzzing around working away with no cares in the world about us...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little spot for the evening picnic event held here. It wasn’t oversold so you didn’t feel crowded and you were free to walk the lavender fields and relax in the sunshine. Great for couples, groups or families. All were present the night we...More

1  Thank DarrellllerraD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great opportunity to see so beautiful landscape: full of light purple colour that fills the air around with such a wonderful smell. To visit the farm and understand how the family runs the business is very interesting and enjoyable. The shop has...More

1  Thank Thais B
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time on Castle Farm! Just so you know, we are open all year round, so although the Lavender is being harvested at the moment, we then move onto Hops, PYO Apples,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to occupy a few hours. This family run lavender farm is a pleasant waybtobsoenr a few hours. They have just started to cut the lavender crops. Some great produce and gifts; recommend the tour and the lavender ice-cream. No admittance so a cheap say...More

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

Thank you very much for your review and so pleased the you enjoyed your time on Castle Farm - it was a hot weekend, but pleased you were able to relax with a cool Lavender Ice Cream - very sensible idea! Hope we can welcome...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lavender fields tour and great day out at Castle Farm. Great shop with a lot of genuine and quality products. Recommended!

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

Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your day out on Castle Farm!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful shop and well kept lavender farm on the border of Eynsford and Shoreham villages which are both exquisite. Pop in to the local Lullingstone Park for an afternoon by the river. Lovely day out.

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

Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to the farm and Lullingstone. Hope to welcome you again one day, Lorna

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little gem of a place coming across this. Had been planning to go for a couple of years and finally got to go this year for a tour during the lavender season and during the harvest. Really organised set up with plenty of extras to...More

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

Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased the you enjoyed your trip to the farm. I hope Hazel has ensured that you are now a fully fledged Lavender expert! Its always nice to read when people notice the efforts (however...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon the hop shop completely by chance and it is certain a sight to behold! The lavender fields are breathtaking and a photographers paradise, with the tour an interesting experience for adults. Would definitely recommend for adults and older children we had a 2...More

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

Thank you for your review! So pleased you enjoyed your visit, hopefully your little ones were able to enjoy the fields and see the busy bees working away on the Lavender flowers.

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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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