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The Hop Shop

Castle Farm Redmans Lane | Castle Farm, Shoreham TN14 7UB, England
+44 1959 523219
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Fantastic location in the middle of Kent. Beautiful countryside with amazing bird life all around... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Kevin S
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
via mobile
Get immersed in the lavender aroma!

My advice is to approach the location via A225 Shoreham Road, not via Rock Hill which is a single... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
roobix
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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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Castle Farm Redmans Lane | Castle Farm, Shoreham TN14 7UB, England
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic location in the middle of Kent. Beautiful countryside with amazing bird life all around. Plenty of parking near a bumbling River. The quality of this lavender has brought us back from South Wales to get more. Nothing like having the whole experience. Products are...More

Thank Kevin S
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Kevin - Thanks very much for your review and we are so pleased that you have enjoyed your visits! Also - happy to hear that the Lavender is working for sleep... its such a relaxing scent! Hope to welcome you again soon. Lorna

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

My advice is to approach the location via A225 Shoreham Road, not via Rock Hill which is a single lane country lane, but with a suburban level of traffic! The best thing about this place is that the smell of lavender hits you as soon...More

Thank roobix
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Roobix, Thank you very much for your review and so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are glad that you enjoyed the smell of the Lavender - it really is quite empowering in the middle of summer when all 400,000 plants are in...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and colleague took me here last year to show me the beautiful lavender fields. I had no idea there were even places these beautiful in England. It was really a delightful surprise. After the walk we stopped at the shop to buy some...More

Thank Stella C
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hello Stella, Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to The Hop Shop and our beautiful Lavender fields. The past few days of sunshine have made me excited for this summers Lavender season! We hope...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite gift shop in the area !!!! It is set in a farmyard setting and surrounded by orchards and lavender fields !!!! It also is a stones throw from a wonderful country park called lullingstone country park you can walk for hours...More

Thank Jumpingjackflash33
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hello, thank you so much for your review! Lovely to hear that you enjoy coming to the farm, and also appreciating the beautiful local area! The lavender shortbreads are one of my personal favourites too...! Hope you can visit again soon, Lorna

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

An amazing little farm shop just up the road from Lullingstone Country Park, local beef, frozen meat pies, fresh cakes, biscuits, local apple and lots more. Lavender being one of the key ingredients of many of the goodies as it is grown an harvested locally....More

Thank Russell D
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Hi Russell, thank you so much for your lovely review! So pleased that you enjoyed your trip to the shop and especially our home grown pumpkins! Hope you can visit us again soon, Lorna

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Absolutely stunning views of the lavender in the Darenth Valley, a sight to behold. Don't forget your camera!

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

Glad you enjoyed the views, and hope you can visit again soon. At Christmas the shop turns into an Aladdin’s Cave of festive gifts and treats! Thanks for your review

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here twice here yesterday; once on our walk and then the next on our return walk back so we could stock up. There was a multitude of produce to buy in the shop from local gifts and knick knacks to local food including...More

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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hello! Thank you so much for your review and so pleased that you enjoyed your visit (and the Lavender shortbreads!!). We have had a bumper Pumpkin harvest this year, and so we are glad Sophie could inspire with her little demo! Hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Amazing little country shop to visit in the Kent countryside. During our visit they had all the pumpkins out ready for Halloween, and the size of some of them were quite astounding. The shop itself although quite small, held plenty of local products and still...More

Thank Emma L
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review and so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the shop. Yes - our pumpkins are seriously huge this year! We have had a bumper crop thanks to the cooler wetter August. Hope you can visit us again...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 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.

Thank Happy2trip
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your review and so pleased you have enjoyed your visit! WE look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

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
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

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

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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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