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The Hop Shop

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Little find in Kent

I was looking to buy pumpkins and I found a farm shop with all possible variety of pumpkins. Great... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
SYLWIA S
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London, United Kingdom
Fun all year

Love the whole estate, amazing in lavender season. Great point to stop by for country walks or... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Gerard K
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Marbella, Spain
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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...more
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Castle Farm Redmans Lane | Castle Farm, Shoreham TN14 7UB, England
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

I was looking to buy pumpkins and I found a farm shop with all possible variety of pumpkins. Great place to come and buy some local produce. Waiting for lavender season.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SYLWIA S
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hello Sylwia, thank you so much for your review and so pleased that you were able to find some good pumpkins with us! We grow all of the pumpkins here on Castle Farm in our pumpkin patch! We look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Love the whole estate, amazing in lavender season. Great point to stop by for country walks or craft gifts all year around. Bike friendly if you are cycling but gravel path up, so skinny tires beware! Great local ice cream in summer and warm choc...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gerard K
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hello Gerard, Thank you very much for your lovely review, and so pleased that you have enjoyed your visits to Castle Farm! WE are currently busy with it being pumpkin season... and its the last day of our PYO apples too! Hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

I bought decorative hop plants last January, which have now grown into wonderful bines at home. Staff gave me great advice. I recently collected a fresh 10 ft bine for use at a wedding and it was of fantastic quality. Really impressed with the Hop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rebeccabowen
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hello Rebecca - thank you so much for your lovely review! It's great to hear that the hops were fantastic quality for the wedding - we hope everyone had a wonderful time! Thanks, Lorna

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We found this beautiful little shop and what a find. After purchasing some lavender I've already started sleeping better. I'm so pleased we visited :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank samanthajayne1976
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your review and so pleased that you have already been sleeping better! The wonders of Lavender! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thanks again, Lorna

Reviewed 29 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank anglophile82
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the farm - and to the lovely Lullingstone next door! We hope to welcome you again soon, Lorna

Reviewed 25 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liu G
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed visiting us during Lavender season - and hope you are now a Lavender vs Lavandin expert after the tour! Hope you can visit us again (we are now into PYO Apple season and...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks! Lorna

Reviewed 24 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DarrellllerraD
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review - and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed attending one of our Pop Up Picnic evenings! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Thanks, Lorna

Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank thaisbalb
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

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

Reviewed 23 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank FarAway779679
The_Hop_Shop, Public Relations Manager at The Hop Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

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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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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