Welcome to THE HOP SHOP
We are an award-winning family farm in North Kent with an innovative range of mail order products and a unique farm shop (Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 10-5pm) set amidst spectacular fields of lavender.
Enjoy browsing our website for information on hops, lavender, sleep products, local foods, summer events and lots more. You can order from our online shop or contact us direct if you have any questions.
Kentish Hop & Lavender Sleepy Scent
A unique blend of essential oils designed to help insomnia. One of our most popular products....More info
Dried Hop Bine
Fantastic value-for-money decoration for kitchens, pubs, and events...especially at Christmas!...More info
Fresh Hop Bine
Fabulous fresh hop bines for decoration - only available for a short time. Order now! ...More info
Hop season is upon us! We will have beautiful, bushy, green Fresh Hop Bines available for collection at the shop and for nationwide dispatch until mid September. This season's Dried Hop Bines will be available from mid -September onwards. Brilliant for interior decoration in marquees, pubs and homes. Order here.
Our wonderful new photographic Castle Farm calendar for 2015 is now available, with some spectacular shots of the lavender fields, seasonal activity and wildlife across the farm. Order here. Also - keep your eyes open for our BRAND NEW WEBSITE and online shopping experience which will be launching very soon.
A QUICK SUMMARY...
The Hop Shop is based on our 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 selected gifts, cards, crafts, seasonal decorations, food hampers and local, traceable produce.
The shop is open Mon - Sat: 9 - 5, Sundays 10 - 5 and is popular with anyone seeking a relaxed shopping experience that’s the opposite of the High Street. In summer, there are tours of the lavender fields and oil distillery, a Lavender Festival and memorable aromatherapy massages. In autumn there are hops, apples, pumpkins, inspirational gifts and Christmas foods, and in spring you can browse for cards and presents for Mother’s Day and Easter or buy hop plants and herbs for the garden.
Garlands of Kentish hop bines (or vines), lavender flowers, lavender and lavandin oils, culinary food essences, specialist teas and our popular hop and lavender ‘Sleepy Scent’ and ‘natural sleep’ pillows are also available by mail order and to the trade, nationwide.
The farm has a strong conservation policy to protect its wildlife and landscape and has an ever-growing reputation for its high ethical and environmental standards. It features regularly on radio and television and in many home, lifestyle and food magazines and the farm setting has been used as a location for advertising and TV filming.
William & Caroline Alexander