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 carefully selected gifts, cards, crafts, seasonal decorations, food hampers and local, traceable produce.
The shop is open year round Mon – Sat: 9am – 5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10am – 5pm, and is popular with anyone seeking a relaxed shopping experience that’s the opposite of the High Street.
In summer, we organise tours of the lavender fields and oil distillery and memorable aromatherapy massages set in the heart of the lavender rows. 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.