The Hop Shop is based on Castle Farm – our family run lavender farm in North Kent. In the summer months, our Lavender fields burst into colour across the Kent landscape and we harvest and extract pure Kentish Lavender Oil.
The farm’s own beef, apples, apple juice, Kentish hop garlands, dried flowers, pumpkins, Kentish lavender oils, food essences, Lavender teas and honey are all sold through the unique, award-winning farm shop (and online), along with carefully selected gifts, cards, crafts, seasonal decorations, food hampers and local, traceable produce.
Here at The Hop Shop, in accordance with the seasons we sell different produce, including Kent strawberries and cherries during the Summer and locally grown asparagus and our Hop Plants in the Winter and Spring – excellent for home-brewing enthusiasts! Cards and inspirational gifts are available throughout the year. During the Lavender Season, we organise tours of the picturesque lavender fields to teach you all about this versatile crop, plus host Aromatherapy Massages al fresco in the Lavender fields. Throughout Autumn, there are pumpkins, hops, and our pretty little PYO apple orchard and in the Winter the shop is packed with Christmas food and gifts.
Our excellent reputation and unique appeal has seen us featured on television, radio, home lifestyle as well as food magazines. The farm has been used as a location for numerous TV advertisements.
We highly value our conservation policy for the protection of our wildlife and beautiful landscape. We have a reputation for high ethical and environmental standards.Read More
Thankfully the grass is starting to grow again in the water meadows after a very wet Winter. Hopefully the ground will dry out soon and the young cattle can enjoy some fresh grazing! In the meantime, the cattle enjoy our state of the art ‘Roundhouse’ building. We had a visiting study group from Iowa State […]Read More
COME VISIT Whether you’re out walking in the lovely Darent Valley or in need of some excellent hot cross buns we will be open: Good Friday 10am – 5pm Easter Saturday 9am – 5pm Easter Sunday 10am – 5pm Easter Monday 10am – 5pm WALK THE VALLEY Farmer William has created […]Read More
Come and work with us! GENERAL ASSISTANT We are looking for a friendly, versatile, hands-on and energetic person to join the team here at Castle Farm as a temporary General Assistant. The role will be part time, consisting of one weekend day plus a minimum of 2-3 weekdays for the next 6 months (potentially more for […]Read More
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm.