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
Imagine you could take a pill which would help you; – Loose weight – Improve concentration and productivity – Decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke – Improve your mood and reduce the risk of depression – Improve your immune functions – Improve your body’s inflammatory responses Sounds pretty magical eh? Well, all of the above have […]Read More
Here at Castle Farm, alongside our 100+ acres of Lavender, and all our other crops, we have 30,000 metres of 6m-wide wildflower grass margins, which are grown solely to encourage wildlife, insects and hedgerow diversity…. (So this is 30 km or over 18 miles in length!). 🌸☘️🌼🌱 .. We are […]Read More
Now is the time to order and plant your Hop Plants! These beautiful green climbers are a wonderful addition to the country garden, twirling up pergolas or decorating wall areas – if you plant them now they will establish themselves for good growth in their first year. All our Hop […]Read More
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