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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.

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  • 29th August 2018
    Pick Your Own Apples at Castle Farm

    Our pretty little orchard will be open for PYO from THIS WEEKEND. Bring family & friends to enjoy picking our famous Norfolk Royal Apples straight from the tree – they taste amazing! FIRST WEEKEND – Open Sat 1st & Sun 2nd September from 10am – 5pm. THEN – The Castle […]

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  • 17th August 2018
    Introducing… our new look Hop Shop TEAS. Now online

    We are happy to introduce our new-look Hop Shop Tea range…! At The Hop Shop… we love tea! Our unique range of specialist teas and herbal infusions, has been designed by a Master Tea Blender, using the finest high-grade ingredients from around the world… and some of Castle Farm’s own […]

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  • 1st August 2018
    Re-live your Lavender Aromatherapy Massage with this Oil…

    If you were lucky enough to have received an Aromatherapy Massage in our Lavender fields this year, then this beautiful, smooth oil is what all our Aromatherapists have been using for ultimate relaxation. It’s produced directly from our fields and blended with soothing Sweet Almond and Neroli Oil. It’s insanely […]

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Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm.


Castle Farm
Redmans Lane
TN14 7UB

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