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
From now until Christmas for no extra charge we will UPGRADE your delivery to a NEXT DAY service. From TEA TOWELS to TEA BAGS, from LAVENDER SHORTBREAD to LAVENDER SOAP we can package them up and either send them to you or directly to the recipient with a GIFT MESSAGE […]Read More
ENJOY OUR CHRISTMAS COFFEE MENU! Warm yourself while Christmas shopping down on the farm with a seasonal drink from our wonderful Coffee Cart. Specials this Christmas, include Gingerbread or Hazelnut Lattes and Hot Chocolates with cream and marshmallows or Black Forest syrup. You must try our wonderful Winter Apple and Ginger Punch… and finish it all off […]Read More
If you haven’t already – you need to start thinking about what meat you will be enjoying on Christmas Day and over the holiday season. Our Christmas Meat selection comes from trusted, traceable sources, and you can choose from free-range Bronze Turkey (reared from an old fashioned breed for extra tenderness and flavour), free-range Goose, Duck, Chicken […]Read More
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm.