Vines, Wines and Ales

 The Garden of England

Ashford and Tenterden really is becoming something of a destination for the discerning wine lover. No surprise then that the Tenterden area in particular is home to award-winning wine makers Chapel Down Winery and Biddenden Vineyards. Close by are Gusbourne Estate and Balfour Winery and all are leading the way in producing quality English wines of distinction. Smaller vineyards at  Brabourne, Oxney, Harbourne, Sandhurst, Westwell and Woodchurch are also worth checking out.

With Wine Tours of Kent you can explore some of Kent’s most beautiful vineyards, or join them for a virtual tasting from the comfort of your own home.

If real ale is your tipple then head over to the Old Dairy Brewery in Tenterden. Book a tour and treat yourself to one or two of their speciality beers from the shop.  Their beer garden is situated right outside the brewery, where you can sit back and relax with a fresh pint of beer and admire the beautiful scenery.

Or why not pop into Curious Brewing, a modern, contemporary state-of-the-art brewery set right in the heart of Ashford. Take a tour, enjoy a tasting and stay for lunch or dinner.

Book a tour at Hukins Hops available throughout the year where, you can enjoy a detailed guided tour of the farm, their premier hop yards and see their modern approach to picking and preserving followed by a beer tasting.