Local businesses and producers in Kent

Find great products made in Kent

Beer
Apples
Wine

Made in Kent

Home to hops, Britains oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. The garden of England with apples, cherries, cobnuts as well as wine and increasingly champagne. invented pimms, makes iconic mens grooming products and cosmetic products and cricket balls!

Support local businesses and producers in Kent

Discovering the unique flavors and crafts of Kent is a great way to learn more about the culture and traditions of the region.

The Garden of England

Kent in the South East of England is home to stunning historic castles including Leeds Castle, charming English gardens and Britain’s oldest brewery. Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’ and is famous for its hop farms, apple orchards and fruit farms.

Hops in Kent

In Kent, hops have been grown for centuries and the county was once one of the largest producers of hops in the country.

Shepherd Neame have been brewing beer in Faversham, since the late 1500’s and was officially established in 1698!

Shepherd Neame Brewery Faversham
Faversham Shepherd Neame Brewery

The official Kent County Flower is the Hop.

Even today, the Hop gardens of Kent are an iconic feature of the county’s landscape and are particularly beautiful during the harvest season. A number of micro-breweries have also sprung up in Kent, which use locally grown hops to brew unique and distinctive beers.

Harvest Festival Hops

If you love a Pimms on a hot a day in the summer time, you can thank James Pimm. Pimm, who came from Newnham in Kent, invented the drink sometime between 1820s and 1830s. The original drink used gin. There are lots of great gin producers in Kent today.

Believe it or not, Pimm’s was invented by James Pimm of Kent in the 1820s.

More About Kent

Kent County Day is celebrated on May 26th

Kent is one of the counties of South East England.  Products listed in this local directory cover the districts of Kent which include Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells.

The official Kent County Flower is the Hop.

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4 great places to shop in Kent

01.

Petticoat Lane Emporium

A family run business with over 200 independent stalls selling all sorts of items.

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The Pantiles

The Pantiles has 70+ independent stores offering a shopping experience uniquely suited to finding that special something and rarely found in other shopping centres.

02.

Folkstone Creative Quarter

Folkestone Creative Quarter is an urban village of designers, filmmakers, musicians, web developers and artists.

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Standard Quay

Standard Quay in Faversham is a cahrming shopping areas by the creek. Find antiques, vintage clothes and local items, and stop in and have a bite to eat one one of the restaurants.


FARMSHOPS

Find your local farm shop – Support local business and producers and have freshly seasonal produce delivered to your door

Why Buy Local

Buying directly and eating seasonal produce,  is a great way to support local business. In addition to enjoying the best local and regional foods. From fresh artisan bread, locally reared meat, seasonal vegetables, cheese, to English wine and craft spirits.

Fresh Seasonal Local Produce

To buy the best local and seasonal produce visit your local farm shop, independent retailers, farmers’ markets or local farm. Many farm shops offer home delivery services as well.

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