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Tastes & Flavours of Kent

This quintessentially English tour offers an insight into the delightful county of Kent.

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Incorporate a visit to the Hush Heath Estate & Vineyards for a Tour & Tasting along with a Shepherd Neame Brewery Tour & Tasting, a ploughmans lunch and free time in Royal Tunbridge Wells.


Whats Included

  • Hush Heath Estate & Vineyards - Tour & Tasting

  • Ploughmans Platter Lunch

  • Shepherd Neame Brewery - Tour & Tasting

  • Mysterious Marshes - New Romney & Lydd

  • Royal Tunbridge Wells

Day 1

We depart from home and travel south to Kent where we arrive late afternoon at Bridgewood Manor Hotel for our 4-night dinner, bed & breakfast stay


Day 2

For our first visit today, we head for Staplehurst and Hush Heath Estate and vineyards. Here we enjoy a guided tour and can learn all aspects of grape-growing before visiting the winery where the production process of still and sparkling wine is explained. We finish with a tutored tasting of six Hush Heath Estate wines and ciders. Leaving the vineyard we have a short drive to the Goudhurst Inn, part of the Hush Heath Estate, for Ploughmans Platter lunch.
After our visit we head to Royal Tunbridge Wells. Royal Tunbridge Wells lies in the heart of the beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The historic spa town has welcomed visitors for over 400 years. Browse among the chic independent shops of the colonnaded Pantiles and the High Street, with buzzy cafes bars, music and one-of-a-kind shops.

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Day 3

Today we head to historic Faversham. We begin with a visit to the Shepherd Neame Brewery for a guided 'behind the scenes' tour. After our tour you will have free time to get lunch and explore one of southern England's most charming towns. It now has over 475 listed buildings and a good selection of independent shops.

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Day 4

This morning we head for the land of mysterious marshes and smugglers. First, we come to New Romney. A Cinque Port since 1155, the Great Storm of 1287 changed the course of the River Rother and made New Romney an inland town. Next, we arrive at Lydd. In the 18th and 19th centuries the town was notorious for the activities of 'owlers' (Local smugglers hooting to each other at dead of night). Have a look at All Saints Church - The Cathedral of the Marsh, which has a soaring 132ft tower, and at 199ft is Kent's longest church, parts of it date back to Roman times. As we head inland spot the tower of St Mildred's Church at Tenterden. Known as the 'Jewel in the Weald' the town makes an ideal place to finish the day

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Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast we leave and begin our journey home


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

The Bridgewood Manor Hotel & Spa – 4*


The Bridgewood Manor Hotel & Spa, Chatham, is renowned for its fine food and service. Hotel

facilities include Squires restaurant, open plan lounge and relaxing bar. Spa facilities include gym,

swimming pool and sauna. Bedrooms are all en suite, and have television, hairdryer, telephone and

tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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