Heritage Railways, Vineyards and a Brewery or two!

 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 Hush Heath Estate and 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.  Next door you'll find the home of the Kent & East Sussex Railway and south east of Ashford is the world-famous Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.

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