Here Kent's finest produce pops up in Michelin-starred cuisine, chic pub grub and utterly irresistible afternoon teas.
Placed plumb in the middle of Kent's Garden of England, Ashford and Tenterden offers up fabulous local produce. Long-famous for prime-quality hops, apples, pears, cherries, cobnuts, asparagus and lamb, other mini-industries are thriving too.
The drinks crafted locally are simply superb, with four excellent vineyards close to Tenterden. The area produces some world-class wines; take a vineyard tour and indulge in tutored tastings. Cider connoisseurs love it here too, and producers specialise in producing flavour-full ciders and tangy juice.
Local micro-breweries are busy bottling specialist beers too and The Old Dairy Brewery has recently relocated, setting up home in the heart of Tenterden. And Curious Brewery has recently opened its doors to a state of the art brewery, right in the heart of Ashford.