Hever Castle & Gardens is proud of being in the heart of the Garden of England and strives to use as much local produce as possible.
Working with many local suppliers, the food served in the Restaurants is freshly made at the Castle. Choose from tasty salads, deli sandwiches, soups and warm savouries made from a great range of seasonal produce finished off with a choice from a selection of mouth-watering cakes. Enjoy local brands such as Kent Crisps, Owlet fruit juices and Solley’s ice cream. Plaxtol bakery supplies bread to the Restaurants and butter comes from nearby West Sussex. All the meat is from British producers and the ham used is Kentish.
The Hever Shop also stocks a range of food and drink as well as crafts and gifts from across the county. As well as mementos from your visit to the Castle, discover Kentish gifts from Romney Marsh Wool and delicious and locally sourced food and drink. From Chapel Down and Biddenden wines to Shepherd Neame beers, Anno gin and Nip from the Hip gins and vodkas there is something to satisfy every taste of tipple.
Every year Hever Castle & Gardens organises a Handmade & Homegrown Festival – a celebration of all things made in the heart of Kent. See demonstrations from skilled craftspeople and browse local craft and food stalls and art displays. Don’t miss this year’s event: 1-3 September 2017. For more information visits hevercastle.co.uk/whatson
Group visitors (15 people or more) are warmly welcomed to the Castle & Gardens all year around. Groups can enjoy a range of delicious lunch and afternoon tea options but pre-booking is essential.