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Gold Tastes & Flavours of Kent

Gold Tastes & Flavours of Kent

A favourite holiday embracing wine, cheese and beer in the wonderful Kent countryside together with hearing of the smugglers who inhabited the marshes many years ago.

Holiday Highlights:


• Hush Heath Estate and Vineyards

• Winterdale Cheese Farm

• Shepherd Neame Brewery

• Mysterious Marshes – New Romney and Lydd


We depart and make our way to Kent
and arriving in the afternoon at our hotel for
the next 4 nights stay with dinner, bed and


For our first visit today we head for
Staplehurst and Hush Heath Estate and
vineyards where we enjoy a guided tour and
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 enjoy a
ploughmans lunch at the Goudhurst Inn before
visiting Winterdale Cheese Farm for a guided
tour of the dairy and cave followed by cheese
tasting and cream.


This morning we head for the land
of mysterious marshes and smugglers where we
first visit New Romney where the Great Storm of
1287 changed the course of the River Rother
and made New Romney an inland town. Next we
arrive at Lydd, notorious for the activities of
‘owlers’ (Local smugglers hooting to each other
at dead of night). As we head inland we pass the
tower of St Mildred’s Church at Tenterden.
Horatio, Lord Nelson’s daughter by his mistress
Emma Hamilton, was at one time the vicar’s
wife. Known as the ‘Jewel in the Weald’ the town
makes an ideal place to finish the day.


We begin with a ride to historic
Faversham which nestles between the gently
sloping Downs and the austere North Kent
marshes and is one of southern England’s most
charming towns. It now has over 475 listed
buildings and a good selection of independent
shops. We have time for lunch here before we
leave for our afternoon visit to the Shepherd
Neame Brewery for a guided ‘behind the scenes’
tour. Afterwards we round off the visit with Hop
Pickers Afternoon Tea.


After breakfast we leave and begin our
homeward journey.

Your Hotel


The Best Western Manor Hotel

The Best Western Manor Hotel is located on the

outskirts of Gravesend, ideally placed for all the

attractions on this holiday. Hotel facilities

include a well-equipped fitness centre and all

bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone,

hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The

hotel does not have a lift.


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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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