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Tastes & Flavours of Kent

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:

• Visit to Staplehurst and Hush Heath Estate & vineyards

• Cheese & cream tasting

• Visit Royal Tunbridge Wells

• Excursions to New Romney & Lydd

Thursday

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
breakfast.

During your stay

• Visit to 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.
• Tutored tasting of six Hush Heath Estate wines and ciders. We then enjoy a
Ploughmans platter.
• Visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells
• Historic Faversham with a guided tour of Shepherd Neame Brewery
• New Romney – A Cinque Port since 1155 where the Great Storm of 1287 changed the
course of the River Rother and made New Romney an inland town.
• Lydd, notorious for the activities of ‘owlers' (Local smugglers hooting to each other at dead of night)

Monday

After breakfast we leave and begin our
homeward journey.

Your Hotel

The Bridgewood Manor Hotel is located in 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 TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has 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.

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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
Outside Rivo Lounge or Megabet.
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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