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What to do and buy in Kent

For all types of food, drink and craft businesses in Kent: Produced in Kent
Teapot Island - The biggest collection of Teapots in England with over 7600 teapots on display. This is a very quirky place to visit in Yalding (Maidstone, Kent) and will surprise you with its astonishing teapot collection! It should interest any tea drinker and teapot lover. The teapot designs will make you smile, inspire you and ignite an interest in the wonderful world of tea. The premises are modest and quite small, but pleasant enough for a lovely afternoon tea with a large outdoor seating area. Read The Guardian Review

One of our favourite Café to eat at in Kent is Creek Creative! Not only is there always something delicious to eat & drink in the Creek Creative Gallery Kitchen Café (we’ve never been disappointed with any meal there including deserts) but there is always something lovely to see as it is also an art gallery. There is an artisan shop showcasing local and resident creative practitioners and artists – a great place for buying unique gifts, all within a short walk from Faversham town centre.

Great British Life’s top choices of places to enjoy afternoon tea:

‘Afternoon tea in Kent: 15 of the best tearooms’
Kent Farmers Market
Kent’s Farmers’ Markets  is a great resource for anyone looking for markets in Kent and checking out markets dates or as they say…’for fresh local produce...from farm to kitchen’.

For an inspiration …’celebrating the best of Kent & beyond’…InsideKent  is stylish monthly online & printed free magazine featuring Kent’s best events, fashion, dining, accommodation, businesses, travel, days out, entertainment, celebrities, interviews and more.

Tour your way around Kent’s finest afternoon teas

Kent based producers we like (just a sample selection but plenty more out there :-)

Since we love quality food and drink are always on the lookout for new and exciting products, not only to consume but also great ideas for presents or sometimes just to treat oneself and support local businesses. Here’s a small but wide range of selection of traders & businesses we like, and their products:

Goody Ales use traditional methods to produce cask conditioned and bottled English beer

Slow Bread, natural hand-made bread without added yeast

Zinzie Cakes, A small cake business based in Ospringe, Kent, focusing on flavour and quality, and specialising in gluten free baking

Cheesemakers of Canterbury
Award-winning Ashmore Farmhouse and Kelly’s Canterbury Goat and a wide selection of other unpasteurised and pasteurised cheeses

Cocoa and Heart 
Chocolate making, traditional sweets making & courses

Kent Cider Co. are a dedicated team of real cider makers

St Apple Hurst Coffee An artisan coffee provider offering a variety of delicious coffee blends from the finest quality beans available while also offering single origin coffees.

Creatstudio Jewellery and silversmithing courses in Faversham

Woodpecker Farm Organic free-range chickens & eggs

Edible Culture Peat, pesticide, plastic free plants & gardening supplies

Simply Ice Cream Natural ice cream lovingly handmade in small batches in the heart of Kent

Thomas Etty  Supplier of Heritage Seeds & Bulbs for the Period Garden

The Kentish Soap Company  An award winning independent, family run business located in Kent, UK, selling handcrafted natural soaps, creams, candles, body butters & more

Help Kent Buy Local
…and there are many more, so if you like supporting Kent based businesses Help Kent Buy Local  website will help you to find local businesses with a helpful map listing them.

For more information about Kent Garden of England go to Visit Kent