Kent is the home of many fine producers and farmers, and we're lucky enough at The Kings Head to count some of the best as our suppliers.  From the internationally regarded award winning wines at Gusbourne, to our friends at ripple farm organics in wye, there is much to be proud about right on our doorstep.


Gusbourne

The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with a clear vision and a single goal: to create English sparkling wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe. The first vines were planted that year. Gusbourne quickly earned a reputation as a producer of outstanding quality wines, with accolades from some of the industry's most exacting critics. Recent award highlights include a record six gold medals in 2015, including two ‘gold outstanding’ medals awarded by the international wine and spirits competition.


RIPPLE FARM ORGANICS

Martin and Sarah Mackey are what make Ripple Farm tick, essentially a market garden producing a wide range of vegetables, salad crops, herbs and some soft fruit. Producing some of the finest produce throughout the year with the help of up to 15 staff, the organic, horticultural farm of 14 acres is situated in the Stour Valley at Crundale, Kent between Ashford and Canterbury. The fields slope up towards the North Downs, giving light, chalky soil. This free draining soil, blessed by the warmer climate of the Southeast, produces vegetables of great taste and quality. In addition to the Home Farm, Martin and Sarah also rent a Victorian Walled Garden at Olantigh near Wye and fields covering 100 acres below Wye Crown (formerly part of the Wye College Farm). Ripple Farm has been certified Organic since 1989 and is certified organic by the Soil Association.

There are lots more, and It’s not just the food produce we buy locally, we support local businesses whenever we can…


Terrys Wood Farm, Brook - Eggs

Ripple Farm Organics, Wye - Vegetables

Perry Court Farm, Wye - Fruit, vegetables, soft drinks

Willow Farm, Brook - Fruit & Vegetables

David Catt & Sons, Maidstone - Fruit & Vegetables

Maws, Hawkhurst - Kitchen ingredients

Abiker, Ashford - Kitchen ingredients

Curd & Cure, Staplehurst - Kitchen ingredients

Wooden Spoon Preserving Company, Wye - Preserves

Wye Community Farm - Meat

T&L Coopers LTD, Ashford - Meat

J&B smallholding, Brook - Meat

Stour Valley Game, Chilham - Meat

P.H.Fish, Hastings - Fish

My Printing Pal, Ashford - Printing services

Tiny Dog, Ashford - Design, video, and web services

Tiger Law, Wye - Legal services

Anno, Marden - Spirits

Copper Rivet Distillery, Chatham - Spirits

Westerhall Rums, Canterbury - Spirits

Greensand Ridge, Shipbourne - Spirits

Hush Heath, Staplehurst - Wine

Gusbourne, Appledore - Wine

Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company - Tea and Coffee!

Shepherd Neame, Faversham - Beers and wines

Adrian Mecklenburgh Ltd, Maidstone - Soft drinks

Page & Sons, Broadstairs - Spirits and minerals

Hendricks Of Hythe - Chocolate stirrers

Curco, Chartham - Cleaning and hygiene products

Chatha Hygiene, Chartham - Hygiene services

K Laundry, Ramsgate - Linen services

Dusty’s cleaning, Ashford - Cleaning services

A Harris, Ashford - Cleaning services

Freezetech, Folkestone - Equipment maintenance