The charming market town of Westerham can trace its roots back to the Vikings and the Romans, but is possibly best known for its famous previous residents Sir Winston Churchill and General James Wolfe, who are both honoured with statues on the town’s green, and whose homes are both open to the public.
West Malling hosts its farmers’ market on the first and third Sunday of every month on the old Market Square. With the aim to encourage visitors to the town, the market provides quality locally produced food and drink including fruit and veg fresh from the fields, bread, cheese, olives nuts and preserves. Freshly cooked bacon rolls are available to buy from a red gazebo manned by volunteers raising money for local charities.
The bustling high street of Westerham is also packed with independent shops, cafés, restaurants and traditional pubs offering quality food a drink. These include the Grasshopper on the Green, where locals have been enjoying a pint for over 700 years, Deli di Luca, a Venetian coffee house and deli, and Food for Thought, a café offering breakfasts and lunches.
The nearby stately houses of Chartwell and Quebec House, now owned by The National Trust, are well worth a visit. Chartwell, the family house and garden of Sir Winston Churchill, is surrounded by beautiful woodlands, while Quebec House was the childhood home of General James Wolfe, victor of the battle of Quebec in 1759.