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There’s never been a better time to know exactly what's gone into your food, and at Holwood Farm Shop and Deli in Keston, husband and wife Gary Mercer and Sarah Clout offer food for thought – and food with thought.

So, whether you’re popping in for your weekly groceries, ingredients for a special meal, a celebration cake, or a regional hunk (cheese that is!), the Holwood difference is that you can be assured everything is sourced from trusted producers. Most are based in Kent and neighbouring counties.

Gary Mercer and Sarah Clout | Local Food Kent
The cheese counter at Holwood Farm | Local Food Kent

As well as a scrumptious selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables, there’s also a meaty selection of British charcuterie, including chorizo, air-dried hams, cured bacon and salami; a tempting range of bread baked on the premises; free-range local meat from Park Farm at Hawkshurst and handmade, oven-ready meals from Ginger’s Kitchen. Gary and Sarah speak to their suppliers on a regular basis, finding out what’s good to eat now, so you have a fresh-as-a-daisy choice.

Many of the items available at the farm shop are also on the menu at the bustling first-floor coffee shop, where you can relax with the Sunday papers, locally roasted coffee and a slice, or tuck into meat and cheese platters, handmade Scotch eggs and afternoon tea. What’s more, on sunny days, you can enjoy it all alfresco in a new outdoor seating area. The venue is popular with cyclists and there is a dedicated bike park, with locks.

  • Car Parking Onsite
  • Children Welcome
  • Indoor Seating
  • Local Ingredients
  • Onsite Refreshments
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Seasonal Menu/Specials

Local Food Kent says

Holwood Farm Shop is amazing - housed in a stunningly gorgeous converted barn, it's packed with the most delicious food as well as lovely gifts and cookware. The twice-yearly food festivals are a must for food lovers, and the farm holds regular tasting days.

Visit soon to discover one of the best local cheese selections in the county - and make time for a cuppa and a snack in the coffee shop.