Chalkpit Farm Rural Shopping is set in a working farm yard, nestled in the heart of the village of Bekesbourne, just south of Canterbury. The original stables and cattle yard has been converted, and is home to a variety of small businesses including a florist and gift shop, Christmas gifts and decorations, a RCVS Accredited Small Animal Veterinary Practice and Veterinary Hydrotherapy Clinic, excellent coffee shop, a fine food deli and cake craft shop and a picture framer & gallery. The traditional Shepherd’s Hut can be hired on a daily basis as a pop up shop or office.
A favourite destination for walkers, cyclists, pet owners and country lovers, there is something for everyone all year round.
A more pleasant way to shop, in the peace of the countryside.
Parking at the door, you can be certain of personal service, an excellent reputation and quality of products from every member.
At Christmas, the yard is lit beautifully; with locally grown Christmas trees for sale, wreaths and home decoration ideas.
We’ve been growing hops on our farm in Kent for over 100 years and for the past 25 years Essentially Hops has been the home of both fresh and dried decorative hop garlands for an ever-expanding customer base.
We also grow a wide range of grasses, lavender and country flowers, which are supplied fresh during the growing season (July to September) or kiln dried for year round colour. As well as every-day flowers, we specialize in creating wonderful arrangements for the perfect country wedding.
Bourne Vet Practice is a modern purpose designed, family run Veterinary Practice which is fully air-conditioned and has separate dog and cat waiting areas to make your pets feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible when they visit us. We have state of the art equipment including digital Xray, Class 4 Laser therapy, a hydrotherapy treadmill, dental X ray, endoscopy and ultrasound and we guarantee same day results for in house blood tests.
We are open 7 days a week for all your pets needs.
Professional, bespoke picture framers and frame makers.
The Bourne Gallery offer a range of competitively priced framed gifts and collectors items which are perfect for all the family, and any situation. All our frames are hand-made on site - simply choose your frame, mount and glass.
Boutique Café, Fine Food Store, Cake Craft & Wedding Cakes
Try our freshly made food, served by our friendly and hospitable team. For a special treat why not pre-book our afternoon tea where our pastry chef will delight you and your guests to a delectable array, perfect for any occasion.
Christmas Wreath Workshop 2018 @ Essentially Hops
Make your very own Christmas Wreath to hang on your door, with expert tuition from our florists.
Times still available are:
Saturday 1st December 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday 1st December 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday 2nd December 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday 8th December 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Classes are small so call 01227 830 666 now to book your place. £45 per person, includes materials and finished wreath!
Christmas Carols at the Farm @ Chalkpit Farm courtyard
Sunday 9th December 2.30pm. Charity event supported Motore Neurone Disease Association. Join us for mulled wine, mince pies and festive music.