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English Wine and Cheese Tour from London

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    Stop At: London Bridge Station, London England

    Wine Tour Departs opposite London Bridge Station at The English Grounds, SE1 2HU.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Chapel Down, Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG England

    Traveling out of London and across the chalk soil of the Kent North Downs we will make our way through beautiful English countryside and arrive at Chapel Down Winery. Chapel Down is nestled in the 15th century shipbuilding port known as the hamlet of Small Hythe were we will explore the vineyard and learn about English viticulture. You'll enjoy a fully guided tour of the vineyard and winery and learn all about the traditional sparkling winemaking process. Then we head to their tasting room for a guided tasting of their range of English sparkling and still wines. There will be plenty of time to wonder around and browse the wine shop after the tasting.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Bull at Benenden, The St, Benenden, Cranbrook TN17 4DE, UK

    Enjoy a delicious lunch made with local produce and love in this charming traditional English Pub in the village of Benenden. Recorded in the Doomsday Book in 1086 Benenden is steeped in industrial history for both iron-making and cloth-making since the 14th century. The Bull Inn is a traditional old English pub where you can choose from a selection of light lunches all served with a glass of English Wine.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Silcocks Farm Shop and Cafe, Grange Rd, St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6TL, UK

    Silcocks Farm is a pure organic farm where quality and goodness thrives! Here we learn all about the cheese making process and get to try Silcock's famous cheeses. We will enter the milk production diary and venture into the cheese room to discuss with the cheesemaker herself. Then for the main event we pair 6 of our favourite English Wines with 6 of our favourite English Cheeses in a seated guided tasting. Delicious!

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Departure Point
    English Grounds, London SE1, UK
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Day includes:
    • Transport from and to London
    • Full Vineyard Tour and Tasting at Chapel Down Vineyard
    • Lunch with English wine
    • Tour of Silcock's Dairy cheese making process
    • Guided tasting of 6 English wines paired with 6 English Cheeses
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The journey from London to Kent was pleasant enough in the luxury coach also helped by the stunning views as you leave the city. The wine tasting was excellent, lunch was generous and the cheese pairing a great experience. Justin and Amy make great hosts,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Andy S
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We have just finished our tour and enjoyed every minute of it! Really enjoyed the experience at chapel down -it was both educational and fun! Russell was the host at chapel down and he explained the wine making process in great detail and went above...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank RMcCarthy2
    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    We were bought this as a Christmas gift & what a lovely day. Justin was a fine host, very knowledgeable & friendly. Nicola was lovely too. We visited a vineyard in Kent with wine tasting several varieties. Lunch at a local proper pub, again with...More

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    EnglishWineTour, Owner at English Wine Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

    Thank you for joining us for our English Wine and Cheese Tour, so glad you enjoyed it and I promise I'll let you know if Hannah decides to let us do a cheese ''making'' tour!!!

    Reviewed 21 July 2019

    We were a small group of 6. Justin’s knowledge of the English wine industry was all encompassing. We enjoyed the visit to the vineyard where we learnt much about the grapes, the harvesting and the making of the wine. The wine tasting was enjoyable as...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 43,256
    EnglishWineTour, Owner at English Wine Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

    Thank you for your review, so glad you enjoyed the day. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the UK.

    Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

    This was an amazing wine tour, and Justin was an excellent guide! We have been fortunate to go on wine tours in many different counties, but the personal touch and unique selections of wines really set this apart and made it a very memorable day....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank matthewdX3817BB
    EnglishWineTours, Owner at English Wine Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2019

    Hi Matthew! It was a pleasure to host you and Jessica on the wine and cheese tour yesterday. I always love doing a tour with a diverse group of wine lovers and when we add cheese to the mix it really makes the experience a...More

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