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Chapel Down

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Chapel Down is England’s leading wine producer and one of the UK’s most exciting drinks companies. Produced in Kent, Chapel Down offers a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with an award-winning range of Curious beer and cider...more
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Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a fabulous tour and wine tasting at Chapel down. Our guide Russell was great, very informative. The Wine tasting was very generous and we all enjoyed sampling a good selection of their wines. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The shop has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Deluxe wine experience. The wine tour was great fun and very, if not for the average person like me, over informative – lots of big oenological words which, if each one had been either questioned or fully explained would have made the tour 3 or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wafKent
LucyP518, Manager at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi. Thanks for your detailed review of your experience. Firstly can i say that i am pleased you enjoyed the tour part but sorry to hear you felt the restaurant part of your experience didn't match up to your expectations of deluxe. We are indeed...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We visited Chapel Down as part of a Christmas present from last year. The vineyard is in a great location with great views. The tour is essentially in two parts - firstly outside and then into the tasting room at the end. The outside part...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank THStanden
LucyP518, Manager at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your honest and detailed review. I am glad you found it enjoyable and delighted you felt it was good value. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 25 November 2018

We were lucky enough to have been given vouchers for a wine tour and tasting at Chapel Down, along with a lunch in the restaurant. We arrived with plenty of time to spare and had a browse around the gift shop. Our tour was made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LucyP518, Owner at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your fabulous review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed everything we had to offer. Rebecca is great and thank you in advance for your recommendations!!!

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We we're brought the vineyard tour as a christmas present last year and have just managed to get round to it. To be perfectly honest I thought it was gonna be a boring couple of hours but how wrong was I!!! Our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DONNA M
LucyP518, Manager at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Tony is an excellent guide and i am glad you found it entertaining and informative.

Reviewed 19 November 2018

We had a package of a really lovely meal, preceded by some sparkling wine in a really great setting. We were fortunate to be seated with a couple who we really got on well with making it extra special. The wine tour was interesting and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LucyP518, Manager at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Hi and thanks for your review. I am delighted to hear you had such a great time, and enjoyed all aspects of your day, even the wine bore!!

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely morning tour with Russell dodging the cloud bursts . Very informative, interesting and instructing. The wine tasting narrative really made sense of it all. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
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LucyP518, Manager at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thanks for your review. Russell is a great guide and I am glad you had such a good time.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We enjoyed the wine tasting, nice location. We got a couple of bottles to take back to our rooms with us. Really good wine

Date of experience: March 2018
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Gavin K, Manager at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thanks and I am pleased you enjoyed the wine.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

The food is excellent, the wine tasting is an education English vines and wines. The shop is a good opportunity to purchase the wines you have just tasted and gin

Date of experience: July 2018
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Gavin K, Manager at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed so many elements of your visit.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We had a guided tour that was both insightful and entertaining. Russell, our guide, was fantastic. Lots of interesting facts about wine making generally alongside information more specific to Chapel Down. The wine tasting was also very informative while not being pretentious and also not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Gavin K, Manager at Chapel Down, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thanks for your lovely review and i am delighted you had such a great visit.

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Steveeygee
7 December 2017|
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Response from LucyP518 | Property representative |
Hi there There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs in Tenterden which is a 5 minute drive or taxi ride away. Please visit the tenterden town website for a full list. Many thanks
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Katie L
20 March 2017|
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Response from LucyP518 | Property representative |
If you want more flexibility I would recommend booking separately. We do experiences which include lunch which is one booking but they are on selected dates. If you would like to chat more or book a tour call 01580766111... More
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