Hop Farm Tour

Discover the world of hops on this unique guided tour on a modern working hop farm. Tours start at various times and days and last around 1 hour. Children go free with a paying adult.

Available May – September


A perfect day out for hop and beer enthusiasts , this experience gives you behind the scenes access to a state of the art Kent Hop farm. Learn the true links between beer flavours and hop aromas. Take a stroll with our expert through the hop gardens before a guided tour of our modern hop picking and processing facility. Learn how hops are selected, grown, picked, dried and processed and why they are so influential in the taste of first class beer all over the UK. 

Duration: 1 hours (approx)
Group size: 20 max (approx)

Tours take place between May and September every year.

May – Hops are around 3-4 foot high at the start of May
June – By the end of June the hops will be at the top of the wire
July – By mid-late July, the first hop cones will be out
August – Hop cones continue to bloom and the garden is almost ready to harvest
September – the Harvest is underway and takes around 3 weeks until all the hops are processed.

Dates: Check availability to see starting times and available dates.
Language: English


  • Take a guided stroll through a working hop farm.
  • Get to know hops and how to grow them.
  • See where and discover how hops are picked and processed in a modern hop facility.

Full description

Kent is rich in hop growing and brewing history. Visit the stunning Hukins Hops estate and see how a modern hop farm combines with craft brewing to give you an experience to remember.

Step into the 18 foot high hop gardens and learn how hops are grown today to meet the dynamic craft beer market.

We’ll visit the hop picking and processing facility to see how great British engineering combine with modern technology to pick 320,000 hop plants in just 30 days of harvest!

After the tour, why not grab a beer and food in the taproom at your leisure.

Meeting Point
At the taproom.

What to bring

  • Your booking receipt or gift voucher
  • Comfortable outdoor shoes and rain jacket (check the weather!)

Know before you go

  • The hop building and processing facility has step free access
  • Times outside and insider may differ depending on the weather


Why not grab a gift a Hukins Hops Gift Voucher that can be used on home brew hops, hop farm tours and hop garlands. Vouchers never expire and can be purchased from £1 and upwards.


What should I wear?

Make sure you have some shoes to feel comfortable walking over broken ground in the hop gardens. Hiking boots, wellies or trainers depending on the weather. Bring a rain jacket just in case. This is England!

What time will my tour start and finish?

Tours start at various times and last around 1 hour but don’t worry you will receive information from us in advance

What will we do on the tours?

We will firstly take a tour into the hop gardens to learn more about the art of hop growing, we will then visit the hop picking and processing facility to see how hops are picked, preserved and prepared.