The apple juice we serve at breakfast and sell in the bar is from Chegworth Valley, who are just a 40 minute drive from the hotel. We also occasionally buy other fruit, vegetables and salads when they are available and in season.
Chegworth Valley is a family owned and run fruit farm established in the beautiful Kent countryside in 1983 on what had previously been a dairy farm forming part of the Leeds Castle Estate Initially apple and pear trees were planted, followed by raspberries, strawberries and other soft fruit in following years.
They passionately wanted to produce real fruit with the best possible taste & smell and not full of harmful chemicals. Today, plantings make up over 90 acres and in recent years, the farm has undergone rapid expansion to now include a wide range of organic top and soft fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs available seasonally.
Chegworth Valley is also famous for its award-winning single varietal and blended fruit juices. The juices are gently pasteurised to retain the flavour and nutritional properties of the fruit. The Chegworth Valley range includes pure apple and pear juices along with special blends using our own fruit such as raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants and rhubarb to name a few. The most recent addition to the range is Chegworth Valley Organic juices, including Bramley, Cox, Discovery, Pear and Apple & Beetroot.