Taste of Kent: Wine Tour and Tasting at Chapel Down with Michelin Star Dining for Two

  • Add an additional Chapel Down gift bag +
    £39
  • Add return taxi service from/to Headcorn Station +
    £65.5
  • Add an overnight stay in a nearby hotel +
    £150

Taste of Kent: Wine Tour and Tasting at Chapel Down with Michelin Star Dining for Two

Tenterden & Biddenden, Kent

£170
  • Add an additional Chapel Down gift bag +
    £39
  • Add return taxi service from/to Headcorn Station +
    £65.5
  • Add an overnight stay in a nearby hotel +
    £150

“An early pioneer, based in Kent, Chapel Down has an impressive range of still and sparkling wines” The Independent

Why we love it

Tour the vineyard and taste award-winning wines at Britain's leading winery, Chapel Down, followed by a six-course Michelin-starred tasting menu dinner at Kent's premier restaurant, The West House.

What's Included?

  • Two places on a vineyard tour with wine tasting at Chapel Down Winery
  • Your tasting will include at least five Chapel Down wines
  • Take home a gift bag including one bottle of Chapel Down Three Graces 2010, and box of chocolates
  • Enjoy a six-course Michelin star tasting menu for two at The West House Restaurant
  • Savour signature dishes such as 'Duck liver parfait, duck confit, pickled rhubarb, cured foie gras, spiced bread'

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Chapel Down Winery offers the perfect country escape. Producing a world-class range of both sparkling and still wines, as well as beers and cider, it is Britain's leading winery. Chapel Down supplies wine to prestigious restaurants and venues including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, the Royal Opera House and The Donmar Warehouse.

Explore the vineyard with a knowledgable guide, and learn how the English climate produces ideal fruit. Following your tour, taste the range of Chapel Down products with an expert led tasting of around five wines. At the end of your experience, take home a gift bag including one bottle of Chapel Down Three Graces 2010, and box of chocolates.

Having built up an appetite with an afternoon amongst the vines, head to The West House for a real gastronomic treat. Set in a 15th Century cottage, The West House Restaurant is one of only a handful in Kent to hold a Michelin star. Head chef and owner Graham Garrett brings a unique flavour to traditional British cuisine. The restaurant's six-course tasting menu is produced with locally-sourced, best-in-season produce.

The restaurant features beamed ceilings, contemporary paintings and a cosy fireplace. The comfortable Kentish setting fits perfectly with the cuisine; relaxed but elegant.

Sample Tasting Menu:

  • Smoked Haddock - Warm haddock carpaccio, bacon dressing, pickled rock samphire, pea shoots
  • Foie Gras - Duck liver parfait, duck confit, pickled rhubarb, cured foie gras, spiced bread
  • Turbot - Sherry barrel grilled fillet, braised cuttlefish
  • Pork - Iberico presa, our own black pudding, gooseberry compote
  • Milk & Honey - Milk mousse, nuggets, and crisps, honey ice cream, caramelised chocolate
  • Crunchie white chocolate honeycomb parfait, dark chocolate sorbet

Description

Chapel Down Winery offers the perfect country escape. Producing a world-class range of both sparkling and still wines, as well as beers and cider, it is Britain's leading winery. Chapel Down supplies wine to prestigious restaurants and venues including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, the Royal Opera House and The Donmar Warehouse.

Explore the vineyard with a knowledgable guide, and learn how the English climate produces ideal fruit. Following your tour, taste the range of Chapel Down products with an expert led tasting of around five wines. At the end of your experience, take home a gift bag including one bottle of Chapel Down Three Graces 2010, and box of chocolates.

Having built up an appetite with an afternoon amongst the vines, head to The West House for a real gastronomic treat. Set in a 15th Century cottage, The West House Restaurant is one of only a handful in Kent to hold a Michelin star. Head chef and owner Graham Garrett brings a unique flavour to traditional British cuisine. The restaurant's six-course tasting menu is produced with locally-sourced, best-in-season produce.

The restaurant features beamed ceilings, contemporary paintings and a cosy fireplace. The comfortable Kentish setting fits perfectly with the cuisine; relaxed but elegant.

Sample Tasting Menu:

  • Smoked Haddock - Warm haddock carpaccio, bacon dressing, pickled rock samphire, pea shoots
  • Foie Gras - Duck liver parfait, duck confit, pickled rhubarb, cured foie gras, spiced bread
  • Turbot - Sherry barrel grilled fillet, braised cuttlefish
  • Pork - Iberico presa, our own black pudding, gooseberry compote
  • Milk & Honey - Milk mousse, nuggets, and crisps, honey ice cream, caramelised chocolate
  • Crunchie white chocolate honeycomb parfait, dark chocolate sorbet

We Also Recommend

  • Take a trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway; one of Britain’s few remaining steam train lines
  • Explore Kentish history with a visit to nearby Bodiam Castle
  • Take a tour of the Big Cat Sanctuary at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

The Chapel Down winery is open year-round, 10am to 5pm. Guided tours last approximately 2 hours and run three times a day, November to March and twice a day, April to October at varying times. There is very limited availability for guided tours on weekends, we always advise booking well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Dress code is casual at Chapel Down. High heels are not recommended for the tour and no sportswear is permitted. The West House recommends a smart/casual dress code.

To get the most from your experience, we recommend visiting between May and September during the growing season.

For a supplement, TRULY can organise return taxi transfers from/to Headcorn station: Headcorn Station to Chapel Down, to The West House, and returning to Headcorn Station. Simply select "Add return taxi service from/to Headcorn Station".

The West House is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 1.45pm and Sunday, from 2.30pm. For dinner, Tuesday to Saturday, 7pm to 9.30pm.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included at The West House; this is left to the guests' discretion on the day.

Note that at least 48 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. The West House is suitable for vegetarians. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to guarantee your desired date and time.

We Also Recommend

  • Take a trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway; one of Britain’s few remaining steam train lines
  • Explore Kentish history with a visit to nearby Bodiam Castle
  • Take a tour of the Big Cat Sanctuary at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

The Chapel Down winery is open year-round, 10am to 5pm. Guided tours last approximately 2 hours and run three times a day, November to March and twice a day, April to October at varying times. There is very limited availability for guided tours on weekends, we always advise booking well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Dress code is casual at Chapel Down. High heels are not recommended for the tour and no sportswear is permitted. The West House recommends a smart/casual dress code.

To get the most from your experience, we recommend visiting between May and September during the growing season.

For a supplement, TRULY can organise return taxi transfers from/to Headcorn station: Headcorn Station to Chapel Down, to The West House, and returning to Headcorn Station. Simply select "Add return taxi service from/to Headcorn Station".

The West House is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 1.45pm and Sunday, from 2.30pm. For dinner, Tuesday to Saturday, 7pm to 9.30pm.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included at The West House; this is left to the guests' discretion on the day.

Note that at least 48 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. The West House is suitable for vegetarians. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to guarantee your desired date and time.

How it works

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    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Tenterden Vineyard, Small Hythe Rd, Tenterden, TN30 7NG

28 High St, Biddenden, TN27 8AH

Chapel Down Winery Tenterden Vineyard, Small Hythe Rd, Tenterden, TN30 7NG

The West House 28 High St, Biddenden, TN27 8AH

Chapel Down and The West House are a 10-15 minute drive or taxi ride apart.
The nearest railway station to Biddenden is Headcorn (less than 10 minutes' drive away), with direct services to/from London.

Taste of Kent: Wine Tour and Tasting at Chapel Down with Michelin Star Dining for Two

  • Add an additional Chapel Down gift bag +
    £39
  • Add return taxi service from/to Headcorn Station +
    £65.5
  • Add an overnight stay in a nearby hotel +
    £150

Reviews

  • A Day with a Difference

    My friend and I had a lovely day, the guide was very informative and the experience interesting.The six course taster meal was fabulous , the service wonderful, thankyou

    Wine tasting in the heart of the English Countryside!

    Had a wonderful time. Hotel clean, food great and wine tasting really informative.

  • A great experience

    We had a very enjoyable tour of the vineyards and then an entertaining wine tasting session. The tasting menu at the White House was also excellent.

    What a day!

    Outstanding all the way.

  • Fabulous day of trying different wines and enjoying lovely food.

    Very interesting wine tour, light hearted with Russell taking us and prepared to answer questions. Generous servings of 7 different wines to try. Lovely meal at the West House in the evening. Had a fabulous day.

    A truly excellent choice

    The tour at Chapel Down was very interesting and well managed. Our guide was friendly, informative and the tasting was generous as was the gift we received. The West House lived up to it's reputation, really inventive and tasty food served in a relaxed and friendly ambience.

  • A great weekend

    We stayed in Biddenden and arrived at lunchtime on Saturday . We cycled from there to chapel down.We thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting with Freddie . He was knowledgeable and funny . The wine was unexpectedly good and we cycled back post tasting !! The goody bag was a nice touch . West house food was lovely and extremely tasty .as we were staying we only had to stagger across the road after !

    Chapel Down - fun times

    Very much enjoyed the Chapel Down wine tasting experience. Interesting tour, decent wines, and good size glasses of them

  • Exceptional

    Chapel down vineyard tour was excellently presented by a very knowledgeable gentleman and we particularly enjoyed the tasting! The meal at the West House was exceptional - delicious, beautifully presented and served in delightful setting. Would love to return.

    A truly excellent experience

    The guide in the wine tasting was excellent

  • Interesting tour

    The winery tour was interesting and informative. The tasting was generous. A solid 'tick' for Chapel Down. The second limb was okay - not a stand out experience that made us feel that we had to return some day or would lead us to recommend the venue to others.

    A great gift and memorable celebration.

    Fantastic wine tour (Chapel Down) - extremely interesting with a superb selection of wines to taste. The fabulous host was very engaging and informative. The West House menu was excellent as was the welcome and service. We also opted for the recommended matching wines. This package was a great gift.

  • Vine & wine

    Really good! James the guide was very knowledgeable and passed on his love for the wine! Highly recommended

    Fantastic food!

    The food was fantastic. The Winery tour was very enjoyable!! Our guide James was extremely knowledgeable.

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