The Chapel Down Winery



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

Tel: +44 01580 766111

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The Chapel Down Winery


Chapel Down is located in the beautiful Kent countryside, close to the picturesque market town of Tenterden, and is open to visitors throughout the year. Chapel Down offers a number of experiences from guided tours of the vineyard and winery, to gift experiences and the opportunity to lease your own vines. The winery has excellent visitor facilities, including a two AA Rosette restaurant ‘The Swan’ and the winery shop stocking their full range of wines and spirits, including some ‘cellar door’ exclusives, which are available to sample from the tasting bar. As well as a deli counter featuring locally produced cheese and charcuterie, and an array of gift hampers, accessories and glassware. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds, the beautiful herb garden and vineyard walks. For the second year running, Chapel Down have been awarded the TripAdvisor ‘Travellers’ Choice Award’, placing them in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.

Chapel Down continues to build its status as the leading brand of the English wine industry, supported by its high-profile partnerships as the ‘Official English Sparkling Wine’ of England and Wales Cricket Board and Ascot Racecourse, amongst others. Its wines are well regarded by leading wine writers and in international wine competitions. 


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  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Not in restaurant
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - On-Site restaurant - The Swan Wine Kitchen is a place to enjoy food whilst relaxing in the countryside it inherits. Set in the vineyards of Chapel Down, enjoy the warmth of the natural surroundings with a fresh menu every season. For further information, please visit Telephone: 01580 761616 Email: Picnic benches and fresh in-store deli.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A28. From the A28 in Tenterden, follow the B2082 towards Rye for 2.5 miles to Small Hythe. The vineyard is on the right.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Headcorn. Taxi from station or bus to Tenterden changing buses for the winery.


  • Tourism South East Award -13/14 Silver Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 13/14 Silver Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2013
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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