M25, Junction 6; 12 minutes
Café Weds-Fri, Sun 9.30am-noon, Sat 9am-noon
Deli Weds-Fri, Sun 10am-4pm, Sat 9.30am-4.30pm
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Squerryes' family motto means 'it's permitted to be joyful'. Joy isn't merely permitted at this 2,500-acre North Downs estate - gateway to the Garden of England - it's inescapable. Squerryes has been creating magic for nearly 300 years and bottling it (in the form of sparkling wine) for a good while, too.
Take a table at the estate's seasonal and sustainable Winery Restaurant next to veritable walls of wine; relax beneath broad parasols in the Garden Café overlooking the rosé vineyard; or plunder the deli's bountiful larder whose cheese counter is curated by Neal's Yard, London. Scoop into a creamy Kent blue for a peppery taste of the region.
After a vineyard walk, refill that energy gap with a coffee and light Portuguese tart, as the wine aficionados survey the Cellar Door's pyramids of home-grown wine. In Westerham, next door, you can learn about the region's brewing heritage or head south to Winston Churchill's former home, Chartwell (National Trust), to appreciate its art collection and formal rose garden.
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