Shop in the spacious comfort of the Barn and its outlying buildings. We sell a wide range of delicious local produce, either from our farm or our local suppliers. Our staff are expert in the food they sell, a nod back to the days of tradespeople on a high street.
Quex Barn meat is top quality free-range, ethically reared and beautifully butchered. Our native Sussex cattle are reared on the Quex Estate, fed on grass and natural products, able to run extensively and mature in their own time. The herd can be spotted grazing on the land behind the former Richborough power station site during the summer months. All of our beef is hung for three weeks greatly enhancing the quality of flavour and tenderness. We also stock from time to time Dexter beef from Di Smith in the Alkam Valley.
Our Romney sheep, a traditional breed of the area thriving on the marshes, are reared on grass, hay and silage, resulting in a very natural and enjoyable meat product. We believe that because the grazing areas for the cattle and sheep are so close to the sea the grass picks up salt which improves the flavour of the meat.
Our pigs are housed behind the barn - you're welcome to go and visit them - housed in open dry yard and enjoy being able to bask out in the sun and enjoy all elements of the weather.
We stock free-range chicken, turkeys and geese from Lawtons Poultry in Dargate. The free-range eggs are from our happy hens that live behind the barn and at our Kings End smallholding. Derek and Andy, our butchers, make our widely acclaimed sausages.
Every day, Lorraine our greengrocer stocks up with delicious fresh local fruit and vegetables, including strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, asparagus, cauliflowers, cabbages, potatoes, all grown within a few miles of the Barn. We also benefit from the Quex House nursery garden where Sue the gardener grows organic herbs, cut flowers, lettuces plus a host of other seasonal goodies.
Lorraine also makes wonderful bespoke floral gifts and hampers which can be tailored to meet your needs, just select items from the barn you would like to include.
Or why not have a hand-tied bouquet delivered to your table?
Local delivery can be arranged for bouquets and hampers and if your order is over £30 enjoy a complimentary box of chocolates.
Joe our fishmonger has just been given his own dedicated building for the fish at the front of the barn.
He benefits from being able to get locally caught skate, cod, bass, plaice and other species straight from the local the boats. He also stocks fish from waters all around the British Isles depending on availability and seasonality. The counter is open Wednesday through to Saturday from 9 to 5pm.
Saturdays breakfast from 8.30AM
Friday & Saturday evening dining 6PM - 9PM
Dan our deli man stocks many Kentish Cheeses. Winterdale Shaw is a handmade hard cheese matured for six months in stone cellars in the North Downs of Kent. Smoked Winterdale is also available.
Kentish Blue is an unpasteurised mould ripened blue cheese handmade by Steve and Karen Reynolds from Staplehurst, Kent and made from their own Friesian cows milk.
Ashmore farmhouse cheddar is made in Canterbury also Kentish Brie and Canterbury Cobble are all excellent local cheeses. We also sell Stinking Bishop which is a soft creamy cheese and gets its name from the variety of pear used to wash the rind which gives the cheese a wonderful lift. It has an extremely strong aroma and people either love it or hate it!
Waterloo is a wash rinded, semi soft unpasteurised cows milk cheese with a full bodied flavour. Duddleswell is a well matured cheese made from unpasteurised sheeps milk which is a welcome addition to the range.
Dan cures and cooks his own hams, salt beef, tongue and he has a large selection of oils and vinegars.
Our baker Jerome produces bread from Wednesday through to Sunday. He makes many different types including Olive and Oregano, Walnut, Six Seeded and Tomato.
He also make scones, quiches, scotch eggs, meat pies and our famous sausage rolls. All these are made with our own produce, the meat from our butcher and eggs from our own hens.
We also stock a wide range of products produced in Kent and beyond. We pride ourselves on stocking items not generally available in supermarkets.
Kentish Beers, Ales and Ciders, including Gadds of Ramsgate, Wantsum of Canterbury, Old Dairy from Ashford, Boutilliers from Faversham, Canterbury Ales, Goody Ales from Herne, Biddenden Ciders and Bexley Brewery.
Jams, preserves and pickles from Farmhouse Kitchen from Tilmanstone, Whitstable Pickle Company and many more
Fruitcake from Simply Fruitcakes in Canterbury, Cookies form Zingiberi Bakery in Herne Bay.
Home made fudge, dessert sauces and confectionery from O’er the Moon in Cranbrook. >Ice Cream from Simply Ice-Cream and Solley’s Dairies
Curries from Chai Stop in Minster and a range of cooked ready meals from Cooks of Sittingbourne.
Please ask when visiting the shop if you do not immediately see what you are looking for.
Treat yourself to a great haircut from Chris, our on-site barber.