The neat village green known as The Heath is in the centre surrounded by the shops and pubs.
The Heath Stores village shop is the Winner of the UK Community Rural Retailer of the Year 2015 and won in 2016 The Daily Telegraph ‘s ‘British Village Shop of the Year’.
It supplies ethical Traidcraft products and their own home cooked ham famous for miles around! All this also means they won the 2016 Ethical Business of the Year in the Tunbridge Wells Love Where You Live Awards.
The presence of striking architecture in the hamlet is a legacy of the Austens and Huguenots who lived here when Horsmonden was a thriving cloth-making centre.
The church of St Margaret was the family church of Jane Austen’s ancestors. The churchyard contains many of their tombstones.
The 13th century church stands in a stunning setting overlooking the River Teise, a good mile and half outside of the village.
Hop pickers from the east end of London used to make the journey to this area to take their hop-picking holiday.
The most famous of hop varieties, Fuggles, is claimed to be have been found here first.
Come and see what attracted these great families of the past.
Experience the hospitality and soothing beauty of this little village, with so much on offer, it’s hard not to be tempted to stay!
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