Shopping and Business

For those choosing to make their home in Meopham, it has many exceptional facilities to offer. The modern Meopham has a wealth and variety of business activities, to the benefit of residents and visitors alike. The main concentration of shops and businesses is at Camer Parade and Hook Green with some others at Meopham Green and Culverstone. The Parade has a ladies fashion shop, a beauty salon and ladies hairdressers, a general store with a family butcher, an off-licence, a travel agency, an auto repair shop, two estate agents, an insurance broker and restaurants and food take-away outlets.

At Hook Green, to the north of Camer Parade, is a smaller group of shops and businesses ranging from the bakery providing fresh baked produce daily, a newsagents with a post office and groceries, a gift shop and a pharmacy. Nearby are the Railway Tavern public house, hairdressers, pizza take-away and two estate agents, and located at the station is an Indian restaurant.

Meopham Green has a number of businesses including the Meopham Valley Vineyard which produces its own award-winning wine. The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes were planted some 20 years ago and the sparkling wine made from them is in popular demand. Also around the Green are a cattery, fencing works and dental practice. Other premises nearby include a veterinary clinic and “pick your own” fruit farm.

Culverstone has a supermarket with a post office while on the opposite side of Wrotham Road is the service and petrol station with a vehicle hire office. A short distance away is a fencing and wood yard. Some smaller but thriving businesses occupy several sites from the Railway Sidings to Lomer Farm and at Camer Park Road.

The more rural Harvel boasts riding stables, the Amazon & Tiger Public House and a farm shop which is open on Fridays and Saturdays and offers a range of locally reared meat, game, cheese, eggs and home made pies, etc.