01304 372673 info@dealhopfarm.org.uk


We are a group of hop growers, who work collaboratively to cultivate hops, gain knowledge and enjoy the process while producing high-quality, locally brewed beer. We welcome new members to join us at any time.

Despite the project’s name, we function more as a “workers co-operative” than a commercial farm. The direction of the project is determined by its members. We will integrate business aspects of the project with the workshops, brewery tours, and hop farm visits planned throughout the year. Our Annual General Meeting is held in January, and we have a constitution and audited accounts.

Our project covers Deal and nearby villages and communities. While we are happy to accept members from East Kent, it’s important to note that the harvest occurs over just a few days in September. If you’re willing to travel, distance is not an issue.

We strive to maintain low and transparent costs. Roughly £9 of your £20 first-year membership fee contributes to club expenses, including publicity, workshops, our October Celebration, and development costs for future branded beers. The renewal fee for the second year will be determined by members at our AGM, but we anticipate it will be approximately £5 per year. Once you purchase the hop rhizomes, they belong to you and can last up to 20 years!

Before joining, it’s essential to understand the basics of hop cultivation, especially where to plant them in your garden (we have a separate planting guide). Hops do require ample sunlight, room to grow, and regular watering, particularly during their initial year.

If you are interested in joining the Deal Hop Farm please contact us.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

At Deal Hop Farm, we value your personal data and are committed to ensuring its security and using it solely for communication with you as a member. To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we collect only the necessary information and do not disclose it to any third party or utilize it for any other purpose.

Your membership in DHF is regarded as your explicit consent to our data usage policies. Should you choose to discontinue your membership at any time or opt out of renewing it, you have the right to do so, and we will remove your information from our database immediately upon your request.

Please inform us if you wish to leave DHF, and we will promptly delete your details with no inquiries made.

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