Eat & Shop

Porcupine Pantry

The Porcupine Pantry is located next to the main Visitor Entrance and Gift Shop, serving coffees, teas, savories, pastries, cakes and sandwiches - open daily all year and free to visit, it's the perfect stopover for walkers and cyclists.


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Gift Shop

Open daily 9am - 5pm

Located in a beautifully converted 19th century barn next to the Visitor Entrance, our wonderful Gift Shop is free to visit all year. For visitors coming from far and near, it stocks a range of gift ideas, jewellery, clothing, kitchen and garden items, toys, books, a wonderful selection of greetings cards, souvenirs and Kentish Produce.

In November and December, the shop transforms into a Christmas present wonderland, brimming with stocking fillers and a wide selection of locally-produced food hampers, our handmade Christmas wreaths and estate-grown mistletoe!

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Forge Stores

Visit our Village shop, the Forge Stores, for all your household goods and groceries, as well as seasonal goods and gifts. 

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Plant Centre

Open daily 9am - 5pm

Stocked with a range of plants found in the Gardens at Penshurst Place, the Plant Centre is situated next to the Gift Shop and open all year.

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Served from the Pantry, the Kiosk is located in the Adventure Playground and provides take-away hot and cold drinks and light snacks. Normally open during school holidays and weekends.


Visitors are welcome to picnic in the designated picnic area off the Lime Walk where picnic benches are provided. Follow signs to Lake Park - situated a short walk from the Visitor Entrance.

The Adventure Playground, next to the Visitor Entrance also provides a perfect place for those with children to sit and enjoy their picnic.