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Visit Market Website
Thur 18th Aug
9.00am -
Shipbourne Farmers' Market

This market offers a click-and-collect service

Market Days

Every Thursday
Click and Collect also available


Bob Taylor
Market Manager
t:01732 833976
m:07768 643614

David Porter
t:01732 832657


St Giles' Church
Stumble Hill
TN11 9PF

Find us

Click to see detailed map

St Giles's Church, Shipbourne is located on the A227 half way between Tonbridge and Ightham.


Parking is available on Upper Green Road, Shipbourne (opposite the Church and Chaser)

Part of the GREAT Inspirations Campaign
The Market Inside the Church
Farmers Country Showdown
Stalls in the Church Approach
View from St Giles


15 Food, 3 Home & Garden, 2 Craft

Our Market

In 1285, Edward I granted the village of Shipbourne permission to hold a weekly market. In May 2003 the Parochial Church Council re-inaugurated the market. In 2023 we shall celebrate our 20th Anniversary

Our objective is to provide a focus for the community and a retail outlet for small local producers. The Market is run entirely by volunteers. Any surplus made by the market is donated to Agricultural charities.

We also operate a  ‘CLICK and COLLECT' system whereby you can see stallholders' produce in detail, order items, pay for them and then just pick it up from the Stallholder at the Market. Click [Here]

To keep up to date as to what's available at the market sign up for our Market Newsletter. Click on 'REMINDERS' (displayed to the left of this screen).                      

Local News & Links

Market history
- 2020:- Winner of Kent Life Award for the 'Best Food and Drink Initiative during Lockdown'
- 2020:- featured in the Government's 'Great Inspirations' during Lockdown
- 2020:- Farm Retail Association 'Best Farmers Market'
- 2018,2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2005:- Best Farmers Market in Kent
- 2007:- finalist in BBC Radio 4' Food and Farming program
Shipbourne Farmers market was also featured in :-
- BBC Radio 4's Farming Today.'Shipbourne Farmers' Market pounds'
- The Financial Times as an example for preserving our Church heritage.
- BBC series 'Farmers Country Showdown' (January and June 2022).This illustrates the life and work of two of our stallholders and their journey to the market and gives an excellent picture of the market. Click here to see it

Next door to the Church is the The Chaser Inn where you can have breakfast after your shopping or lunch or dinner !
Shipbourne is located very close to various National Trust sites such as:-
Ightham Mote (less than 3 miles away by car or 1.5 miles walk across the fields),
Knowle Park and House (a 5 mile drive)
Tonbridge Castle (4 mile drive away)