Hamstreet

Set in the heart of the parish of Orlestone and close to Ashford, Ham Street is a busy village twinned with the village of Therouane in France.

Hamstreet has masses going for it - station, primary school, shops, tennis courts, a great Indian restaurant and only about 15 minutes from the coast. I think it's going to become more and more popular as time goes by.


With its bustling parade of shops and strong community spirit, it is a popular location for those who require convenient access to Ashford.

Amongst its many conveniences on offer, the village boasts a supermarket, a newsagent, a hairdressers, a popular pub, a garage, a dog grooming parlour as well as a garden centre!

For families with children, there is a local primary school which also offers a well attended pre-school department for younger children.

A social village in its own right, there are several activities to get involved with, many of which are held in the local Victory Hall. These activities include; table tennis, football, netball, tennis, bowls, a WI and an over 60’s club.

For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the Ham Street Woods National Nature Reserve and the Bourne Wood Nature Reserves offer the perfect setting for walkers, runners and hikers, along with the Royal Military Canal which runs through the parish and is popular with anglers.


Hamstreet Farmers Market

Hamstreet Farmers Market

The market runs from 9am – 1pm and offers its visitors the chance to enjoy a variety of different products either grown or produced within the Kent boarders. Why not sample the food products at […]

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Hamstreet National Nature Reserve

Hamstreet National Nature Reserve

The reserve is actively managed in a traditional way and attracts an outstanding collection of birds and moths. The reserve is of an archaeological interest and contains many well preserved earthworks including a medieval ditch, […]

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Hamstreet Tennis Courts

Hamstreet Tennis Courts

There are two public tennis courts which various people can use. The facilities are located at Cock Lane HamStreet, Ashford, KENT TN26 2HU. Both courts are lighted which can be used throughout the year.

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Hamstreet Woods

Hamstreet Woods

These delightful woods are part of Orlestone Forest, a fragmented area of woodland that is the remnant of a continuous oak forest that once covered the Weald. The reserve is actively managed in a traditional […]

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The Old School House Indian Restaurant

The Old School House Indian Restaurant

With a highly experienced chef, he has worked in the Indian spice industry for over 25 years, creating mouth-watering dishes through his experience and knowledge of Indian cuisine. The restaurant is located in a beautifully […]

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The Royal Military Canal

The Royal Military Canal

Whether you are a hiker, an angler, a cyclist or someone who appreciates wildlife and history, this beautiful tree lined canal situated in the Kent countryside at Ham Street is a place to visit! Stretching […]

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Less Travelled Lamb

Less Travelled Lamb

Less Travelled Lamb sell lamb boxes direct from a small local farm near Hamstreet. They produce quality lamb to high welfare standards and have recently passed the demanding assessment to become a member of the […]

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