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The Garlic Farm on the Connoisseur Tour of Hampshire

With the everything arranged for you, the Connoisseur Tour of Hampshire takes you into the heart of the county’s finest producers, introduces you to their techniques and lets you question the experts.

One of our destinations is a culinary delighted appreciated by top chefs across the UK – The Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight. For 50 years they have been expertly cultivating their crop while also infusing products from chutney to vodka, beer and ice cream.

Products from chutney to vodka, beer and ice cream at the Garlic Farm

Another benefit of visiting the Garlic Farm is that you cross the Solent and can take in an aerial tour of ‘the Island’. You might even want to dine at the delightful Priory Bay, the south coast’s hidden gem of a hotel.

The Operations Team will organise the whole tour and pick the best itinerary for you. Just call them on

Garlic Farm Tour Details

Tractor Trailer Tour of the Garlic Farm

Weather permitting you’ll be taken on a Tractor Trailer Tour and if that is not available a member of the team will walk you around the grounds, giving you an account of their long history and what led to their garlic becoming so popular.

Following that there will be a guided tasting of their products which will include a glass of Black Garlic Beer and Black Garlic ice cream. There is a wide selection of garlic products and growing kits available to purchase (one of our team recommends the smoked garlic as a must buy).

About the Hampshire Tour

Weather permitting you’ll be taken on a Tractor Trailer Tour of the Garlic Farm

Every flying tour has a choice of two destinations and a meal at a fine country mansion. Leaving London at about 9am you can expect to be back at around 5pm. We recommend beginning your tour at Hambledon Vineyard but there is no strict policy as to which venue is on your list.

Flights are available from any UK location and the only stipulation is that if the return is at night there has to be a suitable, well lit landing site. Our friendly Operations team have over 15 years experience of organising helicopter charters and can arrange mobile lights if required.

At the conclusion you’ll be amazed at the distance you have covered and how refreshed you feel, plus you’ll have given your taste buds the treat of a lifetime while enriching your knowledge of the UK’s leading food and drink producers.

You Choose Your Fine Dining

The Connoisseur Itinerary begins at Hambledon Vineyard

Lunch is being served wherever you like. We have six luxury restaurants available to you via our Heli-Dining service all of which are under 20 minutes from Jenkyn Place:

All of these have a great reputation for a fine dining experience and make an ideal sojourn during your tour. If there is another hotel in Hampshire you’d rather visit just inform the Operations Team and they’ll be happy to add it to your itinerary.

The Hidden Star of the Tour

South Downs and Portsmouth aerials

The wonderful views and the new perspective are the hidden stars of this tour. Flying over the rolling South Downs with the English channel glinting in the distance; seeing landmarks such as the Devil’s Punch Bowl near Hindhead, or historic Portsmouth harbour are all on the agenda.

The helicopter gives you the freedom of movement that no other mode of transport provides, plus the timetable is moulded to fit your needs and destinations. You’ll cover a lot of ground during this tour but not spend a great deal of time in the air.

The Tour Draws to a Close

Your return to central London will be swift and on arrival chauffeured transport will be waiting to take you home, while you’ll reflect on a day of taste sensations and the knowledge that there are some wonderful people, making great products in Hampshire.

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