A. R. Neaves & Sons Ltd

Fruit Growers & Packers

Little Sharsted Farm
Kent ME9 0JT

01795 886263

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Welcome to A. R. Neaves, this is Bryan Neaves, picking in one of our old cherry orchards.

sarah neaves

Please click on the picture of Sarah Neaves (above) to see a story about us in The Daily Mirror.


Celebrity chef James Martin (above) visited the farm while filming the BBC programme Great British Food Revival. Please click on the picture for more information.

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About Little Sharsted Farm

The Neaves family, now in their third generation, have been growing fruit since 1941, when Bryan's
father Archie brought Little Sharsted Farm. Over the years the farm has thrived and expanded and
Bryan has introduced new growing systems and planted modern varieties of top and stone fruit.
Today we grow mainly apples (100ha), pears (34ha), cherries (28ha) and plums (7ha).

During the season we can offer students a working holiday on the farm. This gives the student
an opportunity to make new friends and experience life on the farm. Students wishing to apply
for work on the farm should contact us via our email.

Little Sharsted Farm is situated near the lovely village of Newnham, nestling in the 'Kent Downs
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The nearest pub and restaurant are within a short, picturesque
walk of the farm. By train, central London can be reached in an hour, and the beautiful city of
Canterbury in 15 minutes – with its wealth of shops, famous Cathedral, historic buildings,
restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Welcome to our website. Life on the farm is very much a year-round business. Please take a moment to enjoy our slideshow of images of the farm through the seasons: from the bare trees of winter to the blossoms of spring and the abundant fruit of summer and autumn. The farm is home to a wide variety of wildlife including barn owls, pheasants, brown hares and even buzzards.

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This is Bryan's grandson and his best friend handing out their award winning Ruben apple on London Bridge.

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This is Bryan's daughter Sarah in one of our modern Braeburn orchards.


A robin, one of the many birds and animals that make their homes at Little Sharsted Farm.