A : East Malling Research Centre
New Road
East Malling
ME19 6BJ

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The Orchards Events Venue is located approximately ten minutes from the M20. By train, it is a fifteen minute walk from the station in East Malling village. Details are below:

By Road:

From M20: Leave the motorway at Junction 4 – A228, turning South towards West Malling and Tonbridge. On the roundabout, follow signs for Tonbridge/West Malling (A228). This is the new by-pass. At the traffic lights, take the left hand lane signposted Maidstone/West Malling (A20). Turn immediately right at the traffic lights onto the A20 east bound signposted, Maidstone, Larkfield, Ditton & East Malling. At the second set of lights (by the Larkfield Priory Hotel and B&Q) turn right, signposted New Road, East Malling. The Conference Centre is situated on the East Malling Research site, which is signposted to the left at the edge of the village just before the ‘King and Queen’ public house.

From Maidstone: Leave Maidstone town centre on the A20 London Road and follow it for about five miles. After Ditton & Larkfield turn left at the traffic lights signposted East Malling, opposite the Larkfield Priory hotel and B&Q, thereafter, follow directions as above.

From Tonbridge: Follow A26 towards Maidstone, then turn left on the A228 towards West Malling and Rochester. Follow the road for about three miles, then at the first set of lights, turn right for the A20, again towards Maidstone. At the next set of lights, turn right signposted Maidstone, Larkfield, Ditton & East Malling. Thereafter, follow directions as from M20 above.

By rail:

East Malling Station is on the main London-Maidstone/Ashford line, with trains leaving London Victoria and Maidstone at hourly intervals. From the station, walk down the hill to the crossroads. Turn right and take the footpath past the church. Once on the site, follow the road to the main building complex and straight on to the Conference Centre.

Important: Due to safety issues and the need for emergency access to the building, please only use the Visitors’ Car Park at the rear of the Conference Centre. There are 3 disabled parking bays at the front of the centre. Please note speed limit on site is 20mph.


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