Herbert & Ward

100 Years Roasting Expertise

History & Heritage

Who we are

Herbert & Ward are one of the UK’s leading coffee roasters and fine tea merchants retailing wholesale and online beverages nationwide to homes, offices, independent coffee shops, farm shops, leisure parks, boutique hotels, restaurants and the coffee and tea industry. We offer exquisite coffees single origin ,blended from countries worldwide and the finest loose teas in leaf and teabag form. 

We also supply our own unique wide range of ancillaries to compliment our drinks. We sell, lease and rent only the best commercial espresso coffee machines and offer servicing and repairs for coffee machines, barista training and any ongoing support required by our customers. Our reputation has been built over 100 years excellent service.

Where we come from

Established in 1929 Herbert and Ward continue in the fine tradition of its founders Messrs Herbert and Ward. They met in 1920 at a reception held at the Viceroys residence in India where a firm friendship was born.

They both travelled extensively. Mr Herbert in Africa, India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) buying coffee, tea, cocoa and spices and Mr Ward through India, China and South East Asia buying tea, silks and spices for sale in the London Auctions.

It was on a return visit to London in 1929 they formed the new company that grandfather Mr Miller joined as a young man at 16 years old.

Herbert and Ward a family run company continuing its success through grandfather, father and currently son Nigel Miller selling fine rare teas and coffees sold in Great Britain and many customers throughout the world.

Herbert and Ward are immensely proud of their tradition, knowledge and expertise in the coffee and tea industry.

What we do

We’ve always been hugely passionate about coffee and coffee machines, sourcing only the very best coffee beans and equipment to really enhance your customers tasting experience. We work only with quality retailers to help you achieve genuine success.

We sell, lease and rent coffee equipment and much more. As a specialist wholesaler, we work with successful retailers and operators and can provide you with barista training – reap the benefits by coming to us.

We are also expert roasters and can supply excellent tasting coffee to keep your customers coming back for more.

If you want to start making more money come to us, the specialist coffee supplier based in Rochester, Kent and delivering beautifully tasting coffee and tea to successful retailers, hoteliers, caterers, cafés and restaurants across the UK.

Oh, did we mention digital marketing support, too?

Keeping your focus on the business.

Along with our coffee and providing you with a package design that reflects your brand, we will introduce you to our marketing team, who are experts in marketing for e-commerce, who will help you from website design to social media marketing.

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Don't take our word for it

Our reviews...

Herbert and Ward are an exceptional company providing outstanding service, with unbelievable quality of their products. They balance value for money with unbeatable coffee. Carol, who I deal with, is wonderful, supportive and indefatigably helpful. Thanks Herbert and Ward; you are the perfect family company for professional businesses.

Mark Geraghty

June 2020

Having decided to change our career and start a coffee business we wanted to say a BIG thank you for all your advice ,support and your amazing coffee too !! I just couldn't have done this without your help. So often we don't say thank you so thank you very much

Eileen Lewis

April 2019

OMG absolutely fantastic service so friendly and helpful family run business! But best of all great coffee I cannot recommend highly enough if your looking for great coffee and service to match herbert & ward is the place to go! it's bean our savory thank you Carol & team x

Steve Haines

January 2021

Thank you Nigel & your team for your speedy delivery of Emergency Hot Chocolate & Coffee.

Mandy Reeves

December 2020

Herbert and ward are an excellent company to deal with. They produce high quality tea and coffee. I am really pleased with the own label products and the mini routin syrups they sell.

Nicola Sutcliffe

August 2020

They have been roasting my coffee for over two years. Exceptional coffee and Craig in the warehouse is so helpful!

Adam Hammond

April 2018

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