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.

Committed to Coffee & Everything In-between

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.

We don’t just do coffee and machinery, we breathe it. Also, you can buy fine teas that are ethically sourced and exquisitely tasty.

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

What our fantastic clients say

                                              MARK GERRAGHTY

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.


I have to say ,as well as having some of the best coffee beans,the team at H & W are an absolute pleasure to deal with. Whether its face to face ,deliveries or on the phone ,these guys do excel in customer service , So many companies could learn from these guys. 


Herbert and Ward are great suppliers. We have a great relationship with them. They are ultra reliable and always go out of their way to accomodate us if needs be. They supply a great range of products too.


We have been using Herbert and Wards coffee for over 10 years . Excellent coffee and the staff are always amazing.


Thank you Nigel and your team for your speedy delivery of emergency chocolate and coffee. My customers at the Mews Brew House will be so happy 



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Find us

Our offices and official roastery are based together, in the of the historic town of Rochester.

If you're thinking about getting in touch or visiting us, we recommend giving us a call or emailing us first:

Email - info@herbertandward.com

Call us: 01634 724993 | 0208 318 0495

The address:

3, Southern House,

George Summers Cl,