Koi Water Barn

After 35 years at our site in Chelsfield Village the family owned Koi Water Barn which was initially started by John Pitham, has moved to Coolings following the sale of the Lilly’s Farm Site.

This is an exciting time for Koi Water Barn and gives us a chance to build a bespoke modern Koi and Water Garden Centre along with creating something for people to visit and keep revisiting with numerous attractions in and around our new shop!! We will have something for everyone, top end koi for the discerning koi keeper, down to goldfish, water features, and water plants.

If the idea of getting into koi keeping or water gardening is something you have thought about but need some help Koi Water Barn is the place to come so that we can help you achieve your dreams.

The business is still owned by John’s son Tony Pitham, but he now spends his time between South Africa and Koi Water Barn Dubai, along with still visiting Japan to purchase koi for top end hobbyists, and for the shop. Since moving overseas the running of the business has been left to Keith Holmes.

 We are opening our doors to the public on Saturday 16th March (from 11.30am).

Our first Auction at Coolings will take place on Easter Sunday - 21st April 2019.  50 plus lots of koi of all sizes will be auctioned.  Viewing from 10am.  Auction from 12.30pm.  Details of all lots will be posted on our website in the week leading up to the event. 

Meet the Team

Keith Holmes

Keith has worked at the Barn since 1996 and joined the
Barn from Sparsholt College where he was studying ornamental
management. Over the twenty plus years that Keith has been at the Barn he has authored four books on Koi and has had over 300 articles published worldwide, and is respected for his extensive knowledge of the koi industry and koi health as a speciality.

Andrew Logan
Andrew has been at the Barn for coming on to twenty
years now literally starting as a weekend helper, after being a customer all those years ago. Andrew is responsible for the shop, and has a fantastic rapport with our customers, and is always willing to help. Andrew has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the koi hobby from helping you select your next koi, to pond design and building, and has a unique ability to solve many a problem using the numerous items we have in stock.

Mick, Mike, Dave, Molly
Experience of well over 60 years!!! Be it advice on building a pond to advice on selecting your next purchase all will be able to assist and offer the highest quality of advice as is expected from the Barn. Then there is Molly (Keith’s daughter) who has been helping at the Barn
from a very young age, and is more than willing to assist in any way she can!

We are a friendly team at the Barn so please come and see us next time you’re at Coolings, and also please take note of two very special events coming up which you are more than welcome to attend.

Opening times 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday Tel: 01689 878 161 Email: info@koiwaterbarn.com Website: www.koiwaterbarn.co.uk