The Cider Barn
This years Cider Barn will have 6 bars and over 70 locally produced artisan ciders! Read about the cider on offer below...
The Tiddly Pomme Cider Bar
Tiddly Pomme run the main bar in the Cider Barn, selling around 50 different ciders, including their very own woolly pig cider.
Kentish Pip Cider Bar
Kentish pip blend a mix of dessert apples with a selection of cider apples that are chosen for attributes such as their tannin content. It is the sharpness, a little tannin and bitter combined with a degree of sweetness that makes for a delightful sensory experience. Kentish Pip have now planted their own cider orchards with varieties specially designed to provide the perfect blend for you to enjoy.
Kent Cider Co. Bar
The Kent Cider Company produces ciders with depth, unique flavours and finishes. Flavours that offer an alternative to wine and represent the seasons, complimenting different foods that can be enjoyed in their own right at home or in the pub. They also produce oak matured (for a minimum of 12 months) ciders. Talk to the makers when you get your pint at the festival, you will most definitely learn something too!
Biddenden Cider Bar
Biddenden’s Kent apple ciders offer an excellent alternative to other alcoholic drinks with their strong, still cider, made from farm pressed Kentish culinary and dessert apples. Available in sweet, medium or dry these ciders will quench your thirst in the heat of our summer festival. They also produce sparkling ciders; bottle fermented by the traditional method to produce a dry, fruity taste.
London Glider Cider Bar
‘London Glider’ pick apples from the gardens of suburbia and turn them into award-winning cider and perry. London Glider is a clear, strong, still cider with a well-balanced fruity flavour and clean apple finish; perfect to compliment an afternoon in the sunshine listening to local folk bands at our Cider Festival.
Turners Cider Bar
Turners make craft cider in the Eastern Counties style with 100% Kentish apples. They source their apples from the village of Marden, pressing the apples between September and Christmas, leaving them to ferment until Spring, when they carefully taste and blend the different batches. The resulting cider is clean, light and refreshing, with a balance of sweetness and acidity. A must try at this year’s Cider Festival.
FREE Shuttle Bus
The FREE shuttle bus will be running all weekend from Faversham Station to the Brogdale Cider Festival(and back again)!
FREE Face Painting
Get your face painted for FREE and spend the day looking like a tiger! Whats not to enjoy!?
Miniature Railway
(small charge per person) - The Faversham Miniature Railway will be running all weekend and the 15 minute ride around our beautiful orchards is something not to be missed!
Live Bug Road Show!
Get close and comfortable (or uncomfortable) with amazing and over sized creepy crawlies and beasties in the live bug road show!
Interactive Storytelling
Enjoy storytelling where you can become part of the show with our wonderful actors in the little festival goers storytelling corner!
Richard Navarro
Playing: Saturday & Sunday (11:00 - 12:45)
Richard Navarro cut his teeth performing with just a violin and loop station on street corners in his home town of Canterbury. His witty, observational songwriting soon attracted like-minded musicians resulted in his own live band. Now, Richard's live show mixes his effortlessly beautiful vocal with a genius weaving of violin, trumpet and piano into tightly composed character pieces.
Rhonda and the Great Unknown
Playing: Saturday (12:00 - 13:45)
A 6 piece funky-bluesy-rockabilly-rock and roll band that plays original songs and a small array of eclectic covers. This is a very talented and experienced lineup of musicians and we are looking forward to enjoying their performance at this year's Cider Festival! MORE…
Jumbo Gumbo
Playing: Saturday (14:30 - 16:15)
Nothing stopped this band jamming at last year’s Apple Festival, even the never ending rain, so we just had to ask them to come back and play in the sunshine! You won’t be able to stop your foot tapping as you enjoy music and your pint of local cider! MORE...
Rudy Warman
Playing: Saturday (13:45 - 15:30)
Rudy Warman & the Heavy Weather are musicians from the South Coast of England who perform high quality original songs. You may have stopped to listen to them play in Canterbury or other Kent towns and we are looking forward to having this lively and fantastic band with us at this year’s festival. MORE…
Carter's Alibi
Playing: Sunday (13:45 - 15:30)
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Bombus
Playing: Sunday (14:30 - 16:15)
Rootsy, folky, fun, infectious music inspired by tunes and songs from around Europe with a unique line-up including: George Stevens on pipes, bouzouki and djembe, Will Summers (Princes in the Tower) on crumhorns and recorder, Kim Thompsett on guitar, harp and vocals, James on banjo and Cat on vocals and leading the dancing.
The Barrett Brothers
Playing: Sunday (12:00 - 13:45)
The Barrett Brothers bring you their own energetic and infectious take on Gypsy Jazz, leaving their audiences spellbound: it’s one thing to hear them, it’s quite another to watch. Their new all originals CD 'Symmetry' is out now! MORE...
Juicing Competition
Pulp & Press vs Juice & Strain
A demonstration of the traditional pulp and press, and novel juice and strain methods of obtaining fresh apple juice will take place over the weekend. This will take the form of a contest between these two alternative methods in a “fair test” trial. It promises to be educational, instructive and, most of all, fun. The pulp and press team will be led by Peter Eveleigh of Hardwood Crafts. Peter, a bespoke scratter and press maker, and his co-worker will be equipped with an electric mill, and two manual presses – a 32 litre barrel press and a 50 litre rack and cloth press, all of his own fabrication. At approximately half the capital outlay, Nevin Stewart, and one other, will put two high performance juicers to the juice and strain task, see: Juice and strain YouTube video and juice and strain blog. Each team will have a 100kg of washed apples and one hour in which to do their best work. Yield of juice produced in a given time, and other key measures, will be recorded.
Dead Horse Morris
'Dead Horse Morris' and their ladies side' The Broomdashers' are a morris dancing side based in Whitstable. They will be dancing a traditional East Kent Regional style of morris on Saturday wearing hob nail boots and dancing with sticks.
Dancing on Saturday only.
SHOP: Kent Chilli Farm
With more than 40 chilli varieties and over 3000 plants. Come see or buy, plants, fresh and dried chillies and seeds along with some tasty sauces, jams and chutneys.
EAT: Paul Babra
Vegans, Veggies or meat lovers, Paul and his team will be cooking up an authentic range of home cooked Samosas, Curries, Chutneys galore, snacks and spice mix to tickle your taste buds! Paul will also be running alfresco cooking demonstrations from our mobile kitchen at 11:30 and 14:30 so don't miss out!
SHOP: Amos Country Kitchen
With the best range of chutneys, jams and sauces you will ever see, Richenda will have something for EVERY tastebud, whether its to go on bread or enjoyed with cheese or wine!
EAT: Enzo's Bakery
Enjoy a delicious range of Italian lunch choices from Enzo's bakery!
EAT: Oldspots Halloumi Grill
The ‘Old Spots’ boys build, what some would say, the best burgers out there! Why not try their metric tonne burger and let them know what you think!
SHOP: Small Green Boutique
Ladies, do you like shopping? Then make sure you visit Small Green Boutique; a one stop shop for everything beautiful! The latest ladies fashions, Shoes, Scarves, Costume Jewellery and much much more!
EAT: Real Pasta
Fresh, homemade pasta and gourmet sauces ranging from traditional tomato and carbonara sauces, through to a hearty meatball sauce and spicy chorizo ragu; a great choice with your frosty cider!
SHOP: Fruit Trees
Buy fruit trees and other plants from the grow garden centre, open all weekend.
EAT: Little Brittany Crepes
Little Brittany will be serving up a variety of sweet and savoury, gluten and lactose free crepes made fresh to order. Delish!
EAT: Icecream!
Enjoy ice-cream from Rochester refreshments beautiful vintage van! Perfect for a hot sunny day!
Talks & Demos
Talks and demos will be taking place all weekend across the whole festival.

11:00 - Cider Making Demonstration
Debbie from Tiddly Pomme will be showing you how to make cider and giving you an insight into how to get started at home.

11:30 - Cooking with Cider & Spices

11:30 - Wood Turning Demonstration

12:00 - Sausage Making Demonstration

12:30 - Cider & Cheese

13:00 - 14:00 - Juicing VS Straining

13:30 - Discovering Quex Park (Sun Only)

14:00 - Sausage Making Demonstration

14:30 - Wood Turning Demonstration

14:30 - Growing a Cider Orchard
Chris from 'Grow' will be showing you how to best choose, grow and maintain cider apple trees at home in order to produce a homebrew that is tailored to your taste.

14:30 - Cooking with Cider & Spices
Using local ingredients and spices from his own range, Paul Babra will be demonstrating how to incorporate cider and spice into a tasty meal.
Location: Food Area

15:30 - Sausage Making Demonstration
Orchard Tours
Find out all about the history of the largest fruit tree collection in the world on one of the guided walking and tractor trailer tours of our beautiful orchards. Running all weekend. All included in the price of your ticket.

Book your Tractor Trailer tour on arrival.

By Train
Faversham is the closest station to Brogdale. Faversham is just over an hour from London with a fast and regular service to both London Victoria and London St Pancras.

By Car
Brogdale is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the M2 at Faversham in Kent. For SatNav use the postcode in our address below.

Address
Brogdale Collections
Brogdale Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8XZ

By Bus and Foot
A Bus service runs from local areas in Kent and will get you to the A2 at the bottom of Brogdale road, it is then a gentle 15 minute walk to us, once you reach the motorway bridge, we are located just on the other side to the left.

Local Taxis
Starlite taxis are based in Faversham and can be contacted on 01795 591 066 or 01795 591 067.

Having Trouble Finding Us?
We are here to help should you need any help or advice on the best way to get to us, you can contact us on 01795 536 250.

FREE Shuttle Bus
The FREE shuttle bus will be running all weekend from Faversham Station to the Brogdale Cider Festival(and back again)!