After an amazing Cider Fest 2015 we are in the process of planning an even bigger Festival for 2016 so watch this space! If you are a stall holder or are interested in being involved in the 2016 Cider Festival than feel free to contact us. For now you can enjoy a few photos from the 2015 & 2014 Festivals... Find more on our facebook page and by following us on twitter.
Each producer will be entering into the Festival Cider Trail for you to try and then vote for your favourite! The winner will be crowned Festival Cider of the Year!
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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.
Duddas Tun Cider Bar
Keep your eye out for their unique Dudda’s Tun Bar, hand-made on the farm in Doddington, Kent, from old bushel boxes, and sign-written by a local artist. Multi-award winning Dudda’s Tun will be serving a range of their most popular farm-made ciders, as well new varieties, available for the first time this year! From crisp, dry ciders, to sumptuously smooth fruity ciders you will be sure to find a delicious cider to please any palate served form the Dudda’s Tun hand-pulls.
This Year, the Tiddly Pomme Festival Bar will focus on craft and hand-pressed Cider & Perry, featuring around 20 different ciders from the from the likes of Wise Owl (Hothfield), Broomfield (Herne Bay), Beardspoon (Ashford), St Dunstan’s (Canterbury), Rough Old Wife (Old Wives Lees), and our very own Woolly Pig ciders and Brogdale Perry. Plus we'll have guest ciders from Tutt’s Clump (Berkshire) and Perry’s Farm (Somerset) for the traditional scrumpy lovers!
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.
All the little members of the family (and big ones too!) can enjoy the free craft area outside in the sunshine as well as free facepainting! Please note that our facepainter will be having a lunch break at the middle of the day.
(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!
FREE Art & Craft
The Faversham Miniature Railway will be running all weekend and the 15 minute ride around our beautiful orchards is something not to be missed!
Playing: Saturday (Time TBC)
UNDERtheWOOD are a Faversham based covers band who have recently been leaving their amps behind and playing some very well received gigs with a more acoustic and rootsy sound. For the Cider Festival they will be combining acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, drums, bass, vocals and harmonica to delicious sonic effect. They spin Folk, Country & Americana music that they all love and listen to with reverence!
Playing: Sunday (Time TBC)
Rudy Warman & the Heavy Weather played a fantastic set at last year's Cider Festival so we are delighted to welcome them back to the stage for another go! Original songs and sound, this band are not to be missed!
Playing: Saturday (Time TBC)
Stu Edwards & his band Gone Country are the UK’s favourite live award winning Country band, for Best Southern Country Band and the British Country Music Award. They play a huge range of Country music from contemporary Nashville Country to Classic Country!
Fred Clark is an exciting acoustic singer/songwriter from Maidstone, Kent who performs with incredible energy and writes with an upbeat, vibrant style. With over 400 gigs and 5 album releases under his belt already he is certainly one to watch!
Playing: Saturday (TBC) & Sunday (TBC)
Soulful & funky, Rhonda and The Great Unknown are laid-back with attitude, this band’s tunes are awash with razor-sharp riffs and tight, joyful grooves - when you hear them you’ll swear you’ve heard these songs before in some perfect former-life.
Playing: Saturday & Sunday (Times TBC)
Phoenix is a folk acoustic singer/songwriter from Kent who plays guitar and performs original songs and the odd cover. Phoenix has been likened to artists such as Ed Sheeran and James arthur, be sure to come down and have a listen to every heart felt song!Jumbo Gumbo
Playing: Sunday (Time TBC)
Regulars at the Brogdale Festivals, it just wouldn't be the same without them so make sure you bring your dancing boots and get your groove on to the funky sounds of this wonderful band!