Cooking Demonstrations from The Red Sails Restaurant
Chefs from the Red Sails Restaurant will be demonstrating cooking techniques & methods in instructive sessions . Using ingredients from Brogdale Farm and other Kent suppliers the chefs with create dishes with a with a yummy Cider theme to showcase some wonderful dishes that you can cook at home.

The Red Sails Restaurant at the Faversham Creek Hotel has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence in 2016 plus numerous other accolades from its many happy visitors.

Foraging Walks & Demonstrations
Foraging expert Michael White will be leading a series of Forging demonstrations & talks on foraging for food in the Kent countryside. Learn to identify the wide variety of edible plants and fungi available in the wild and take away a better understanding of food in the wild and how to use what’s just outside your doorstep.

Expert forager Michael will also be available to talk to throughout the day to answer any of your questions or foraging.

About Michael
Michael White was born and raised in the country and loved it so much that he stayed to build a self-sufficient life for him and his family.  The skills and techniques he teaches are those he uses daily to sustain his way of life. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the subjects ensures an inspirational and informative day. Just to prove that it really is possible to live off the land, in 2009 Michael walked in excess of 300 miles from St. David’s, Wales to his home in Kent living exclusively on wild foraged foods.

Cider Festival 2016!

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.

The FREE Shuttle Bus Returns (with a buddy)!

Getting to the Cider Festival: By Train
Faversham is the closest station to Brogdale. Faversham is just over an hour from London Victoria and London St Pancras. There will be two FREE shuttle buses running from the back of Faversham station and the Cider Festival (and back) from 10am - 5pm.


Getting to the Cider Festival: 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.

Brogdale Collections
Brogdale Road
ME13 8XZ

Getting to the Cider Festival: By Bus & 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.

Getting to the Cider Festival: 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.

Dogs at the Festival
Dogs are allowed to the festival but must be kept on a lead at all times, being considerate to other members of the public. Dogs will not be permitted on any of the orchard tours.

Dogs Welcome

Don't forget that lovely and well behaved dogs ARE welcome at the Cider Festival (just not in the orchards) so the WHOLE family can have a great day out!

The Brogdale Artisan Cider Bar

This year Brogdale will be offering its own Artisan Cider bar. With 10 delicious craft and artisan ciders on offer there's going to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Watch this space for update of which delicious Artisan Ciders will be coming your way

Always Drink Responsibly

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.

The Woolly Pig Cider Bar

Woolly Pig is a true artisan cider, made by hand in small batches here on site at Brogdale and sold fresh from the barrel through Tiddly Pomme in the Marketplace. Using apples from the National Fruit Collection orchards it is authentically Kentish in character, using only dessert & culinary fruit, with a light apple (or pear) wine taste rather than a West Country-style scrumpy.  Woolly Pig comes in medium and dry, but there will be seasonal specials for the cider festival, including cherry, strawberry, blackcurrant and elderflower.

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.

Face Painting
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.
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!
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!

Rich Somers
Playing:  Satuday (Time TBC)

Brighton based Rich Somers slick, soulful acoustic blue tunes are often described as music to feed the soul. . “Rich Somers’s distinctive soulful voice sits comfortably amongst some exquisite acoustic blues licks, dirty keyboard riffs and a groove to seduce.All complimented by some stunning backing vocals, Back on Bourbon Street will have you believing every word, and feeling each emotion expressed in this collection of very well written songs."

The Old Country Crows
Playing: Sunday (Time TBC)

First time Cider Festival players The Old Country Crows bring original light country folk rock music to the festival. A 2007 road trip across the USA & Route 66 inspired Crows to tell a story of realism in life and that “the road” is there for us all.  A mix of Country, bluegrass, folk, rock, rock’n'roll and rockabilly all find their way into the melting pot of the Crows. 

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!

Rudy Warman
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!
Stu Edwards & Gone Country
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
Playing: TBC

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!
Rhonda and the Great Unknown
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.
Phoenix Turnbull
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!

Carters Alibi
Playing: Sunday (Time TBC)

Carter's Alibi FUNked up Blues has a style of rhythm and boogie blues that rocks and entertains across the spectrum. Sets gleaned from artists across the world and a little independent record in Faversham mean there’s a fantastic variety of funky tunes. Carter Alibi covers have their roots in Blues but all are chosen for dance rhythm and lyrics. Standards are covered when good arrangements make them exciting.