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Live on Saturday 27th May

Drinks News

New on tap...Brumaison GB - a golden ale locally brewed in Marden

Worth knowing: Cask Bitters & Craft Ale On Tap


Ahh yes...everyone we spoke to said we had to have Harvey's on tap - so here it is in all its glory.


Tailored to the taste buds of the people of Sussex and Kent over many decades, this popular beer is brewed with the finest Maris Otter malted barley and a small percentage of roasted ‘Crystal’ malt. A blend of four different hops from local growers impart a distinctive character and a moreish quality.





An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.



Brumaison GB - a wonderful Golden Ale brewed by Peter in his new brewery 5 miles away in Marden. Give it a crack!!


Meantime London Pale Ale continues that tradition by combining lots of American Cascade and Centennial hops to give it a complex citrus aroma and buckets full of local Kentish Goldings to provide the bitterness that makes the style so refreshing. Together they conspire to assail the nose with a complex, heady mix of  spearmint, grass and ‘hop sack’ aromas, fruity citrus flavours and a bitter finish that makes pale ale drinking a truly rewarding experience.

Worth knowing: Lager, Cider & Stout On Tap

curious brew

Curios Brew, another local favourite from Chapel Down in Tenterden, a genuine craft lager beer. Taste the difference.


A premium lager brewed and re-fermented with Champagne yeast for a curiously distinctive, clean and refreshing lager beer.  No taste of corporate cardboard. No whiff of market research. Just modern lager beer made to refresh and delight.


This Italian brew is probably the best selling premium lager on sale in the UK. History, great refreshing taste and a lovely glass


Becks Vier is a 4% pilsner lager imported from Bremen in Germany. The unique blend of golden barley, Bavarian hops, pure glacier water and unique yeast gives Becks Vier its clean, crisp, full bodied taste.


Bronze award winner at the 2016 International Cider Challenge, this local cider is medium dry and made from a blend of culinary and dessert apples.


Needs no introduction..sweet smelling with a coffee and malty nose and the perfect balance of bitter and sweet with malt and roast characters. 


If you think Aperol Spritz is sooooo 2015, or that Prosecco is a bit passe, or it's "Time Ladies Please!" at Pimms O'Clock, why not take a punt on one of our gorgeous Cocktails? Enjoy outside in the Lounge or any where you fancy.


Here's a selection, but check out the Drink's Menu for the full list of Gin,non Gin based cocktails and mocktails


Tom Cat


Hayman's Old Tom Gin, elderflower cordial, Prosecco


Bermuda Rum Swizzle


Gosling's Black Seal Rum, Golden Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, grenadine, bitters



Tarragon Lemonade


Anno Kent Dry Gin, Anno Elderflower Vodka, lemon juice, club soda, castor sugar, taragon, lemon

tea punch

Vine Tea Punch


Vodka, Earl Grey tea, lemons

Food News

It's all about the sourcing, the quality and the people. We scoured the county to find the best suppliers. We think we have succeeded.



Seb Petersen and his family have owned Chart Farm & Butchery  since 1975. He has wonderful fallow and sika deer roaming over the 400 acres of the farm for top venison. He also manages to source amazing beef and hangs it for us before we butcher it into the steaks on your plate.


We are currently serving SHORT HORN and LONG HORN BEEF.


Laughton's Poultry is a family run business that specialises in Free Range produce based at Waterham Farm where they have been rearing and processing Kentish Ranger chickens on the same site for 30 years

watts joe

Joe Cottingham a Director of Watts Farm  and Goudhurst village resident introduced himself to us at the Fete. We liked what we saw.

Watts Farm is a family-run business which covers 10 sites in Kent, Essex and Bedfordshire. They farm over 600 hectares of land, growing 60 different crops and employing nearly 200 people.

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