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Gadds ask customers to support Duty Changes petition

19th August 2020

HMRC are proposing to change the Progressive Beer Duty – which will adversely affect nearly all the Kent breweries. The Treasury announced changes to the progressive tax system that revolutionised UK brewing, which will reduce the 50% duty relief threshold from 5,000hl to 2,100hl. Small breweries will have to pay more duty, whilst larger breweries…

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Fruity silver lining for local fruit lovers

 One of the unexpected side-effects of the lockdown for Brogdale Collections has been the problem of finding a home for tonnes of rare and delicious heritage fruits. There are acres of heritage orchards at Brogdale, which grow fruit especially for Brogdale’s events – such as the Cherry Fair, Pear Day and Cider Festival – these…

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Romney Marsh Wools launch new Chunky Knit Jumper Kit

Perfect for those looking for a new project in time for the cooler months, Romney Marsh Wools’ new Chunky Knit Jumper kit includes all you need to make this cosy, stylish jumper.  The pattern has been developed specially for Romney Marsh Wools by Sarah Hartles, and uses our chunky yarn, produced from the hand selected…

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Kent Crisps available for delivery to your door

Kent Crisps, made using real Kent produce and in partnership with many of Kent’s finest producers, are available for home delivery throughout the country. Available to buy either through Borough Box or Amazon UK, choose from 7 varieties of traditionally hand cooked British potato crisps, including Ashmore Cheese & Onion, Smoked Chipotle Chilli, Ham &…

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Harvest complete for Kentish Oils

This year’s Oilseed Rape harvest is complete for Kentish Oils with the seed now being safely stored & dried, ready for pressing in the coming months.  Work is already underway to sow next year’s seed, all of which is a specially selected variety, grown for Kentish Oils in East Kent. Kentish Oils rapeseed oil, which…

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Tractor Rides have re-started at Solley’s

Having opened for takeaway ice creams at the farm last month, Solley’s tractor rides are now running once again (weather dependent). Each ride can take up to 10 people who must be part of the same family bubble. £2.50 per person with under 3s free of charge. We’ll be cleaning each trailer between rides and…

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Enjoy a Biddenden Box this Bank Holiday Weekend

Biddenden’s newly launched Biddenden Bank Holiday Box includes all you need for a catch up with friends & family over the bank holiday weekend.  Available now to pre-order and dispatched nationwide in time for the bank holiday, this month’s Biddenden Box includes a bottle of Gribble Bridge Rosé, a bag of Kent Crisps and a…

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Biddenden wins Silver at WineGB Awards 2020

The results of the WineGB Awards 2020 have been announced and we are over the moon to have been awarded a Silver for our Biddenden Pinot Reserve 2015 and Bronze for our still to be released Biddenden Ortega 2018. Showcasing one of the world’s most exciting wine regions, the calibre of judges and competition partners…

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#FEELGOODFRIDAY – Free Karimix for Vodafone customers

FREE Karimix? No problem if you are fortunate enough to be a Vodafone customer as Karimix are delighted to be partnered in the VeryMe #FEELGOODFRIDAY event. This very special offer takes place on Friday 21st August commencing at 00.01am and ending at 23.59pm where customers will receive an exclusive bundle featuring TWO jars of Great Taste…

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See you at the Cathedral!

Our tap room, the cathedral, is continuing to open during our usual opening hours – 4-7pm weekdays and 10am – 6pm Saturdays where you can sit outside or takeaway. This Friday evening we will be open from 4pm till dark with at least five real ales on tap plus local Kent wines and ciders and…

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