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Your Guide to a Kent Summer

Your one stop shop for inspiration of things to do, where to eat, what to cook & how to treat yourself over the summer months

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Café Special Offer!

20% OFF all breakfasts every Monday and Tuesday! Offer is valid for full breakfasts only (The Lodge, The Algar, Vegetarian and Vegan). Offer ends on 31/07/22 (terms and conditions apply).


Algar Lodge Farm Shop & Café

Self Guided Tour

Tours and Tastings running throughout the summer at Biddenden Vineyards

Biddenden Vineyards Self-Guided (no pre-booking required) and Private Guided Tours (booking required) offer the chance to learn more about Kent’s original vineyard. For just £10 per person, the Self-Guided Tour includes entry to the vineyard walk, a Self-Guided Tour booklet and a tasting flight of 3 wines of your choice. Available throughout the summer months, in line with the Vineyard Shop opening hours.

Personal guided tours will take you on a vineyard walk & winery tour, followed by tastings of 4 selected wines. Available every Wednesday-Saturday until September.


Biddenden Vineyards

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Biddenden Vineyards Launch Limited Edition Rosé Magnum

This limited edition 150cl magnum is perfect served chilled for enjoying at summer occasions shared with friends & family. Refreshingly full of flavour, fresh and crisp, with a hint of English strawberry it is the ideal pairing for a summer BBQ or picnic, and will work well with lightly spiced dishes. Also delicious simply served by the glass to accompany a light lunch or grazing board in the sunshine.


Biddenden Vineyards

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Visit Biddenden Vineyards at Kent Show

Biddenden Vineyards will be at the Kent Show this weekend with their Biddenden bars serving up their award-winning English wines, Kentish ciders & farm pressed apple juices by the glass and to take home. If you’re visiting, be sure to come and find us to enjoy a glass or two in the sunshine!


Biddenden Vineyards

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PYO Flowers on a Saturday

Our flower plot is open every Saturday, until the end of October, with an ever-changing array of seasonal flowers and foliage for you to pick. Come along and enjoy this wonderful experience with your friends and family. We sell tea and cake and will wrap your flowers to take home. Booking required.


Blooming Green

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Seasonal British Flower Bouquets and Gifts

Order a bouquet or posy with a difference; stunning, freshly picked, seasonal flowers and foliage wrapped without a scrap of plastic. Grown at Blooming Green without chemicals and with zero air miles — ‘aqua-packed’ and gift wrapped. Order via our online shop. Collection only.


Blooming Green

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Brogdale Cider Trail

Savour the summer while you sample over 50 ciders locally produced. Brogdale rolls up the barn doors to local producers of Artisan and specialist cider. Barrels of scrumptious cider and Perry only available in selected outlets will be racked and ready for visitors to sample.


Brogdale Collections

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Lavender Season is in full swing on Castle Farm!

This year Castle Farm are offering three ways to experience the Lavender Fields.. but of course if you do not wish to go right into the fields, you can enjoy the view from the Darenth Valley Footpath and just visit the farm shop. All the events require pre-booked tickets which can be booked online at where you can also find detailed event information.


Castle Farm

Chartham Vineyard

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Annual Exhibition at the Barn, Chartham Vineyard CT47EA

Opening every day from 9th July to 17th July (10.00am to 4.00pm)

Oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, ceramics

FREE ADMISSION - Refreshments available

More information


Chartham Vineyard

Event at Communigrow

Communigrow Open Day

13th August 11am-2pm

We will be hosting an open day to showcase the wide range we offer to communities, our services and some of the wonderland chemical-free food we produce. There will be fresh/seasonal produce available, amazing raffle prizes, music and activities for children. Bookings and details will be shared on Facebook soon.



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Where to find Designs on Silk this summer

The Quilters Guild with Designs on Silk are back at Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford DA4 0JA from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July. Two marquees of local crafters and traders. A separate marquee of Quilts.

Designs on Silk will be at Great Comp Summer Show, TN158QS from 13th to 14th August.


Designs on Silk

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Elite’s Summer Weekend of Music!

We’re so excited to be hosting Elite’s Summer Weekend of Music at multiple venues throughout August!

We’ll have live music from Benn Hills, Fred Clark, Amber Pflaumer, The U Turns and more. Check out our full set lists, timings and dates on our website!

Walk in to be seated outside or book a table online at


Elite Pubs

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We love cherries at Gilda Bakery!

To celebrate the wonderful cherry season in Kent come and visit our bakery and try one of our limited edition cherry products on offer. We are excited to have irresistible cruffins filled with creme patissiere topped with our own rich cherry compote and soft and perfectly chewy cherry macarons on our counter this month. Our homemade cherry jam is the perfect partner to a slice of our crusty sourdough bread. Last but not least if you like a local tipple then you have to try our sweet cherry liqueur made with local Kent cherries and perfect in a summer cocktail!


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Greensand Raspberry

Greensand Ridge London Dry Gin & Raspberry Ghost - the taste of Summer

Greensand's Gin was designed to evoke the experience of a walk through the Weald's wood and fields. Distilled with sustainability at the heart, this smooth and aromatic gin is a Kent Favourite.

The antidote to cheap and artificial tasting Rasberry Gin, this clean and crisp raspberry spirit makes a proper GnT bursting with ripe berry flavours.


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Greensand Ridge Gin Experience

A wonderful gift for the spirits enthusiast in your life, this 2.5hr experience is an in depth guide to making gin and gusts go away with their own creation.


Greensand Ridge Distillery

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A Picnic in the Garden of England

What better this summer than a sumptuous picnic in the heart of a beautiful vineyard in the Garden of England? Gusbourne’s catered picnic is better than ever with a generous hamper full of local delights and a bottle of Brut Reserve 2018 to enjoy with it. Come join us with your family and friends for an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Kent countryside.


Gusbourne Estate

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Pizza at Gusbourne

We're delighted to welcome Martino's Pizza back to Gusbourne on Saturday, 16th July and Sunday, 28th August 2022 set amongst the wildflowers of our Boot Hill Garden. You’ll be seated overlooking our vineyards with a glass of our classic Brut Reserve in hand and the choice of one of Martino's superb handmade pizzas.


Gusbourne Estate


Simply Ice Cream - The Fruity Collection £35

Tantalise your tastebuds with Simply Ice Cream’s Fruity Collection. A 6-tub assortment of their award-winning fruity ice creams and sorbets. The perfect post dinner palette refreshers! The collection includes Sublime Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon Curd, Mango, Lime & Passionfruit, Blackcurrant Sorbet and Mango Sorbet.


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Grab a Solley’s Ice Cream at the Kent Show

Solley’s Ice Cream are delighted to be returning to the Kent County Show this weekend, serving up their delicious Kentish Ice Cream with three pods across the site. Choose from a wide range of delicious flavours, including real dairy and vegan options, all made on our family farm near Ripple in Kent. Look out for Solley’s Ice Cream near the Helter Skelter, Young Farmers area and on the main avenue, not far from the Produced in Kent area.

Plus, don’t forget to share your #SolleysSelfie to be in with the chance of winning a FREE tub of Solley’s Ice Cream.


Solley's Kentish Ice Cream

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Warm Weather Calls For Cold Brew Teas!

Discover The Tea Makers of London's 100% natural award-winning Cold Brew Tea Collection. These seriously tasty teas are the perfect healthy alternative to artificial juice drinks and energy drinks.

From clean green Japanese Sencha to sensational Hibiscus Bora Bora, we have a deliciously refreshing cold brew blend for every tea lover to indulge in .Explore our most popular cold brew teas and find your favourite cold brew flavour.

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The Tea Makers - Finest Japanese Sencha!

Green tea lover? Discover The Tea Makers award-winning Japanese Sencha. This authentic loose leaf Japanese green tea has a clean green flavour and light-green infusion with sunny yellow undertones. A refreshing, grassy-sweet and delicious blend, perfect whether drunk hot or cold. Find out more by clicking the link below:


The Tea Makers of London

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Tenterden Folk Festival 2022

Thursday 29th September to Sunday 2nd October

Over 50 events across the town, many free. Performers gather for free music sessions, Morris and folk dance displays, street entertainment, concerts and may other events. The Recreation Ground will host a craft fair with music and dance. Do not miss it.


Tenterden Folk Festival