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Wednesday May 22 | 2019

There’s plenty to savour at

this popular food festival

Tonbridge is hosting its fourth Food and Drink Festival this weekend [May 25-26]. We preview some of those who’ll be part of this epicurean extravaganza and discover the secret ingredients of its success…


HIS coming weekend Tonbridge Castle will be transformed into a food lover’s paradise. Craft beer tents will be pitched alongside 60 specialist stalls laid out with all manner of gourmet goodies including cured meats, locally produced cheese, bread, oils, and chutneys in the grounds of the town’s historic 11th century castle. More than 30 local

brews will also be available at the Beer and Cider Festival, which runs alongside the main event which attracts around 15,000 visitors every year.

Award The two day event is being organised by the team behind Tonbridge Farmers Market, who won the Taste of Kent Award for Kent

Farmers’ Market of the Year in 2017. Spokesperson Steve Wood says: “We’re looking forward to a funpacked, tasty foodie weekend. You can relax in the popular Street Food Café, and perhaps try a taster menu from one of the many stalls selling delicious home-made hot food including English, European, Asian and New World specialities made with quality produce. We’ve also got lots of fun activities planned to

entertain the whole family including an exciting programme of cooking demonstrations from popular local chefs, food producers and local food writers.” There will also be plenty of pop-up bars and cafés to quench thirst and satisfy any hunger pangs. Proceedings kick off on Saturday morning with a raft of independent producers showcasing their specialist gastronomic fare in the castle’s historic grounds. And from 11am FAIR PLAY Stalls aplenty at Tonbridge Castle

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