When you come to us for your New Year’s break, make sure you try out some of the best beers Kent has to offer.
Kent has long been known for its beer due to its proximity to the hop farms that once dominated it landscape. A lot of the hops are now imported from the US, but there are still some Kentish hop farms and breweries that use them.
Old Dairy Brewery
This beer’s provenance is well known of as far afield as London! Old Dairy Brewery is based very nearby to us in Tenterden and is an award-winning beer, brewed locally.
The brewery is a microbrewery with a small range of dairy-themed regular beers, Red Top, Blue Top and Gold Top.
You can visit the brewery which consists of two WWII Nissen huts which were once used as food stores due to its position by the steam railway next door.
This is one of Kent’s most famous breweries and supplies beer across the UK. You may have tried its Bishop’s Finger beer or Spitfire. It also brews the Whitstable range.
It is the UK’s oldest brewer and is based in Faversham in Kent.
If you make it down for the Whitstable Oyster Festival then you may have been lucky enough to sample a few of these ales. It is owned by the Whitstable Oyster Company and if you don’t manage to get down to Whitstable to try the beer then head to one of the pubs owned by the brewery, dotted around Kent.