The 2016 Surrey Farm, Food and Drink Festival will give adults and children the opportunity to visit local farms and food and drink producers all over Surrey and taste what's grown, reared and brewed on our doorstep. Visitors can enjoy vineyard and distillery tours, farm walks, wildlife, activity days and much, much more! More soon!
11am and 3pm
The Kingfisher Farm Shop is famous for its home grown watercress, grown by the same family in the historic and pretty village of Abinger Hammer since 1854. The watercress is grown in natural spring water, which provides all the necessary nutrients without the aid of fertilisers or insecticides. Watercress is a superfood - rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Ideal for breakfast, lunch and supper! The Coe family are offering free 'wonderful watercress tours' on Saturday 27th August at 11am and 3pm - an opporunity to view the watercress beds and learn about how this lush superfood was once a major Surrey industry, travelling by train to cities and towns all over the UK. You will enjoy delicious tastings and take home some favourite watercress recipes. Sturdy shoes or boots recommended. Please call 01306 730703 to book your place.
Kingfisher Farm Shop,
11am - 2pm
Visit Pierrepont Farm for the taste of Jersey goodness. See beautiful pedigree Jersey cows enjoying the freedom of their 24 hour robotic milking parlour and taste the delicious raw milk. And why not visit the Frensham independent micro brewery, open between 10am and 4pm, producing hand crafted cask ale made from English hops and malted barley with no sugars or colourings. Delicious! The weekend also sees 'The Big Meat' BBQ and music festival. Contact 07917 641941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
The Reeds Road
10.30am - 4.30pm
Imbhams Farm is nestled within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Haslemere and is part of the beautiful Furnace Place Estate. On this special open day you will be able to see, hear and experience more about the managed landscape - arable, livestock, pasture, woodland and water. Displays and stalls will connect you with the working countryside.
You can enjoy a walk around the stunning and historic farm discovering wildlife habitats along the way - follow our flour trail and don't forget your camera! At the award winning Imbhams Farm Granary, part of the Estate's modern diversification, you'll learn about the journey from field to plate of the Estate grown grains. The granary produces top quality fresh whole grain products - everyday foods such as mueslis, porridges, stone milled bread flours and speciality mixes. Have a go at milling your own flour in the morning or join the 'muesli masterclass' with Maggie at 3pm (limited places so book in advance). There will be a guest appearance by 'Rainbow' the Mini Moo with a colouring competition, plus craft activities, Dylan's ice cream and an early evening bat walk.
Some refreshments will be available but bring your own picnic to enjoy by the wonderful lake. This fun and educational day is suitable for young and old. Parking is available and dogs on leads are welcome. Call 01428 644088 to book your 'muesli masterclass' place.
Furnace Place Estate
Silent Pool Distillers is located in the beautiful Surrey Hills and has gained a reputation for producing superb hand-crafted, artisan spirits. The signature Silent Pool gin is produced using the water from the Silent Pool and the finest local ingredients. The unique copper still, the vintage wood-fired steam boiler and the stainless steel tank all contribute towards a spirit with an exceptional and distinctive flavour. Strawberry and gin cordial, plum eau de vie and English Rose dry gin are also produced by the innovative Silent Pool team.
Silent Pool Distillers are opening up their distillery on Wednesday 31st August at 5pm for a free hour long tour with tastings. You will enjoy a tour of the buildings which back onto Silent Pool, sample a range of gins and gain a special insight into the 24 unique botanicals which give Silent Pool gin its distinct flavour. Think honey, lavender, chamomile and kafir lime... For gin lovers this is an event not to be missed!
Spaces are strictly limited so please call 01483 229136 or 01483 890810 to book your space.
Silent Pool Distillery
11am and 2pm
Tillingbourne Trout Farm is a hidden piece of heaven nestled between Guildford and Dorking. This farm tour is perfect for all ages - and you'll want to return again and again! There will be two tours, one at 11am and one at 2pm, starting with a tour of the spring fed fish 'raceways' and lakes and a chance to feed the many thousands of trout. Learn from a fly casting demonstration, a trip to the smokery and taste some of the farms delicious home-made pates. And that's not all! As you explore this nine acre site you'll find chicks and chickens, Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, geese, Texel sheep, ducklings and Reggie the rescue goat. The tours are free with a chance to purchase fishing tickets while you're there so you can catch your own tea! We can't wait for this one!
Call 07766 326020 for more details.
Tillingbourne Trout Farm
Albury Organic Vineyard is situated on the Southern slopes of the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey Hills. The 12 acres of vines are the traditional Champagne varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the vineyard produces wine of the highest quality - a rose and three sparkling wines. The vineyard is the only organic wine producer in Surrey with the wine produced using organic fruit without the use of herbicides and fungicides. Copper and sulphate is kept to a minimum and compost tea is used to improve the biology of the soil. This approach produces premium fruit and great wine.
The vineyard's award winning sparkling wine is produced using the same method as Champagne, with secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle over a minimum of two years to give the wine its fizz and special character. Two of the vineyards sparkling wines, Albury Estate Classic Cuvee and Albury Estate Blanc de Blanc won gold awards in the International Organic Wine Awards 2016 and the Classic Cuvee won silver in the Decanter awards, International Wine Competition and UKVA Competition 2016. To add to these accolades, The Independent has recently voted the Silent Pool Rose one of the top 15 Rose wines in the world!
Albury Vineyard is offering a free vineyard tour and tasting on Thursday 1st September at 3pm lasting approximately 90 minutes. You will enjoy a tour of the vineyard with owner Nick and experience tastings of the latest releases. Cold Albury wines will be for sale by the glass and bottle so why not stay and enjoy a drink on the patio overlooking the vineyard and beautiful Surrey Hills.
To book a place call 07768 863650 or email email@example.com as numbers are limited.
10am - 4pm
More details to follow! Adults and children alike will love the Wildcroft Rare Breeds farm walks to see rare breeds of pig, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Contact 01483 811199 or visit their web site www.wildcroftrarebreeds.co.uk to find out more, or check back here soon!
Clear Barn Farm