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Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival

5 September 2013 - 15 September 2013

Once more the residents of Brighton & Hove are putting on a food and drink spectacular for locals and visitors alike this September. With some of England's finest beers, wines and ciders on its doorstep, not to mention some of the most creative chefs this side of the world, this is a must for any food and drink lover.

I've got my eye on the Harveys Beer & Foraging Dinner, the evening or Regency Wine & Cheese with Mr Butler and Mr Deaves, to kick it all off, the Bitter & Twisted local beer and cider evening, and to finish proceedings – of course – the Brighton Beer & Cider Festival.

Brogdale Farm

Brogdale Farm plays host to the gem that is the National Fruit Collection. Within an hour or so of London you can visit the world's largest collection of fruit trees and plants.

Open daily throughout the summer, take advantage of daily guided tours, lasting about an hour. Or visit during the week in the winter. On the guided tours, your guide will pluck the latest apple, cherry or plum off the tree for you to try.

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Public Transport within 5 miles

Kingston Food Festival

3 August 2013 - 11 August 2013

Local drinks old and new add a dose of liquid style to this year’s Kingston Food Festival as it heads into its final weekend.

Along with organic – and award-winning – stalwarts Sedlescombe Vineyard, I can vouch for the tasty brews from new Guildford-based nano-brewery, The Little Beer Corporation, There’s also traditional cider crafted from from East Kent cider apples from the Battle crew, and a delectable range of Blackwood spirits from the ever innovative Sarah at Lurgashall winery. 

Blossomtime in Putley

4 May 2013 - 5 May 2013

As the blossom emerges on the trees, so last year's cider gets ready for release, and there's no better place to try it then at The Big Apple's annual Blossomtime Festival. Located in the orchard heaven that is Much Marcle, near Hereford and Ledbury, there's talks, walks and plenty to taste and sip.

Waulkmill Cider

Waulkmill Cider, sat in luscious countryside between Langholm and Eskdalemuir, prides itself on being a truly Scottish enterprise, producing cider that is grown, picked and fermented in Dumfries and Galloway. They produce still cider, apple juice, and most recently cider vinegar, all from several Scottish apple varieties blended with local crab apples and traditional cider apples.

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