April is promising to be a very exciting month at Brogdale Farm. The probable easing of lockdown measures means a good number of our tenants will be opening for business in some shape or form again. It’s no exaggeration to say we are cock a hoop!
The Courtyard is our very popular restaurant and coffee shop and we’re delighted it will be open for takeaways over the Easter weekend and again from 12th April. With attractive outdoor seating in the lovely Brogdale Farm Courtyard – it’s a lovely spot to celebrate being able to enjoy a bite to eat outdoors.
The Tiddly Pomme shop is continuing to serve its wonderful artisan ciders, local beer and wine along with home-produced juices as well as a great selection of fresh fruit and veg.
Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 5pm and Sunday 10.30am until 4.30pm.
Mad Cat Brewery –has been brewing like mad (excuse the pun) over recent weeks. It has a terrific range of beer including IPAs, bitters, lagers and stout available in both bottles and minikegs to enjoy at home. A great option while the pubs and bars remain shut.
You can order via their website for delivery to your home or collection from their brewery at Brogdale Farm.
Vicki Lord Hair – we’re so excited that this new business at Brogdale Farm will finally be able to open after April 12th. Vicki Lord is a highly respected hair stylist who has worked with some amazing clients – we’re very privileged to welcome her to Brogdale and Faversham.
You can follow Vicki on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/vickilordhair/
Shaggy dog story! Dog grooming salon Lush Puppies at Brogdale Farm will be opening from 12th April. At last our shaggy, lockdown pooches can be made all beautiful again.
Contact them fast if you need to book an appointment, as they’re going to be very busy when lockdown eases. More information here
Easter Trail for the kids
This Easter Weekend, Brogdale Collections is opening its beautiful orchards for visitors to enjoy an Easter Trail. Families can take part in a trail throughout the orchards where they can hunt down Easter egg letters hidden among the flowering fruit trees and solve the missing word quiz.
We’ve also heard a rumour that the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance throughout the weekend!
Assuming lockdown restrictions allow, the Easter Egg Trail will take place on the 2-4 April. Time slots and tickets must be booked in advance and the trail will take place over many orchards, allowing plenty of room for visiting parties to maintain a good distance.
Book your tickets here.
Courses and workshops
Brogdale will be going ahead with its schedule of rural and horticulture workshops from the middle of April. Brogdale’s selection of courses range from willow working to cider making; foraging to bee keeping and all courses will be Covid safe and compliant.
You can find more details of their updated short courses on Brogdale’s website.
The blossom is coming!
The first blossoms have started to appear at Brogdale’s orchards and if you have one of Brogdale’s Orchard Passes, the coming weeks will be a beautiful time to visit. To visit you must book a slot (free of charge) via Brogdale Collection’s website to conform with Covid 19 regulations.
If you don’t currently have a Pass – why not treat yourself and enjoy some gorgeous walks around our orchards. The money we raise from Orchard Pass sales raises important money for our charity too.
Country Practice is open for business again and able to offer its fabulous selection of holistic treatments for the body and soul. Just what we need after a very difficult few months for us all. They are busy, so it’s important to book in plenty of time. Contact details here.
After a difficult year, many of feel like we deserve a holiday of a lifetime. Take a look at Dream Yacht Charter ‘s page on our website and imagine how wonderful it would be to charter a yacht to the Mediterranean or the Caribbean and sail off into the sunset! More details here
Clarkes Gas Services continues to offer its gas repair and installation services – ensuring their visits to your home are safe and adhere to Covid regulations. Details here
Age UK Medway based at Brogdale has been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to provide care and support to older people around the region. Their services include home visits, cooked meals, help with shopping and chores, provision of information and advice and also helping with activities and fun.
If you, or someone you know, needs help, you can find more details via the link below:
We’re so delighted to have so much to say this month with plenty of news about our businesses. For more information on each of out tenants check out the directory on our website: