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The Brewery Stage - Court Street


The line up for this year is complete and will be announced very soon! We also have Brewery Tours available over the Hop Festival weekend: click here to find out more and book a tour.


For more information about the other events in the Brewery click here. This includes information on the Home of the Hop and Shire Horses.





We will be serving the following beers and cider at the Brewery Bar located by the Brewery Stage at Court Street





From Shepherd Neame's No. 18 Yard comes this year's Hop Festival Ale, straight from bine to beer. Instead of the usual dried hops, the beer uses fresh, or ‘green’ Kentish hops within 12 hours of being picked. Freshly picked green hops impart a distinctly different character, creating a beer with a truly unique, malted sweet flavour and zesty aroma.



Master Brew is brewed using only the finest Kentish barley and hops and is Shepherd Neame's flagship beer in the brewery's Kentish heartland.


The "Local Hero" is a distinctive, mid-brown bitter ale, with all the hoppy aroma you would expect of a beer brewed in the heart of the hop country. Find out more about this well-balanced traditional ale here. 



2015 marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and 25 years since Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale was first brewed to commemorate The Few. A well-balanced, light golden ale, Spitfire Gold is a befitting way to honour these heroes and a Great British icon.


Discover more about this permanent addition to the Spitfire range here


LATE RED, 4.5%

Late Red Autumn Splendour Ale has been triple-hopped to create a full-flavoured treat for beer lovers.


The finest pale ale malt and gently-kilned crystal malt is brewed with Cascade and East Kent Goldings to create a hoppy flavour, double enhanced with the late copper addition of East Kent Goldings and Cascades added to the cask for racking. Find out more about this seasonal ale here.




Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager is a contemporary lager featuring an intricate taste profile, distinguished by its unique hop character. Gaining its name from the golden hue of the beer, it offers an enhanced drinking experience through the floral aroma, paired with buttery biscuit base notes, while avoiding the bitter aftertaste common with hoppy beers.


Find out more about this refreshing lager here. 




Orchard View is a collaboration between Britain’s oldest brewer and oldest family-owned cidermaker, Aspall, whose expert craftsmanship has been refined over centuries and handed down through generations.


Orchard View Apple Cider is suitable for vegans and gluten free. Find out more here




 See you in September 2018! 

Faversham Hop Festival is pleasedand proud to support a responsible drinking policy - please see for more important details - enjoy the day, don't spoil the day ... 


Court St Brewery Stage