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Festival of Food at the Kent County Show

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Sarah Twist

Written by: 15th June 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes


Showcasing the brand new food hall in the heart of the show ground

The Kent County Show runs from 7th – 9th July, at the Kent County Agricultural Society, only 30 minutes from Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat

At the Kent County Show, the food tent is an incredibly important part of the event; it helps to provide a diverse selection of stalls and has been moved to a larger and more permanent place for 2017. Ensuring that the show offers different local, national and international cuisines, so there will be something to everyone tastes. Visitors can taste and buy what’s on offer, so why not take a treat back to your holiday home at Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat and enjoy it in style?


Something for Everyone


With a huge range of stalls, there will be something for everyone to get excited about, including a range of gluten, egg and dairy free baked treats, as well as organic tea which is high in antioxidants.

Visit the Kentish Ciders, and marvel at a new range of sparkling ciders, along with fruit ciders and liqueurs from a variety of other companies. Don’t miss Rubis chocolate win, who will be showcasing their award-winning, luxurious chocolate wine, made from Spanish tempranillo red wine and blended in the UK with decadent chocolate.

Visitors can also buy a range of quirky products that are either sold only at the show or online. For example, The Garlic Farm will be travelling from the Isle of Wight, and bringing their unique Garlic Beer to sample and purchase. Also keep an eye out for the Biltong Bros, originally from South Africa, who will be showing off their delicious, traditional and home-made biltong.

Cheese lovers unite at the dedicated cheese and wine marquee, which will be hosted by Biddenden Vineyard, and housing some of Kent’s finest produce. Visit Blacks Cheese and Lymn Bank Cheese who will have up to 20 different smoked and flavoured cheeses to test your taste-buds. The French Comte Ltd will also be on hand, bringing their comte cheese from Normandie.


Produced in Kent


Visit the ‘Produced in Kent’ area of the food hall, where over 40 stalls will be showcasing Kent’s finest small producers. Taste mouth-watering cakes and savoury dishes, or visit Little Brittany for sweet and savoury crepes as a perfect treat while browsing the show. Pork & Co will be on hand to offer delicious pulled pork sandwiches, and the Gourmet Griddle will be cooking up a storm of gourmet bangers and burgers.

Wash it all down with a milkshake or a serving of Kentish ice cream from two of the county’s finest experts, Simply Ice Cream and Solleys Ice Cream.


If you’re visiting our beautiful Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat in the first week of July, don’t miss out on one of the best county shows in the country! The Kent County Show is only a 30 minute drive from our wonderful retreat, and makes for a fantastic few days out for the whole family!

Enjoy the food extravaganza!


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