Jon Munn, Faversham Salvation Army - At The Heart, Faversham Guildhall

Discover Faversham Postcard Campaign

With thousands of people moving to Faversham, it’s more important than ever to make sure they are aware of and encouraged to support local businesses and attractions.  We’ve been working with a group of local organisations on a postcard campaign to promote Faversham. This comprises a pack of attractive postcards (one for each participating business) to be distributed to 1,000 new build properties along with a wider distribution to local accommodation providers and estate agents in particular.

Hopefully by working collaboratively and splitting the cost, this could be an affordable option for many local businesses to reach new residents and visitors.

Overview:

  • To raise the profile of visitor-related businesses and attractions in Faversham among residents moving into new housing developments
  • To be given out by local estate agents to house hunters and people moving to the area
  • Can also be placed in B&Bs and hotel rooms for visitors
  • Surplus postcards can be printed for sole use of participating businesses
  • Attractive postcards, each featuring a participating business themed as ‘Discover Faversham’
  • Packs of postcards delivered in colourful, branded envelopes will be hand delivered to each new build property, local estate agents and Faversham accommodation
  • There are 1,000 new properties in Faversham, with more being developed
  • We need at least eight businesses to participate for economies of scale

Timings:

  • Businesses to confirm their participation by 2nd July
  • Postcards and envelope designed by 16th July
  • Printing completed by 23rd July
  • Distribution to take place 24th July onwards as school holidays commence

Price:

  • 2,000 postcards printed, included in branded envelopes and delivered as above – £250 per business
  • To print an additional 1,000 postcards for sole use by business – £50

If you’re interested in being part of this and are a business of interest to visitors and shoppers – please email [email protected] by end of 2nd July 2021.

Fabulous photo by Jon Munn for Capture Faversham.

Papa Bianco is taking part in Faversham Fiver Fest.

STANDARD QUAY SUPPORTS FIVER FEST 2021

About Standard Quay

With its medieval warehouses and attractive businesses – Standard Quay is becoming a very popular place for people to eat, drink and shop in Faversham.

The quayside destination is just a short walk from the town’s historic Market Place down the gorgeous Abbey Street. It also boasts beautiful views across the Creek to Faversham Marshes.

Supporting Fiver Fest

Standard Quay is very keen to support the businesses located on its lovely site. It also wants to promote Faversham as a wonderful place to visit, live and shop. To this end, they have kindly lent their support to Fiver Fest Faversham.

The fabulous Fiver Fest offers you can pick up at Standard Quay include:

  • Papa Bianco’s buy one pizza and get a margarita for £5 Special deal
  • and What Now? at Baltic House’s five pound tickets to their comedy club (a tiny venue which is attracting some really big names!).

Standard Quay’s businesses

Standard Quay itself contains some very appealing businesses including a number of antiques and vintage businesses, selling everything from old Beano albums, to dining tables, to vintage tools and everything between.  Pierre & Dom has a fine selection of vintage pictures, paintings, photos and prints. Aladdin’s Cave, as its name implies, includes an eclectic collection including tea sets, vintage clothing, jewellery and more.

There are also a number of shops selling fresh produce including the Butcher of Brogdale, Herman’s Plaice Fishmongers and Salt & Spice, which as well as blending its own spice mixes, sells wonderful fresh fruit and veg.

If you need a break and fancy some breakfast, lunch or tea – then the Secret Garden Café at Standard Quay is a lovely spot to enjoy freshly prepared, locally sourced food.  If the weather is being kind, there’s a peaceful outdoor garden where you can enjoy your meal.  The café is dog-friendly too – ideal if you’re also enjoying a walk along the Creek.

Papa Bianco’s delicious, freshly prepared pizzas are an extremely popular attraction at Standard Quay where you can sit and watch the sun set over the Creek while enjoying your meal.  Both What Now? and Papa Bianco offer a lovely spot for a drink or two on the Quay too.

Easy to visit

Parking at Standard Quay is free and many visitors use it as a base to explore Faversham, as the town centre is only a ten minute walk away.  Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can hire a Surrey Bike and explore the area by pedal-power!

For more information on Standard Quay visit http://standardquay.co.uk/

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BROGDALE FARM EMBRACES FIVER FEST

Located on the outskirts of Faversham, Brogdale Farm is a hidden gem – well known amongst visitors around the country and horticulturists nationwide – but often relatively undiscovered by Faversham locals.  Hopefully all that is about to change with Brogdale Farm’s support of Fiver Fest Faversham.  With seven businesses at Brogdale running some amazing special offers – we’re sure their involvement will encourage plenty of shoppers and visitors to check out Brogdale Farm and see what it has to offer.

Home to the National Fruit Collection

Brogdale is set in a gorgeous location with hundreds of acres of orchards which are home to the National Fruit Collection – the largest collection of temperate fruits in the world – right here on Faversham’s doorstep! They have examples of every type of apple, pear, cherry, quince, medlar and Brogdale Collections is the charity based at Brogdale Farm created to enable the public to access these orchards and the Collections.  The site is home to some amazing events as well as tours of the orchards and there are also great educational facilities for children such as a Wildlife, Weather and Music Gardens and a playground too.

Did you know there’s also a cracking little miniature railway which pootles round Brogdale’s orchards and is a massive favourite amongst children of all ages!  We can’t wait for it to open again once the pandemic is over.

Great independent businesses

The Market Place at Brogdale Farm is a lovely large courtyard bathed all day in sunlight and a lovely spot to enjoy a bite to eat or pop to one of the shops.  The Courtyard is a family-run café serving delicious freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches and cream teas with plans to soon open in the evenings too. The Tiddly Pomme is the Market Place’s gorgeous shop selling a wide range of fruit-related products and gifts including local ciders, fruit juices, preserves and liqueurs.

Brogdale Farm is home to Country Practice which specialises in offering a delightful range of therapies and treatments for your emotional and physical well-being – including their very popular hot stone treatments and massages.  For even more pampering, Vicki Lord Hair has recently moved to Brogdale Farm and she offers a complete range of hair styling services.

Grow at Brogdale is known nationwide for growing and selling a terrific range of fruit trees and other plants – many grafted from the unique trees at the National Fruit Collections at Brogdale – making them very special indeed. They are currently open for appointments only.

Some terrific local food and drink producers are based at Brogdale including craft brewers Mad Cat Brewery and Kakawa who make the most delicious chocolate, caramel and fudge.

Fiver Fest Offers at Brogdale

A large group of businesses at Brogdale Farm are taking part in Fiver Fest Faversham which gives local residents the perfect excuse to come up and say hello to everybody.

Please find a summary of Brogdale Fiver Fest offers below:

  • wo Brogdale Apple or Pear Juices for £5; one Brogdale Cherry juice for £5; two chutneys or jams for £5.
  • £5.00 off any hair service.

A massive thank you to Brogdale Farm for embracing Faversham Fiver Fest this year and we hope they are well-supported by local shoppers and visitors.

Find Out More

For more information about Brogdale Farm and its businesses – take a look at their website www.brogdalefarm.co.uk

For more information on Fiver Fest Faversham and participating businesses’ offers – check out their website

Beers from Mad Cat Brewery
Market Place at Brogdale
Juices from Tiddly Pomme

Cheesemakers of Canterbury Shop

Cheesemakers of Canterbury

Cheesemakers of Canterbury, located at Dargate between Canterbury and Faversham, has been selling its delicious, award-winning, artisan cheeses at markets and through retailers for many years. 

The Cheesemakers has now added an online shop to its website so customers can browse their full range of cheeses and other products online, with the option to organise delivery or click and collect.

Shoppers can also visit their Farm Shop at Dargate Dairy on weekdays between 10am and 1pm.

For more information visit their new online shop

Cheesemakers of Canterbury
Lamberhurst Farm
Dargate
Faversham
ME13 9ES

The Dairy: 01227 751741

Email: [email protected]

Mad Cat

Mad Cat Brewery

Mat Cat Brewery, based at Brogdale Farm in Faversham, has been brewing delicious craft beers using Kentish hops for eight years. It has built up a strong reputation for creating beers with taste and flavour, offering a wide range of beers for all palates.

The brewery mostly sells to pubs and bars throughout the region. It also sells its bottled beers and minikegs direct to the public online.

Free delivery throughout Faversham.

Find more details on their website here