Having been introduced to the brewery by a fellow Faversham dweller, I got in touch with owner Karen to make an appointment to visit. The brewery is sited in Herne and is really quite quirky. Karen and Peter were both teachers and you can find out more about the brewery and its reason for being on the site www.goodyales.co.uk
From the site: “Goody Ales use traditional methods to produce cask conditioned and bottled English beer. We brew with the finest quality floor malted Maris Otter barley and Kentish hops. The brewing process utilises nothing more than malt, water, yeast and hops to provide you with pure Kentish beer.”
Their branding is unique and the products have the best names …
Living in Faversham, we do have a local brewery but I’ve have noticed that one of our local hostelries stock Goody Ales so we’ll just have to pop in one evening …
Karen showed me a bespoke bottle that was produced for a wedding two years ago. The bride and groom gave the bottles as wedding favours and I don’t doubt that this gift was received with great enthusiasm!
The venue at Goody Ales is available for parties and functions, including weddings. They have a large expanse of ground behind the brewery and are open to ideas – it really is a blank canvas!
If you are interested in taking a look at the site, do drop Karen an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’m sure she would be delighted to show you around.
Alternatively, you could mix a visit with a drink in the Cathedral bar – they have a “Firkin at Full Moon” event which takes place … on full moon (more details here: events page) and the opening times are on the site. Do let them know that you read about their brewery on my blog and support your local companies!
P.S. If you do book an event at the brewery, whether it is a party or a wedding, and you need a photographer, then do drop me a line email@example.com