Bessie’s tea time at the wonderful Brogdale Apple Festival

What a wonderful weekend Bessie has just had at the oh so British Brogdale Apple Festival.  Despite miserable weather visitors flocked in to gain an insight from experts on the amazing world of apples – it is hard to imagine so many varieties.  Orchard tours, apple tastings, miniature train rides, alpacas, wonderful craft and produce stalls, storytelling and so much more – not forgetting the judging of Festival Baker of the Year judged by the very humourous chef Raymond Blanc.

Bessie was busy all weekend as people from all over travelled to the Festival. There were locals, coach parties of people and families travelling from London, Sussex and further afield.  I think Bessie was certainly placed on the map this weekend with so many enjoying a little tea time treat sitting inside, sipping tea and eating cake.  Visitors of all ages called in to enjoy the little pop up tea room.  In addition, cakes and hot drinks were served all weekend – thank goodness I managed to source a gazebo that kept off the rain.  Nothing seems to dampen the British spirit as you will see from the photos of all those visitors who so kindly gave me permission to photograph them enjoying Bessie.    I say – well done Brogdale Farm, an amazing event and I so look forward to future Festivals.

Bessie all set up ready to welcome visitors to the Brogdale Apple Festival

Bessie ready to serve teas, coffee, hot chocolate and of course cake

A dry day on Saturday when tea could be enjoyed outside! Lovely couple take a rest

Friends make time for a relaxing and warming cuppa in Bessie

Tea time for two

Family tea time

Lovely couple enjoying tea together

It’s warm and cosy in there – a little tea time treat

Lovely chatting to these gorgeous girlies – hope to see them for a 40th birthday in January!!!

Ah, these girls were just delightful enjoying their cordial and tea

Never mind the mud – come on in for a cuppa

I promise Bessie will be in Whitstable soon ladies! Great to meet you both

No matter how many I make – it is just never enough!