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.