Walk & Farm Visit

Hop Walk in East Kent

TUESDAY, 6th September - 13:00 to 17:00 BST

By the Southern Section

TUESDAY, 6th September

13:00 to 17:00 BST



Parsonage Farm
Nine Ash Lane 
ME13 9SR 


The IBD Southern Section would like to invite its members and guests to a Hop Walk in East Kent.

Learn more about how UK hops are grown, and see them being harvested, kilned, and rubbed to assess their differing characteristics. There will also be the opportunity to hear more about the International hop harvest and this year’s UK barley crop.

The Hop Walk is being held at T.G Redsell Ltd, Parsonage Farm and hosted by Antony Redsell and Russell Falconer of Steiner Hops Ltd, with assistance from Stewart Tricker of Shepherd Neame and Joe Fifield of Muntons Ltd.



Arrive: (13:00 -14:00) Buffet lunch available.

Hop Tour and Harvest: (14:00 - 15:30) Includes a visit to view new varieties of plantings, and a chance to see new Wolf picking machines and Oast House.

Discussion: (15:30 – 16:30) An informal update on European and US harvest, and UK barley crop.

Depart: (16:30 - 17:00)

Beers will be provided showcasing UK varieties throughout the afternoon.


Why You Should Attend:

  • View the 2022 hops with a talk on the International hop harvest and this year’s UK barley crop
  • Get a chance to rub and evaluate UK hop varieties
  • Meet fellow peers in the brewing industry


Transport and Accommodation:

By car: parking is available in the field across the road from the farm office.

By Rail: Faversham train station is a 5 minute taxi ride away. Trains depart from London Victoria, London St Pancras International and Cannon Street to Faversham. We might be able to provide some return transport to the station at the end of the day, but when arriving there is a well-stocked taxi rank outside the station.

Accommodation: there are a number of hotels around Faversham and Canterbury for those wishing to stop over.


Green Hops

There will be an opportunity to buy green hops which have been picked, cleaned, and packed in pokes for ease of transport.



There is no cost to the day, but it is vital that we know the numbers to organise catering and beer. Therefore, we ask that you make a booking via Eventbrite and notify us if you cannot attend. Book your place by 4th September at the latest.