The 15th annual Crabble Corn Mill  Beer & Cider Festival will be taking place from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May 2017.

Friday 26th May 3 pm to 11 pm - Admission £5.00
Tickets must be pre-purchased and will NOT be available on the gate on the day. Tickets will be available on-line from 1st to 23rd May and also from:-

  • The Rack of Ale
  • The Lanes Micropub
  • The Thirsty Scarecrow
  • and Crabble Corn Mill

Saturday 27th May Midday to 11 pm - Admission £4.00
Tickets will be available on the gate on the day only

Sunday 28th May Midday to 7 pm - Admission £2.00
Tickets will be available on the gate on the day only

Further details will be published as plans for the festival are finalised.

Our offerings this year come from near and far with a selection of 60 beers from as far afield as Orkney to literally just down the road in Dover.  Some you will know and love, others are new to our Festival this year.  We hope we will have something to suit all tastes.  The same goes for our selection of 30 ciders from around the country and we hope you won't be disappointed.

Beers

Brewery Town County
Breakwater Brewery Dover Kent
Canterbury Ales Canterbury Kent
Farrier's Arms Mersham Kent
G2 Brewing Ashford Kent
Millis Brewery Dartford Kent
Ramsgate Brewery Ramsgate Kent
Westerham Brewery Westerham Kent
Fyne Ales Argyle Argyle
Ayr Brewery Ayr Ayrshire
Sonnet 43 Brewery Coxhoe Co. Durham
Conwy Brewery Woodlands Conwy
Bude Brewery Bude Cornwall
Coniston Brewing Co. Coniston Cumbria
Cumbrian Legondary Ales Ambleside Cumbria
Derwent Brewery Silloth Cumbria
Heavy Industry Brewery Henllan Denbighshire
Dancing Duck Brewery Derby Derbyshire
Exe Valley Brewery Silverton Devon
Dorset Brewery Weymouth Dorset
Palmers Brewery Bridport Dorset
1648 Brewery East Hoathly East Sussex
Brentwood Brewery Brentwood Essex
Tryst Brewery Larbert Fife
Bespoke Brewery Micheldean Glocestershire
Ballards Brewery Nyewood Hampshire
Cairngorm Brewery Aviemore Inverness
Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Kirkby Londsale Lancashire
Dow Bridge Brewery Catthorpe Leicestershire
Oldershaw Brewery Grantham Lincolnshire
Buffy's Brewery Tivetshall Norfolk
The Wolf Brewery Attleborough Norfolk
Great Yorkshire Brewery Pickering North Yorkshire
Matfen Brewery Matfen Northumbland
Flipside Brewery Colwick Nottingham
Swannay Brewery Swannay Orkney
Joule's Brewery Market Drayton Shropshire
Kelham Island Brewery Sheffield South Yorksire
Blach Hole Brewery Burton-Upon-Trent Staffordshire
Burton Bridge Brewery Burton-Upon-Trent Staffordshire
Heritage Brewing Co. Burton-Upon-Trent Staffordshire
Titanic Brewery Stoke-On-Trent Staffordshire
Green Jack Brewery Lowestoft Suffolk
Franklins Brewing Co. Rimgmer Sussex
Cullercoats Brewery Cullercoats Tyne and Wear
Firebrick Brewery Blaydon On Tyne Tyne and Wear
Saltaire Brewery Shipley West Yorkshire
Empire Brewing Slaithwaite West Yorkshire
Partners Brewery Dewsbury West Yorkshire
Rudgate Tockwith West Yorkshire

Ciders

Cidery Town County
Castle Cider Company Chiddingstone Kent
Kent Cider Company Canterbury Kent
Kingswood Cider Canterbury Kent
Green Valley Cyder Clyst St George Devon
Lyme Bay Cider Axminster Devon
Dorset Nectar Waytown Dorset
Waulkmill Cider Langholm Dunfries & Galloway
Beard & Sabre Cirencester Gloucestershire
Celtic Marshes Wyer Croft Herefordshire
Newton Court Cider Leominster Herefordshire
Nempnett Cider Nempnett Thrubwell Somerset
Hogan's Cider Alcester Warwickshire
Tutts Clump Cider Bradfield West Berkshire
Pulp Cider Hebdon Bridge West Yorkshire

 

For Your Entertainment

Guest Groups

Friday 26th

3pm to 6pm - Ade and Friends

8pm to 11pm - Shameless

Ade and Friends:

Adrian invites various fellow artists that he has met over the years at various venues to come along and play at our festivals.

Many of these friends will also be found frequenting our acoustic music nights each month.

 

Shameless:

A covers band from Kent playing a huge variety of rock, pop, alternative covers from the last four decades to the present day.

Shameless is made up of 4 experienced and professional musicians, consisting of Phil Tong on Lead Vocals and Guitar, Kevin Leppard on Drums, Mike Mills on Bass Guitar, and Keith Dugard on Lead Guitar. Playing rock covers from the past few decades to present day. This includes hits from Kings of Leon, Bad Company, Plan B, Police, Bon Jovi, Free and many more.

Saturday 27th

Noon to 5pm - The Bottles

8pm to 11 pm - Greenstone Cowboys

The Bottles:

The Bottles are: Jimmy- double bass;  Dave- drums/washboard, backing vocals and percussion; Ade- vocals, rhythm/lead guitar, harmonica, kazoo;  Jim- vocals, 6 / 12 string guitar.

Formed originally for a Crabble Corn Mill fund raiser from several bands, they enjoyed themselves so much that The Bottles became a regular line up, that has performed in pubs, clubs, festivals and charity events around the world.

Drawing from trad and modern British, Irish, Scottish and American Folk, as well as popular songs from past decades, they play an eclectic mix of music, all with an acoustic sound that will entertain without overpowering an audience.

Greenstone Cowboys:

They hail from the banks of the river Clyde on the west coast of Scotland.  They are named after the iconic stones found on Isle of Iona, where the band's first public outing took place a few years ago bring in the New Year as part of the island's Hogmanay celebrations.

Drawing on their varied musical backgrounds, Robin (singer/songwriter) and Wicked Finger (picking guitar); Kevin (folk, pub-rock and classical chello), Andy (singing and hitting things with sticks), treat well known cover songs to a hippy/country/punk makeover. The treo's repertoire ranges from early Elvis, and 60's classics, through to Punk with the occasional cheesy country song thrown in for good measure.

Tasting Notes:  Goes well with any session ale or cider. Dancing recommended.

Sunday 28th

1pm to 6pm - Easy Street Buskers

Easy Street Buskers:

Adrian Dawkins assembles a group of varied muscians to entertain us at our beer and cider festivals, usually outside.  They play a varitety of country and folk music although this invariably depends on who Ade has managed to round up on the day (or who just turns up to play).

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