We're rather proud of our hop garden (in case you hadn't noticed!) and we want to share our love of hops with as many people as possible. That's why we're opening up the hop garden to the public on Friday 19th August from 6pm - 8pm.
At this year's Hop Garden Open Evening, you can get up close and personal with the hops and see them in all their glory - the cones should be fully formed and almost ready to harvest.
Join one of the team to learn about the rich history of hop growing in the Farnham area and why Surrey used to be the pre-eminent hop growing county.
Understand why we built our own hop garden, just yards from the Brewhouse, and how we look after our hops.
Discover the different hop varieties, each with their unique character, we grow and which of our beers they feature in.
Learn the important difference between a male and female hop plant!
"Rub a hop" to release the all-important hop oils and much more.
The team will be on hand to show you round and give a free 30-minute talk in the hop garden itself. There will be Matthew - our Hop Estate Manager and all-round hop guru, Rupert - Hogs Back Brewery owner and self-confessed hop enthusiast as well as our tour guides.
Reserve your free place now and on the evening, turn up anytime between 6pm and 8pm to join one of the team in the garden.
We'll be offering a free sample of Tongham TEA (brewed with the Fuggles hops that you will see in the hop garden!) or homemade hop lemonade when you check in, as well as samples of some of the other beers in our range. But we hope you will stay on after the talk and make an evening of it. There will be plenty of fresh beer on tap and Chef Ben will have the BBQ sizzling and fresh pizzas baking. What better place to enjoy these than from the beer garden, which overlooks the hop garden!
Families welcome. We regret dogs are not allowed in the hop garden, but are more than welcome in the Brewery Tap and Beer Garden.
The ground in the hop garden can be a uneven, so please wear appropriate footwear. You will need to walk through a mild disinfectant “boot bath” as a biosecurity measure before you go into the hop garden.