Shop News

Shop News October 2019


It may be autumn but at Benendens’ the good cheer continues with plenty to tempt the palate and the social scene.

As we let you know last month, the shop is now stocking Harvey’s best bitter and IPA and judging from the popularity of this beer amongst many of you, it is selling well. Harvey’s is produced in Lewes in a brewery which has been operational for over 225 years and is headed by Miles Jenner who many of you might have seen recently at the village hall, in his one man show ‘If I catch Alphonso Tonight’. The beer is brewed from local spring water which has percolated through the chalk of the South Downs and made with hops only from Sussex, Kent and Surrey. It’s unashamedly made with ‘locals’ in mind. However, if you are not a Harvey’s devotee, there are plenty more great local brews to choose from on the shelves, as well as ciders and great wines to stock up for those darker evenings!

As the weather turns cooler, the café will be returning to the provision of those wonderful soups which are always so popular. There will also be a choice of hot meals as well as the tempting and popular range of homemade cakes.

Tickets for the hugely popular Benenden Bonfire Night will be on sale in the shop in October. It will take place on 2nd November this year. Tickets are also available for The Harvest Lunch which takes place in the hall on Sunday, 6th October.

A future date for your diary will be the Volunteers’ Carol Singing, mulled wine and generally convivial evening which will take place in the café on 6th December at 6.30pm. You still have plenty of time to sign up as a volunteer if you fancy joining us for this fun evening!