Hogs Back Hop Garden Blessing 2019

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Hogs Back Brewery

Manor Farm

The Street

Tongham

GU10 1DE

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We would like to invite you and a guest to the Hop Blessing event for our new Hop Garden.

In October last year, we embarked on an ambitious plan to move the hop garden to a new site on Manor Farm increasing the acreage to 8.5 acres, which will provide almost 50% of our annual needs. With the help of Tongham TEA Club members, local workers and hop garden specialists from Herefordshire we moved 2500 hop plants, planted 4000 new plants and have erected over 5 miles of wirework. The first shoots started to appear at the end of March and so far it looks like the moved plants have taken to their new surroundings.

As is tradition when planting a new Hop Garden, the local vicar of Tongham will conduct a short blessing ceremony to wish us a successful and bountiful harvest. The blessing is normally concluded with a few celebratory drinks! Owner of the Hogs Back Brewery, Rupert Thompson, will also give a short talk outside our new on-site kiln to discuss about how the building work is going and to introduce our new mission for brewing beer with the freshest hops - 'From Field to Firkin'.

Please reserve up to two tickets for you and your guest. You will also each receive a complimentary drink upon arrival.

Itinerary
5.45pm - 6pm: Arrive and collect welcome drinks
6.15pm - 6.30pm: Walk to the Hop Garden for the introduction talk from Rupert Thompson
6.30pm - 6.45pm: Hop Blessing from, Rev. Claire Holt, St Paul's Church, Tongham
6.45pm - 7.10pm: Walk to new kiln site and introduction to 'Field to Firkin in a Furlong' project
7.10pm - 8pm: Drinks and opportunity to meet members of the Hogs Back Team


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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Brewery is located on the edge of Tongham, just off the A31 (Hogs Back) between Farnham and Aldershot.

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Free parking is available at the brewery but spaces are limited. You can park along the road outside the brewery.

By Bus: Stagecoach’s The Kite service runs regularly between Aldershot and Guildford stopping at Tongham and Ash Station which is just a short 10 minute walk from the Brewery.

Stagecoach’s No. 3 bus also runs regularly connecting Tongham with Aldershot, Yateley and Ash Vale train station

Visit https://www.stagecoachbus.com for timetables

By Train: The nearest stations to the Brewery are Aldershot (2.5 miles), Ash, (2 miles) Ash Vale and Farnham (3 miles) with the above bus routes connecting to Tongham

Visit https://www.southwesternrailway.com/ for timetables

Taxis are available from Rushmoor Taxis at 01252 333 555 or https://rushmoortaxis.com/


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Further details are available on our website at www.hogsback.co.uk/partyfaqs or contact jonathon@hogsback.co.uk

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Hogs Back Brewery

Manor Farm

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Tongham

GU10 1DE

United Kingdom

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