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Visit to the Marden Village beer festival

October 25, 2019 all-day
Marden Village

This is a rare chance to visit a genuine Kentish village beer festival which can relatively easily be accessed by public transport.  
Given that the festival doesn’t open until 5pm, we will also take the chance to visit two of the local hostelries first.   Here’s the plan.

We will be taking the 12.23 train from Bromley South to Sevenoaks, and from there the 13.13 service to Marden, arriving at Marden at 13.34.

Our first port of call (at about 13.45) will be The West End Tavern, an 18th century grade II listed building close to the station.  Two real ales normally available.

From there we will move on to The Unicorn – a traditional village local which serves food throughout the afternoon.    Three real ales are normally available.   We are aiming at arrive at about 15.15.

We then plan to arrive at the festival shortly after it opens at 17.00.   The venue is Marden Village Club  which is only about 100 yards from the Unicorn.    Best of all, it’s an easy walk (6/7 minutes) back to the station.   The last train which involves just a single change (at Sevenoaks) to get back to Bromley South leaves at 22.24.   There’s also a train at 22.54, but an additional change at Tonbridge is needed.