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Forthcoming events

Each month Goody Ales open up the brewery for our Firkins at Full Moon event with at least five fresh beers on the bar. Each month offers a different theme and has included film screenings, Morris dancers, folk music and award celebrations. Please keep checking the website for details or our Firkins at Full Moon events and our other ventures further afield. If you would like to be on our mailing list for reminders of Firkins at Full Moon events, please send your email address to

Firkins at Full Moon Events and More : 2016

Date of event Date of full moon Event Time of event
22nd January
Sunday 24th January
Burns Night theme, serving GoodNess, a special Burns Brew.
BBQ - fresh local produce and Haggis!
Live acoustic music.
From 6pm
7.30pm on Sunday 7th February 2016 Quiz night! The cost is £5 per person to join and the winning team will receive half and half will go to a charity of their choice from the list. There will be a light buffet of cheese and biscuits.
To book tickets you can come to the brewery, or phone 01227 361 555, or email.
See poster for details
21st February
Monday 22nd February
February Fun! Midday until 6.00pm
Saturday 27th February Brewery tour at 2pm. Booking essential.
Our tour package comprises of an explanation of the brewing process with questions and answers, a walk into our micro hop garden (although the hops have now been harvested) and a guided tastings of a selection of our beers. The price of the tour is £15 per head which includes beer to drink throughout the tour, a bottle of Goody Ales beer of your choice and a Goody Ales glass to take away. Time allocation is two hours. Snacks will be available for purchase on the day.
23rd March
Wednesday 23rd March
Easter Parade
staring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.
22nd April
Friday 22nd April
The Thames Delta R&B Memorial Society will be playing acoustic blues. 6.00–10.00pm
21st May
Saturday 21st May
Details to follow... Evening
17th June
Monday 20th June
The amazing Jayne Snow, singer songwriter, is back at the cathedral with her guitar performing in her eclectic musical style. Free entry. Camping available. 6.00pm
16th July
17th July

Tuesday 19th July
This months Firkins at Full Moon is a Morris Dancing special, with dancers from far and wide! It will be held over the weekend. Come for all of it, camping available, or just some of it. Saturday evening and Sunday morning
19th August
Thursday 18th August
A collection of classic and modern hits from live guitarist and singer, Peter Horne. Camping available. 6.00–10.00pm
16th September
Friday 16th September
Whitstable Sea Shanty Singers From 6pm
Saturday 8th October The East Kent Green Hop Brewery Tour
Tickets are available at £12 per person from, shortly, or from the brewery during our opening hours 4–7pm weekdays and 10am–6pm Saturdays, or by phone. We will have a BBQ and live performances throughout the day, including the Dead Horse Morris dancers, Old Lone Gin Band and the Thames Delta R&B Memorial Society, plus more!
14th October
Sunday 16th October
Whitsend – an amazing local folk duet, Holly on accordion and Paul on the banjo  
12th November
Monday 14th November
Wrap up warm!  
16th December
Wednesday 14th December
Our last 2016 Firkins at Full Moon will be carol singing and the Hoodeners are joining us.  
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TBC - to be confirmed

Take a look at some past events...

Firkins at Full Moon Events and More 2015
Gunpowder, Treason and Hops: Thursday 6th November 2014
Firkins at Full Moon: Sunday 10th August 2014
Firkins at Full Moon: Friday 13th June 2014 and Medieval Weekend
Firkins at Full Moon: Saturday 15th February 2014
Taste of Kent Awards: Thursday 16th January 2014
Open evening and celebration: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Firkins and Film at Full Moon
Harvest Festival Service at Canterbury Cathedral
The Kent County Show

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