There is a technique to the Fayre. Start at one end and work your way to the far end, checking out all the stands as you go. This is essential as there is no way you could take advantage of all the food on offer, unless you fancy being rolled out of the park as the gates close behind you!
I had a half pint of the Darkstar Hophead, a light golden ale which claimed to have elderflower overtones which really intrigued me. It was delicious, light and refreshing and, as someone who doesn't normally enjoy ale, for me it was quite an eye opener!
What you can't see is that this is less than a third of the speciality ales and ciders on offer. To the left of the picture there was the true Green Hop tent; three tiers of barrels stretching the length of the marquee; there must have been about 30 different varieties in total and a board filled with options to choose from. This was also where the bar scrummage was occurring though and being short I tend to try to avoid those!
The second I saw this stand though I was sold.
Luckily the Buskers stage was there to entertain us as we kept eating.
I think I have found the next sweet trend - flavoured marshmallows!
Lounge on the Farm, the local (huge) summer music festival and who used to run one of my favourite restaurants, The Farmhouse, which has since sadly closed.