Beer & Berries and Open Garden

12:00pm-5:00pm, 7 July 2018


Beer & Berries at Hospitalfield is one of the highlights of our 2018 Summer Festival. This free event will be hosted in the courtyard of Hospitalfield House on Saturday 7 July, between 12 and 5pm, and is an opportunity for visitors to meet a selection of producers and suppliers of the best beer and berries in Scotland found here in Angus and Tayside. Visitors will be able to purchase and sample some delicious local produce. Stallholders include:

  • East Seaton Farm
  • Park Brew 
  • Fresh Food Express
  • Braw Berries 
  • Balhungie Farm
  • Appley Ever After
  • Redcastle Brewery
  • Sacred Grounds
  • Isabella’s Preserves
  • P.J. Stirling Farm
  • Bouvrage
  • Angus Oven
  • Clem Mackercher

There are still a few stalls available for local suppliers, so please do get in touch using the details below if you would like to be included.

We will also be launching a jam making competition in association with Adam Newth of The Tayberry and Mackays Preserves as well as a programme of talks and activities.

Jam Competition: We are delighted to launch a competition to celebrate the best local jam makers in the area! Mackays Preserves have offered a wonderful prize: the winner gets treated to an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of the Mackays HQ in Arbroath – get to know the secrets of their success and pick up some tips from some  local experts

Please complete one Beer & Berries Jam Competition Form for each jam entry. Please leave your jam jars unlabelled, as we will number them to ensure the competition remains anonymous. Please drop off your jam entries to Hospitalfield House, Westway, Arbroath, DD11 2NH. The deadline for submission is Thursday 5 July 5pm. Upon delivery, the receipt at the bottom of this form will be filled out and returned to you.

The entry requirements are as follows:

  • This is a competition for small scale home producers
  • Jams should include berries of some variety – no maramalades or curds please

We look forward to tasting them!


Beer & Berries has been planned to coincide with our Open Garden Day organised with Scotland’s Gardens scheme – enter into the special Walled Gardens at Hospitalfield, between 12 and 4pm, and meet the garden staff and volunteers. A donation of £4 per adult is requested for entry into the Walled Gardens.

Beer & Berries is a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastically rich food and drink culture we are so fortunate to have across Angus and Tayside.

We hope that you will be able to come along and enjoy beer, berries and beautiful gardens at Hospitalfield –  no need to book, just come along.

For further details please contact Scott Byrne, General Manager at Hospitalfield at or call 01241 656124


This year the Jam Competition is kindly sponsored by Mackay’s Preserves.

Get in touch if you would like to enter your jam!


Once again you have the opportunity to bring all your gardening quandaries to our expert panel.

The panel will be confirmed in late June.

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