*** 12 Days of Feastmas *** Day 6 – Tonbridge Old Fire Station

Halfway through the competition already!

The Fire Station is becoming a bit like Finch House – seemingly everyone in Tonbridge has been there.  And deservedly so:  Richard and Sam continue to bring quality chefs to Tonbridge, art exhibitions, tasting nights and the like,  and have now installed a coffee shop with 65mm Coffee /meeting place/working hub in their lovely old building during the day. 



They have been very generous throughout the year with their time and competition prizes for Eat Around Tonbridge; they gave me my first interview, they have invited me for meals, they were enthusiastic about the Eat Around Tonbridge Jobs’ Board; they were the first people I consulted about ’12 Days of Feastmas’ and from the outset they have supported it.

So it’ll come as no great shock to you that they have offered a prize, and that is a gift box of cider and beer for Day 6 of the competition!

To win this prize which will certainly start your Christmas drinks collection off nicely, just let me know your favourite Christmas drink!  Easy – there isn’t a correct answer!

Please enter via my Facebook page, Twitter, @eat_tonbridge or in the comment box below.

Thank you Richard and Sam, and good luck EAT followers!

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  1. We enjoy a Christmas drink based on a recipe handed down through generations. We collect frozen holly leaves from the first front of winter and then use the thawed water to boil some oranges to soften. Oranges must be pricked with a fork first. No specific variety of orange needed, but we use Shamouti.

    Boil a litre of apple juice and add the oranges, cloves and cinnamon sticks – making sure the cinnamon hand-tied using dye- free twine from Eastern Europe.

    Add ‘Nip from the Hip’ Plum gin and then heat through. Serve with suitably festive glasses and drink whilst circling all the bad films you’ll forget to watch in the Radio Times.

  2. Putting myself at risk of sounding like my Gran, I do like a glass of sherry while opening presents on Christmas day…..

  3. baileys (obviously)…i call it christmas milk…is it acceptable to pour it on cereal ? definitely acceptable in a coffee..

  4. Oh its hard to choose!
    Mulled wine pre- christmas (have yet to master my own recipe though, it’s a work in progress)
    sherry before christmas dinner
    and champagne during christmas dinner
    Or my parents very own Plumsecco (their home made plum wine which just kept on fermenting!) – Becky Butterwick

  5. Can’t go wrong with a nice sweet sherry – can Christmas hurry up and get here already?! 🙂

    1. Charli – you have won! Well done! Let me know if you’re able to collect your prize from TOFS. Thanks!

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