Tuesday 4 October 2016

This is the stuff of legends: The Farnham Whitebine

The astonishing resurgence of Farnham hops continues: they're even on the telly now.

Countryfile Anita Rani present visited the hop growers in the Farnham area (yes, both of them), starting with Bill Biddell in Puttenham, and then moving on to see Rupert Thompson in Tongham

As one of Britain's foremost Farnham Whitebine historians, I was delighted to see the hop described as "the stuff of legends", and the presenter seemed quite taken with the hop and the beer made with it.

You can watch the programme here, the hops are at 2, 40 and 55 minutes.


  1. The second segment on hops is at 40 minutes, rather than 45 minutes...

  2. Ooooops, thanks I'll edit the post.