In the 10th century Maidstone was known as a little Saxon village, with no more than 250 people populating it! Nowadays, the town is thriving with over 113,000 living here, dozens of stores, large parks, castles and theatres. The famous River Medway runs through Maidstone leading into the Thames Estuary. Back in the 10th century if you were born on the north side of the river you’d have called yourself a Kentish Man or Maid, whereas if you were born on the south side you’d have called yourself Man or Maid of Kent. If you happen to be walking along the banks of River Medway, we would suggest popping in to see Teapot Island. Teapot Island is a local business that has been running from 2003, it holds the biggest collection of Teapots in England, over 7600!
‘Iggy’ the iguanodon (a 125 million year old dinosaur), seen on the town’s coat of arms, was found during an excavation on Queen’s Road in 1834. These can be now seen in our very own Maidstone Museum. Woolly Mammoth teeth have also been found on Maidstone High Street in 1959. With this amount of history below its feet, it’s no wonder Maidstone has attracted film and TV producers looking for stunning scenery and authentic historic buildings. Teston Bridge Country Parks and Boughton Monchelsea Place both featured in the Academy winning ‘Dunkirk’, along with Leeds Castle that was featured in ‘Henry VIII’, ‘Lady Jane’ and ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’. Maidstone is also home to many TV entertainment shows including ‘Later…with Jools Holland’, ‘Eastenders Easter Special’ and ‘Take Me Out’ – let the hog see the roast!
If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, you will definitely find something to keep you entertained in Maidstone. Mote Park is the first place you should check out – with over 30 acres to explore and a lake to enjoy water sports on, what more could want? Well we think a Hog Roast from Hog Roast Folkestone would make your day even better! If you’re more laid back then our museums, galleries and magnificent monuments should be checked out, including Bentlif Art Gallery, Maidstone Museum and Leeds Castle, sometimes known as Ladies’ Castle because so many Queens of England have lived there.
Whether your event is being held at ‘Kent Life’ (a 28 acre site, with friendly farm animals, picnic areas and a vintage tea room) or Gallagher Stadium (4,200 capacity football stadium, home of Maidstone United), we can provide our catering services to you, with our equipment and many years of experience making Hog Roast Folkestone fully reliable. Above are a list of towns that Hog Roast Folkestone cover, our team are always open to travelling further afield, so get in touch and we’ll bring our bespoke menus to you.