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Fitness festival set to return to the county this summer

The LoveFit Festival will be in Kent

19 January 2018

Some 2,000 festivalgoers are expected to sample a festival with yoga in a yurt and wild swimming combined with live music, food and drink this summer.

First brewery in 80 years

James Hayward and Charlie Venner toast the opening

16 January 2018

A part of Kent without a brewery since the 1930s now has one as part of attempts to preserve the industry.


Dry January: four ways to put the fizz into your mocktails

If Dry January is becoming a struggle, try these mocktails

15 January 2018

If you're taking on Dry January, here's a taste of some mouthwatering options for non-alcoholic drinks to put the fizz in your month.

Mexican eatery to open its doors within a fortnight

Tacos Locos will be in the former Bull Inn pub in Sittingbourne High Street.

13 January 2018

An opening date for a long-awaited Mexican restaurant in Sittingbourne High Street has been revealed.


New owners sought for village pub

Adrian Oliver at the Freewheel pub, Graveney

13 January 2018

A popular pub brought back to life two years ago will close unless a new buyer comes forward.

Beer festival hunts for new home after venue calls time

Friends chat over a beer at a previous Kent Beer Festival held at Merton Farm in Canterbury

12 January 2018

Organisers of one of county's top beer festivals face race to find new home ahead of July event.


Americana music festival to come to Kent

Black Deer festival at Eridge Park in Kent

11 January 2018

A taste of all things Americana will be riding in to Kent this summer as new music festival Black Deer launches.

Pub closing for £900,000 overhaul will have new name

Earls will be closed until April

10 January 2018

The name Earls is to disappear from Maidstone's pub scene as big changes are planned.


Dancing On Ice star Candice's hot festival ticket to Kent

British Bake Off star Candice Brown, currently starring in Dancing On Ice, will be at Pub in the Park in Tunbridge Wells Picture: ITV

10 January 2018

Dancing On Ice and Bake Off star Candice Brown will be cooking up a storm at a food and drink festival in Kent this summer.

Kent's newest brewers to launch first beer

Arden Beer Co is run by two friends, Barry Watts and Gareth Arnold, who started brewing beer in their kitchen

10 January 2018

A craft beer business run by two friends launches its first brew today.


High Street bank could become Mexican eatery

Plans have been submitted to change the NatWest building into a Mexican restaurant

10 January 2018

A bank which shut as part of a nationwide closure programme could soon become a "high-end" nightspot.


Veganuary: where to try vegan foods across Kent

Tasty vegan options by Ponga Foods in Maidstone

08 January 2018

Looking for a change for the New Year? Here's six ideas for where to try tasty vegan food across Kent during Veganuary.


MasterChef's Marcus set to farm in Kent

Chef Marcus Wareing has bought a farm in Kent Picture: PA Photo/Jonathan Gregson

06 January 2018

MasterChef: The Professionals chef Marcus Wareing has found a farm in Kent to develop to help him go back to his roots.

Wetherspoons shut for five months

05 January 2018

A popular Wetherspoon pub has closed until May for refurbishment to create hotel rooms and a first floor bar.


A look back at the weirdest, wackiest fad diets in history

A number of celebrities embraced the raw food movement and credited the diet with giving them more health and vitality

04 January 2018

Remember when people had a grapefruit before every meal or went mad for the Atkins diet? KentOnline delves into diet trends of the past.

Kent's lost locals

Around 10 pubs are thought to have closed in the county

04 January 2018

As more than 20 pubs each week close in the UK, we look back at some of Kent's closed boozers. How many do you remember?


Restaurant chain wins bid to open first Kent branch

Turtle Bay's Just Jerk Platter

03 January 2018

A restaurant chain with 37 branches across the UK is set to open its first in the county - but not everyone is happy.


Dry January: Nine lessons from going alcohol-free for a month

Giving up the booze for January? Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

02 January 2018

Are you doing Dry January? It might have more impact on you than you thought.

Pub saved from closure scoops national prize

Supporters to turn The Harrow Pub into a community pub gather outside the premises.

28 December 2017

A plucky band of villagers who saved their local pub from closure have been recognised for their efforts with a national award.


Pub in the Park festival to come to Kent

Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, who is currently in BBC2's Lose Weight for Good, will bring his food and drink festival to Tunbridge Wells

27 December 2017

A food and drink festival that sold out in just 24 hours when it was held last year, is set to come to the county next summer.

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