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She Who Bakes' tips for building a baking empire

Britt Whyatt of She Who Bakes has written her first business book

11 December 2017

Baking guru Britt Whyatt has published her first book - and it's the one she wishes she'd had when she started out in business.

Put the fizz into the festive season with eight tipple tips

Put the pizzazz into your pours this Christmas Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

10 December 2017

Keep your festive season fizzing over with these Christmas tips for your tipples.

Festive flavours with Christmas markets across Kent

Kay and Sue tuck in at Rochester Picture: Steve Crispe

05 December 2017

Get a taste of the season by heading to a Christmas market this weekend with our guide to ones across the county.

Paul Hollywood: It's a baker's life for me

Bake Off's Paul Hollywood Picture: PA Photo/Channel 4/Jude Edginton

03 December 2017

Kent-based baker Paul Hollywood talks about his early days, career and fame as a documentary about him airs on Channel 4.

Winemaker turns to gin

Chapel Down has launched Bacchus Gin

30 November 2017

A winemaker has made its first venture into the spirits market using grapes from last year’s harvest.


Winemaker raises glass to pub venture

Hush Heath Estate produces a range of wines at its winery near Staplehurst

27 November 2017

A winery is increasing its activity in the pub market after signing a deal with the largest bar company in the UK.

The bright lights beckon: Christmas shopping to treasure

Rita Ora switched on the Oxford Street Christmas lights this year with stars including Kent's Matt Terry Picture: David Parry/PA

27 November 2017

Make a day of your Christmas shopping and kick start your festive memories with a trip to London’s Oxford Street, just a train ride away.


Christmas markets across Kent set their stall out

Christmas markets

25 November 2017

The taste of Christmas comes to the county this weekend with the first of the season's festive markets.


Festival featuring more than 100 gins to come to Kent

There will be gin to suit everyone's taste

20 November 2017

A huge gin festival, featuring exclusive examples to exotic flavours and craft gins, will be staged in Kent for the first time.


Use your loaf to make a Paddington treat

Paddington 2

19 November 2017

To celebrate Paddington 2 hitting our cinemas, here's how to make a Marmalade Loaf Cake the loveable bear would approve of.

Dinner party food through the decades

Mais oui Rodney: Vol-au-vents were considered the very height of sophistication in the Eighties

18 November 2017

From vol-au-vents to baked alaska: The most iconic one-decade-wonders and dishes that have stood the test of time.

Try before you buy when it comes to turkey this weekend

Roast Christmas turkey

15 November 2017

From tasting traditional turkey to all your Christmas goodies under one roof, one farm fayre this weekend has it all.

Domino's aiming to deliver new store

A Domino's sign. Credit: Domino's Pizza Group Ltd.

13 November 2017

A new takeaway branch could be coming to a street near you, if Domino's have their way.


Great bakes are talk of Towns

Simon and Victoria Town have opened a cake and coffee shop

13 November 2017

Local couple turn home business into successful cake shop.


Inside new Creams Cafe

02 November 2017

A couple have opened their third dessert parlour in the county.

Nine of the best places to get your just desserts

Got a sweet tooth?

01 November 2017

Ice cream isn't just for summer: here's nine of the best places to pick puddings and down desserts across Kent.

Sadness as popular bar and restaurant closes

Googies Art Cafe in Folkestone is closing

31 October 2017

Shock and sadness after an award-winning Kent restaurant and bar announces it will be closing this weekend.


Land deal for brewery plans

The planned Chapel Down brewery

31 October 2017

Wine and beer maker Chapel Down has completed the purchase of a 1.6 acre site where it plans to build its first brewery.


Restaurant will reopen after major changes

Work is underway behind the whitewashed windows of the closed Buddha Belly restaurant

30 October 2017

A town centre buffet restaurant is undergoing a complete overhaul before reopening.


Scathing Wetherspoons review prompts social media storm

Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate is the UK's largest Wetherspoons pub

29 October 2017

A scathing review of the UK's largest Wetherspoons has prompted a social media storm.

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