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Get fired up and bring out the barbie

Violence erupted at the barbeque. Library image.

06 August 2017

Planning some al fresco dining? Here, Kent-based chef and Kiwi Dane Allchorne gives tips on getting the best from your barbecue, and a recipe.

Afternoon tea with a twist

One of the 'freakshakes' on offer - if you take on the challenge of eating/drinking it all in two minutes you could get it for free

03 August 2017

Scones, sandwiches, cupcakes and 'freakshakes' will be on the menu at the launch of a new luxury cafe in a shopping centre.

New bar and restaurant opens

Pier Five Bar and Kitchen, Chatham Maritime

01 August 2017

Shepherd Neame has opened a bar and restaurant with an outside terrace, overlooking a marina.


Beer and bands lined up for free festival

Rotary Club of Minster-on-Sea beer festival

01 August 2017

Rotarians have nearly 40 real ales and 15 ciders ready for their 10th free beer festival and have four four bands lined up to play.


Is this Britain's best cafe?

Nell's Cafe is in the running to be named Britain's Best Cafe. Picture: Steve Crispe

01 August 2017

Kent eateries are in the running to be named Britain’s Best Cafe.


Micropub to re-open

Drink drivers were among those called up to court. Stock picture.

31 July 2017

A popular micropub has announced it will re-open after it was forced to close when its licence was revoked.

Slice to meet you

Paddy Collier, left, and Joe Standen. Paddy Pizza has opened in the Street Food section of the Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street, Gravesend

28 July 2017

New faces at this town centre market are offering pizza that can't be topped.


A farmily fun day from Ribena

See blackcurrants for Ribena harvested at an open day

26 July 2017

A farm in Kent, which grows 100 acres of blackcurrants for the juice drink giant Ribena, is opening its gates this weekend.

New pub owners revealed

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

24 July 2017

The new owners of a popular pub and music venue previously known as The Hole in the Roof have been revealed.

New look and line-up for hops festival

Raise at glass to the hops harvest at Kent Life

24 July 2017

A popular hops festival at a Kent farming attraction is to get a new look and expand with big music acts to become a boutique festival.

Pub relaunched as haven for real ale lovers

New landlord of The Fountain of Ale Calum Darcy

21 July 2017

New landlord has big plans to transform town centre pub.


Prost! German beer festival comes to Kent

Oktoberfest is coming to Maidstone's Mote Park

20 July 2017

A 1,200 seat Bavarian beer garden is on its way to Kent so guests can enjoy a taste of Germany this summer


Catch a glimpse of the Ribena harvest

Pick your own Ribena blackcurrants at a special open day

20 July 2017

A handful of visitors will be able to see the harvest at a farm which is one of just 35 chosen to grow blackcurrants for Ribena in the UK.


Our guide to the best 45 places to eat across the county

19 July 2017

Feast your eyes on our favourite places to eat. From top-drawer tapas to belly-busting breakfasts, we've come up with this tasty list.

Starbucks opens at retail park

Peri Oakley, manager Alisha Swinny, area manager Elizabeth Bone and Adam James.

18 July 2017

Coffee giant Starbucks opens drive-thru store at retail park.


A drink with a view: seaside pubs across Kent

Enjoy a drink right by the sea at The Coastguard, St Margaret's Bay

17 July 2017

Here's our pick of seaside pubs across Kent to try, come rain or shine.


Time is called at pub renowned for its live music

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

16 July 2017

A pub renowned for its live music will call last orders for the final time at the weekend


M&S confirm Foodhall opening date

The M&S Foodhall is opening soon

13 July 2017

M&S has announced the opening date for its latest Foodhall in Kent.


Tasty treats for the family this weekend

12 July 2017

From getting the cherry best out of the weekend, to meandering through a maze family treats for the summer.

Villagers save pub from closure

Chris Porter, two famous faces from the Muppet Show who helped promote the campaign and villagers who have saved the Harrow pub in Stockbury

10 July 2017

Residents have something to drink about after clubbing together and raising more than £180,000 to buy their local watering hole.

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