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Beer seller aims to raise £350k

The BottleShop store in the Goods Shed in Canterbury

24 May 2017

A beer importer and distributor founded in Kent is looking for investors to help it ship better craft beers from America.

A fourth helping for food and drink festival

Alex Little with strawberries

24 May 2017

Live music, boats and fun on the water mix with foodie treats at the fourth annual Chatham Maritime Food and Drink Festival.

Food festivities with a castle backdrop

The Tonbridge Food and drink festival has a castle backdrop. Bethan Davies and Maddie Cummins from Hush Heath Picture: Matthew Walker

23 May 2017

An annual food and drink festival with more than 50 stalls of fare from Kent and beyond, will be held with a castle backdrop this weekend.

Hidden gem bistro in Brompton

Cool Beans Bistro is in Brompton High Street.

22 May 2017

Cool Beans Bistro in Brompton High Street, is well worth a visit

The town with tales of smugglers, eateries and one-off shops

The Kino cinema at Rye

21 May 2017

Panoramic views, one-off shops and tales of smugglers and highwaymen: here's our guide to Rye, the town that rises out of the Romney Marsh.

Creams to open in town

Creams cafe is coming to Sittingbourne.

20 May 2017

People with a sweet tooth are in for a treat when the popular ice cream parlour Creams opens its doors.


New pub on track at old Railway

Wetherspoons will reopen The Railway in Rainham. Picture: Andy Payton.

19 May 2017

A new Wetherspoon pub will create more than 40 jobs.


Two new restaurants arrive in city centre

Bill's Restaurant will open its doors on Monday

17 May 2017

Two new restaurants are set to open at a busy city centre - adding to its growing culinary reputation.


Fine choice of goods at new market

Rochester High Street

14 May 2017

The first market in a historic High Street for hundreds of years will launched at the weekend, selling artisan, vintage collectables and fine foods.


Sushi restaurant to open in city

Yo! Sushi will open in Canterbury

13 May 2017

A national sushi chain will open in a Kent city, it has been announced.


Wetherspoons to open in disused pub

Wetherspoons will reopen The Railway in Rainham. Picture: Andy Payton.

11 May 2017

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon has been given the go ahead to reopen a disused pub.


Tasty fare will be on offer at two-day food fayre

Katie Vipond and Claire Highfield from Kentish Pip at the Sandwich Food Fayre

09 May 2017

Foodie treats and the latest tasty titbits will be on offer with more than 50 food and drink stalls at an annual food fayre this weekend.

Tea room wonderland opens in Kent

Nathan and Kate Rivers at the Alice in Wonderland themed tea room in William Street, Herne Bay. Picture: Chris Davey

04 May 2017

An Alice in Wonderland themed tea room has attracted global interest and is now open at a seafront town.


French vineyard launch defies English weather

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger ready to plant the first vines at Domaine Evremond in Chilham

03 May 2017

The president of one of France’s longest-established champagne families braved the rain to break ground on his first vineyard in Kent.


Striking harbour restaurant plan revealed

A restaurant and bar specialising in local produce will be built on the South Quay in Whitstable Harbour

27 April 2017

Eye-catching plans for a new restaurant and bar in a harbour have been unveiled.

Take a light lunch with low-calorie Prosecco

Light Prosecco has been launched at the Gatehouse in Tonbridge

24 April 2017

Drink up! Now there's a "light" Prosecco on offer at a Kent pub.


Next course is cheese – and gin

Julie Small and Laura Porter at Topes Restaurant in Rochester High Street

21 April 2017

The owners of a popular high street restaurant hope to open a delicatessen a few doors away.

New coffee shop opens

The team behind the brand new Rumour coffee shop in Sheerness High Street.

19 April 2017

A brand new coffee house has opened its doors, sporting a vintage industrial theme.


Former nightclub will become restaurant

The Front shut last year

16 April 2017

Plans to transform a former seafront nightspot into a restaurant have been approved.

CAMRA announces west Kent's best pubs

Take a look at this guide to micro pubs which you can get to by train. Picture: John Humphreys

16 April 2017

The Campaign for Real Ale has announced its list of the best pubs in west Kent.

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