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‘Is the best pub in town really this Wetherspoon?’

12 April 2024
‘Is the best pub in town really this Wetherspoon?’

Is Spoons getting everything right or is the town centre competition just a bit naff? Secret Drinker finds out.

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‘A house of paradise or a council house with a big shed on the side?’

04 April 2024
‘A house of paradise or a council house with a big shed on the side?’

Don’t believe everything you read! Secret Drinker heads to a town centre sports bar that isn’t all it says it is.

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‘Why we fell in love with this unpretentious backstreet boozer’

29 March 2024
‘Why we fell in love with this unpretentious backstreet boozer’

Secret Drinker heads to a hidden away town centre pub for beer and banter with the boys

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‘I had no clue what lay behind the solid grey doors – and still left confused’

22 March 2024
‘I had no clue what lay behind the solid grey doors – and still left confused’

Secret Drinker takes a step into the unknown in the middle of a Kent village

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‘Madness in my decision to visit this deceptive boozer’

15 March 2024
‘Madness in my decision to visit this deceptive boozer’

The Secret Drinker found a popular watering hole this week which allowed his companion to go full-on naturist.

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VIP smoking areas, flock wallpaper and doggy menus: Is this the pub of the future?

07 March 2024
VIP smoking areas, flock wallpaper and doggy menus: Is this the pub of the future?

Secret Drinker checks out a pub revamp where no expense has been spared

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‘The bar had a good vibe until a Dom Joly wannabe started hollering’

01 March 2024
‘The bar had a good vibe until a Dom Joly wannabe started hollering’

Secret Drinker chills in a boutique hotel bar with three mysterious Moretti drinkers and one extra loud punter

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‘Dating back to the Tudors, this old inn has enough beams to build an armada’

23 February 2024
‘Dating back to the Tudors, this old inn has enough beams to build an armada’

If only all pub refurbs were like this! Secret Drinker revels in 500 years of drinking history.

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‘Impressive, full of history and tasteful throughout! But it was just boring...’

16 February 2024
‘Impressive, full of history and tasteful throughout! But it was just boring...’

It all falls a bit flat for Secret Drinker as he heads to a pub in the city with stacks of rave reviews

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The family-run pub that’s home to one Massive Legend

09 February 2024
The family-run pub that’s home to one Massive Legend

Like your own space? Secret Drinker visits a vast open-plan pub where there’s plenty of room to relax.

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‘The mould in the pub toilet was growing so fast you could see it spreading before your eyes’

01 February 2024
‘The mould in the pub toilet was growing so fast you could see it spreading before your eyes’

Secret Drinker finds the beer – and the facilities – aren't worth the wait on his latest pub visit

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‘I made three silly assumptions about this pub – they were all wrong!’

26 January 2024
‘I made three silly assumptions about this pub – they were all wrong!’

Secret Drinker discovers there’s a lot more going on than it seems at this 19th Century venue

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‘An off-grid pub with no wi-fi, no hot drinks, no TV and an outside bog’

19 January 2024
‘An off-grid pub with no wi-fi, no hot drinks, no TV and an outside bog’

Secret Drinker heads into the frozen Kent marshes to visit a real ale pub as rough and ready as they come

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The pub was serving ‘5% hangover-free lager’ so I just had to try it

12 January 2024
The pub was serving ‘5% hangover-free lager’ so I just had to try it

Perfect for a lunchtime pint, Secret Drinker finds a town centre pub with plenty of tradition – and a new line in beer

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‘Does downing a vegan beer in the pub mean I’m doing Veganuary?’

05 January 2024
‘Does downing a vegan beer in the pub mean I’m doing Veganuary?’

Secret Drinker is back on the sauce already at a great British pub with staff from every corner of the globe

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‘Bizarre in the extreme and the quirkiest boozer I’ve ever visited’

22 December 2023
‘Bizarre in the extreme and the quirkiest boozer I’ve ever visited’

Secret Drinker reveals his votes for Pub of the Year in the Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards

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Here’s food for thought - a pub that puts drinkers first!

15 December 2023
Here’s food for thought - a pub that puts drinkers first!

Secret Drinker visits a pub bucking the trend by putting its drinkers before diners

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A sublime seaside pub where you park on the pebbles

08 December 2023
A sublime seaside pub where you park on the pebbles

The pub was having a paintjob, but nothing could knock the gloss off Secret’s Drinker’s lunch at a shabby chic seaside haven

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‘I love it when a plan comes together’

01 December 2023
‘I love it when a plan comes together’

Secret Drinker joins the A-Team at a pub that’s ditched being posh and pricey.

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‘I’d like to be able to say this isn’t the most depressing pub ever’

24 November 2023
‘I’d like to be able to say this isn’t the most depressing pub ever’

It’s not a Saturday night to savour as Secret Drinker joins the line-up in ‘God’s waiting room’

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