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Is that Micky Flanagan at the bar?

16 February 2023
Is that Micky Flanagan at the bar?

Secret Drinker finds a backstreet boozer where the locals opt for a Guinness... with a pint of lager chaser. And there's a surprise or two to be had.

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Beer, banter and a hairy hound – but is it even a pub?

10 February 2023
Beer, banter and a hairy hound – but is it even a pub?

Secret Drinker has some burning questions to answer at a swanky venue on the Kent coast.

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Boob tubes and rock 'n' roll: It's what Friday nights are made for

03 February 2023
Boob tubes and rock 'n' roll: It's what Friday nights are made for

Secret Drinker has a night on the razz and finds a packed out pub spilling over three floors

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Winning! The reinvented pub ticking all the right boxes

27 January 2023
Winning! The reinvented pub ticking all the right boxes

Secret Drinker visits a pub with new owners that's back where it belongs - at the heart of the community

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'This is fungal growth which needs some serious attention'

20 January 2023
'This is fungal growth which needs some serious attention'

Secret Drinker isn't sold on the mould in his latest pub mission.

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The part of Kent where even the pubs are closed for Dry January

13 January 2023
The part of Kent where even the pubs are closed for Dry January

Three pubs and three closed signs - until Secret Drinker finds an open boozer bucking the local trend

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Has Secret Drinker already found his pub of 2023?

06 January 2023
Has Secret Drinker already found his pub of 2023?

There's a mystery to solve at this outstanding traditional village pub that ticks just about every box going.

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'I was offered a knock off Armani tracksuit before I could even order a pint'

23 December 2022
'I was offered a knock off Armani tracksuit before I could even order a pint'

There was Medway's answer to Del Boy and tonnes of tinsel as Secret Drinker ducked into an Irish bar.

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Secret Drinker finds the Holy Grail at historic pub

16 December 2022
Secret Drinker finds the Holy Grail at historic pub

Secret Drinker find the Holy Grail in a Kent village and finds out just how hard it is to make sure pubs not only survive but thrive.

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The pub where you get a personalised bar stool (after 12 years of boozing)

09 December 2022
The pub where you get a personalised bar stool (after 12 years of boozing)

Secret Drinker mixes with the regulars at a budget food boozer where a pint and Cowboy Burger cost under a tenner

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What's not to love? Dark beams, a real fire and an old-fashioned bar with hops

01 December 2022
What's not to love? Dark beams, a real fire and an old-fashioned bar with hops

Secret Drinker takes two bites of the same Sandwich to find 'the best pub in town'

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'I should probably be grateful I wasn’t served a completely full pint'

25 November 2022
'I should probably be grateful I wasn’t served a completely full pint'

The beer may come up short but Secret Drinker can't help raving about this slick, immaculate village pub

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Barrels of fun! A traditional, colourful boozer that's a little piece of heaven

18 November 2022
Barrels of fun! A traditional, colourful boozer that's a little piece of heaven

After two boarded-up pubs, it's third time lucky for Secret Drinker in a Kent town centre.

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'The toilets smelt of mould, the music was rubbish and everyone was wearing a coat'

11 November 2022
'The toilets smelt of mould, the music was rubbish and everyone was wearing a coat'

Secret Drinker's in the dark as he visits a freezing cold pub and admires some wonderful decor.

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Freddy Krueger pours Secret Drinker a pint

04 November 2022
Freddy Krueger pours Secret Drinker a pint

Secret Drinker gets a fright as he's served by Freddy Krueger at a formidable family pub.

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A £1m facelift 'but zero atmosphere and lacklustre clientele'

28 October 2022
A £1m facelift 'but zero atmosphere and lacklustre clientele'

Secret Drinker finds it's better out than in at one of Shepherd Neame's' flagship pubs

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Love a proper boozer? Secret Drinker calls in at a pint-supper's paradise

20 October 2022
Love a proper boozer? Secret Drinker calls in at a pint-supper's paradise

'It's a pub that oozes tradition and quality', but who had all the elephant pies?

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Secret Drinker almost rumbled by landlady at historic pub

14 October 2022
Secret Drinker almost rumbled by landlady at historic pub

With immaculate toilets and fab food, Secret Drinker discovered a 'gem of a pub' - but almost had his cover blown!

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'Is this the only truly traditional pub left in the entire town?'

07 October 2022
'Is this the only truly traditional pub left in the entire town?'

Secret Drinker heads behind the green door to find out if they really do laugh a lot.

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Pub bores, a pint for £6.30 and it's good cop, bad cop behind the bar

30 September 2022
Pub bores, a pint for £6.30 and it's good cop, bad cop behind the bar

There's beards galore as Secret Drinker calls in at a micropub that's so hip it doesn't even have a bar.

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