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Secret Drinker at the pub that could be calling last orders for the final time

24 May 2024
Secret Drinker at the pub that could be calling last orders for the final time

It really could be time at the bar for this huge family pub that feels more like a ‘campsite clubroom’

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Secret Drinker visits the pub saved from the scrapheap

17 May 2024
Secret Drinker visits the pub saved from the scrapheap

Rescued, restored and renamed - here’s how one loving family saved a historic Kent pub

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‘Sitting in this swish pub was quite literally like watching paint dry’

10 May 2024
‘Sitting in this swish pub was quite literally like watching paint dry’

Secret Drinker has an afternoon to forget at a revamped town centre corner pub

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‘I was offered a pink Barbie Bomb, a dance or a huggle - I went with the huggle’

03 May 2024
‘I was offered a pink Barbie Bomb, a dance or a huggle - I went with the huggle’

Secret Drinker’s quiet pint gets rudely interrupted in a tucked away town centre pub

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‘The perfect village pub - and the staff are something special too’

26 April 2024
‘The perfect village pub - and the staff are something special too’

Secret Drinker pulls up a pew to revel in the hop-picking heritage of a tucked-away local

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Love the beach, beer and big mutts? This is the spot for you?

18 April 2024
Love the beach, beer and big mutts? This is the spot for you?

Secret Drinker lets his dog take the lead as they head to a seaside haven for those on two legs and four

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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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