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Secret Drinker's hunt for a good pub in Whitstable

Secret Drinker's hunt for a good pub in Whitstable

22 April 2022

Secret Drinker squeezes into lycra for a seaside saunter and meets an all-hands-on-deck hero.

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French food festival coming to Kent over bank holiday

French food festival coming to Kent over bank holiday

21 April 2022

A food fair celebrating Normandy cuisine - from cheese and cider to brioche and crepes - is coming to a popular park this Early May Bank Holiday.

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Award-winning restaurant set to shut down

Award-winning restaurant set to shut down

21 April 2022

An award-winning restaurant is set to close down amid Covid pressures and staff shortages.

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Queen gets her own Barbie doll for Platinum Jubilee

Queen gets her own Barbie doll for Platinum Jubilee

21 April 2022

The Queen has been given her very own Barbie doll, complete with ivory gown, tiara and Buckingham Palace box, to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

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Georgian-style bistro approved for town centre

Georgian-style bistro approved for town centre

21 April 2022

A Georgian-style cafe and wine bar has been approved despite concerns over the number of restaurants already in a town centre.

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Did the chicken wings live up to their 'clucking cushty' promise?

Did the chicken wings live up to their 'clucking cushty' promise?

21 April 2022

We review the ninth takeaway in a tiny shopping strip offering 'clucking cushty' chicken wings and shakes.

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Get hands-on at Kent’s leading crafts fair

Get hands-on at Kent’s leading crafts fair

20 April 2022

We’re giving away four tickets to the fun-filled Craft in Focus fair at Hever Castle, worth £260.

Afro-Caribbean restaurant opens in former pub

Afro-Caribbean restaurant opens in former pub

19 April 2022

A new Afro-Caribbean restaurant has opened in a former town centre pub, serving jerk chicken, curry goat and jollof rice.

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From market trader to restaurateur

From market trader to restaurateur

19 April 2022

A woman who ran a market stall with her partner selling traditional Polish dishes for four years has now opened her dream bistro in a town centre.

'They do say don't judge a book by its posh-looking cover...'

'They do say don't judge a book by its posh-looking cover...'

15 April 2022

Secret Drinker is in for a shock as he stops for a pint in this posh-looking pub - and is promptly moved on.

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Inn crowned Kent's best pub

Inn crowned Kent's best pub

14 April 2022

A pub has been named as Kent's best and is in the running for a top national award.

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Cookie fans book Airbnbs for shop opening as food shed tenants revealed

Cookie fans book Airbnbs for shop opening as food shed tenants revealed

14 April 2022

Fans of an Instagram-famous dunkable cookie business have booked Airbnbs to visit its first physical shop as the tenants of a food shed are revealed.

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'I went to Kent's best chippy but didn't get asked key question'

'I went to Kent's best chippy but didn't get asked key question'

14 April 2022

As Good Friday approaches our reporter tries the fish and chip shop in Kent voted among the best in Britain - but is it the best chippy in the county?

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Tuck into this beachfront food festival

Tuck into this beachfront food festival

09 April 2022

Sample savoury nibbles and indulgent sweet treats from more than 80 independent food and drink stands.

Secret Drinker unearths a real rural pub where tractors still trundle past the front door

Secret Drinker unearths a real rural pub where tractors still trundle past the front door

08 April 2022

Our pub spy soaks up the sun and a spot of country life as he heads into the sticks for a pint and a bite to eat.

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New Royal Mail stamps expected to be snapped up by collectors

New Royal Mail stamps expected to be snapped up by collectors

07 April 2022

Royal Mail's 10 new stamps celebrating migratory birds are set to be snapped up by collectors and nature lovers and here's where you can buy them.

Kinder Surprise recall extends to Easter kits and mini eggs

Kinder Surprise recall extends to Easter kits and mini eggs

07 April 2022

Here's the full list of Kinder chocolates you shouldn't eat as more Easter treats are recalled over possible link to salmonella outbreak.

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'Council's one-star hygiene rating was unfair - now I want top marks'

'Council's one-star hygiene rating was unfair - now I want top marks'

07 April 2022

The boss of a kebab house branded a district's least hygienic has vowed to fight for top marks after inspectors returned and gave it four stars.

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'I expected a masterclass of over-priced style over substance'

'I expected a masterclass of over-priced style over substance'

07 April 2022

Our reviewer headed to a fish and chip shop which has become a darling of the Instagram generation - but were his fears to be justified?

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Town centre venue owner blames 'scaremongering' government for closure

Town centre venue owner blames 'scaremongering' government for closure

07 April 2022

The former director of a town centre venue which shut seven months after opening has blamed a "scaremongering government" and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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