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'Our unique foodie event will put hotel back on the map'

'Our unique foodie event will put hotel back on the map'

13 April 2024

Friends hope to put a hotel “back on the map” by hosting food nights in the disused restaurant with a different guest chef each month.

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‘If you don’t like dogs in pubs - this probably isn’t the place for you’

‘If you don’t like dogs in pubs - this probably isn’t the place for you’

13 April 2024

The landlord of a pub with a special menu just for dogs admits his city centre inn is “probably not the place” for punters who don’t like pooches.

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‘We’re back!’ Popular couple returning to reopen iconic pub

‘We’re back!’ Popular couple returning to reopen iconic pub

13 April 2024

A popular couple returning to run a much-loved pub have started renovating it with the help of loyal customers and plan to reopen it soon.

Wimpy fans' delight as one of chain's last Kent restaurants will reopen

Wimpy fans' delight as one of chain's last Kent restaurants will reopen

12 April 2024

One of Kent’s last Wimpy restaurants is to reopen later this year - delighting fast-food fans who feared the site would remain shut for good.

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

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

12 April 2024

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

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Is this pub the answer to our canine conundrum?

Is this pub the answer to our canine conundrum?

11 April 2024

Our reviewer went on the hunt for the best spot for Sunday lunch after a country ramble with his four-legged friend in tow.

Pub named best in Kent just six months after opening

Pub named best in Kent just six months after opening

09 April 2024

A family-run business has seen one of its pubs named the best in Kent for the third year running.

Chef assures Michelin-starred pub will stay open after hitting market for £1m

Chef assures Michelin-starred pub will stay open after hitting market for £1m

09 April 2024

A Michelin-starred chef has assured his award-winning pub will remain open after the building hit the market for more than £1 million.

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New cafe set to open at closed-off 18th century fort

New cafe set to open at closed-off 18th century fort

07 April 2024

A new cafe and welcome centre is set to become the first building to open at a closed-off 18th century fort.

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Top TV chefs heading to food and drink festival

Top TV chefs heading to food and drink festival

07 April 2024

A shopping centre’s first food and drink festival will include cookery demonstrations from top TV chefs.

Restaurant loved by rich and famous could take over ‘eyesore’ high street site

Restaurant loved by rich and famous could take over ‘eyesore’ high street site

06 April 2024

A “neglected” high street building once home to Burton and Dorothy Perkins could be transformed into celebrity favourite The Ivy.

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

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

04 April 2024

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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‘I almost got away with a free meal!’

‘I almost got away with a free meal!’

04 April 2024

The opening night of an outdoor food village proved so busy that the frazzled staff almost gave away a free katsu curry.

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New owners reveal plans for restaurant which suddenly closed

New owners reveal plans for restaurant which suddenly closed

02 April 2024

The new owners of a high street restaurant and bar have revealed plans to completely revamp it.

Kent’s best pubs for a pint revealed

Kent’s best pubs for a pint revealed

01 April 2024

Judges have crowned an array of Kent pubs for their great beer in the coveted Campaign for Real Ale awards.

Former cocktail bar will become takeaway

Former cocktail bar will become takeaway

31 March 2024

A former cocktail bar which was also a pub for many years will become a takeaway as plans are approved, despite objections from the public.

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Duo turn backs on London to open trendy new wine bar in Kent

Duo turn backs on London to open trendy new wine bar in Kent

31 March 2024

A MasterChef finalist and a culinary connoisseur who worked under Jamie Oliver have turned their back on the capital in favour of Kent.

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

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

29 March 2024

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

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‘This is some of the finest cooking happening anywhere in the county right now’

‘This is some of the finest cooking happening anywhere in the county right now’

28 March 2024

Our reviewer visited a seafront Japanese-inspired restaurant and was blown away by the quality of the food on offer.

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Pub sells for £600k - but boss is not leaving

Pub sells for £600k - but boss is not leaving

25 March 2024

A pub has been sold at auction for £600,000 after the landlord has quashed fears he will stop pouring pints

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