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Kent’s best ice cream by the coast

Kent’s best ice cream by the coast

15 July 2024

A day at the seaside isn’t complete without an ice cream. Here are some of Kent’s top-rated spots to get a soft serve this summer.

Dog walkers back bid for café next to historic castle garden

Dog walkers back bid for café next to historic castle garden

13 July 2024

A modern kiosk could be built alongside a community garden, created in the ruins of a historic Tudor castle overlooking the sea.

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Top critic purrs as restaurant unleashes ‘its inner Willy Wonka’

Top critic purrs as restaurant unleashes ‘its inner Willy Wonka’

13 July 2024

A top food critic whose last trip to Kent left her unimpressed falls head over heels for a new Kent restaurant.

Danny Dyer lookalikes and the best barmaid in town at this footie fan’s paradise

Danny Dyer lookalikes and the best barmaid in town at this footie fan’s paradise

11 July 2024

Need a pub to watch a big game in? Secret Drinker might just have the answer.

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Former school boss to set up mobile coffee shop in woodland

Former school boss to set up mobile coffee shop in woodland

11 July 2024

An ex-school boss is swapping classrooms for a retro van and opening a mobile coffee shop in a community woodland.

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Rain fails to dampen spirits as festival returns

Rain fails to dampen spirits as festival returns

11 July 2024

Hundreds turned out for a celebration of around the world food, music and dance at Kent’s garden city.

‘I had lunch in a bathtub with teacups hanging from the ceiling’

‘I had lunch in a bathtub with teacups hanging from the ceiling’

11 July 2024

We visited a surprising vintage tea room that turns back the clock with its quirky decor.

Pub closes for ‘six-figure’ refurb

Pub closes for ‘six-figure’ refurb

10 July 2024

A pub has been closed by its owners as it undergoes a revamp which will see it remain shut for a number of weeks.

Double success for curry house named among Britain’s best

Double success for curry house named among Britain’s best

08 July 2024

An Indian restaurant is celebrating after being named among the country's best and seeing its chef pick up a top award at the House of Lords.

Former M&Co to be transformed into new restaurant

Former M&Co to be transformed into new restaurant

08 July 2024

A cafe-bar chain “better than Wetherspoons” hopes to set up shop in an abandoned cinema as part of rapid expansion plans.

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‘The pub was as dead as the abandoned Christmas tree outside its back door’

‘The pub was as dead as the abandoned Christmas tree outside its back door’

05 July 2024

Secret Drinker visits a pub that might have risen from the ashes, but it’s as quiet as a wake on a Saturday night

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‘Doggy afternoon tea by the lake - Bone Appétit!’

‘Doggy afternoon tea by the lake - Bone Appétit!’

04 July 2024

Our reviewer took her border terrier to try out a hotel’s new canine culinary experience — don’t worry, we review the food for “humans” too!

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Popular chain to open yet another venue next week

Popular chain to open yet another venue next week

03 July 2024

A fast-growing chain is set to open another branch in Kent.

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New food festival set for town centre

New food festival set for town centre

02 July 2024

A brand new food festival is set for a town centre – showcasing the ‘best of local restaurants and foodie experiences’.

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Ambitious transformation plan for derelict seafront pub given green light

Ambitious transformation plan for derelict seafront pub given green light

01 July 2024

Ambitious plans to transform a derelict 179-year-old pub with rooms and new eating and drinking spaces have been approved.

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Big changes to The Ivy’s plans for former Burton store

Big changes to The Ivy’s plans for former Burton store

28 June 2024

The Ivy has revealed dramatic rehashed plans in its bid to transform a former Burton into a luxury restaurant.

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Food and music festival to make debut at outdoor venue

Food and music festival to make debut at outdoor venue

28 June 2024

The pop-up food festival brings a line-up of TV chefs, live music and cookery demonstrations to venues all over the country.

Which Euros side is this pub? High hopes going in, poor performance upfront, not bad at the back?

Which Euros side is this pub? High hopes going in, poor performance upfront, not bad at the back?

28 June 2024

Secret Drinker delivers his verdict on a hyped-up country local

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Three Kent KFC branches permanently closed

Three Kent KFC branches permanently closed

27 June 2024

Three branches of KFC in the county have closed for good after the franchise holder went into administration.

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Why trendy new Kent venue is a must-visit - even if you don’t like small plates

Why trendy new Kent venue is a must-visit - even if you don’t like small plates

27 June 2024

We tried grown-up chicken nuggets and a “pork belly of dreams” at a restaurant and wine bar where a former MasterChef finalist is working wonders.

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