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Palace garden to open for picnics

Palace garden to open for picnics

27 April 2021

Buckingham Palace is to allow visitors to picnic on its lawn. Here's how you can swap your favourite picnic spot for one at the Palace this summer:

Major pub garden refurb sees seating boost from 50 to 280

Major pub garden refurb sees seating boost from 50 to 280

25 April 2021

The impressive lockdown redevelopment of a large pub garden boasting a tented cover is going down a treat with diners and drinkers.

Busy, bustling and full of banter

Busy, bustling and full of banter

23 April 2021

Looking for a pub garden with a little bit of everything? Secret Drinker found just the place.

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A tapas terrace for alfresco dining

A tapas terrace for alfresco dining

19 April 2021

A 300-acre estate with a hotel, guest rooms and events accommodation has now branched out further with an outside tapas terrace.

A new contender for best pub garden in Kent?

A new contender for best pub garden in Kent?

17 April 2021

We asked for your recommendations for the best spots for outdoor drinkers and diners – and here's some of the best picks.

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It's great to be back at the pub - but £11 for a glass of wine, REALLY!

It's great to be back at the pub - but £11 for a glass of wine, REALLY!

16 April 2021

Secret Drinker, our undercover pub spy, heads to two pub gardens to buy his first round since lockdown

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Moment brazen thief steals tips days after restaurant's opening

Moment brazen thief steals tips days after restaurant's opening

15 April 2021

A new restaurant which opened just this week has released CCTV footage after it fell victim to a cash theft.

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A breath of fresh air for pub gardens

A breath of fresh air for pub gardens

15 April 2021

It's not just well-established boozers ready to reopen - some brand new pubs and fledgling ventures are also preparing. We take a look at some.

Popular filming spot where a 'full English' is still the star

Popular filming spot where a 'full English' is still the star

15 April 2021

A roadside cafe in Kent has become equally as popular with film-makers as it is with diners, so we've taken a look at what it's starred in.

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New dive bar opens in town centre

New dive bar opens in town centre

14 April 2021

A new dive bar serving burgers, chips and beer is preparing to open this week in a town centre.

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Huge demand as pub backed by Razor opens

Huge demand as pub backed by Razor opens

13 April 2021

A pub is doing a roaring trade after being saved from the threat of demolition by a group of enthusiasts – including footballer Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock.

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Fans split over Colin's cake fate

Fans split over Colin's cake fate

06 April 2021

If you thought Brexit was a divisive topic, just wait until you see what Marks and Spencer have done to Colin the Caterpillar.

Pizza takeaway to fill empty shopping centre unit

Pizza takeaway to fill empty shopping centre unit

06 April 2021

A new takeaway is to open in a former bakery and will be offering what could be one town's largest pizza.

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Outrage over bid for late-night pizza takeaway in town square

Outrage over bid for late-night pizza takeaway in town square

05 April 2021

A bid to turn a former restaurant into a pizza takeaway operating until 2am has been blasted as 'highly inappropriate' for a historic town centre.

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Is this the best fish and chip shop in Kent?

Is this the best fish and chip shop in Kent?

02 April 2021

We asked readers for recommendations for chippies that batter the opposition. Here are the most popular in Kent - but which one gets your vote?

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Monopoly-inspired pub crawl celebrates town's best boozers

Monopoly-inspired pub crawl celebrates town's best boozers

02 April 2021

The County Town's inns and alehouses are being celebrated by a new website influenced by the iconic board game Monopoly.

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'Unique' bar to open in high street

'Unique' bar to open in high street

31 March 2021

A unique bar is set to open in the vault of an old high street bank.

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High street Costa on market but staff 'totally unaware'

High street Costa on market but staff 'totally unaware'

30 March 2021

A long-standing Costa cafe in a busy high street looks set to close down after being put up on the market.

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Aussie Spitfire hero to be honoured by pub

Aussie Spitfire hero to be honoured by pub

30 March 2021

A pub plans to honour an Australian Second World War Spitfire pilot who died when his plane crashed in fields in Kent in 1944.

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Pub to reopen with a tongue twister of a name

Pub to reopen with a tongue twister of a name

30 March 2021

A pub will reopen next month after a renovation, and comes with a new name connected to its history which could prove challenging.

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