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Inside village pub after £500,000 refurb

Inside village pub after £500,000 refurb

24 February 2024

A village pub has reopened after four weeks following a £500,000 refurbishment.

‘We converted an old toilet block into a pub – now we’re expanding’

‘We converted an old toilet block into a pub – now we’re expanding’

23 February 2024

A couple who renovated a derelict toilet block into a pub has received planning permission to expand the boozer by adding a kitchen and serving food.

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‘Dating back to the Tudors, this old inn has enough beams to build an armada’

‘Dating back to the Tudors, this old inn has enough beams to build an armada’

23 February 2024

If only all pub refurbs were like this! Secret Drinker revels in 500 years of drinking history.

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Much-loved restaurant to shut after 50 years

Much-loved restaurant to shut after 50 years

22 February 2024

A family-owned restaurant known for hosting celebrities by the sea is to shut after more than 50 years.

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Mayo in a milk bottle and an £8.50 Moretti – but it’s still well worth a visit!

Mayo in a milk bottle and an £8.50 Moretti – but it’s still well worth a visit!

22 February 2024

Burgers and good solid branding make this restaurant stand out from the herd – but is it a case of style over substance? We went to find out.

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Street food brand opens second site at seafront hotspot

Street food brand opens second site at seafront hotspot

20 February 2024

The team behind a street food vendor which opened six months ago at a tourist hotspot are opening their second site.

Brewery latest to join tourist hotspot

Brewery latest to join tourist hotspot

19 February 2024

A brewery is the latest to join 10 independent businesses at a harbourside food and drink hotspot.

Two-day beer festival to be held in Cathedral grounds

Two-day beer festival to be held in Cathedral grounds

16 February 2024

A two-day beer festival is set to be held in the grounds of cash-strapped Canterbury Cathedral.

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450 years of drinking could come to an end at town centre venue

450 years of drinking could come to an end at town centre venue

16 February 2024

A former pub, turned cocktail bar could soon become a takeaway after being sold at auction

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‘Impressive, full of history and tasteful throughout! But it was just boring...’

‘Impressive, full of history and tasteful throughout! But it was just boring...’

16 February 2024

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 sun-trap beer garden at the end of a stunning canal-side walk

The sun-trap beer garden at the end of a stunning canal-side walk

15 February 2024

We took in the sights and sounds of the Kent countryside before enjoying a locally brewed pint at one of the county’s hidden gems...

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‘Faultless fine dining in the unlikeliest of places’

‘Faultless fine dining in the unlikeliest of places’

15 February 2024

It might look unassuming, but this Indian restaurant was named best in the UK for its heavenly haute cuisine.

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Top Michelin starred chef opens second restaurant in Kent

Top Michelin starred chef opens second restaurant in Kent

14 February 2024

A TV personality who was one of the first Indian chefs to receive a Michelin star has launched his second restaurant in the county.

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‘We hope our baby-friendly coffee shop will create a real buzz’

‘We hope our baby-friendly coffee shop will create a real buzz’

14 February 2024

A husband-and-wife team are hoping to offer a family-friendly “bougie” breakfast location for all the community to enjoy.

‘Village pub does not fit my vibe - I want something relatively bougie’

‘Village pub does not fit my vibe - I want something relatively bougie’

13 February 2024

A landlord is quitting his traditional village pub to focus on a high-end tapas bar offering a more ‘bougie’ dining experience.

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‘I've been behind the bar for 13 years, and now I'm finally running the place'

‘I've been behind the bar for 13 years, and now I'm finally running the place'

12 February 2024

A dad who pulled pints behind a pub’s bar for more than a decade has now taken over the seaside establishment.

'I opened a bakery - but can’t eat anything I make'

'I opened a bakery - but can’t eat anything I make'

11 February 2024

A gluten-intolerant baker who struggled to find her passion in life has finally opened her own business.

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Restaurant where people queue out of the door launches second site

Restaurant where people queue out of the door launches second site

09 February 2024

The owner of a hugely popular restaurant where diners regularly queue out of the door is preparing to launch a second site in Kent.

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The family-run pub that’s home to one Massive Legend

The family-run pub that’s home to one Massive Legend

09 February 2024

Like your own space? Secret Drinker visits a vast open-plan pub where there’s plenty of room to relax.

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Cocktails galore as 24 venues join event’s winter edition

Cocktails galore as 24 venues join event’s winter edition

08 February 2024

Drinkers have a choice of 24 venues within a mile of a town to sample cocktails in a promotion to boost the economy.

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