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‘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.

‘No wonder you voted this the best pizza place in Kent'

‘No wonder you voted this the best pizza place in Kent'

08 February 2024

The pizza is incredible at this restaurant – but should you ever pay more than £10 for garlic bread?

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Most romantic places to eat in Kent named

Most romantic places to eat in Kent named

07 February 2024

A family-run restaurant and harbourside spot have been named among the best places to go for a Valentine’s Day meal in Kent.

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New Wagamama restaurant to open this spring

New Wagamama restaurant to open this spring

05 February 2024

An international pan-Asian brand has announced when it will be opening its latest Kent restaurant.

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Long-empty pub to reopen as new restaurant this year

Long-empty pub to reopen as new restaurant this year

04 February 2024

Works to transform a historic pub - which has been empty for seven years - into a cafe or restaurant will be completed this year.

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‘The mould in the pub toilet was growing so fast you could see it spreading before your eyes’

‘The mould in the pub toilet was growing so fast you could see it spreading before your eyes’

01 February 2024

Secret Drinker finds the beer – and the facilities – aren't worth the wait on his latest pub visit

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‘I have been born and bred to be landlady of this pub’

‘I have been born and bred to be landlady of this pub’

01 February 2024

From a toddler running around the bar to landlady of the boozer, a girl who grew up in a pub has taken over the reins from her parents.

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‘This used to be town’s roughest pub – but it’s such a classy venue now’

‘This used to be town’s roughest pub – but it’s such a classy venue now’

01 February 2024

When our reporter was last inside this building, the “air of menace” led to a swift exit – but his recent visit couldn’t have been more different.

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‘Shabby old Kent pub’ wins restaurant of the year at national awards

‘Shabby old Kent pub’ wins restaurant of the year at national awards

31 January 2024

A Kent restaurant has added to its many accolades by picking up the restaurant of the year title at the national Good Food Guide awards.

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‘We’re going to turn historic market into foodies’ paradise’

‘We’re going to turn historic market into foodies’ paradise’

30 January 2024

The new operators of a market have revealed their plans to transform it into a destination for food and drink lovers.

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Former CBD store taken over by Cake Box

Former CBD store taken over by Cake Box

27 January 2024

A dessert company with more than 200 stores across the country is set to open its latest egg-free cake shop in Kent.

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Club nestled in ‘thriving’ village named nation’s best for second year running

Club nestled in ‘thriving’ village named nation’s best for second year running

27 January 2024

A warm and welcoming village club with “top-notch” beer and a bumper entertainment package has been named the country’s best two years on the trot.

‘I made three silly assumptions about this pub – they were all wrong!’

‘I made three silly assumptions about this pub – they were all wrong!’

26 January 2024

Secret Drinker discovers there’s a lot more going on than it seems at this 19th Century venue

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How more than 400 Kent breweries disappeared

How more than 400 Kent breweries disappeared

25 January 2024

Kent’s brewing history is a tale of an incessant march towards just a few big names as countless independent breweries were lost.

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Just £9.60 and it tastes this good – no wonder the queues are huge

Just £9.60 and it tastes this good – no wonder the queues are huge

25 January 2024

The food looks underwhelming yet the queues at this classic seaside fish and chip shop in the summer will take your breath away.

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