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13 of Kent's best pub gardens

13 of Kent's best pub gardens

With this bank holiday weekend set to be one of hottest yet, what could be more appealing than an ice-cold beer under the sun?

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Undrinkable beer and a frolicking Pomeranian! Secret Drinker is back

Undrinkable beer and a frolicking Pomeranian! Secret Drinker is back

Our undercover pub reporter finds that when it never rains, it pours as he calls into the bar at a Kent hotel

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Boozer named Kent Pub of the Year

Boozer named Kent Pub of the Year

A micropub has been named Kent's Pub of the Year in a contest which included anonymous judging.

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Global coffee chain eyeing up old shoe shop

Global coffee chain eyeing up old shoe shop

A coffee chain is hoping to open in a retail unit which has sat vacant for two years.

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Huge queue as Krispy Kreme opens at shopping centre

Huge queue as Krispy Kreme opens at shopping centre

Customers queued for up to three-and-a-half hours to be first in line for the new doughnut store.

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Winemaker in the pink with new fizz launch

Winemaker in the pink with new fizz launch

Corks are popping at a leading winemaker in the county after it launched a premium English sparking rose with a leading supermarket chain.

Secret Drinker finds a West Malling gem

Secret Drinker finds a West Malling gem

Our undercover drinker gives a review for a true hidden hostelry gem this week - but he'd be quite happy if you didn't take his advice.

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First phase of £850k leisure complex opens

First phase of £850k leisure complex opens

A new space for food and drink has opened at a leisure complex, but the development only has a five-year lifespan.

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Afro-Caribbean restaurant to open at leisure complex

Afro-Caribbean restaurant to open at leisure complex

An empty unit at a £75 million leisure complex is to be filled by an Afro-Caribbean restaurant featuring a tapas lounge and bar.

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The evolution of Kent shopping habits

The evolution of Kent shopping habits

From town centre supermarkets to local farm shops, the consumer habits of Kent people are forever changing.

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Secret Drinker finds a pub with a No.1 pastime

Secret Drinker finds a pub with a No.1 pastime

Our undercover drinker finds locals who guard their seat at the bar with some vigour - between trips outside - at a roadside boozer.

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Landlord delivers baby in pub

Landlord delivers baby in pub

A landlord has delivered his baby in a pub — for a second time.

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Top restaurant wins prized accolade

Top restaurant wins prized accolade

A top Kent restaurant has been awarded with a prestigious dining award to join its sister venue.

Designer brand to open at shopping centre

Designer brand to open at shopping centre

A luxury clothing brand is the latest store coming to a new shopping centre as part of its expansion.

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New tapas restaurant to open

New tapas restaurant to open

A new restaurant opening on Tuesday will bring the taste of Spain to a high street.

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Secret Drinker meets a pub's youngest ever customer

Secret Drinker meets a pub's youngest ever customer

Our undercover reporter unexpectedly gets to wet the baby's head in a high street boozer.

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Krispy Kreme coming to shopping centre

Krispy Kreme coming to shopping centre

It's good news for doughnut lovers as a Krispy Kreme is the latest store to join a shopping centre expansion.

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Fast food restaurants opening this year

Fast food restaurants opening this year

Seven big-brand fast food outlets have either opened or have announced plans to open in Kent this year.

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Secret Drinker: Beer as dull as dishwater and profiteroles 'on the turn'

Secret Drinker: Beer as dull as dishwater and profiteroles 'on the turn'

Our undercover reporter heads along winding Kent lanes in search of the perfect country pub.

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Nine of the best ice cream parlours in Kent

Nine of the best ice cream parlours in Kent

Temperature are reaching record highs, so here are nine ice cream parlours to help you cool off.

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