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Feeling ale and hearty

Feeling ale and hearty

There's a double reason to celebrate this week, as pubs offer free beers and new brews for Cask Ale Week and Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight.

Make a morning of it for Macmillan

Make a morning of it for Macmillan

Almost anything goes for this year's Macmillan Coffee Morning, with the charity asking people to do them when they can, and in person or virtually.

'Walking through the door I caught a whiff that reminded me of my nan’s living room'

'Walking through the door I caught a whiff that reminded me of my nan’s living room'

Secret Drinker joins the golden oldies at an historic pub undergoing a facelift.

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New restaurant and bar to open at animal park

New restaurant and bar to open at animal park

A new and 'unpretentious' restaurant and bar will open at a Kent animal park, and will be open to non-visitors too.

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County's pubs calling time for good

County's pubs calling time for good

There have been at least 140 bar and pub closures in the county since 2010 and the industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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American fashion brand opens Kent store

American fashion brand opens Kent store

A luxury clothing and accessory brand has opened with big discounts.

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Secret Drinker's spicy night out

Secret Drinker's spicy night out

Better than Bangkok? Secret Drinker's Thai night delight

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Kent's micropubs and how they've saved empty spaces

Kent's micropubs and how they've saved empty spaces

When traditional boozers and shops are closing at a rate of knots micropubs are bucking that trend — here's how 8 are making use of vacant spaces.

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Secret Drinker and the bar with no beer

Secret Drinker and the bar with no beer

Our undercover reporter's lips are left tingling as he joins the ladies who lunch

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Celebrate National Fish & Chip Day with chips for tea

Celebrate National Fish & Chip Day with chips for tea

Mark the national day devoted to fish and chips by thanking all chippies for keeping us fed, plus we have a recipe to try from the Hairy Bikers.

'That landlord was just plain rude'

'That landlord was just plain rude'

It wasn't quite the welcome Secret Drinker was hoping for on his latest pub visit

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Michelin quality food on Tom's Garden Party menu

Michelin quality food on Tom's Garden Party menu

TV chef Tom Kerridge has revealed the food he and his top chef friends will be cooking for visitors to his drive-in Garden Party next month.

TripAdvisor ranks Kent restaurant in UK top 10

TripAdvisor ranks Kent restaurant in UK top 10

A Kent restaurant has been named the fourth best "everyday dining" experience in the country.

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Loopy dogs and limping landlords in the back of beyond

Loopy dogs and limping landlords in the back of beyond

Our undercover reporter heads well off the beaten track for his latest pub visit

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Quirky cafes to sink your teeth into

Quirky cafes to sink your teeth into

From board game coffee shops and cat cafes, to vintage bus diners and mad hatter tea parties, here are the county's quirkiest cafes.

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A pub romance that's lasted 30 years

A pub romance that's lasted 30 years

It's been a family affair for one recently revamped town centre pub, which began with a chance meeting outside 30 years ago.

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What's in the stars for your weekend?

What's in the stars for your weekend?

This weekend there's drive-in cinema, movies under the stars; live jazz; exhibitions and the chance to choose some special wine. Here's our round-up:

A pop-up that's popped up right by the sea

A pop-up that's popped up right by the sea

Our undercover reporter checks out a pub's second venue - a pop-up providing a festival feel and safe seaside drinking.

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New outdoor food event announced

New outdoor food event announced

Organisers of the Kent County Show are set to serve up a brand new event, showcasing Kentish food in the countryside.

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Secret Drinker: Blood, Sheps and beers

Secret Drinker: Blood, Sheps and beers

Our undercover reporter finds out more about the family carving out a dynasty at one of Kent's oldest pubs

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