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County's best restaurant to open in second Kent town

County's best restaurant to open in second Kent town

Kent's top-rated restaurant is opening a second site on a busy high street in the county.

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Wetherspoon scraps £2.5m hotel plan - but pub to get bigger

Wetherspoon scraps £2.5m hotel plan - but pub to get bigger

Pub chain Wetherspoon has scrapped plans to build a £2.5 million seafront hotel above one of its boozers – but hopes to expand the site instead.

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No flashing lights, no trendy paint jobs and no nonsense

No flashing lights, no trendy paint jobs and no nonsense

Secret Drinker finds a pub in the country where the locals (and their hounds) still rule.

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Star chefs and rock bands coming to countryside festival

Star chefs and rock bands coming to countryside festival

Supergrass and Angela Hartnett are among the names due to appear at this year’s gourmet Smoked and Uncut festival.

'You don't have to go to London to find a cool café'

'You don't have to go to London to find a cool café'

A new café wanting to offer "the aesthetic and feel" of the capital has opened - but you won't have to pay London prices!

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Opening date revealed for county's third burger branch

Opening date revealed for county's third burger branch

A popular burger chain will be bringing their handmade burgers to a third town in the county.

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Mystery as town centre restaurant suddenly closes

Mystery as town centre restaurant suddenly closes

Two town centre restaurants have closed without warning, just months after an events centre club in the same area mysteriously shut.

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New Royal Mail postmark to celebrate Lionesses' win

New Royal Mail postmark to celebrate Lionesses' win

Royal Mail has unveiled a new postmark now being stamped on letters to celebrate England being crowned European champions.

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'Welcome to the underground Strip Club'

'Welcome to the underground Strip Club'

A businessman who runs a chicken restaurant has launched a new venture in historic tunnels under a high street.

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Waitrose to scrap best before dates on 500 foods

Waitrose to scrap best before dates on 500 foods

With food prices continuing to rise, Waitrose has become the latest supermarket to announce it will scrap best before dates on hundreds of products.

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The pub table was so sticky the wife's skin came off

The pub table was so sticky the wife's skin came off

Ever wanted to get stuck in the pub? This isn't quite what Secret Drinker had in mind...

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Award-winning restaurant in name change

Award-winning restaurant in name change

A multi award-winning restaurant and takeaway kitchen have been rebranded as part of a major shake-up by its owner.

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'Quite simply the best food I’ve been served in a pub'

'Quite simply the best food I’ve been served in a pub'

A lite bite turns into a lunch to love as Secret Drinker finds Sheps' 'best Kent pub'

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Mexican restaurant to open in high street this autumn

Mexican restaurant to open in high street this autumn

The UK's biggest Mexican food chain is set to open a new restaurant in Kent this autumn.

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'Cheese doughnuts with jam and sour cream is now my fave dessert'

'Cheese doughnuts with jam and sour cream is now my fave dessert'

We try traditional Romanian food which includes cheese and jam doughnuts, cabbage rolls and lots of sour cream.

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'The stench from the gents hits you like a sledgehammer'

'The stench from the gents hits you like a sledgehammer'

Smelly loos and cheap booze as Secret Drinker hits the seaside.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 stamps unveiled by Royal Mail

Commonwealth Games 2022 stamps unveiled by Royal Mail

Royal Mail has designed eight sporting stamps to mark the start of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham later this month.

Sun, shellfish and dead seagulls - we taste test cockles and whelks by the beach

Sun, shellfish and dead seagulls - we taste test cockles and whelks by the beach

We're in a heatwave and everyone's eyeing a trip to the seaside - so we review a classic shellfish stall and flex our tastebuds', ahem, mussels.

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Shock as Breaking Bad star visits Kent off-licence on family day trip

Shock as Breaking Bad star visits Kent off-licence on family day trip

A-list actor Aaron Paul left customers at an off-licence stunned after paying a visit to search for his own Mexican-style mezcal.

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'If there was a surliest bartender award she’d be a strong contender'

'If there was a surliest bartender award she’d be a strong contender'

Secret Drinker meets a silent bartender and foul-mouthed punters at a historic rural pub.

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