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'It's ludicrous and an absolute outrage'

'It's ludicrous and an absolute outrage'

The boss of one the country's biggest pub operators has been left outraged by the government's handling of the impending second lockdown.

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Retail kiosks 'to add vibrancy' to busy commuter street

Retail kiosks 'to add vibrancy' to busy commuter street

A council has unveiled plans to create a new shopping avenue on a busy street by opening up eight new kiosks near to a train station

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Pulling power: The pub that's packing in the punters

Pulling power: The pub that's packing in the punters

Despite lockdown and Covid restrictions, Secret Drinker calls in at a pub going from strength to strength

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Kent's best pubs revealed

Kent's best pubs revealed

We raise a glass to the county's best boozers which earned a coveted place in this year's Good Beer Guide.

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Mouthwatering masterpieces to make at home

Mouthwatering masterpieces to make at home

We've launched a new Recipes section, with step by step guides and tips from top chefs - and our Recipe of the Week is by Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain.

New McDonald's planned for town

New McDonald's planned for town

A new drive-thru McDonald's is planned to open in a Kent town, but people living in the area are not happy.

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Two pubs in town centre up for grabs

Two pubs in town centre up for grabs

An estate agent says the 'unprecedented' listing of two town centre pubs on his books at the same time is a sign of the impact of lockdown.

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Rolling back the beers

Rolling back the beers

Secret Drinker returns to a city centre pub to see what's changed in 35 years

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Make your own gin at distillery

Make your own gin at distillery

Ever taken a sip of a gin and tonic after a hard day and thought 'this could be better'? Well now is your chance to make your own beverage.

Work starts on new Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail bar

Work starts on new Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail bar

A husband and wife duo are opening their dream restaurant, complete with a cocktail bar and outdoor seating.

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Sainsbury's opens new store inside garden centre

Sainsbury's opens new store inside garden centre

A new Sainsbury's supermarket has opened for business inside a popular garden centre.

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Homes plan for pub that 'can't compete with Wetherspoons'

Homes plan for pub that 'can't compete with Wetherspoons'

An historic pub dating back to 1860 is deemed by its owner to never be a success again - therefore a plan to turn it into homes has been hatched.

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'This is the best boozer for miles around'

'This is the best boozer for miles around'

The Bulldog Spirit: Secret Drinker visits a pub that has reinvented itself to be the 'best in town'.

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Pizza chain eyes up site for first-ever Kent restaurant

Pizza chain eyes up site for first-ever Kent restaurant

A hugely popular pizza chain could be set to open its first-ever Kent restaurant as bosses confirm they are eyeing up a location in the county.

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Barely room for pudding at The Garden Room

Barely room for pudding at The Garden Room

You could get a glimpse of some wild animals as you head for your lunch at a new garden-inspired restaurant which has opened in Port Lympne Reserve.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen to close two Kent restaurants

Gourmet Burger Kitchen to close two Kent restaurants

Two Gourmet Burger Kitchen branches are to close in Kent as part of the firm's restructure following its rescue out of administration.

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'New and exciting' street food pop-up set to open

'New and exciting' street food pop-up set to open

An eatery specialising in street food is set to open on the site of a former Greek restaurant.

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Burger restaurant to fill former pub

Burger restaurant to fill former pub

A restaurant serving burgers produced by a local farm is to open on the site of a former cafe and pub.

A shining star in the middle of nowhere

A shining star in the middle of nowhere

Secret Drinker goes with the glow at a pub hidden in the Kent countryside.

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Restaurant's £75 takeaway Christmas dinners

Restaurant's £75 takeaway Christmas dinners

A restaurant twice voted Kent's best is to offer takeaway festive recipe boxes as it closes on Christmas Day for the first time.

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