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Police concerns over bid for Kent's first Slug & Lettuce

Police concerns over bid for Kent's first Slug & Lettuce

A national chain's bid to open a late-night bar has sparked 'significant concerns' from police and neighbours.

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New restaurant sets opening date

New restaurant sets opening date

A new high street restaurant has revealed its planned opening date.

'Will Smith loved my chicken salad'

'Will Smith loved my chicken salad'

A chef inspired by his nan's roasts and trips to cafes is set to launch his first restaurant giving retro classics a fine dining twist.

Secret Drinker finds out who had all pies on the last night before lockdown

Secret Drinker finds out who had all pies on the last night before lockdown

Our undercover reporter rushes to the pub just a few hours before the last last orders for a month

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Secret Drinker: When cheap beer isn't everything

Secret Drinker: When cheap beer isn't everything

Our undercover pub spy discovers you really do get what you pay for on a visit to Wetherspoon.

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Restaurant is awarded three AA Rosettes

Restaurant is awarded three AA Rosettes

A couple are celebrating the 'amazing' news that their restaurant has been awarded three coveted AA Rosettes.

'Last night of freedom' before Lockdown 2 - pictures

'Last night of freedom' before Lockdown 2 - pictures

Pubs, restaurants and nail salons were busy on the final evening before stricter Covid-19 restrictions kicked in.

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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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