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'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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Paying homage to the humble apple

Paying homage to the humble apple

Self-guided orchard tours and apple picking are among the treats on offer at an annual Apple Day going ahead this weekend.

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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MasterChef semifinalist cooking for newly-refurbished pub

MasterChef semifinalist cooking for newly-refurbished pub

Hundreds of diners are on the waiting list for tables at a refurbished pub, with the menu fronted by a 2019 MasterChef competitor.

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Kent foodie to take part in The Great British Bake Off

Kent foodie to take part in The Great British Bake Off

A foodie from Kent has been revealed as one of the contestants in the next series of The Great British Bake Off.

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Gin cinema festival coming to Kent

Gin cinema festival coming to Kent

An outdoor cinema company has announced its gin film festival will launch in the county this month.

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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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Two Pizza Hut restaurants in Kent to close for good

Two Pizza Hut restaurants in Kent to close for good

A restaurant chain has announced two of its sites in Kent are among 29 set to close across the UK as part of a major restructure.

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Festival raises a glass to the hop harvest

Festival raises a glass to the hop harvest

An annual festival celebrating the hops harvest and the beer it produces will go ahead this weekend.

Hop growers and beer experts make a fresh brew

Hop growers and beer experts make a fresh brew

Brewing of a green hopped beer has started after 2020's first harvest of a communal hop growing farm

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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Opening of new Turkish restaurant delayed

Opening of new Turkish restaurant delayed

The opening of a new Turkish restaurant has been set back a month due to refurbishment delays.

Take a bite out of the weekend with an orchard walk

Take a bite out of the weekend with an orchard walk

A charity is offering unprecedented access to its apple orchards with a series of new heritage open days, starting this weekend.

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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Walking back to watering holes

Walking back to watering holes

It's thirsty work walking, so why not try a pub walk which ends at a rewarding watering hole across Kent this summer?

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:

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