Published: 09:25, 02 October 2018
| Updated: 09:40, 02 October 2018
A pub and restaurant in Britain's smallest town - Fordwich in Kent - has been named among the restaurants across the country to receive a Michelin star.
The Fordwich Arms near Canterbury received the news at a live event in London yesterday that it would be included in the exclusive Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2019.
The pub has recently been refurbished and has a 1930s bar and oak panelled dining room.
Both of Kent's other restaurants with Michelin stars also retained them.
The Sportsman in Faversham Road, Seasalter, between Faversham and Whitstable, which is run by brothers Phil and Stephen Harris, has held a Michelin star since 2008 and retains its star.
The West House at Biddenden, which is run by Graham Garrett, has also had a Michelin star since 2008, and retains it too.
Graham said: "We are very pleased to have been recognised again this year. It is a great achievement for the restaurant and of course myself and head chef Tony Parkin."
More than 3,000 places to eat and sleep are recommended in The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, including restaurants and pubs awarded Michelin Stars for the quality of their food and Bib Gourmands, awarded to eateries offering particularly good value.
The Compasses Inn in Crundale, a 1430s pub with a cosy bar and dining room, received a Bib Gourmand.
Named after Bibendum – the Michelin Man – the Bib Gourmand award highlights restaurants which offer good quality, good value cooking. It is one of 27 new Bib Gourmands in the 2019 guide, bringing the total to 143.