29 April 2014
The Botany Bay Hotel at Kingsgate near Broadstairs was officially opened by South Thanet MP Laura Sandys on Friday, April 25. Formerly known as the Fayreness Hotel, it has just undergone a £1.4 million refurbishment by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. As a result of the brewery’s investment, 15 new roles have been created at the coastal hotel, taking the total to more than 50. It is expect
23 April 2014
Not only is Kent the Garden of England, home to some of the UK’s finest countryside, it is also the perfect choice for a break by the sea, with a dramatic coastline featuring beautiful blue-flag beaches.Coastal towns Broadstairs and Deal were recently named as among the top 30 best places for a weekend retreat in The Times newspaper.Deal was also named the Daily Telegraph’s High Street of the Year
07 April 2014
An employee at the Royal Albion Hotel in Broadstairs has been named Hospitality Employee of the Year in the Pride in Thanet Tourism Awards.
Aram Rawf, part of the front-of-house team at the seaside retreat, also received the overall Pride in Thanet Tourism Award during the glittering ceremony, organised by Thanet District Council.
08 October 2013
This week’s pub is the incredible Grove Ferry Inn located in the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, on the beautiful River Stour - just 7 minutes from historic Canterbury’s city centre. The pub was originally built in 1831 and takes its name from a hand drawn ferry that once crossed the river in front of the pub.
20 March 2013
Kathryn Gracey has been appointed as the new general manager of The Marine Hotel, Tankerton in Whitstable, which will re-open its doors ready for Easter following a £1.6m transformation by Britain’s Oldest Brewer, Shepherd Neame. Kathryn is exchanging her city lifestyle as manager of a large restaurant bar in York city centre, for a sea view and beachside residence overseeing the restyled hotel’s