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
17 April 2014
Dozens of guests flocked to the official launch party for the new look Rose and Crown in Wrotham. Licensees Zoe Clubb and Drew King invited their regular customers, along with local dignitaries and residents to see the results of the pub’s £75,000 facelift. The charming Shepherd Neame pub, situated in the heart of the village, underwent three weeks of refurbishment work, which included repainting
15 April 2014
East Kent charity Pilgrims Hospices is to benefit from two fundraising events at the Walnut Tree Inn in Aldington this month. Karen Barrett, licensee at the historic Shepherd Neame pub, welcomed a group of cyclists training for the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge last week. The group of 36 were cycling around East Kent in preparation for the charity event, and stopped off for morning refreshment
14 April 2014
Spring is here, and Faversham’s famous hops are shooting up in the gardens surrounding the town.
To celebrate their arrival, TasteFaversham came up with the idea of organising a visit to a Teynham hop garden, followed by a Hop Shoots Tasting Dinner at the Carriage Restaurant in Faversham’s Railway Hotel.
10 April 2014
Dorking’s oldest pub, the Kings Arms, has new licensees and a new look. Believed to be the oldest building in the town, dating back to 1405, the Shepherd Neame pub has been taken on by licensees Gurdeep Manku and Rosie Adams. The couple met eight years ago while working at a London pub, and as Rosie was originally from Dorking, they moved back in 2008 when starting a family. The pair became licens