22 July 2014
A Farncombe pub gutted by fire earlier this year has been officially re-opened following a major reconstruction project. The Three Lions had just enjoyed a makeover when new licensee Sarah Firth and husband Graham moved in on January 17. Less than three weeks later, on February 4, a fire tore through the historic Shepherd Neame pub, causing extensive damage throughout.
07 July 2014
The Sportsman in Seasalter has been named the UK’s No.2 gastropub in the National Restaurant Awards. Now in their seventh year, the National Restaurant Awards, organised by Restaurant magazine, recognise the top 100 restaurants in the UK, as voted for by industry experts.
02 May 2014
This weekend marks the beginning of two weeks of Folk music in Rochester and Hastings. Hastings Jack-in-the-Green event takes place every early May Bank Holiday and this year runs from the 2nd – 5th. The following weekend the town plays host to the Hastings Folk Festival, running from May 6th – 10th.
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