21 October 2016
The East Kent in the seaside town of Whitstable has reopened after a three month £275,000 refurbishment. Dating back to 1802, the historic pub is located near the centre of town, just a short stroll from the beach. Its makeover included repainting the pub exterior, including new signwriting, and creating a new roped-off area at the front with bench seating.
17 October 2016
The Duke of Edinburgh in Barming near Maidstone has been shortlisted for Best Pub Restaurant in the national FreeFrom Eating Out Awards. The pub launched a 100% gluten-free menu in March this year, which has been a huge success, with customers regularly travelling down from London and across Kent, and support from celebrity chef Phil Vickery on Twitter. Its Gastropub-style menu features a variety
13 October 2016
The Britannia Inn in Hythe donated a total of £4,000 to two charities at a presentation evening on Monday, October 3. Licensees Nigel and Sarah Cooper, who have run the pub since 2014, raised the money at the annual Britannia Fun Day.
11 October 2016
The Belle Vue Tavern in Pegwell Bay near Ramsgate has been honoured in SME Insurance’s Best Beer Garden competition. The Shepherd Neame pub, which boasts stunning views of Pegwell Bay from its large terraced garden, won second place.
05 October 2016
The Granville near Canterbury officially offers the Best British Roast Dinner in the South of England. Licensee Jim Cleaver has run the Shepherd Neame-owned pub since January, and was delighted to hear this week that he had won the regional category of the Daily Mirror’s national competition.