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
08 April 2014
Two new faces are behind the bar at the Dover Castle Inn in Teynham. Phil Hope and Rebecca Anderson have just moved into the historic 17th century coaching inn, situated in the quaint Swale village. Faversham-born Phil had been running his own maintenance and gardening business locally, while Rebecca was managing a London pub, but the couple wanted to live and work together. Rebecca said: “I grew
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.
26 March 2014
The Botany Bay Hotel at Kingsgate near Broadstairs has reopened following a £1.4 million refurbishment by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame.
Formerly known as the Fayreness Hotel, it is situated in one of the most picturesque spots on the British coast, overlooking the spectacular Botany Bay.