Community Pub Launches 100% Gluten Free Menu

15 March 2016

The Duke of Edinburgh in Barming near Maidstone has introduced a 100% gluten-free menu.  The traditional Shepherd Neame pub, which dates back to 1868, didn’t previously serve food, but following its £130,000 refurbishment at the end of last year, licensee Adam Phillips decided it was a good time to expand the offer. 

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Fresh New Start for Historic City Pub

11 March 2016

A new manager has been appointed at historic 16th century pub the Bishops Finger in Canterbury. Originally from Wales, Joe Palombella discovered his passion for the hospitality industry while working at a pub part-time as a student in Liverpool. Joe, 28, said: “I was studying building surveying at Liverpool John Moores, but I found that I really enjoyed the atmosphere and variety of working in the

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Pub of the Week: The Parrot, Canterbury

09 March 2016

As well as being one of the oldest pubs in Canterbury, The Parrot is also housed in one of the oldest buildings in the city. Built on Roman foundations and dating back to the 14th Century, this grade II listed pub has a charming period exterior with plenty of original features inside - oak beams, panelled walls, old brickwork and fine examples of medieval craftsmanship in the upstairs restaurant.

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Pub of the Week: The Betsey Trotwood, London

02 March 2016

The Betsey Trotwood is a characterful Victorian pub in Clerkenwell, central London. Built in 1865, one of the first structures to be built above the London Underground, and named after a character in Charles Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield’, the pub undoubtedly has strong historical roots, but is also a vibrant part of contemporary London life, with a buzzing scene of live music, comedy and more.

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Historic Country Pub Unveils New Accommodation Offer

27 February 2016

For the first time in its 400-year-history, the FitzWalter Arms in Goodnestone near Canterbury is now offering guest accommodation. Dating back to 1589, the traditional pub is the only pub in the village, and boasts many original features, including oak-beamed ceilings, lattice windows, and open fires.

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