18 March 2016
After more than 25 years as an estate agent, a district councillor has embarked on a new venture: running his local pub, the White Horse in Hawkinge. Cllr Philip Martin grew up in Folkestone, and has lived in Hawkinge for the past 10 years, overseeing his estate agency business House Martins.
16 March 2016
After three decades behind the bar at the Griffin’s Head in Chillenden, licensee Jerry Copestake and wife Karen retired this week. More than 500 customers and former staff flocked to the historic Shepherd Neame pub for a surprise send-off party.
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.
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
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.