Pubs

£2.4 Million Hotel Makeover Provides Local Employment Boost

14 April 2015

A total of 20 new jobs are to be created as part of the £2.4 million transformation of the Royal Wells Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. Work began on the Grade II listed 18th century hotel in January, and there is less than a month to go before it reopens on Thursday, May 7. It is the single largest refurbishment project ever for Faversham-based brewery Shepherd Neame, who took over the hotel in 2012.

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Pub of the Week: The Peacock, Goudhurst

14 April 2015

The Peacock at Goudhurst is an atmospheric 14th Century pub serving great beer and delicious home-cooked food.  The peg-tiled, weather boarded building dates back to around 1380, stunning to look at from the outside, and inside retaining its historic charm with exposed brickwork, oak beams and inglenook fireplaces.Originally a public house serving the nearby Glassenbury Estate, it is named after t

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Pub of the Week: The Pepper Box Inn, Ulcombe

07 April 2015

The Pepper Box Inn is a traditional, family run pub set high on the Greensand Way, with stunning views over the Kent countryside. The pub has been run by the same family since 1958.

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Pub of the Week: The George & Dragon, Ightham

31 March 2015

The George and Dragon at Ightham is a village pub brimming with character and history.  This impressive Tudor building was built in the early 1500s, originally as a nobleman’s house.

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Seaside Pub Reopens After £100,000 Makeover

27 March 2015

Traditional seaside pub The Smack Inn in Whitstable has a new look and a new face behind the bar. Licensee Charles Smythe has taken on the pub, which has just undergone a £100,000 refurbishment project.

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