02 May 2014
This weekend marks the beginning of two weeks of Folk music in Rochester and Hastings. Hastings Jack-in-the-Green event takes place every early May Bank Holiday and this year runs from the 2nd – 5th. The following weekend the town plays host to the Hastings Folk Festival, running from May 6th – 10th.
17 April 2014
Dozens of guests flocked to the official launch party for the new look Rose and Crown in Wrotham. Licensees Zoe Clubb and Drew King invited their regular customers, along with local dignitaries and residents to see the results of the pub’s £75,000 facelift. The charming Shepherd Neame pub, situated in the heart of the village, underwent three weeks of refurbishment work, which included repainting
15 April 2014
East Kent charity Pilgrims Hospices is to benefit from two fundraising events at the Walnut Tree Inn in Aldington this month. Karen Barrett, licensee at the historic Shepherd Neame pub, welcomed a group of cyclists training for the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge last week. The group of 36 were cycling around East Kent in preparation for the charity event, and stopped off for morning refreshment
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