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  • Pub of the Week:The Hook & Hatchet, Hucking

    31 March 2014

    A couple are celebrating the completion of a major refurbishment project at the Hook & Hatchet at Hucking near Maidstone. Licensees David Bacon and Charlotte Clarke have spent the past three months working to restore the traditional pub, set high on the North Downs next to the Woodland Trust’s beautiful 560 acre Hucking Estate.

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  • Coastal Hotel reopens after £1.4 million makeover

    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.

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  • The Winners of The Taste of Kent Awards 2014

    25 March 2014

    Celebrations will be taking place across the county tonight, Thursday 13 March, as the winners of The Taste Of Kent Awards 2014 are announced at a black tie dinner held at the Kent County Showground. The winners have been selected by an expert panel of judges from three finalists who were shortlisted for each award category.

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  • Pub of the Week: The Rose and Crown, Wrotham

    25 March 2014

    A couple who have just taken on their first pub tenancy are celebrating the completion of a £75,000 refurbishment project. Zoe Clubb and Drew King moved into the Rose and Crown at Wrotham just over a year ago. The pair were experienced in the industry, Zoe as front-of-house staff, and Drew as an accomplished chef.

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  • Spring Events at Shepherd Neame

    23 March 2014

    There’s a wealth of entertainment on offer at Faversham-based brewery Shepherd Neame this spring, from a 1940s-themed evening to a performance by a former X Factor finalist. We round-up the major events taking place from March to May. Evening Tour and Ale Samplers’ SupperTake an evening tour of the brewery, before enjoying a tutored tasting of six different ales and lagers.

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