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  • Pub of the week: The Compasses Inn, Crundale

    12 August 2014

    The Compasses Inn at Crundale, near Canterbury is a great example of a traditional, rural country pub.  Nestled in the Downs between Canterbury and Ashford, it is an ideal destination for walkers, cyclists, couples and families alike – plus of course those who are simply thirsty for a pint of real ale.  Husband and wife team Rob & Donna Taylor describe the pub as a "muddy wellies and fine food

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  • Five minutes with… Alan Trent - Senior Tour Guide

    11 August 2014

    Age: 57  Lives: Faversham Qualifications: Higher National Certificate in Business Studies; Associate of the Chartered Building Societies Institute; Emergency First Aid certificate; Master of Beer; BII award in Cellar Management

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  • Featured Recipe: BBQ Roast Beef Sharing Joint

    09 August 2014

    This barbecue sharing platter is a take on traditional Sunday roast and perfect for enjoying with family and friends on a summers day. Impress your friends a roast dinner with a difference!  Served with Yorkshire pudding wraps, honey and mustard marinated root vegetable skewers and horseradish crème fraiche.

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  • New Look for Canterbury's Old City Bar

    05 August 2014

    The Old City Bar in Canterbury held a launch party to celebrate its new look on Monday, August 4. Licensee Charles Smythe has undertaken a major £120,000 revamp of the city centre pub, with support from brewery Shepherd Neame.During the 10 week project, the old conservatory was demolished and an extension built at the back of the building, with folding French doors leading into the garden.

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  • Featured Recipe: Sweetcorn Fritters

    02 August 2014

    Perfect as a simple lunch or starter with a green salad and chutney or as an accompaniment to barbecue meats.  Why not cook them in a pan on the barbecue for a subtle smokey flavour?  The fritters are also gluten free. View a printable version here Preparation time: 5minsCooking time: 8 minsServes 6

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