13 May 2014

Thornham Friars Open Garden and Plant Sale

Enjoy a two day open garden event and plant sale in the grounds of Thornham Friars Join NSPCC on 7th June, and explore the beautiful parks and gardens of Thornham’s historic country home, with stunning

08 May 2014

Soya and Sevenoaks: The vegetable you didn’t know you loved

By Sarah Redman The soya bean has been growing in popularity for a while now. Originating in Southeast Asia, it was domesticated by Chinese farmers and has since been used in recipes

29 Apr 2014

Perfect for both business and pleasure: The Valley

Situated in the heart of the London Borough of Greenwich, The Valley is famous as the home ground of Charlton Athletic Football Club, and is the perfect place for every occasion. One

24 Apr 2014


2nd August 2014 Lounge on the Farm is pleased to announce its second set of acts playing this summer’s event. These additions to the lineup will be joining the likes of Fun

23 Apr 2014

Kent’s first artisan micro gin distillery: ANNO DISTILLERS

A small artisanal spirits producer based in the spectacular Kentish countryside, Anno Distillers is certainly proud to call The Garden of England its home. For it is here that Patience, Anno Distiller’s

23 Apr 2014

Get Your Bake On!

insideKENT exclusive interview with baking guru Paul Hollywood When it was announced that baking extraordinaire Paul Hollywood was to be embarking on a UK tour this spring – and better still, one

10 Apr 2014


Owners of The Vinorium, an innovative wine merchant and wine experience in Mersham-Le-Hatch, near Ashford, has created a rewarding scholarship programme for pupils of The Towers School, Ashford. Stuart McCloskey, director and

31 Mar 2014

First-class dining at TUDOR PARK

by Gemma Dunn Nestled among the idyllic Maidstone villages, Kent’s Tudor Park is far more than just your archetypal local hotel. Boasting panoramic views over rolling green parkland, this luxury resort offers guests

24 Mar 2014

The Taste of Kent Awards champions 2014’s food, drink and farming heroes across The Garden of England

The prestigious Taste of Kent Awards took place on Thursday 13th March 2014, in recognition of the food, drink and farming stars of the county this year. There were celebrations all round

25 Feb 2014

A Year of Kent Gourmet with Andy McLeish

Follow Chapter One’s chef patron, Andy McLeish, on a year long journey to discover the fabulous food Kent has to offer. Last year when I decided to launch cookery classes at Chapter

29 Jan 2014

East Kent sweeps the board with nominations this year

The finalists for the Taste of Kent Awards 2014 were announced in January, and nearly 500 of Kent’s food and drink businesses have been nominated. You voted in droves for your favourites

02 Jan 2014

The West House

A little birdie told me that The West House in Biddenden is one of Kent’s – if not the UK’s – best restaurants. With an array of awards and stars under its