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Places

Tue, 15:42

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so what better way to spend your morning than by indulging in a leisurely brunch with friends? In Kent you’ll be spoilt for choice with places to go, so here is our pick of some of the best breakfast spots in the county

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Rich in culture and history, with an ancient castle, an important literary connection and a beautiful riverside setting, Tonbridge is great for families, art lovers and foodies alike

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July 2017

It’s not just about the great shopping. A vibrant and modern county town with a pretty riverside setting, fun family attractions and an important history, we take a look around ever-evolving Maidstone

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July 2017

It’s an easy place to fall in love with, so take some time out this summer to experience the many wonders of Whitstable

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July 2017

It’s the new staycation craze that allows overnight guests to camp inside some of our country’s ancient disused churches. We grabbed our sleeping bags and bravely tried out ‘champing’ in Fordwich, then added six more unusual places to spend the night in Kent this summer

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July 2017

Walks

Monday, June 26, 2017

Horsmonden is a pretty village set in the heart of rural Kent. Pass through orchards, flourishing crops, farm tracks and quaint country lanes

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Monday, June 5, 2017

This walk is packed full of Kentish delight and charm. Taking in the landscape that inspired the opening to Charles Dickens Great Expectations you can expect plenty of pretty wilderness on this walk

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

This walk takes you through a rural paradise of meadows, woodland and riverside deep in the Eden Valley

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Striding out across the North Kent marshes with a Labrador in tow provides clarity of mind and a daily dose of exercise for one of the county’s most successful businessmen. Pictures courtesy of: Visit Kent

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March 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Christopher Marlowe is best remembered for his heady lifestyle – a mix of scandal, religion and espionage. This walk through Canterbury will allow you to see the history behind this fascinating character

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Restaurant Reviews

Tue, 15:42

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so what better way to spend your morning than by indulging in a leisurely brunch with friends? In Kent you’ll be spoilt for choice with places to go, so here is our pick of some of the best breakfast spots in the county

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The Tickled Trout in West Farleigh has emerged from renovations as a stylish boutique hotel with good dining

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July 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017

No Sunday is complete without a roast dinner, and in the glorious county of Kent you’ll be spoilt for choice with fantastic places to go. We pick 15 great places where you can indulge in a roast with all the trimmings, complete with a glass of wine or pint of beer in hand

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If you like your pubs earthy, full of character and on the eccentric side, then The Woolpack is for you

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July 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nothing beats a burger to curb those hunger pangs! We pick some of the best spots to enjoy a burger in Canterbury

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Gardens

Take inspiration from the courtyard garden at Crowmarsh House in Wateringbury where Yvonne Marks has planted an elegant white-themed palette

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July 2017

After a year studying part-time for the RHS Level 2 certificate in Practical Horticulture, Kent Life’s editor reveals how she became a better gardener and why she now loves Mondays

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July 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017

Using edible flowers in the kitchen has become very popular in the last couple of years and is a great way of linking home and garden. Buying these flowers is expensive and difficult but they can be easily grown by even the most amateur gardener

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May 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The National Gardens Scheme’s 90 years of opening private gardens for charity will be marked with a special Anniversary Weekend this month

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May 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

You can’t fail to come under the spell of the gardens at Scotney Castle, especially in spring when the scene is of wisteria draped arches and swathes of rhododendrons clad in bloom

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April 2017
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People

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Radio Kent broadcaster and producer Andy Garland on life ‘up north’ and why local radio is sounding better than ever

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Let the power of pictures encourage you to do bigger and better things in and around Kent this summer

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June 2017

Winner of the Kent Life Landscape Painter competition, Peter Day, on his art and inspiration

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June 2017

Lighten the load of an expensive wedding by putting your main honeymoon off until you can afford it, and take a ‘mini-moon’ in Kent instead

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May 2017

Royal Warrant-holding glass restorer and chandelier maker Wilkinson PLC on its proud family history

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May 2017

Recipes

Monday, July 17, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One on his favourite family meal of the week – roast beef

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One takes the fear out of smoking meats and fish

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June 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One whips up a special weekend brunch treat. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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April 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One suggests you treat your Mum to a home-cooked pudding on Mothering Sunday. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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March 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017

The chef-patron of award winning restaurant Chapter One delivers a succulent trifle to ease you through the frost of February

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February 2017

Interiors

As a builder, James Walker has been making other people’s dreams a reality for more than 35 years. But when it came to building his own dream house, things didn’t quite go according to plan

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July 2017

Interiors specialists Lisa and Paul Thornton-Allan left the bustle of East London for the tranquillity of a Georgian home in Little Chart that they have completely restored

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Here are ten exciting properties that will inspire you to buy a plot of land and create your own self build home in Kent. If you’re thinking of self building, Potton can help

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jack Brunsdon was a master craftsman with a passion for making things from wood. He turned his hand to many varied forms of joinery, including deck chairs, toboggans and even the rear timber body work of the Morris Traveller estate motor car before settling on high quality windows and doors

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Monday, April 24, 2017

After their newly-bought 1970s home cracked wide open, a couple with an eye to elegance and the environment embarked on a mission to create something new. Pat Bramley investigates Spring House in Little Gaddesden

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April 2017

Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kent-based actress Pam Ferris is voicing the part of Grandma in a new adaptation for TV this Christmas of a children’s classic. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures: Channel 4 Television

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December 2016
Friday, November 27, 2015

The skateboarding firefighter from Great British Bake Off reveals how a batch of perfect macarons led to his bid for the baker’s crown.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

She has survived cancer and a kidnapping at knife point, appeared in everything from Macbeth to Quadrophenia and Hi-de-Hi! and writes successful crime novels. Meet the unstoppable Linda Regan-Murphy.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The star of ‘Vera’ discusses her love for her childhood home of Ramsgate and her enduring work ethic

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