Places

Friday, April 17, 2015

It’s best known as the place you drive through to board a cross-Channel ferry, but we invite you to stop a while and explore everything this fascinating and beautiful area has to offer

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Pink rose Constance Spry at Emmetts Garden

An Edwardian estate that became both a plantsman’s passion and a family home is now celebrating the return of a long-lost rose garden

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Friday, April 3, 2015
Market Street, Faversham

With a wealth of listed buildings, Britain’s oldest brewer at its heart and its own copy of the Magna Carta, Faversham is one of Kent’s most fascinating towns to visit

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote, near Sevenoaks, has been in the National Trust’s care for 30 years and remains a fascinating place to visit with a long and colourful history

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Knole, Sevenoaks

Between them Sevenoaks and the surrounding villages offer a wealth of culture and countryside, theatre and the arts plus fab retail and eating out opportunities. Here are just 10 good reasons to visit

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Walks

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Stroll through a sea of blue with Kent Life’s suggestion six of the best bluebells woods in Kent for a spring walk

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Friday, March 6, 2015
View of Deal Castle from the north

Stretch your legs and catch a breath of fresh air on this seaside wander from historic Walmer Castle, just along the coast from beautiful Deal. Enjoy this walk on a clear day and your trail will be a circle of outstanding views towards France and across the surrounding countryside

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Pegwell Bay

Embrace the cold, wrap up warm and enjoy one of our favourite walks in Kent arm in arm with your favourite person this month

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Farthing Common

Six of the best spots in the county for a winter’s walk that will put a spring in your step and blow the cobwebs away

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Penshurst Place

Kent Life suggests six of the best spots in the Garden of England for a walk on a crisp, misty autumn day

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Restaurant Reviews

Friday, April 17, 2015

A new team has transformed both the interior and the menu at this Grade II listed restaurant with rooms

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Blue Boar restaurant

Fancy a night away without the hassle of airports? The hop on a train from Kent to London and let this luxury Hilton take the strain – and there’s a chance to win dinner for two as well

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Waterleaf Restaurant at Reynolds Retreat

Combining a luxury health spa and gym with a fine dining restaurant proves 
a recipe for success

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Dog Inn at Wingham

Blazing torches at the front of The Dog Inn mean that you can’t miss this prominent Grade II listed landmark in pretty Wingham.village

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Thackerays Restaurant

If you’re looking for a special meal for two this Valentine’s then they don’t come much more highly recommended than this Michelin-starred favourite

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Gardens

Friday, April 17, 2015

Take a stroll through the lush gardens of this half-timbered yeoman’s hall house, first created by Rosemary Alexander, founder and principal of the English Gardening School, back in the 1990s

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Last year's judges with the 2014 adult winner, Prue Seddon

Thinking of entering the Kent Life Amateur Garden of the Year and Primary School Garden of the Year competition? Find out what the judges are looking for

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
The World Garden at Lullingstone

Kent has a wealth of glorious gardens and here we select some of the best to visit this Spring, including past winners of the Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards - now in its sixth year - to inspire you

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Gallants garden in East Farleigh

This East Farleigh garden is perfect for strolling and in spring, tulips and daffodils carpet the ground under a canopy of blossom

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
RHS Level II students at Hadlow College's glasshouses

The appeal of gardening is not only increasing but so too is the desire to expand knowledge via career and recreational courses

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People

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ross Noble has been one of Britain’s most beloved comedians for more than 15 years, and although born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, now calls Kent his home

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Ruth Dent

Ruth Dent makes limited edition scarves created from her own original artwork: bold and expressive abstracts inspired by music, literature, poetry and live performance

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Friday, April 3, 2015
Kiah Spurle

She may be only eight years old, but the little girl from Tonbridge with the big voice is definitely a talent to watch

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Joe Cottingham

The Kent county chairman of the NFU, a former Young Grower of the Year, on growing a wide range of crops and herbs across 10 different sites

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Jo Thompson at Sissinghurst

Kent-based award-winning landscape designer Jo Thompson is creating a show-stopping garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show sole sponsor M&G Investments – inspired by her beloved Sissinghurst

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Recipes

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Our Chef of the Year 2014 Andy McLeish shows you how to delight your family and friends this Easter with a classic cake everyone will love

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Baked wild sea bass

Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Chef of the Year 2014 Andy McLeish shows you how to wow your guests with his dinner party showstopper of baked wild sea bass in a salt crust

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Seville orange marmalade

Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Chef of the Year 2014 Andy McLeish is seizing the Seville orange season to make delicious marmalade for breakfast

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Saturday, January 3, 2015
Poached cod in an Asian broth

Kent Life’s Chef of the Year 2014 Andy McLeish is counting the calories post-Christmas and aiming for a healthy January

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Diane and Robbie Perry

Stuck for the perfect Christmas gift on need inspiration in the kitchen? Then check out Diane Perry’s fabulous Cookery Studio near Faversham

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Interiors

Monday, February 9, 2015

Give your home that loving feeling this Valentine’s with the prettiest of accessories for every room

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Grand Versailles by And So To Bed

Give your home that loving feeling and enjoy staying in this Valentine’s Day surrounded by sumptuous fabrics, wallpapers and great lighting

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Four-poster bed from Sofas & Stuff

Take interiors’ inspiration from the catwalks for a look that’s simple, stylish and never goes out of fashion

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Saturday, December 6, 2014
Hazel twig hearts from www.neptunetonbridge.com

Take inspiration from nature with a dash of sparkle to create a look that’s classically Christmas

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Sarah Sturt at Fenwick Canterbury

Adam Fenwick and Kent Life Editor open new lifestyle second floor at Fenwick Canterbury

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ross Noble has been one of Britain’s most beloved comedians for more than 15 years, and although born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, now calls Kent his home

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Crook

How the multi-talented, Maidstone-born actor went from The Orchard Youth Theatre in Dartford to The Office and a star of the silver screen

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kelly Brook and ex Thom Evans

She may have been unlucky in love, but the model and actress is well versed in overcoming adversity and Kent is proud to call her one of our own

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Dave Cousins

Frontman and founder of seminal British folk-rock band The Strawbs, Dave Cousins, on his new autobiography, 
his 50-year music career and why he loves Deal

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Friday, August 22, 2014
Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig and Matt Le Blanc at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards BAFTA in London on May 12th, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

Episodes star and Maidstone maiden Tamsin Greig is dramatic chameleon who moves between radio, comedy, Shakespeare and satire. She’s also refreshingly down to earth

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