Honest recommendations & hidden gems for the best places to eat, drink & visit in Kent., each of which are in our new Travel Guide.
Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens, a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, a Jacobean country house, a Georgian mansion and an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous.
The Woolpack Inn is an exceptional pub in the depths of Kent offering top notch pub grub, a friendly welcome as well as five beautiful and uniquely decorated rooms. Dishes include Fish Pie, Salt Marsh Beef Steak and Boozy Banana Split.
The Goods Shed is a daily farmers’ market, providing the best from Kent’s ‘Garden of England’. The on-site restaurant with its open kitchen, serves distinctive dishes created from ingredients sourced from the market. Candlelit in the evening or suffused by sunlight, the restaurant is full of ambience.
Saltwood on the Green focuses on simplicity and pristine ingredients, believing that if they do the hard work up-front by carefully choosing their suppliers and ingredients and work with the seasons, the dishes will create themselves.
On a sunny afternoon, finer views are hard to find in Folkestone than those to be had from Rocksalt. This modern restaurant overlooks the busy little harbour and specialises in the day’s catch by local fisherman wherever possible.
The Wife of Bath is a highly regarded, contemporary restaurant serving Northern Spanish inspired dishes and is home to five beautiful en-suite bedrooms. A fusion of rustic and refined, the menu is innovative and utilises the best seasonal produce available, both locally and direct from Spain.
The Potting Shed is the latest addition from the team at Elite Pubs. This is the fifth of their ventures and a great addition to the family. The pub is unique in the choice of interior being decorated with gardening tools, urns and other agricultural based paraphernalia.
Windy Corner Stores in Whitstable is an understated café/restaurant that prides itself on selling the best of Kent’s produce. The Guardian voted it one of the top ten budget restaurants on the North Kent coast.
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is the central museum, library and art gallery of Canterbury. Housed in a Grade II listed building, this award winning facility provides state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, excellent educational facilities and a varied programme of events.
The main attraction in Broadstairs is its magnificent horseshoe beach named Viking Bay. With its cliff top promenade and family activities, the area projects the essence of old-world seaside charm, with its colourful beach huts and anchored fishing boats.
Claudio. Amazon Review
It’s travel size and has great content and pictures that really do show the best of Kent . If your looking for somewhere to visit or to eat this is the best guide. It really has picked the best places to visit . Great for anyone who lives in Kent or anyone from outside the county
W Sean. Amazon Review
Full of very useful information to guide you through this County. Wonderful detail on places of interest, places to eat, drink and stay along with a useful history lesson on areas. This is without doubt the best book I have read on Kent and it’s places of interest. Would definitely recommend it.
G Smith. Amazon Review
Superb service and really handy guides. ★★★★★