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Menus are back on the Menu

Tash Reeves
30th June 2020

Ohh food, glorious food! We don't know about you, but there's only so much home cooking you can do before it's time to admit you're no James Martin. We're on cloud wine because many food and drink outlets are once again opening their doors!  

When in Kent, do as the Kentish do, and enjoy all the divine delicacies the Garden of England has to offer. So If you don’t fancy breaking out the frying pan or crockpot, Its time to sit back and relax as we walk you through where to get those taste buds tingling.

We're working with our friends at Produced in Kent to make a pledge to #RespectProtectEnjoy our foodie businesses and #HelpKentBuyLocal. Join us and make the pledge to become a #CaringCustumer with Support Your Local.

Don't forget to take advantage of Eat Out To Help Out - take a look at the range of Kent food and drink businesses offering a 50% discount on food up to the value of £10pp from Monday to Wednesday this August

Look out for the Good to Go logo when planning your trip. The industry standard tells you that a business has made necessary changes to their day-to-day operations, including social distancing and staff training. 

Biddenden Vineyards

For excellent summer refreshment look no further then Biddenden Vineyard! Drawing on 5 decades of winemaking knowledge, combined with new winemaking techniques, ensures that Biddenden is at the cutting edge of the English win industry. Their shop is now open Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. So if you fancy trying award-winning sparkling apple juice or a Sparkling Rosé, visit Kent’s original vineyard. “Another glass? Wine not!”

Korean Cowgirl

Annyeong or rather, Howdy! Either way, the Korean Cowgirl is saying hello to visitors as the Cave Drive-Thru is now open! We know we've been missing that smoked meat hit, so make sure to order online and arrange a pickup! Korean Cowgirl is open Wednesday - Sunday, therefore there's no excuse to not enjoy some great pulled pork or Korean fried chicken wings! We were tempted to make a pun here, but that would be a mis-steak!

Gravesend Borough Market

Our come, buy, leave! Gravesend Borough Market the pop-up market is open from 10-2 pm. The market will operate a one-way system, with floor signage and hand sanitizers available for use on arrival and exit. They are asking you to maintain social distancing of 2 metres in and around the market building at all times. Find beauty, fashion, antiques, food and drinks, and much more. Support your local market. Put it in your diary, mark it.

The Foundry

Foundrymans Gold, Real Ale, Smuggler Sams Spiced Rum, Canterbury Japanese Gin, need we list more or are you craving a visit to the Foundry? Well, you’re in luck as The Foundry is open for Takeaway and click and collect orders! Huzzah! Open 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Thursday and Friday, its the perfect place to stock up before a summer BBQ, cocktail making contest in the sun, or just for a treat for the weekend! Its Ale in a day’s work!

Chapel down

Picture this: the beautiful Kent countryside surrounds you, you’re ambling through a vineyard, you smell a sweet floral note, you’re anticipating the fruity bouquet. Where are you? At Chapel down of course! This summer visit, the Chapel down Winery Shop open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Wednesday to Sunday, where you can buy your favourite wines, gins and vodkas! Or take a stunning self-guided tour through the Tenterden vineyards! This is no pour decision.

Quex Barn

We’re in luck, the Quex Barn has reopened! Their mission is to bring fresh local produce to local people. Open every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come along they have a butchery, a delicatessen, a wet fish stall, bakers, fruit, veg and floristry, coffee shop and a restaurant. They’re also going above and beyond and are offering food deliveries to local customers in isolation. A-maze-ing 

The Small Holdings

It’s not news that we Brits love a pub. Well, the Small Holdings, are offering food and box hampers, which includes local cheeses, charcuterie, fresh bread, bottles of wine and even a special BBQ box! Deliveries for these hampers, boxes and the shop are open every Friday and Saturday. Perfect for the weekend, hip hip hooray!


There is a reason Kent is the Wine Garden of England. For glorious wines and for time well spent, we recommended a self-guided walking tour of Gusbourne’s vineyard, followed by a cheeky wine purchase from their takeaway service. Not convinced yet? Well, the grounds date back to 1410, and they're the perfect mix of history and romance. So, book a picnic for two, and enjoy the sweet moments in life, and of course the local cheeses, dried fruits and hummus. It's incredible, we promise!

Cliftonville Farmer's Market

Dear farmers markets, I've bean thinking about you. Great news! Cliftonville Farmer’s Market is back, visit them on the last Sunday of the month, the next market is Sunday, July 26th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. The Farmers' Market is located on the clifftop with wonderful sea views and surrounds the historic Oval Bandstand. They have 18 Food stalls and 2 Home & Garden stands. Turn your Sunday shopping into a good day out! Go for a walk along the cliff tops, meander around the Farmers' Market and shop local.


Solley's Ice cream

I scream you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Although Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour itself remains closed to visitors, Solley’s is now available to take away from the farm 7 days a week from 11 am – 4 pm. For those not able to go out they are also offering local home delivery of our full range of ice cream to local areas within 10 miles of Ripple. Help Kent by buying local, all the milk and cream used in Solley’s Ice Cream comes from just 1 mile away from the farm, with 85% of their ingredients sourced locally. They’re a Kentish dream, You’ll be living the cream!

Travelling with Arriva

Arriva are working hard to keep their passengers and staff safe with new guidelines in place. Be sure to find out more before you travel. 

Stay safe when you travel with Stagecoach

When you're visiting Kent's attractions, walking and cycling are encouraged but if you travel by bus, please follow the guidance set out in Stagecoach's video to make sure you travel safely on their services so you can travel with confidence.

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