Pubs & Inns

  • 5 bluebell walk/pub combos!

    Walk amongst carpets of colour with my guide to 5 of the prettiest local bluebell landscapes – and the best local pubs to refuel after of course…

  • Kent’s top gastropubs

    The Top 50 Gastropub Awards just took place – celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of that food-led phenomenon, the great British pub that serves awesome grub. Organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and voted for by industry insiders this is the shortlist that really matters in the pub grub world. Kent has 3 fabulous pubs in the Top […]

  • Sunday roasts with the most

    Quite frankly the only thing likely to entice me outside at this time of year is a cosy Kent pub, roaring fire and good old Sunday roast. Sometimes we squeeze in a quick walk first (if we’re feeling particularly game and I’m wearing the prerequisite double-sock-layer-system). Afterwards we seek out the ultimate reward – mouth-watering meats, glorious […]

  • Muddy eats: The Barrow House

    Yup, it’s pretty chilly at the mo, but if anything can lure me outside it is a scenic stroll and a roaring pub fire. And it was on one of those gloriously clear, yet crisp, days that I discovered this perfect walk/lunch combo at The Barrow House, a gorgeous new pub in Egerton from the team behind ever […]

  • The best way to spend a festive Sunday with the family!

    I’ll admit it, most of our weekends are taken up with taxi-ing the mudlets to various clubs or birthday parties and dealing with housework, homework and hangovers. But every now and then I insist on a day trip that takes us away from the routine of the rat race. Which is how we ended up at […]

  • Eat here: The Twenty Six

    I think I’m right in saying that this restaurant is Mr Muddy K’s favourite place to eat (do correct me if I’m wrong there, dear. Heaven only knows, *eye roll*, you usually do)… If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of The Twenty Six, then step this way, and let me show you around – […]

  • Top 12 cosy pubs to try

    Snow’s coming, you say? Are you kidding me?! We’ve had a brilliant run of mild weather, but winter’s definitely getting ready to hit where it hurts. Nothing for it, then, but to dig out the ski socks, choose one of these supercosy pubs to take refuge in (with great food of course) and order in a bottle of red. […]

  • Muddy eats: The Curious Eatery, Boughton Monchelsea

    If there was ever a place that summed up what the my eating reviews are all about, it’s The Curious Eatery. Firstly I heard about it through a Facebook tip off from an old journo friend (thanks Louis!) who happens to live in the area and knew it would be of real interest to you […]

  • Muddy eats: The Vine, Goudhurst

    Ah, now I’ve been excited to tell you about this little find for a couple of weeks. Those of you who know this pretty little corner of Kent will probably raise your eyebrows when I mention the word ‘cool’ (yeah I saw you do it). But I’m not kidding, The Vine pub, right in the heart […]

  • EAT HERE: 3 MICHELIN STAR WINNERS NEARBY

    I can happily say that there are many, many wonderful places to eat in Kent (and my waistband will back me up here) – not just the ones that made it into this year’s Michelin food list. However those that did deserve a special mention and a special journey. So, here’s where the stars are falling […]

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