Food & Drink
Muddy says: Margate's first ever Michelin recommendation in 2010, The Ambrette not only sits pretty with sea views over Margate sands but is also a foodie destination in town for traditional Indian dishes with an exciting and innovative twist
Muddy says: Located in the heart of Canterbury's historical city centre, The Ambrette is where to head for innovative and exotic food where traditional Indian dishes have been cunningly combined with influences of global cuisine.
Muddy says: Jo Banks, founder of Alive with Flavour, is a food presenter, food blogger, lifestyle chef and organiser of food events. Through food festivals, workshops, corporate events and supper clubs Jo is on a flavoursome mission - book her for your private event or for a team building day with a difference!
Muddy says: Situated in Langley, just south east of Maidstone, The Potting Shed is a rather handsome pub with stylish interiors - and down-to-earth, decent pub fare. With a stunning beer garden and high vaulted ceiling, it's the ideal destination for a party gathering / large family group kind of get together.
Muddy says: Yummy food, to suit all age groups and tastes, at The Farm House in picture-perfect West Malling
Muddy says: Oink Oink, listen up – The Pig & Sty, part of the Elite Pub chain that includes The Potting Shed in Langley, has just opened its doors and is ready for you greedy little piglets.
Muddy says: This country pub with rooms offers exceptional food and a fresh modern vibe. Sitting in the pretty historical village of Wye, with lovely walking nearby in the North Downs, it makes a great weekend getaway...
Muddy says: If you live anywhere in the Kent or East Sussex area and haven't yet visited Port Lympne Reserve then you're missing a trick. Kent's only safari experience is well worth a visit...
Muddy says: Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham voted Best Deli/Farm Shop in Kent by you in 2018, is a food lover's haven!
Muddy says: A contender for Best Destination Pub at our 2019 Muddy awards - only 15 mins away from Whitstable - and a fast-growing reputation for seriously good food
Muddy says: Winner of Best Farm Shop/Deli in our 2019 Muddy Awards and the go-to destination in Kent for locally sourced meat and fresh produce
Muddy says: This stylish eatery offers mouth-watering roasts and fab boutique summer festival. Stay in one of its beautiful bedrooms and explore Sissinghurst Castle.
Muddy says: if wine is involved, we're there! If it's the best of English wine, from right here in Kent, we're there with (sparkling) bells on! Grab your girlfriends, pop down for a tour, tasting or even enjoy tapas on their new terrace...
Muddy says: Ticks all the boxes for a quintessential English pub - all year round - with tip top food and stunning rooms to match
Muddy says: Just 5 miles from Tunbridge Wells, this newly-refurbed pub offers good family food and alfresco dining with incredible views across the countryside.
Muddy says: Winner of The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub 2019, The Three Chimneys not only offers top quality food and service, it's also located in one of the prettiest spots I know.
Muddy says: A friendly, stylish, foodie pub perfectly for both walkers and family fun at Wingham Wildlife Park. Oh and it won Best Destination Pub in the Muddy Awards 2018.
Heading out for lunch with the family? Looking for a good walk that takes in a decent pub for well earned refuelling en route? For non-fussy, decent pub fare in a comfortable, friendly and home-grown environment you can't go wrong with The Chaser Inn.
Muddy says: The Curious Eatery is a fun, friendly, whimsical and quirky place to visit. Think rustic decor, a friendly atmosphere and fresh, vibrant food.
Muddy says: Not to be missed - this fab new eaterie at the end of Deal's iconic pier is one of THE best spots to eat in town with fresh and organic food PLUS it's dog-friendly. Win/win!
Muddy says: Goupie is a devilishly moreish confectionery product, hand-made to a genuine family recipe in Kent. The back story is the kind we love at Muddy.
Muddy says: Award-winning Magic Bars where you can experience live magic up close with some of the country's finest magicians - perfect for date night with a difference or a novel night out with the girls
Muddy says: One of the best meals Muddy has had in ages (and I eat out A LOT) we're super excited to tell you about this authentic Latin American dining in a pretty 16th century rural country pub. Great for families, sunny days and walking to Bewl Water...
Muddy says: Artisan bakery, coffee house, pub and dining room in the heart of medieval Canterbury, featuring a restored balcony from the drapers situated here for over 150 years.
Muddy says: Famous for its sourdough pizzas and impressive menu of cocktails, fine wines and beer, Chapter is the perfect place to gather with friends or dine with family.
A brilliantly located pub in the heart of Penshurst village, with a view of the entrance to Penshurst Place from the front and stunning fields from the beer garden at the back. Offering decent grub and boutique bedrooms - it's one for over-nighters and locals alike...
Muddy says: Lingfield Park is more than just a racecourse – it is a leisure resort offering racing, a 4* Marriott Hotel and spa and a championship 18-hole golf course.
Muddy says: Introducing our fave tented-pop-up hosts, the brilliant Twisted Bramble, who specialise in supper clubs and Kent events with a difference. Whether you're searching for a fun and original night out with the gang or organising a corporate bash - look no further!
Muddy says: Who needs to leave the country for a safari holiday when you have Elmley Nature Reserve waiting in Kent for you - the only National Nature Reserve in England where you can spend the night.
Muddy says: Powder & Magazine is a casual gastro dining restaurant for food and drink lovers and Rochester's new hidden gem.
Muddy says: Goodnestone Park is a stunning, privately owned stately home and garden near Canterbury. You can hire the whole house for that truly special function or weekend with friends. There's a reason it was a favourite of Jane Austen and the producer of Downton Abbey!
Muddy says: Bewl is a big, beautiful reservoir offering a fantastic range of outdoor activities - from cycling to open air cinema, children's parties to cookery courses - there's fun stuff to do all year round. Oh and a decent restaurant too!
Muddy says: Stunning historic gardens only recently restored to their former glory, so earning the name 'the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks'. Explore the jungle-like pathways, enjoy homemade cake in the café or let little ones discover the cute play area - and there's special events like kids' craft, gardening workshops and foraging courses too!
Muddy says: The perfect nesting spot for a night out, a stone's throw from The Pantiles and more importantly the train station. You're next sleepover is sorted.
Muddy says: The Salutation, is a stunning country-house sitting in the heart of Sandwich, a pretty town on the Kent coastline. The location, elegance and warmth of the place make it the perfect escape whatever the weather.
Muddy says: a rustic restaurant that packs a real foodie punch. Table for two, please, and make it snappy!
Muddy says: a small, independent fruit and nut farm where you can rent your own tree! Visit, pick your own fruit and reap the reward of growing your own produce.
Muddy says: Hop, skip and jump over to this award-winning Bidborough pub where the interiors are stylish but food is the real star.
Muddy says: With its laid back vibe, top food, great cocktails and a cool working space - Fego in Sevenoaks has something for everyone.
Muddy says: Claire makes stunning, hand-crafted cakes that taste even better than they look (I know hard to imagine). She also runs fab workshops on everything from Flawless Finish to Wired Sugar Flowers
This place will not be to everyone's taste... but if you like eccentricity, total escapism and bling then this quirky boutique stay could be for you!
Muddy says: Owned by Mark Sargeant, ex right hand man to Gordon Ramsay, this cosy pub has everything from a perfectly picturesque beer garden to top notch food.
Muddy says: awesome, award-winning, artisan ice cream and sorbet manufacturer based in the heart of Kent. How do we know? Because we've tried every flavour obvs! Favourites are Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble Ice Cream and Blood Orange Sorbet. But don't just take our word for it - keep an eye out for your local stockists or order online and try it yourself...
Muddy Says: A little taste of California just over the border in East Sussex, this restaurant with rooms opposite Camber Sands is a gem for fine dining or a cheeky getaway.
Muddy says: There are plenty of Hotel du Vins in the UK but this venue in Tunbridge Wells is full of enough local character and charm that it feels like a stand-alone venue.
Muddy says: Located on the Deal seafront, 81 Beach Street or ‘81’ is a neighbourhood restaurant that focuses on serving fine dishes without the fuss.
Muddy says: A modern, family-friendly gastro pub just 10 mins outside Canterbury in the pretty, rural village of Lower Hardres.
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