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Pssst! The latest, greatest happenings in Kent from new openings, supper clubs galore to exciting collabs and last-minute stays.

COMING SOON: Riwaz, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

Oooh! Coming soon to Tunbridge Wells (this November to be precise) is Riwaz, owned by leading Indian Chef, Atul Kochhar. The former Head Chef of the Oberoi in New Delhi and who runs Michelin-star Tamarind in London, don’t you know! If you went to Pub in the Park at Dunorlan Park this year, you may already be familiar with Kochhar’s amazing cooking. Stay tuned for more information. We’re excited!

NEW: Eat’n’Mess The Pod, Sevenoaks

They may have left their spot on Sevenoaks High St but fear not! You can still enjoy Eat’n’Mess aka the home of gluten-free cakes at their new location just outside of Sevenoaks on Sundridge Road. The Pod is open Wed-Fri, 8am-12pm for coffee and cake and Sat 8am-2pm for their full menu of coffee, cakes, pancakes and toasties – yum! No need to book!

FOODIES: Harvest Supper Clubs, The Red Lion, Fri 17 & Sat 18 Sep

The Red Lion in Stodmarsh encapsulates everything that we are about at Muddy – quality, cool and quirky and we love their fantastic Supper Clubs! Enjoy a 7 course Tasting Menu at one of their Supper Clubs this September. The tasting menu benefits from the recent harvest so you can expect; rye, wheat, mushrooms and all locally grown, seasonal produce. Don’t miss out! Book your table now.

TRY THIS: Tablescaping Workshop, Beyond The Table, Thurs 21 Oct

Why not learn the art of tablescaping (the art of setting your table)? It’s the latest interior trend that’s got the coolest of dinner-party hosts in a hot lather. Join the super talented Sarah founder of Beyond The Table at her brand new Tablescaping Workshop. Learn how to set your base, choose a colour palette, creating height and texture and how to select the perfect finishing touches. It’ll be a really relaxed and intimate affair with only a couple of tickets available so you can recreate beautiful tablescapes to wow your guests from home! Tickets are £49 which include refreshments. Email Sarah to secure your space.

FLOWER POWER: Floral Workshops, Water Lane Walled Garden, Sat 25 Sep

New and exciting coming to Water Lane Walled Garden in Hawkhurst this September (til December) are a series of gorgeous floral styling workshops with Bloom & Burn! Learn how to style seasonal British flowers with flowers freshly cut from Water Lane’s cutting garden to make from Dried Flower Centrepieces, Halloween Table Centrepieces and Christmas Wreaths. Don’t miss their first one on Sat 25 Sep, learn how to make your own Hand-Tied Bouquet and take home a range of floristry tips and tricks to arrange your own flowers at home. Classes start from £70 including all tools, materials, refreshments and cake. You could even enjoy lunch at Water Lane’s restaurant after all that work! Book your spot now.

FITNESS COLLAB: Sarah Gorman x Flow Tunbridge Wells, Sat 2 Oct

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A collaboration we’re VERY excited about partly because it happened because of our Muddy Awards – we love it when Winner’s get together! Don’t miss PT Sarah Gorman for a series of bespoke 2 hour workshops at the amazing Flow Studio in Tunbridge Wells. Join BlendCore: What and where is my core? A practical and explorative workshop into finding out about your Core muscular system. Wear clothes you’re comfortable in and engage that core! Book your tickets now.

THEATRE: Macbeth at Kingdom, Penshurst, Tues 19 – Sun 31 Oct

Get your theatre fix! The fantastic team at Get Out Of My Space (GOOMs) are performing Macbeth at Kingdom in Penshurst – but with a twist! The whole production is taking place outdoors, open to the elements, so you can feel like you’re on the battle field with Macbeth himself. You’ll be armed with a torch and it’ll be up to you to discover the production from the darkness. Experience theatre like you’ve never seen it before! The play is 1 hour, 30 mins kicking off at 7:30pm every night from 19th – 31st Oct (yes the final night being Halloween!). Book your tickets now, it’s bound to be a sell-out!

WINE LOVERS: In-store Tasting Sessions, Macknade, Sat 18 & Sat 25 Sep

Don’t miss this series of In-store Tasting Sessions throughout September with Macknade showcasing leading Kentish vineyards! Jo Smith from Wine Garden of England will be hosting the free tasting sessions on Sat 18 Sep at Macknade at Hoopers, Tunbridge Wells and Sat 25 Sep at Macknade in Ashford. It’s free to attend and no need to book, just pop by!

DJ NIGHT: Free Flow Supper, Life On High, Sevenoaks, Sat 2 Oct

Get this cool cafe in Sevenoaks on your radar! Say hello to your Winner of Best Cafe and join Life on High at their latest Supper Club for some serious fun. They will be welcoming brothers Hi-Fi or as some of you may know them, The Tufty Club aka icons of the Kent house music scene back in the day. They will be playing laid back Balearic Beats, ramping up the volume as night unfolds!

Arrive at 7pm for a free flow (bottomless) of food and drink for 90mins and then a normal bar will resume. Enjoy Prosecco, wine or beer in the 90min window and amazing food – the menu is a surprise but we know it’ll impress! Get your tickets now.

STAY: Stables Farm Shepherd’s Hut, Stalisfield, dates left for Sep 2021

Looking for a last minute escape? Coast & Country Rambles create beautiful tailor-made self-guided walking breaks and they have added a brand new Shepherd’s Hut to their portfolio. Unwind in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy an ‘off grid’ break. Visit they neighbouring towns or villages (Whitstable is just a 10min drive away!) or walk the many local footpaths. Stay in the cosy shepherd hut surrounded by farm animals and enjoy a complimentary hamper with breakfast. They have a couple of dates left for September and then they’ll be open again April – Sep 2022 so get in quick! Book your next trip now.

BOOK NOW: Seasonal Supper & Wine Tasting, Alive With Flavour, Weds 6 Oct

Experience one of Alive With Flavour‘s Supper Clubs in-real-life! Yup, they’re back and in-person at Hurst Farm B&B, a beautiful venue perfect for hands-on cooking and it’s a great place to sit back and enjoy eating together with fellow foodies. Come on your own or with a friend and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a vegetarian supper paired with 3 carefully selected wines. Weds 6 Oct at 7-10pm. Book your place now!

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! The next one will be a Diwali Supper Club with Masterchef Dashka Mistry on Weds 3 Nov.

BOOK THIS: Harvest Farm Feast, Green Farm, Sat 16 Oct

Don’t miss out on this unique, countryside dining experience! Celebrate the end of Harvest season with a seasonal 5-course Set Menu at Green Farm’s Supper Club on Sat 16 Oct. Set in the idyllic Shadoxhurst conversation area, near Ashford surrounded by 12,500 acres. Take our word for it, it’s beautiful! The curated courses created by in-house chef Amelia, savour some of the best seasonal, homegrown Green Farm produce. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at their ‘Landy Bar’ (pictured) looking out across the beautiful grounds and then enjoy dinner in a communal Farm Table setting. Book your tickets now under ‘Events’.

SAY I DO: Wedding Showcase at The Beacon, Tunbridge Wells, Sun 3 Oct

In the heart of Tunbridge Wells, tucked away down Tea Garden Lane, with 17 acres of land and views overlooking Happy Valley, The Beacon is as picture perfect as it sounds. And perfect it should be, because it’s not just your big day… It’s your biggest day.

The good news is, it can also be your easiest day. The Beacon is exclusively yours for the day and with a superb events team meaning they’ll do the work so you don’t have to.

See what all the fuss is about and visit their Wedding Showcase on Sun 3 Oct, 3-6pm. Their wedding planners will be on hand to guide you through their beautiful country home with all their recommended suppliers. Book your spot now.

JUST OPENED: Gail’s, Sevenoaks

Have you popped in for a cinnamon swirl yet? The first was in Tunbridge Wells (pictured) and now the popular London chain, Gail’s Bakery is now in Sevenoaks! Set in Blighs Court, grab some goodies to takeaway or sit down and enjoy their Bakery Menu with three cheese and tomato toasties, baked eggs, avocado on sourdough and more!

BUY NOW: The Go-To Cookbook by Helen Hume

Accomplished Kent-based cook, Helen Hume has released her first recipe book! Compiled of her best recipes for people with busy lives. There’s over 100 tired and tested recipes which Helen has loved and used through life’s ups and downs as well as dishes for those special occasions. Plus useful tips on planning ahead to save on waste, cost and time. This book reflects Helen’s life in the kitchen through losing her first husband in 1998 and her her younger daughter Vicki, then 22, to cancer in 2007. Every penny made from this book will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Research. Pick up your copy now.

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