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Newsflash! Food, festivals and 50% off beauty treatments

Cool new restaurant openings, the best spot for wood fired pizza and sparkling wine, award-winning comedy and more superflashy news.

NOW OPEN: The Lighthouse Tasting Room, Folkestone

Muddy’s fave The Lighthouse Champagne Bar is expanding! Welcome The Lighthouse Tasting Room, their brand new restaurant coming to Folkestone’s Harbour Arm. The Tasting Rooms will celebrate the best of ‘Frenglish’ (French/English) cooking with expansive indoor and outdoor seating in a relaxed Bistro setting. Complete with new interiors, there’ll be an open kitchen, a deli and even a custom-built stage that will host live music. What was once was a walk-through corridor is now a stunning, orangery-like environment with exceptional views across the water to drink in. They opened on Thurs 30 June so book your table now!

BOOK NOW: The Skewer DJ Live Set, The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle, Fri 29 July

Love Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week? You’ll love this! Jon Holmes is the BAFTA award-winning comedy writer, producer and broadcaster so don’t miss this only live show this July at Hever Castle! Holmes has written for Harry Hill, Graham Norton and Stephen Fry, appeared on Have I Got News for you and Mock the Week and his most recent Radio 2 show ‘Jeremy Vine: Agony Uncle’ was a huge hit with critics and listeners. So you won’t want to miss this! The Skewer is BBC Radio 4’s multi-award-winning ‘satirical river of sound’ where current affairs melt into music, movies and popular culture soundbites. Reimagined as a DJ set, it’s packed full of surprising songs and satire.

NEW ECO STORE: Gaia Refilled, Folkestone Harbour Arm, July Opening

Have you discovered Gaia in Westerham yet? Selling eco-conscious and hand crafted furniture and accessories for your home, is now opening a second store on Folkestone’s Harbour Arm this July! Gaia Refilled will be open Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm, offering Faith In Nature hair and body refills, Miniml cleaning products plus herbs, spices and foodie bits. Surrounded by excellent small businesses such as Muddy Award Winner of Best Bar in Kent, The Pilot Beach Bar and lots more! Your next day out sorted!

50% OFF TREATMENTS: No6 Clinic’s SkinAddict, Tunbridge Wells, until 31 July

Established for 15 years, No.6 Clinic is the ultimate skin clinic in Kent for anyone wanting to achieve and maintain healthy, youthful looking skin. Alongside top notch treatments, their sister store SkinAddict sells THE best skincare available on the market. What’s new is their latest recruit Maisy with a brand new treatment menu including facials, massages, eye-lash and brow treatments plus a Teen Clinic too! So to celebrate they’re offering 50% OFF their new treatments. Maisy is available at their SkinAddict store on St John’s Rd in Tunbridge Wells on Tuesdays, Thursdays (open late) and Fridays until 31 July so go, go, go!

EAT THIS: New Tasting Menu, The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham,

If you are looking for serious food in a relaxed, happy setting, look no further than the The Phoenix Tavern in the historic market town of Faversham. This smart pub is the perfect spot for a delicious lunch with friends, a business lunch or an intimate dinner a deux. What better time to visit than now with the launch of their brand new Tasting Menu! It changes daily but you can have a peek of sample menu here. Enjoy from Wednesdays through to Saturdays, 12-3pm and 6-9pm at £65pp. Suitable for veggies and vegans.


Kent foodies, get excited for this! Updown is a magical 17th-century farmhouse with acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands situated just outside of Deal. It’s set to offer a truly unique eating experience as well as accommodation for those looking for a countryside escape. The menu will use produce from nearby The Good Shed, butcher The Black Pig and fishmonger Jenkins and Son. You can book a table from 8 July for Friday evenings and Sunday lunch with their 4 stunning rooms launching on 14 July.

BOOK NOW: Roots Into Horticulture, The Festival Theatre, Tues 2 Aug

Love all things plants? Join this afternoon of talks and discussion with a range of guest speakers within horticulture, set within the beautiful grounds of the historic Hever Castle & Gardens. Hear from a respected panel of experts who will show you how to take the right steps forward and establish a successful career in horticulture. Learn about a wide range of career paths within this industry and meet horticulture professionals who can help galvanise your career. This is a great opportunity for networking with other horticulture students, professionals and anyone considering a move into the sector. Running 2pm – 4:30pm with a 20min interval with a Pimm’s Bar. All profits will be split between charities such as DEC for Ukraine and Thrive.

DON’T MISS: Pizza & Sparkling Wine, Gusbourne, Sat 16 July & Sun 28 Aug

Pizza and sparkling wine? It doesn’t get better than that! Martino’s Pizza is back at Gusbourne this summer for 2 days, set amongst the wildflowers of their Boot Hill Garden. Choose your arrival time (either 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm or 4:30pm) on Sat 16 July or Sun 28 Aug and be seated overlooking the vineyards with a glass of their classic Brut Reserve in hand and the choice of a delicious wood fired handmade pizza from Martino’s truck (vegan, veggie, fish and meat options). £25pp.

GO SEE: Fun Day at Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre, Sat 20 Aug

Grab the kids and enjoy a journey through the history of Britain’s best-loved toys! Featuring rare products from the Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi archives, track the history of Hornby’s iconic model trains and don’t miss the spectacular Model Railway and Scalextric layouts. Pop by on Sat 20 Aug for their Fun Day, 10am-3pm, there’ll be games, offers in-store, cake sale, tombola and raffle all to raise money for EKUBS (East Kent Unit for Breast Screening).

NEW DINING VENTURE: The Saffa Bru, Woolton Farm, nr Canterbury

An exciting new dining venture has just opened at Woolton Farm in Bekesbourne near Canterbury. The beautiful, historic barn is now the home to The Saffa Bru, where you can expect delicious South African fare cooked fresh over a wood fired BBQ. The menu includes; The Butcher’s BBQ Board, a feast of lamb chops, boerewors, rump steak kebabs, garlic & thyme chicken skewers, The Mussel Pot (cooked using Kentish Pip cider don’t you know!) and there’s plenty of vegan options too.

SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM: Sundaes On The Pier, Hastings, Sat 6 Aug

Love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? You won’t wanna miss this! Join the ultimate Sundaes ice cream experience on Hastings Pier on Sat 6 August – we know Sundaes on a Saturday! Enjoy 2 stages of live music, bar, firework displays, performers and unlimited FREE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Tickets are £5 each, made even sweeter with all proceeds going to The Refugee Buddy Project.

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1 comment on “Newsflash! Food, festivals and 50% off beauty treatments”

  • Sandra Catherine Shacklock July 27, 2022

    It all sounds fantastic!! sooo Much to look forward to

    thanks 🙂


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