Last week was a busy one for Eat Around Tonbridge and it only involved a little bit of eating! We had the Food and Dink Networking Club and a charity event with foodie connections - what will you host?
Tonbridge has a great deal of energy at the moment and some of that is thanks to the foodie scene and the people who are taking a leap of faith and going for it. Daron Goldfinch was one of those people four and a half years ago. If you hadn't already realised from the name, Daron is the man behind Finch House, the café that brightened up our High Street & kick started the boom that we're now enjoying. Despite the growth of Tonbridge's café culture since then, Daron has managed to stave off competition and remain a stalwart on our High Street[...]
The deadline to nominate for the Kent Life & Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards is looming - 7 August. So far I've covered the categories 'Newcomer of the Year' and 'Café of the Year' as Tonbridge has plenty of potential nominees for these categories. On or around Tonbridge High Street we have some lovely independent shops doing their bit to promote food & drink too. 'Gorgeous George' sells wines & spirits and would be eligible for 'Independent Food or Drink Retailer of the Year', as would Ian Chatfield The Butchers, a reliable & ve[...]
It's hot isn't it?! Mustn't grumble though...keep drinking they say. So grab a glass of something, sit down and have a little read about Beyond the Grounds.I went into Beyond the Grounds expecting just a café but after speaking to the founder & manager, Jennie Kenny, I realised that there is much more to this riverside spot than meets the eye. [...]
As you know, this blog was borne out of the fact that Tonbridge has been regaining its mojo thanks to the plethora of new eating places we have now. Just in case featuring on my blog isn't recognition enough (ahem), over the coming weeks I am going to be highlighting places that you might like to nominate for categories in the Kent Life & Kent on Sunday's prestigious Food & Drink Awards 2016. Wouldn't it be GREAT to have some Tonbridge winners?[...]