Quick add on for the Saturday to-do list!

It's Saturday and you may well be thinking about plans for the weekend.  The weather is dry and we have lots on offer in Tonbridge - pub lunch with the children at one of our great local pubs? Trip to Haysden, lunch at the fantastic Cafe in the Park followed by a play on the swings?  Picnic on the castle lawn this evening at the Luna cinema?  


A leep of faith, 65mm Coffee, Tonbridge Old Fire Station

Yesterday Eat Around Tonbridge launched “Bring a friend February!” where you introduce a friend from near or far to somewhere new in Tonbridge.  And why not 65mm coffee?  Ensconced in The Old Fire Station, it receives rave reviews on social media, is always busy and many say serves 'the best coffee in Tonbridge'. Tonbridge born David Leeper, the founder of 65mm alongside his partner Jade Derrick (65mm named as such because of their love of old films & picture houses), aren’t just chancing their luck.  David knows his stuff; in fact he[...]


Ticking a lot of boxes – The Bakehouse at 124, Tonbridge

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[...]


Beyond the Grounds, Tonbridge, 28 June 2016

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. [...]


Beyond the Grounds – a Kent Life & Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards winner?

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?[...]


*** COMPETITION TIME *** Exclusively for Eat Around Tonbridge Facebook followers!

There's a lot happening this weekend in Tonbridge and it's all focussed on food and drink!  How lip-smackingly lovely!There is the Tonbridge Food & Drink Festival on the Castle Lawn, which starts on Friday evening 6pm -9pm with music, street food & a bar.  For the rest of the weekend, there's a wide array of stalls setting up shop to tempt our palates selling all sorts of gourmet goodies sourced locally, regionally, nationally and internationally - olives, cheese & fudge to name but a few. Tonbridge Music Station is providing many of the arti[...]