I met with the general manager of The Beer Seller this week, a new pub coming to Tonbridge High Street, to be situated on the site of John Angell jewellers, and due to open mid December. Jamie and the team are busy refurbishing the inside – it’s going to be unlike anywhere else we have already! – and sourcing quality libation.
I am always working hard to bring you the breaking gastronomic news of Tonbridge and the local area. And let’s focus on the word news – I usually like to check my facts and tell you the definitive ‘word on the street’ about new places popping up but in this post, I have to admit that some of it is rumour. Quite well-founded rumour but as yet I haven’t been able to obtain the facts that I so need! So here goes, in no particular order …..
This Friday is Good Friday and on this day, typically, we eat fish and so it seemed appropriate to tell you about my recent fishy experience.
I was kindly invited to The Rose Revived in Hadlow for their new weekly night of Fishy Friday. Snow had interfered with plans but finally my friend (who LOVES fish) and I (I love fish too!) made it to this country pub which has quite literally been revived, relaunching February 2017.
You might remember that I ran this last year and I’m running it again because the ethos behind it is still so important.
The idea is very simple. If you’re meeting friends or family during the month of February (or anytime really), why not try somewhere that you haven’t been before and send me a photo? There are still lots of places for me to try on the High Street so I’m sure there are for you too. And it doesn’t have to be in Tonbridge; it could be in the vicinity as well.
Exciting news for Tonbridge! The Nelson Arms on the corner of Nelson Avenue & Cromer Street in the Barden Road area of Tonbridge has been bought by Matthew Rudd and Emma Cole of The Windmill in Weald. The Windmill is award winning and has a great reputation for its beer and food so it’s fantastic news that their expertise is coming to Tonbridge.
The Dovecote is hidden away on the road between Tudeley and Capel, almost blending into a row of cottages. Mr EAT and I had a date night and as I was willing to drive, we decided to try somewhere further afield, new to us and somewhere that I hadn’t heard any of you discuss. This very welcoming and homely pub was a pleasant surprise.