Foodie gift inspiration from Tonbridge and around

This might be the quickest blog I’ve ever written as I’ve just realised it’s Small Business Saturday! Typical me, I’ve been thinking about this blog for weeks and left it to the last minute - that’s what December is all about really though isn’t it?! Well don’t leave your foodie gift shopping to the last minute - here’s my Eat Around Tonbridge foodie gift guide (and unlike the mags, no one has paid to be in this list!).


“It only takes a minute girl”….well maybe 5…

Name that tune and artist! Awards really help to boost a business - it's recognition from patrons and peers; it spreads the word which helps to generate revenue for, not only the winner, but other local businesses too; and it's just a good old fashioned pat on the back, a gold star for everyone involved in making those doors open every day.


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[...]


WFH – Will Edge, Greensand Ridge Distillery

Wow!  What a 24 hours!  If you're still reeling, I promise there'll be no mention of that election & especially not that man!  Instead I'd like to introduce you to the Greensand Ridge brand, currently building a reputation for its gin. This gin has only been around for a few weeks but it's already being talked about.  Will Edge and his family have set up home in a beautiful 19th century coach house in Shipbourne with spectacular views over the Greensand Ridge.  The stables have been transformed into part science lab, part bottling[...]


*** ‘Flexible working’ jobs here!! ***

Happy Halloween!  I don't have any spooky offerings this week on the jobs' board but I would ask that you use your imagination when it comes to some of the roles on offer - the employers are very keen to fill their vacant positions and are open to suggestions about flexible working.  So please don't be scared off by a role that says 'full-time' -  contact employers and sound them out about working school hours, a job share, part-time work etc.New jobs are below - the full list is at the Eat Around Tonbridge Jobs' Board.Tonbridge Old Fire Station, To[...]


3 days, 2 meals, 1 venue – Eating at The Old Fire Station, Tonbridge 11 & 13 May

 'Why would you go back to the same place twice in one week?' I hear you cry.  Well, that's because the venue is the Old Fire Station in Tonbridge, & variety is their signature dish.  In one week in May, The Old Fire Station was transformed into an art gallery for South East Open Studios,  & subsequently charitably hosted 'Empty Bowls' in aid of The Bridge Trust & Anglo-Dutch chef Justin Brown's two night residency.  If the events are the variables, then the venue is the constant: the high ceilings give the room space[...]