Tonbridge Foodie News!

Thanks for all your help over the weekend with my Mediterranean veg soup question - look out for the next review so see what that's all about!  I have been very quiet I know but I am still trying to bring you news of the foodie goings on in Tonbridge - some of the news I'm not allowed to disclose yet (so hard!!) and others, I'm just waiting to hear final details.

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The Rose Revived, Hadlow, 16 March 2018

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.

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Not your average school dinner! The Artisan, Tonbridge, 8 March 2018

Yesterday was International School Meals Day - who knew?!  That's what you get when you buy a social media planner for your business.  But it is so apt for today's blog which is all about The Artisan at West Kent College in Tonbridge.  My friends and I were excited to try this place, squirreled away at the top of the main college building and we were not disappointed.  

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Eat that frog! A blog about Basil, Tonbridge.

No this isn't an announcement that Basil is branching out into French food!  This command refers to a book called "Eat that Frog" by Brian Tracy which is all about tackling challenging tasks.  And this blog feels like a challenge because I really want to like Basil on Tonbridge High Street but there's always something that niggles.  This blog has been 'pending' for quite some time.... 

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Bring a Friend February is back for 2018!

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.

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What does a blogger do?

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?   

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Merry Christmas Eat Around Tonbridge followers!

We're approaching Christmas and the end of another year - it's flown by hasn't it!  It's been a great year for Tonbridge and the Eat Around Tonbridge blog.

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WFH - Debbie Stranack, Wholefood Wakeup

I know, I know - this is the season of indulgence.  My five a day at the moment are the fruit in mince pies.  But if like me, you do like eating healthily, I wanted to share with you Debbie Stranack's business that she started in her kitchen, Wholefood Wakeup.

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Tonbridge foodie news!

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.

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Why Paul Hollywood might know me for all the wrong reasons....

I just wanted to remind you about the chance to ask a The Great British Bake-Off producer, Michelle Kirschner-Grant, about what really goes on behind the scenes in that tent - just post a question on here, on the Eat Around Tonbridge Facebook page or via Twitter (@eat_tonbridge).  You'll be able to ask questions for the next couple of weeks and then I'll be handing them over for Michelle's answers!

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The Dovecote, Capel, 2 September 2017

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.

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Still a blog about food!

Kick Start has been set up by two personal trainers, Kieran Bhugobaun of Double A Fitness and Alex Rich of True Fit who've teamed up to create a 5 day plan which involves a personal training session every day for five days in the Carlson Gracie gym on Vale Road, Tonbridge plus breakfast and lunch from Sulston's Kitchen.  As the name suggests, the idea is to 'kick start' participants into exercise whilst providing healthy, nutritious, tasty food to keep you on the path to a fitter you. 

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*** COMPETITION TIME *** Health & Wellbeing Live tickets!

September = January.  I know that 'equation' really doesn't add up but it does in my mind. January is a time of resolutions and often those resolutions are around lifestyle, eating habits and exercise.  

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TABLE: Meet the Ryneharts - Part 2 - Sons and savings ...

Back in April Eat Around Tonbridge introduced you to the Rynehart family.  The Ryneharts are on a mission to shun supermarket food shopping and favour farm shops, feeding their family with seasonal, local produce.  They extol the benefits of this approach - tastier meat & poultry, seasonal veg, creative cooking, minimal wastage and understanding the origins of what they're consuming.  They were full of zeal when I met them in April - how are things going now?

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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?  

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"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.

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