What Anna says about Kent

What better way to discover Kent than with House of Coco by your side?

Kent may be the garden of England but don’t let that fool you. Amongst those verdant chocolate-box towns you’ll find creativity bubbling away which comes to life in foodie seaside towns, indie shopping spots, architectural gems and artist communities. Some may be calling Kent the new Suffolk thanks to its English wines and cutesy boltholes for DFLs (that’s Down From Londoners) but our girl on the ground, Anna, is keen to share what makes this vibrant county truly original.

Whether you are escaping the Big Smoke for the weekend or thinking of moving to this ever-popular part of the UK, let us be your guide to discover Kent’s unique charm. Consider us your font of insider knowledge to Kent – from the best classic chip shops to the most luxe staycations.

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    The Potting Shed

    The Potting Shed Speakeasy is the coolest underground cocktail bar in Folkestone and maybe the entire of Kent. With a vintage vibe that will transport you back to the Prohibition era, this hidden gem is the perfect spot to sip on delicious cocktails and forget all your troubles. Nestled underground, this secret spot is a

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    The Waste Land

    If you’re heading to Margate and looking for a unique nightlife experience, then look no further than the Waste Land Bar at the Albion Rooms. Tucked away in the basement, this cozy public dive bar is the perfect spot to spend an evening. And when you’ve had your fill of the low-lit interior, step outside

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    Get ready to taste the ocean at Angela’s – the small but mighty seafood restaurant and rooms that’s making waves in Margate. Open for lunch and dinner, this gem serves up delicious, locally-sourced seafood alongside simple, seasonal vegetable-based dishes. And if you’re looking for something a little different, head to their little sister Dory’s –

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    Bottega Caruso

    Bottega Caruso is a hidden gem that’s equal parts deli and osteria. With its bright and inviting decor, this sweet little spot is the perfect place to indulge in the flavors of southern Italy. What sets this place apart is their commitment to using only the freshest, artisanal ingredients. Many of these ingredients come straight

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    Hide And Fox

    Hide and Fox is the hottest spot to hit the Kent food scene in years. Led by the talented duo of Allister and Alice, this restaurant is all about pushing the boundaries of modern fine dining. With experience in some of the world’s most prestigious kitchens, including Michelin-starred restaurants in the West Country, they’re experts

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    Albion House Ramsgate

    Sitting atop a whimsical Victorian winding road, complete with a waterfall you’ll find the understated Albion House. Built way back in 1792, these four walls have seen plenty of hustle and bustle but to step in from the seafront is to step into a fortress of peace and calm. We visited Albion House as part

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    Gallivant Camber Sands

    Gallivant Camber Sands is a beachside haven that’s all about style, comfort, and relaxation. Located along the picturesque coastline of Kent, this hotel offers everything you need for the ultimate seaside escape. As soon as you arrive, you’ll feel the stress of everyday life starts to melt away. The stunning beach and endless sky are

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    CABÜ by the Sea

    CABÜ by the Sea is an exclusive beachfront retreat where the grass is green, the sea is salty, and the drinks are strong! Located on a stretch of natural grassland between Romney Marsh and the English Channel, this intimate hotel offers a variety of luxury accommodations to choose from including the cozy Writer’s Studio for

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    Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

    Why settle for a boring hotel when you can indulge in an experience that’s truly unique? A stay at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge will offer you the perfect blend of old and new, history and contemporary style, and luxury and comfort. Located in the heart of Kent, on the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage

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    Hever Castle and Gardens

    Are you ready to feel like royalty? Then don’t miss out on Hever Castle and Gardens – the unforgettable attraction that’s fit for a king or queen (or anyone in between)! With its rich and intriguing past, Hever Castle is the perfect destination for those who like to immerse themselves in rich history and stunning

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    The Pig at Bridge Place

    Unleash your inner rock star at this iconic hotel with a rebellious spirit. Packed with history and dripping with style, the old building that hosts The Pig at Bridge Place has been the backdrop to some of the wildest parties and gigs over the past four decades, including legendary performances by Led Zeppelin. But this

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    The Historic Dockyard Chatham

    Brace yourself for a voyage into the ‘Age of Sail’, when the Chatham Dockyard was one of Britain’s most crucial centers of warship building and repair. It’s hard to believe, but over 400 warships were built on this very spot, allowing the Royal Navy to assert its dominance over the seas of Europe and beyond.

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    The White Cliffs Of Dover

    If you’re on the hunt for an epic landmark that’s sure to make your jaw drop, you’ve gotta check out the White Cliffs of Dover. These are more than some stunning cliffs – they’re a symbol of homecoming and wartime defence, standing tall and proud as a reminder of the indomitable spirit of the British

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    Shepherd Neame

    Check out the Faversham Brewery, home of Shepherd Neame, Britain’s Oldest Brewer. This brewery has been producing delicious beer for centuries in the medieval market town of Faversham, Kent. Using only natural ingredients like mineral water from the local aquifer and hops grown in Kent, their expert brewers create unique Kentish ales and international lagers

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    Canterbury Cathedral

    Canterbury Cathedral is a one-of-a-kind destination that’s been at the heart of some of the most significant moments in English history. Founded by St Augustine back in 597 AD, this place is more than just a place of worship. It’s a pilgrimage destination, a masterpiece of art and architecture, and one of the most popular