See and Do

Pubs and bars

Sip on real ales in traditional country pubs and sample local wines in relaxing bars. From chic cocktail bars in sensational locations, to inviting pubs with beer gardens that are right in the heart of England's most rural countryside, our selection is sure to take your fancy.

From winter right through to summer, these pubs and bars are the perfect spot for a glass of something delicious and local. 

Cosy pubs are the perfect choice for fireside pints of real ale, while their blissful beer gardens are a welcome retreat once the sun starts shining. For something a little different, visit some of the many cocktail and wine bars in each of our regions and enjoy sea views, live music and a perfect spot to raise a glass to being on holiday. 

Right out in the countryside, Cheshire and the Peak District have some wonderful cosy country pubs come winter.

In Kent the Folkestone Harbour Arm is a wonderful spot for sea views and a glass or two. The Lighthouse at the end is even a wine bar.

When you're in search of a glass of bubbles in Essex's many bars, keep an eye out for some the region's own wines.

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Planned itineraries

Whether you want to see the castles and seafood of the coast or the rugged beauty and manicured gardens of the countryside, it’s time to start your gourmet garden adventure.

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Events and attractions

From guided tours of gardens, to five star dining and unique spots to rest your head, choose from our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your adventure.


Explore Canterbury

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Shepherd Neame Brewery

Discover the secrets of Britain’s oldest brewer, take a tour of the historic brewery, learn about


The Eight Bells

Whether you’re after a comforting home-cooked meal after a long day at work or fabulous fine dining


The Foundry Brew Pub

A multi award winning artisan Brewery & Distillery. Located in The Foundry Brew Pub, a beautiful i

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The Shakespeare, Canterbury

At The Shakespeare, best of British doesn’t just mean putting traditional favorites’ on the table, i

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The Windmill

Michelin award winning country pub on the outskirts of Chelmsford. A relaxed, informal pub serving

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