Deal History Tours

That this area of Kent has more history than anywhere else on Earth, that’s the belief of George Chittenden and Peter Fishlock, the Deal locals who created The History Project. Whether you agree with them or not, you can't help but admire their enthusiasm and love for their town. The project has built up a significant online following, posting videos and articles they produce themselves. They hold regular nights at The Astor Theatre, pay visits to schools and hold talks for groups.

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High Street Highlights

Deal has been gathering momentum for some time now. Nowhere is that more keenly seen than in the high street. New shops are popping up all the time, if you haven't been to town in a few weeks there’ll be something new waiting for you on you're next visit. We took a look around town to have a look at things old and new.

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Dinner at Folkestone’s Newest Restaurant

We were excited to be invited along to Marco Pierre White’s new Steakhouse Bar and Grill at The Carlton Hotel in Folkestone. With the excellent Rock Salt around the corner, and the popularity of the harbour arm, Folkestone’s reputation as a foodie destination is on the rise. With such a high profile name attached to the restaurant we were interested to see what the Marco Pierre White is serving up in Folkestone.

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Heatwave Busting Cocktails

The heatwave has been raging on and we’ve been looking for something refreshing. This week we have three cocktail recipes that are perfect for long hot nights. Serve to your friends or enjoy with dinner. Each of these would work well adapted into mocktails by simply removing the alcohol. The water melon water in particular is a real thirst quencher.

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Summer at Solleys Farm

Most people who live in Deal will have likely tried Solleys Ice cream before. Maybe you’ve bought a cone from one of their vans at an event or enjoyed a little tub with a plastic spoon. We’re lucky to have the Kentish ice cream makers on our doorstep. They produce the famous ice cream in a farm in Mongeham. The farm is open to the public all summer long so we popped in for a visit. 

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Our Review of 81 Beach Street

This week we went along to 81 Beach Street to try their lunchtime menu. Nearby parking and prime positioning on the seafront make 81 a hotspot for people visiting Deal for the day. We know it as our local “nice restaurant” somewhere for a good meal with the family on a birthday or for a Mother’s day roast.

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Delving in to Deal Museum

This week we went along to Deal Museum. Having found out a little about Deal’s history here and there, we were keen to learn more and see what we could discover. Located on St George’s Road, the museum is a fascinating place, packed to the rafters with artifacts relating to Deal’s rich history.

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