The UK’s very first Dansaki Afro-Caribbean restaurant is also planned to open in December, bringing an exciting new food and drink concept to the town.
Combining a tapas lounge, cosmopolitan bar and full service dining, Dansaki will serve an exquisite range of Afro-Caribbean and continental cuisine in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The menu will have exotic flare throughout and be a ‘complimentary mingling of traditional Afro-Caribbean and continental cuisine’. During the summer months, diners can sit outside on the patio and enjoy a special summer menu, including BBQ grills and exotic themed drinks.
Alongside second-to-none dining experiences, both venues are looking forward to offering the people of Ashford exciting events, including; food tastings and tutored classes with Macknade and live music and themed nights celebrating Nigerian culture from Dansaki.
Ashford Picturehouse introduces a unique Cinema experience to the borough of Ashford. Continuing the Picturehouse legacy of bringing quality blockbusters, art-house film and regular and diverse programming strands.
Ashford Picturehouse features a spacious foyer and outdoor and indoor seating. A large auditorium is available for affordable private hires and community functions in a relaxed and stylish space. Picturehouse takes pride in serving delicious hot food, an extensive drink menu, indulgent treats and healthy snacks, making the cinema a perfect spot for food, film and socialising.
The cinema has six screens, half of which are capable of screening 3D titles. Ashford Picturehouse is also the first Picturehouse Cinema to have a laser projector. This uses the latest digital cinema technology and is more energy efficient than traditional projectors.
The cinema is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift and disabled parking bays. Every screen will have an infrared system to play audio-described tracks (when available). This offers voice commentary, through headphones provided, which describes the film to those who would benefit.
Carefully curated regular strands include Discover Tuesdays, Vintage Sundays and Screen Arts, which will bring the best of live theatre from around the world to Ashford. The cinema will also host a range of community-focused, price-adjusted events including Big Scream, Toddler Time, free Student Screenings with E4 Slackers Club, Autism-Friendly, Dementia-Friendly and Silver Screen.
Monday – Sunday | 9.30am – Late
WWW.PICTUREHOUSES.COM/CINEMA/INFO/ASHFORD_PICTUREHOUSE ~ 01245 52152
Situated on the stunning Elwick Place leisure and restaurant facility, the new Ashford Town Centre hotel is ideally located for superb shopping opportunities, delicious dining and terrific travel opportunities from the Ashford International station.
With the 50 exciting outlets of the County Square Shopping Centre just a hop across the road, you can browse and buy to your heart’s content, before retiring for a well-earned rest. If you are after a European adventure, you can catch a train to Disneyland Paris, Brussels or Marseille, while those staying at home for business can be at St Pancras station in under 40 minutes.
This new hotel features rooms each with a comfy king size Travelodge Dreamer™ bed complete with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Our on-site Bar Café serves our unlimited breakfast and tasty evening meals.
Chargeable parking is available at this hotel on a first come first served basis.
Minimum stay 2 hours.
Up to 2 hours £2.20
2-3 hrs £3.30
Between 4pm and 9am £1 flat charge.
WWW.TRAVELODGE.CO.UK ~ 08719 848484
Faversham-based Macknade’s new venue will offer an all-day dining experience, bar and delicatessen. It will be the go-to spot to enjoy freshly prepared produce with rich provenance for breakfast, lunch and evening dining, delivered in a relaxed and communal environment.
You can expect to see a huge variety on the menu, including burgers and steaks prepared by Macknade butchers, vegan options reflecting Macknade’s Kentish and Mediterranean roots and home baked cakes served with delicious coffee. Pair this with a bar stocked with the very best beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks from Kent’s flourishing drinks scene and it’s easy to understand why we’re so excited for their arrival.