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Food & Drink Awards

We would like to invite you to participate in the Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards, your involvement in this process is highly valued. Please consider the following categories for nomination: Hotel of the Year – Cave Hotel & Golf Resort Restaurant of the Year – Firepit Restaurant Restaurant of the Year – The Korean Cowgirl We invite you to share this opportunity with your connections, contributing to a thorough representation of the culinary excellence within our region. Thank you for your continued support.

Kent Wedding Awards

We are delighted to announce our triumph as the Winner of The Kent Wedding Awards in the esteemed “Something Different” category for 2023 and 2024. The judges were effusive in their praise, highlighting that “The Cave Hotel really fits the bill as Something Different! From a wedding pergola and marquee to countryside views and a freestanding UFO Bath! Judges also thought the venue, together with the Penthouse and Bridal suite, all really high spec and high luxury and lots of fun for anyone wanting something special and different.” In recognition of this prestigious win, Cave Hotel and Golf Resort will proudly display the Winner’s trophy on reception.

Beautiful South Awards

The Cave Hotel and Golf Resort is pleased to announce its distinguished achievement as the recipient of the Beautiful South Tourism, Gold Award in the “Large Hotel of the Year” category at the Beautiful South Awards 2023/24. This accolade is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and our dedication to providing unparalleled guest experiences. At Cave Hotel and Golf Resort, we take immense pride in curating an array of exceptional experiences tailored to our guests’ unique preferences. Our success in securing the Gold Award for ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ underscores our unwavering dedication to excellence. We remain steadfast in our commitment to maintaining these high standards in the years to come.

The British Open Freestyle BBQ Championships

August 2023 – John Bingley, Group executive chef and Andy ‘the Pitmaster’ Clinch Victory at the British Open Freestyle BBQ Championships®, Presented by Smoke and Fire Festivals in Association with BIG K PRODUCTS August 27, 2023 – The thrill of competition and the tantalising aroma of barbecued delights filled the air as Smoke and Fire Festivals, in collaboration with BIG K PRODUCTS, hosted the highly anticipated British Open Freestyle BBQ Championships®. The culmination of their efforts was evident when they were awarded the titles of Smoke and Fire Champions and the prestigious Big K - Best Ribs Category, with their signature dish - St. Louis Char Siu Rib with stir-fried rice.   "Being a part of the British Open Freestyle BBQ Championships has been an incredible journey for us," shared John Bingley, the driving force behind the victorious team. "The opportunity to compete on a national stage alongside some of the most talented barbecue enthusiasts is both humbling and inspiring. Our dedication to pushing the boundaries of flavour and technique was unwavering, and we are thrilled to see our efforts recognised."

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