Broadstairs Kent Events and local information in Thanet
Broadstairs Kent. Seaside Town Located in the South East of England in Thanet, UK
Of course while visiting Broadstairs why not visit us at Picnic Pantry in Oscar road, for some great food and drinks at Great prices.
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Broadstairs Kent is a more traditional English Seaside town, it has a fairly large sheltered bay with a nice beach called Viking Bay
The Town and beach has featured recently in a few Adverts on TV for an energy company EDF, although making it look extremely windy!
Also for McDonalds and Waitrose due to it 's picturesque nature.
An episode of the comedy 'Derek' starring Rickie Gervais was partly filmed on Viking bay and Dumpton Gap
November 2014 saw 'Lady in the Van' starring Dame Maggie Smith being filmed in the town
2016 we saw the showing of Kingsgate Bay in the Beach seen of Mr. Selfridge, with a mention of Botany Bay
full of many independent shops and only very few chain stores, lots of Bed and Breakfast / Hotels to enjoy, many with fantastic views into the English channel, or a short walk from them
Visit Broadtairs Kent for some annual events that take place such as The Broadstairs Dickens Festival, Saturday 14th & Friday 20th June 2014 so why not visit to see many Victorian dressed people parading the streets and clifftop.
Broadstirs Folk Week is on Friday 5th to Friday 12th August 2016, when the town is taken over by Folk bands and is hard to miss if you go anywhere during this week.
The Broadstirs water Gala day is on Wednesday 17th August 2016 Enjoy all the fun of the seaside
A more recent added attraction of Spring Fayre Saturday 26th - Monday 28st April 2016, Pierremont Gardens, Broadstairs & Food Festival on Friday 30th Sept 2016 - Sunday 2nd Oct 2016 at Victoria Gardens and Promenade, Broadstairs
The town has two main Foreign Language schools, Hilderstone college which is aimed at the more mature/adult students from around the world
and Kent School of English (KSE) which is more for school age students, boosting the population considerably at times
At Picnic Pantry we are happy to try help students understand and say the products we sell
We also take KSE vouchers, our food is also good quality at a reasonable price, We have an award May 2013 for 'diversity in the community' from The margate school for the deaf, as Jo can do sign language
Dickens week of course is to celebrate the fact that Charles Dickens use to Holiday in Broadstairs and is reputed to have written at least one of his books here
Some other famous people connected with Broadstairs are Sir Edward (Ted) Heath MP who was born here
Thomas Russell Crampton who was also born here and was a highly respected Engineer
And the co-creator of Bagpuss and the clangers and ivor the engine, Oliver Postgate also lived here until he passed away, his house now has an English Heritage Blue Plaque to commemorate this just off chandos Square on the seafront. It also has a mural of the clangers!
Recently Broadstairs Kent has seen a rise in Restaurants, cafes and pub food places giving you lots of choices
As a Cafe and Sandwich shop not on the High street, we try to keep our food good Quality but at the same time Great value for you
We believe we offer the best value for food in Broadtsairs. Come try for yourself