A former HND Level 5 Hospitality and Events Management student from MidKent College has been recognised as running one of the best restaurants in Kent.

Holly Whatley Bates, who runs The Rising Sun in Beltinge, Herne Bay, has received great reviews on Trip Advisor and is consequently in the site's top 10 restaurants in the county.

Taking the venue over earlier this year, Holly has worked hard to turn it into a successful gastro pub that offers a range of great food, ales, and entertainment. Dishes served there include gourmet hamburgers, salmon sashini, and chocolate desserts.

Congratulations to Holly who is a great example of hard work paying off! If you'd like more information on The Rising Sun, head to their website.