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The world's coolest watering hole?

You may recall a flurry of publicity a few weeks back when the Rough Guides included Margate as one of their ten must-see destinations around the globe in 2013. I'm sure most have you have already been consulting maps and timetables and planning your visit.

Should you need any further persuasion, one of the world's smallest theatres, the Tom Thumb, now has one of the world's coolest cocktail bars.

I can personally testify to the quality of their Manhattans, elegantly served at a gala opening night for an all-star charity performance of The Vagina Monologues. The likes of Rita Tushingham, Nancy Dell'Olio and Pauline McLynn helped raise thousands for charity with some brave and highly entertaining performances.

And here is nothing quite like necking bourbon from a jam-jar while chatting at the bar to Mrs Doyle from Father Ted, I assure you...

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