The Owners

Darrel (nickname - Berrol)
Favourite Drink - A Gibson
TGI’s original Master bartender. Fun loving with a laugh that would shake the fillings out of your Gran! Winner of many flair championships and finals in London and around the world.
Sports one of the finest beards you will ever see!


Rob (nickname - Sheepdog)
Favourite Drink - Old Fashioned with crown royal canadian whiskey.
Rob has 17 years of bar experience in various countries around the world. Best known for his crazy bartending style on the island of Zante. Before he started at The Kent he was one of TGI Bluewaters top bartenders winning various flair and cocktail competitions. He has an exceptional knowledge of cocktails and spirits and has trained some of the finest bartenders in London


Mat (nickname - Mr Grumpy)
Favourite drink - Anything with Rum!
Mat originally started out as a DJ playing in nightclubs all over the West End. This inspired him to open his first bar Ground Zero in 2010, which then evolved into The Kent Cocktail Bar and Lounge in 2014 and is now running under the new management team of RDM Bars.
Although his nickname is Mr Grumpy, Mat is nearly always joking and should never be taken seriously!

How we met.... Darrel & Rob would quite often frequent The Kent Cocktail Bar after a busy shift at TGIs! After quite a few shots, discussions would always turn to what the bar industry was lacking and how we could all make it better with our combined ideas!
In October 2017 they combined forces with Mat to re-launch and start their journey to change the bar scene in Gravesend. Their huge selection of spirits lent itself to an amazing cocktail selection, and paired with Rob & Darrel’s flairing background created cocktails with a show! The rest is history as they say!