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  • Top Marks for City Centre Pub

    25 July 2014

    The Miller’s Arms in Canterbury has won its second Certificate of Excellence award from the world’s largest travel website TripAdvisor. The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments which consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.  

  • Hartley Morris Men on Tour

    23 July 2014

    An open-top bus transported the Hartley Morris Men around Kent at the weekend for their annual Shepherd Neame Tour.

  • Fresh Start for Historic Pub Gutted by Blaze

    22 July 2014

    A Farncombe pub gutted by fire earlier this year has been officially re-opened following a major reconstruction project.  The Three Lions had just enjoyed a makeover when new licensee Sarah Firth and husband Graham moved in on January 17.  Less than three weeks later, on February 4, a fire tore through the historic Shepherd Neame pub, causing extensive damage throughout.

  • Pub of the week: The Plough & Harrow, Deal

    22 July 2014

    The Plough & Harrow is a family run country pub in the old Kent mining village of Tilmanstone, near Deal.  Set in beautiful Kent countryside, the pub has a large bar area, as well as an air conditioned restaurant overlooking the extensive garden, making it the perfect stop off for a refreshing drink or bite to eat this summer.

  • Featured Recipe: Baileys Crème Brulee

    19 July 2014

    Serve it up with a shot of semi frozen Baileys for a real treat. View a printable version here Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 45 min plus setting timeServes 4  Ingredients:  425ml double cream  50ml full-fat milk  100ml Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur  1 vanilla pod  5 large egg yolks  50g granulated sugar, plus extra for the topping    Method:  

  • Sleek New Look for Spitfire Ale Can

    17 July 2014

    Cans of Shepherd Neame’s flagship Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale have a very British new look. The Faversham-based brewery has introduced a dark blue can incorporating a Union flag, with contemporary silver trim. It moves the can, which was previously red with gold trim, into line with the sleek blue and silver Spitfire bottle and pump clip design, introduced last year.

  • Wacky Race Raises £1,800 for Charity

    16 July 2014

    The Three Horseshoes pub in Hernhill, near Faversham, raised £1,800 for charity at its annual Wheelie Bin Race.

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About Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame is Britain’s Oldest Brewer, based in Faversham, Kent, since 1698. It is a family business with strong family engagement and a balance of Neame family members and non-family members on the Board of Directors

All of our beers are brewed with the finest traditional ingredients including water from our own artesian well, deep beneath the brewery.

We are proud to brew a range of quintessentially Kentish ales including Spitfire Bishops Finger and Master Brewas well as award-winning lagers, including Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Asahi.

Shepherd Neame prides itself on being an integrated regional brewer with an estate of good quality pubs and hotels across the south east of England including Kent, Medway, London, Essex, Surrey and Sussex.