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  • Shepherd Neame Helps its Tenants Save Over £400,000

    21 August 2014

    Shepherd Neame has successfully appealed the business rates of almost a third of its tenanted pubs. The Faversham-based brewery and pub operator has procured a reduction in business rates for 101 of its 296 tenanted pubs, resulting in a total annual saving of £409,700.

  • Raise a Glass to 25 Years of Faversham Hop Festival

    20 August 2014

    Toast the 25th anniversary of Faversham Hop Festival with a glass of Queen Court Harvest Ale. Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame, based in the market town, is once again the official partner for the free two-day event, which commemorates the golden days of hop picking in Kent.

  • Pub of the week: The George, Soho

    19 August 2014

    A lively evening and lunchtime spot, popular with thirsty Londoners, The George in Soho is self-proclaimed as ‘Soho’s new local’. This traditional street corner pub, housed in a characterful late-Victorian building, is a buzzing city pub which offers a convenient watering hole in this busy part of the capital.

  • Great Music for a Great Cause

    18 August 2014

    The Bull Inn in Faversham is holding a music festival to raise money for a severely disabled teenager who lives in the town. Thomas Knaves, 13, who attends Meadowfield School in Sittingbourne, has severe epilepsy, learning difficulties and autism. He is unable to speak and needs round-the-clock care.  

  • Award-Winning Pub to Host Wine Tasting Event

    17 August 2014

    Shepherd Neame’s Wine Pub of the Year, The Shakespeare in Canterbury, is hosting a Wine Tasting evening on Thursday, September 11. The city centre pub, run by Gareth Finney and Dan Sidders, received the honour at the recent annual Shepherd Neame Pub Awards.

  • Featured Recipe: Cherry, Almond and Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin

    16 August 2014

    Cherries are not just for dessert. Here we use them in a stuffing for pork that would work equally well with chicken. Great as a traditional roast or with a crisp salad, served hot or cold. Download a printable copy here     Preparation: 15minsCooking: 2 ½ hrsServes 6

  • Whitstable Bay Black: New Oyster Stout Joins Range

    13 August 2014

    Whitstable Bay Black Oyster Stout is the newest addition to the Whitstable Bay Collection from the Faversham Steam Brewery.  It is a silky keg stout brewed using a unique blend of four coloured malts which impart a rich, complex flavour, balanced by the finest Admiral hops, and finished with a smooth, creamy head.

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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.