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  • Roll out the barrel

    01 September 2014

    Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame was once again the official partner for this year’s Faversham Hop Festival on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.It was the 25th year of the free two-day event, which commemorates the golden days of hop picking in Kent.To mark the anniversary, staff from the Faversham-based brewery carried out a ceremonial rolling of a barrel of beer through the street

  • Featured Recipe: Chocolate Decadence Cake

    30 August 2014

    The title of this dish says it all! No more description is needed but we will say it is a flourless cake and that it goes remarkably well with a glass of Double Stout! Download a printable copy here       Preparation time: 10 minCooking time: 15 minServes: 4 Ingredients: 340g Chocolate, min 70% cocoa solids225g Butter8 Eggs, separated225g Sugar1 tsp Vanilla extractPinch Salt Method:

  • Raise a glass to autumn's arrival

    27 August 2014

    As the days get shorter, and nights get darker, it is the perfect time to enjoy Shepherd Neame’s Late Red Autumn Splendour Ale.The crimson copper-coloured seasonal ale is a complex, full flavoured brew, forging the perfect balance between rich, dark malt flavours and a citrussy hop finish.It blends pale ale malt and gently-kilned crystal malt with UK Cascade and Goldings hops.

  • Pub of the week: The Woolpack Inn, Chilham

    26 August 2014

    The Woolpack Inn in Chilham, near Canterbury is a traditional inn dating back over 600 years, with many surviving period features tucked away inside this imposing building.  Situated just a short drive or bus ride from Canterbury, The Woolpack offers the perfect stopover for those wishing to enjoy both the quiet of a Kentish country village, and the bustle of the city centre.

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Faversham Hop Festival

    25 August 2014

    Preparations are underway for the 25thFaversham Hop Festival, taking place on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. 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.

  • Five minutes with... Sam Jeal - Catering Manager and Wedding Functions Co-Ordinator

    25 August 2014

    Age: 37 Lives: Ashford Qualifications: City and Guilds in Hospitality and Catering  

  • Featured Recipe: Aubergine Parmigiana

    23 August 2014

    Aubergine Parmigiana  Delicious alternative to pasta, this dish is wheat free and vegetarian. Serve it with a rocket salad. View a printable version here

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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.