• New Licensee Set to Restore 15th Century Dorking Pub

    10 July 2013

    A Dorking pub, the Kings Arms, West Street embarked on a new chapter in its history in June when it re-opened under new licensee Gurdeep Manku.  The 35 year-old entrepreneur, who is also licensee of The Cricketers in South Street, is passionate about restoring the pub and committed to a regeneration programme with a significant investment by brewer Shepherd Neame early next year.  Dating back to 1

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  • Shepherd Neame Announces Winners of 2013 Pub Awards

    03 July 2013

    The King’s Head at Staplehurst has been named Pub of the Year in the Shepherd Neame Pub Awards. Licensees from 15 of the brewery’s 350 pubs in the South East received awards for various aspects of running a successful pub, such as pulling the perfect pint, serving consistently great food or being at the centre of the local community. Judges commended King’s Head licensees Robert and Nicola Tallon

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  • New Look Whitstable Bay Broadens Beer Range

    26 June 2013

    Shepherd Neame is reviving its Faversham Steam Brewery identity as the umbrella brand for a new range of Whitstable Bay beers. The Faversham Steam Brewery title was originally adopted by Shepherd Neame in the late 18th century, when it became one of the first steam-powered breweries outside of London.

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  • Blonde Ambition Back for Independence Day

    24 June 2013

    Independence Day (4th July) sees the return of limited edition Samuel Adams cask ale Blonde Ambition. The 4.5% abv cask ale is brewed in collaboration between Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame and leading US craft brewer the Boston Beer Company. The beer uses equal measures of US and UK Cascade hops, with Yakima Valley (US) Cascade imparting pine resin and grapefruit notes, underlined by the

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  • Sky News Interview: Chief Executive Jonathan Neame

    20 June 2013

    Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame appeared on Jeff Randall Live on Sky News last night. Hear what he had to say about the resurgence of the Great British pub, the growth of good quality beer and the never-ending winter…

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