• 39 Beer and Pub Industry Chief Execs Call for Change in Policy

    13 March 2013

    Concern as beer tax hikes leave £150 million ‘black hole’ in the Budget – in letter to The Times today, 39 beer and pub industry chief execs call for change in policy  The Treasury is facing an alarming £150 million ‘black hole’ in the Budget this year, due to excessive increases in Beer Tax, it has been revealed.

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  • Shepherd Neame Wins Best UK Pub Company Award

    12 March 2013

    Shepherd Neame’s pubs have won a top accolade at The Publican Awards 2013 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. Britain’s oldest brewer fought off stiff competition to win the Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 Sites) award, given to “a highly successful managed retail estate, which has shown strong innovation and performance in the last year”. Jonathan Neame, Shepherd Neame chief executive,

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  • Announcement of Interim Results 2012

    07 March 2013

    Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, today announces results for the 26 weeks ended 29 December 2012.  Highlights include: Turnover up 2.6% to £69.2m (2011: £67.4m) Operating profit level at £6.7m (2011: £6.7m) Statutory profit before tax £4.5m (2011: £4.8m) Basic earnings per £1 share 27.6p (2011: 28.2p) Interim dividend increased to 5.00p per £1 Ordinary Share (2011: 4.90p)

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  • Spitfire Announces Armstrong & Miller Partnership

    01 March 2013

    Spitfire Ale has announced a new partnership with comedy duo Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller in the guise of their popular RAF airmen characters.

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  • Pub of the Week - The Zetland Arms

    25 February 2013

    Following a two-month and £90,000 refurbishment, The Zetland Arms in Kingsdown, Deal re-opened on the 27th January with new licensees and a new look.

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