Award-winning small visitor attraction just got bigger

Posted: 11 May 2011

Blog category: News, Visitor Centre

Shepherd Neame’s former wine and spirits store has been converted into The Old Brewery Store, a spacious and atmospheric venue suitable for a wide range of functions.

The Old Brewery Store, part of Shepherd Neame’s award-winning visitor centre, can accommodate up to 450 guests and kicks off its entertainment programme with a weekend of music events which show off its diversity and unique style.

The fun starts on Saturday June 4, with music from one of the South East’s leading covers bands, Jam Sandwich, who took last year’s hop festival by storm with their blend of rock and funk favourites. They are supported by The Crossfire, playing a mix of rock, funk and blues songs by well-known artists. Tickets are £6 and the doors open from 7pm.

The attractive space is decorated with pub signs and is full of fascinating vintage vehicles and hop-picking memorabilia.

Visitor Centre manager Graham Hukins said: “The Old Brewery Store operates alongside the rest of our facilities, giving us increased flexibility to host a wider range of events and functions, especially those requiring lots of space.”

The Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre recently won gold in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence, which recognise outstanding customer service, good presentation of information, accessibility and innovative marketing.