Brewery announces new year line up

Posted: 11 January 2011

Blog category: News, Visitor Centre

Banish winter blues and enjoy two-for-one brewery tours and a fully packed line-up of events at Shepherd Neame’s award-winning Visitor Centre.

Throughout January and February, Shepherd Neame is offering two-for-one daytime brewery tours, as part of its New Year sale. Visitors will be taken through the heart of the brewery learning how beer is made from hop to hand pump, before sampling a range of Shepherd Neame ales and lagers brewed under licence. (When booking quote ‘two-for-one offer’)

A Winter Beer & Food Evening will take place on 5 February, where four seasonal dishes will be matched with ales that complement the flavours of the food.

Ale Samplers’ Suppers will take place on 18 February, 11 March and 15 April, which include an evening tour of the brewery and a two-course seasonal supper, served in the Visitor Centre bar.

To celebrate the beginning of spring, there will be an Equinox Beer and Food Evening on 19 March.
There’s a treat in store for Mum on 3 April with a special Mothering Sunday Lunch, served in the charming 15th century function room, featuring exposed beams. The traditional roast dinner will be freshly prepared with the finest local ingredients.

To celebrate the Patron Saint of England there will be a St George’s Day Beer and Food Evening on 23 April, complete with Dragonfire Ale brewed especially for the occasion. Traditional English pub dishes will be served with a modern twist.
A Murder Mystery Evening will take place on 13 May, where Inspector Jager will lead dinner guests through a series of statements and clues to help solve a terrible crime. The evening includes a four-course dinner.

Faversham’s Classic Car & Motorcycle Show has proved so successful in the past it has been extended to the whole weekend on 21 and 22 May. On Saturday there will be a vintage bus display and on Sunday hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles will descend on the town. Shepherd Neame will be running guided tours over the two days and serving lunch in the brewery – though advance booking is advised. The Spitfire Steam Train will also be making an appearance, running from London to Faversham on the Sunday, with a shorter return trip in the afternoon.

Shepherd Neame Gift Certificates make great presents for birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day and are available for brewery tours, Beer and Food Evenings, Ale Samplers’ Suppers and short breaks.