Mull it over with Shepherd Neame this Christmas

Posted: 08 November 2010

Blog category: News, Visitor Centre

Enjoy mulled beer on a yuletide brewery tour, tuck into a four-course festive feast or host a private party in Shepherd Neame’s 15th century function room.

Throughout December visitors to Shepherd Neame can enjoy special yuletide brewery tours, where they’ll have the chance to try hot spiced beer, a common winter drink in the 16th and 17th century. The mulled beer will be made using Bishops Finger Strong Kentish Ale and served alongside warm mince pies, the perfect way to get in the festive mood.

The brewery will also be hosting special Christmas Beer and Food Evenings on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 December, where four seasonal courses are matched with Shepherd Neame ales and lagers that complement the flavours of the food. The evenings will include a tour of the brewery and a fun-filled beer quiz.

The brewery’s charming 15th century function room boasts its own beer chandelier with seating for up to 90 guests, which can be hired for private Christmas parties.

Guests will have exclusive use of the bar area and there’s space for a DJ or live band. There are a range of catering options available from two
courses suppers to extravagant feasts, freshly prepared with locally-sourced produce.

While you are there, pick up some Christmas gifts from the brewery shop and choose from luxurious beer and food hampers, brewery tour gift certificates and heart-warming Christmas Ale. Gifts can also be purchased from the new online shop.

Shepherd Neame was recently named Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2010.