02 November 2015
Work has begun on a £210,000 transformation of The Four Fathoms in Herne Bay by brewery Shepherd Neame.
The historic town centre pub, which dates back to the mid-1800s, closed to the public at the start of October, and will reopen before the end of November.
31 October 2015
Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale’s search for a pub landlord to lead the charge and commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a once-in-a-lifetime flight in a Spitfire is over.
Alan Walters, licensee of The Crown, Aldbourne in Wiltshire was picked as the lucky winner in Spitfire’s annual Operation Landlord promotion.
23 September 2015
Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewer, today announces results for the 52 weeks ended 27 June 2015.
Financial performance: Successful year with record operating profit
Turnover down 0.3% to £138.3m (2014: £138.7m) as we concluded the phased exit from contract brewing
Operating profit before exceptionals up +5.1% at £14.1m (2014: £13.4m)
15 September 2015
Kent has grown hops since the 16th century, with around 50% of the UK’s total crop still coming from the county. Don’t miss the chance to taste this year’s batch of Shepherd Neame’s Green Hop Ale (4.2% abv) during the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight at the end of September.
26 August 2015
The Poyntz Arms in East Molesey, Surrey, has two new faces behind the bar, and a new look.
Licensees Michael O’Reilly and son Corey took over the Shepherd Neame pub in April this year. Since then, the pair have undertaken a joint £150,000 refurbishment with the brewery.