20 March 2013
Kathryn Gracey has been appointed as the new general manager of The Marine Hotel, Tankerton in Whitstable, which will re-open its doors ready for Easter following a £1.6m transformation by Britain’s Oldest Brewer, Shepherd Neame. Kathryn is exchanging her city lifestyle as manager of a large restaurant bar in York city centre, for a sea view and beachside residence overseeing the restyled hotel’s
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.
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)
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.
11 February 2013
A sandwich, which was crowned ‘Sandwich of Sandwich’ in May 2012, is now in with a chance of becoming the nation’s Best Pub Sandwich, having been announced as one of three finalists in the National Pub Food Challenge Awards. Sandwich pub The Market Inn’s Market Sandwich won ‘Sandwich of Sandwich’ last year and has since attracted a host of international media attention, with a TV crew coming from