26 October 2012
Thanks to a huge effort by everyone in the beer and pub industry, more than 100,000 people have signed the e-petition calling for an end to the Treasury’s beer duty escalator; the damaging and unfair levy that has resulted in a 42% increase in beer duty since 2008. The debate will take place on Thursday 1 November 2012 and we need as many MPs to attend as possible to show the breadth of support fo
18 October 2012
In his speech to the BBPA Annual dinner last night, BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame called for action on the brewing and pub industry’s “crushing” tax burden, as well as highlighting achievements in the past year: “When we pay 40 to 50 per cent of all revenues in excise duty and VAT, and Starbucks paying next to nothing - something is very wrong with our system,” he said. “This tax burden is despised
24 September 2012
Shepherd Neame has acquired the Royal Wells Hotel and the Beau Nash Tavern in Tunbridge Wells for an undisclosed sum.
15 September 2012
Frinton-on-Sea’s only pub has re-opened its doors following a refurbishment that marked the building’s 100th year anniversary.
Licensees Carol and Pete Cooper of the Lock & Barrel, Frinton-on-Sea toasted the opening, plus the launch of their new charity partnership last night (Wednesday 12 September).
08 September 2012
Richard Frost, Shepherd Neame’s new head brewer, celebrates his first Kentish hop harvest this month, having witnessed at first hand how the county’s farmers and growers have overcome challenging weather conditions to bring in the crop. Richard, who joined Britain’s oldest brewer in January, after spending 33 years brewing in the Midlands, has relished the opportunity to be up close and hands-on w