01 May 2014
A rugby tournament organised to raise money in memory of a young soldier is being sponsored by Shepherd Neame. Lieutenant Aaron Lewis was killed in action aged 26 while on his first deployment with the 29 Commando Unit to Afghanistan in 2008. Family and friends of the soldier, from Rochford in Essex, set up a charitable foundation in his name, which has already raised almost £200,000. It organises
30 April 2014
Sports Minister Helen Grant helped brew the first batch of 4-4-2 at Shepherd Neame’s Faversham brewery on Friday, April 25.
Named after the England side’s favoured football formation, the seasonal ale also has its own special line-up – in the form of 10 different hop varieties included in the brew.
29 April 2014
The Botany Bay Hotel at Kingsgate near Broadstairs was officially opened by South Thanet MP Laura Sandys on Friday, April 25. Formerly known as the Fayreness Hotel, it has just undergone a £1.4 million refurbishment by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. As a result of the brewery’s investment, 15 new roles have been created at the coastal hotel, taking the total to more than 50. It is expect
17 April 2014
Dozens of guests flocked to the official launch party for the new look Rose and Crown in Wrotham. Licensees Zoe Clubb and Drew King invited their regular customers, along with local dignitaries and residents to see the results of the pub’s £75,000 facelift. The charming Shepherd Neame pub, situated in the heart of the village, underwent three weeks of refurbishment work, which included repainting
15 April 2014
East Kent charity Pilgrims Hospices is to benefit from two fundraising events at the Walnut Tree Inn in Aldington this month. Karen Barrett, licensee at the historic Shepherd Neame pub, welcomed a group of cyclists training for the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge last week. The group of 36 were cycling around East Kent in preparation for the charity event, and stopped off for morning refreshment