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
07 September 2012
Quick action and a concerted team effort has kept the Hatch pub in Redhill, Surrey, open for business despite a lorry collision that caused £30,000 damage to the popular community pub.
The Hatch was back serving regulars within a few hours, and will be going ahead with a high profile charity event to mark Battle of Britain Day on September 15.