Kathryn Gracey Appointed as New Manager of Restyled Whitstable Hotel

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

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39 Beer and Pub Industry Chief Execs Call for Change in Policy

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.

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Announcement of Interim Results 2012

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)

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Spitfire Announces Armstrong & Miller Partnership

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.

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The Pub Sandwich to Beat All Pub Sandwiches?

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

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