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Author tells story of Shepherds of Shepherd Neame

23 January 2012

The Neame family has run Kent’s Shepherd Neame brewery for five generations but whatever happened to the Shepherds?Following the discovery of two previously unknown ledgers, brewery archivist and historian John Owen is now able to answer that question with a new book, The Shepherds of Shepherd Neame 1737-1875.John has used information from the ledgers and researched insurance policies and ecclesia

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Faversham's oldest pub receives a major refurbishment

13 January 2012

Shepherd Neame has enhanced Faversham’s oldest pub with a £60,000 refurbishment.The Kent brewer has retained The Bear Inn’s historic charm – such as its traditional three-bar system of a saloon bar, public bar and snug – while boosting its modern comforts.

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Full steam ahead for refurbished Victorian pub

13 December 2011

The Fountain in Sittingbourne has received a whole new look to reflect its railway past following a £60,000 refurbishment by Shepherd Neame.The Victorian pub’s makeover highlights its prominent position next to the town’s railway station.

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The Cricketers pass fund raising boundary

06 December 2011

Two hospices have been bowled over by a Shepherd Neame pub which helped raise more than £38,000 for them with its annual Pedal4Charity event.Cycling, quizzing and dancing are just three of the events which saw The Cricketersin Horsell, Surrey, top last year’s tally by an impressive £5,000 for the Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.

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Chefs' Lamb day is a cut above

23 November 2011

Shepherd Neame chefs perfected their lamb preparation skills with a development day at Ashford food supplier Brakes. The brewery’s head development chef Simon Howlett oversaw the session, attended by nine Shepherd Neame pub chefs and supported by local butchers JC Rooks & Sons and EBLEX, the organisation which supports the British beef and lamb industry.

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