Shepherd Neame celebrates hop harvest

10 October 2011

Brewers, hop farmers and barley growers gave thanks for another successful harvest at Shepherd Neame’s annual Hop Blessing service.Held at St Mary the Virgin Church in Selling, the service was led by Reverend Martin Webb and Shepherd Neame president Robert Neame’s granddaughter, Flora Bishop, presented a basket of hops for blessing.

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Announcement of Preliminary Results for the Year Ended 25 June 2011

05 October 2011

Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, today announces results for the 52 weeks ended 25 June 2011. Financial performance: Turnover up 5.2% to £121.3m (2010: £115.4m) Operating profit before exceptionals up 3.3% to £12.3m (2010: £11.9m) Profit Before Tax and exceptionals up 9.7% to £8.0m (2010: £7.3m) Earnings per share before exceptionals up 17.0% to 46.2p (2010: 39.5p)

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Shepherd Neame acquires prestigious Sandwich hotel

04 October 2011

Shepherd Neame has acquired The Bell Hotel, Sandwich, for £3.6 million. The renowned 37-bedroom hotel, in heart of the Cinque Port town, is a further addition to Shepherd Neame’s growing accommodation estate, now totalling seven hotels and 450 rooms across the South East.

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Impressive conversion at the Rugby Tavern

29 September 2011

A popular London pub has received an extensive makeover, courtesy of Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewer.The Rugby Tavern has benefited from a £120,000 external and internal refurbishment, reinforcing the traditional appeal of this lively Clerkenwell pub.

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The Highwayman stands to deliver emergency first aid

22 September 2011

A Shepherd Neame pub is putting itself literally at the heart of the community by taking delivery of a potentially life-saving piece of equipment.The Highwayman in Horsmonden, near Tonbridge, now has a defibrillator, a machine to treat emergency heart conditions such as cardiac arrest, courtesy of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SEACamb).

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