New head brewer relishes working with Kentish hops

16 February 2012

Shepherd Neame’s new head brewer is relishing the opportunity to work with an award-winning brewing team and top quality local hops at Britain’s oldest brewer.Richard Frost, 54, has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and was site manager and head brewer at the Wolverhampton brewery, part of Marston’s plc, since 2003.“I am honoured to be the head brewer of Britain’s oldest brewer,” said

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Wine bar opens at historic London pub

15 February 2012

The Jamaica Wine House, one of the City’s most iconic pubs, has opened a new wine bar in its former cellar. Tucked away in St Michael’s Alley off Cornhill and Lombard Street, The Jamaica Wine House now includes Todd’s Wine Bar in a bespoke venue downstairs. The intimate bar, a complementary feature to the bustling pub above, offers a variety of the finest wine from Todd’s the Wine Company, as well

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Historic hotel invests in modern accommodation for Olympic visitors

09 February 2012

The Dog and Bear Hotel, Lenham, is preparing for a busy Olympic summer by refurbishing its guest rooms in a fresh, complementary style.Brewer Shepherd Neame has redecorated and equipped the hotel’s 24 rooms with new furniture and lighting, complementing the period charm of the 17th century pub with modern, comfortable accommodation.

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Room to relax at the Crown & Sceptre

08 February 2012

Customers at the Crown & Sceptre, in Elms Vale Road, Dover, now have more room to relax following a £60,000 refurbishment by Kent brewers Shepherd Neame.The removal of two internal walls has created more space for people to enjoy the freshly-decorated, new-look bar and also improved access to its garden, an intimate sun-trap with its own skittle alley.

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Julia George is Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the year

27 January 2012

BBC Radio Kent presenter Julia George was named Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year at the Kent Media Awards lunch held at the Faversham brewery. Julia, who also won the Bishops Finger Broadcast Journalist of the Year category, was described as very talented broadcaster who has built a relationship of trust with her listeners.

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