Imperial crowns the new year with new licensees and a new look

27 January 2012

The Imperial, Southborough, has new licensees and an attractive new look following a £125,000 refurbishment by Shepherd Neame.Originally built in the Victorian era, the pub, in London Road, has been transformed from top to bottom with an interior combining contemporary design and materials with comfortable and stylish furnishings.

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Shepherd Neame teaches new skills to jobseekers

25 January 2012

Brewer Shepherd Neame has teamed up with Jobcentre Plus to give Kent jobseekers aged between 18 and 24 the skills and experience to equip them for the world of work. The company has already helped three young people to develop a range of skills, including driving a forklift truck, at its distribution centre on the outskirts of Faversham. Now warehouse manager Tony Berllaque is set to interview a f

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Shepherd Neame joins campaign to cut VAT in pubs

24 January 2012

Brewer Shepherd Neame is pressuring politicians to cut the cost of eating out by joining a campaign to reduce the level of VAT on drink, food and accommodation in pubs.

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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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