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Belle Vue scoops top award

07 March 2011

A Shepherd Neame pub has been voted the best in Thanet.The Belle Vue in Pegwell Bay came out tops in a reader survey – styled the Pub Oscars – run by the Thanet Times. While categories included Best Landlord in a Leading Role and Best Real Ale Pub, the Belle Vue Tavern walked away with the big one – the Best Pub in Thanet.Journalist Saul Leese, who ran the competition via his column Time, Gentleme

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Allotments scheme grows in strength

02 March 2011

A community allotment scheme operating on land owned by Shepherd Neame has received a grant of more than £6,000 from the National Lottery.The 29 plots on the previously unused field behind the Plough Inn at Brabourne Lees, near Ashford is now a thriving green-fingered community – and the Awards For All grant of £6,639 means the allotment’s success is set to grow.Things got under way last year when

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Early Bird delivers the spirit of springtime

25 February 2011

Shepherd Neame’s Early Bird Spring Hop Ale delivers a boost of fresh, seasonal flavours to lift the spirits as the weather gets warmer. Deliciously floral in taste, Early Bird Spring Hop Ale takes its name from the Early Bird variety of East Kent Goldings hops, grown in the East Kent hop fields around Shepherd Neame’s brewery in Faversham.

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Two great offers at two great pubs

23 February 2011

There are now two more great reasons to visit the Tudor Rose pub carvery at Borden and The Aviator on the Isle of Sheppey. Diners can choose between a free bottle of house wine when they spend £25 or more on food or the choice of a free starter or dessert with any main meal ordered.

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Inspirational away days at Britain's oldest brewer

23 February 2011

With the New Year in full swing, employers are looking for unique conference venues that will bring out the best in delegates. The Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham, Kent, offers a cost-effective meeting facility just an hour from London, ideal for conferences, seminars and inspiring away-days.

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