26 March 2014
The Botany Bay Hotel at Kingsgate near Broadstairs has reopened following a £1.4 million refurbishment by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame.
Formerly known as the Fayreness Hotel, it is situated in one of the most picturesque spots on the British coast, overlooking the spectacular Botany Bay.
25 March 2014
Celebrations will be taking place across the county tonight, Thursday 13 March, as the winners of The Taste Of Kent Awards 2014 are announced at a black tie dinner held at the Kent County Showground. The winners have been selected by an expert panel of judges from three finalists who were shortlisted for each award category.
19 March 2014
Commentating on another historic beer duty cut in today’s Budget, Shepherd Neame chief executive and chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association, Jonathan Neame, said: “This is exceptional news for the UK beer and pubs sector. Last year’s cut was warmly welcomed, but it is clear the Treasury accepts the position that sustained support of the industry will secure jobs and investment.”
11 March 2014
The BBPA has published the full results of a new YouGov poll analysing how Britons are coping with the cost of living, which reveals that almost a fifth of workers are putting off going out to the pub until payday, because we can’t afford it. The poll, which featured in today’s Sun newspaper, sparked an editorial calling for a cut in beer duty in next week’s Budget.
10 March 2014
Faversham and Mid Kent MP Hugh Robertson received a special award today, in recognition of his work to help secure last year’s historic cut in beer duty in the Budget.
Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Faversham-based brewery Shepherd Neame, presented Mr Robertson with the new ‘Beer Champion’ award.