14 June 2011
A popular Blackheath pub has enjoyed a prestigious re-opening following a major refurbishment by brewers Shepherd Neame.
Chief executive Jonathan Neame welcomed a host of eager guests, including journalists and devoted regulars, all keen to see how The Crown, a prominent pub with 16th century origins, had been brought up-to-date while retaining its traditional warm welcome.
06 June 2011
The Faversham Hop Festival in Kent, September 3-4, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and promises to be a jam-packed weekend for the whole family.
03 June 2011
Six Spitfire Ale consumers have each won a £500 Thomas Cook holiday voucher after buying their favourite pint.
Evacuate with Spitfire saw the six lucky pub visitors from across the country each scoop the voucher after they received a scratch card with their pint. They were entered into the prize draw after inputting details from the card into the Spitfire website.
31 May 2011
The Royal Oak in New Ash Green has celebrated its £80,000 refurbishment with a grand re-opening.The Shepherd Neame pub, in Chapel Farm Road, has been redecorated inside and out in a smart, modern style.
Chief executive Jonathan Neame and property and tenanted trade director George Barnes joined licensees Kevin Morris and Sonia Pegler and a host of regulars to celebrate the Royal Oak’s new look.
27 May 2011
A group of wartime veterans who had their burns treated by a pioneering plastic surgeon enjoyed lunch at an Isle of Sheppey pub to celebrate their 70th anniversary.