TV viewers join Michael Portillo at Deal hotel

05 January 2011

A former MP’s visit to an historic Shepherd Neame hotel is to be broadcast on BBC Two later this month. Michael Portillo and his TV crew stayed at the Royal Hotel on Deal seafront last year while filming an episode of Great British Railway Journeys.

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Victory rolls in for Spitfire winner

23 December 2010

A lucky licensee is planning a dream holiday after winning the top prize in a Spitfire Ale competition. Jonathan Quinn, who runs the George & Dragon in Ilfracombe, Devon won £2,000 worth of Thomas Cook vouchers after one of his Spitfire casks was entered into a prize draw in the Evacuate with Spitfire competition run throughout Punch Tavern pubs.

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Pub cultivates community spirit

20 December 2010

Shepherd Neame is helping a pub in Ashford to cultivate even closer ties with the community by opening up its land to allotment holders.The idea means that the disused field behind the Plough Inn’s children’s play area could soon be filled with keen gardeners.

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Shepherd Neame features on museum of London timeline

16 December 2010

Kent brewer Shepherd Neame is commemorating its part in Britain’s heritage on a unique historical timeline displayed at the Museum of London. The museum’s newly-opened £20 million Galleries of Modern London cover the period from 1666, the year of the Great Fire, to 2012, the year of the Olympic Games.

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Stylish makeover for Cranbrook Hotel

09 December 2010

One of Kent’s most popular boutique hotels has enjoyed a £270,000 refurbishment.Shepherd Neame has invested in the restaurant, accommodation and bar at The George in Cranbrook as part of a two-stage refurbishment.

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