11 January 2015
The Royal Wells Hotel in Tunbridge Wells is to receive a £2.4 million transformation by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. It will be the single largest refurbishment project to date for the Faversham-based brewery, which bought the Grade II listed 18th century hotel in September 2012. Boasting spectacular views over Tunbridge Wells and The Common, due to its hilltop location in Mount Ephrai
29 December 2014
Long-serving employees at Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame have been presented with special awards.
19 December 2014
Hundreds of people packed Faversham town centre for the unveiling of a memorial stone to First World War hero Lieutenant General Sir Philip Neame VC.
Faversham-born Neame, cousin of Percy Beale Neame, the first Neame to join with the Shepherds to form Shepherd Neame, was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) in 1914 in honour of his heroic actions during a battle in Neuve Chapelle, France.
18 December 2014
Jonathan Neame has been appointed Chairman elect of Visit Kent. Jonathan, who is Chief Executive of family brewer Shepherd Neame, will succeed Amanda Cottrell OBE who has been Chairman of Visit Kent for seven years. Jonathan will take over from Amanda when she stands down as Chairman at the end of 2015.
16 December 2014
A month-long karaoke competition at The Telegraph pub in Deal raised over £7,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation.
Dawn James, licensee at the Shepherd Neame pub in Hamilton Road, launched the event in November.
A total of 15 customers entered the first round, which was judged by Dawn, along with local music enthusiasts and Telegraph regulars Alan Herbert and Bruce Adams.