News

Former Head Brewer Passes Away

13 February 2014

We are very sad to report that Les Wood passed away on Tuesday after a short illness. Les joined Shepherd Neame in 1941 and worked in a variety of roles ending as Head Brewer in the mid 80s. He retired in the early 90s and lived in Brewery premises at Court Street for the rest of his life.

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New Year, New Beers and Bold New Designs for 2014 Cask Ale Calendar

29 January 2014

An innovative new cask ale collection, No.18 Yard Brewhouse, and a bold re-design for the established seasonal ale range are just a taste of what’s in store from Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame’s 2014 cask ale calendar. The calendar offers a choice of 14 ales throughout the year, including celebration brews and the brewery’s heritage ale brands - a beer for every month of the year and more!

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Wine or Coffee? That is the Question!

21 January 2014

Wine or coffee? That is the question for Canterbury City dwellers visiting The Shakespeare Wine and Coffee House, following the completion of a £180,000 redevelopment by Shepherd Neame.

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Pub Refurb for a Prince of the Cards for Bexlyheath Pub-Goers

03 December 2013

A local couple with experience working in the casino business have taken on Bexleyheath pub the Prince Albert on the Broadway.  Husband and wife Barrie and Claire Houghton have re-opened the pub after a £100,000 refurbishment by brewers Shepherd Neame.

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Silver Award for Brewery Visitor Centre

28 November 2013

Shepherd Neame’s Visitor Centre has received a silver award in the Small Visitor Attraction Category of the Beautiful South Excellence Awards 2013-2014. The award is the latest in a string of accolades for the attraction which received gold accreditation from the Green Tourism Business Scheme earlier this year and picked up silver at last year’s Beautiful South Awards.

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