Animal Magic at Shepherd Neame Pub

13 February 2015

Talking parrots, a South American racoon and meerkats are among the unusual new additions at the Fenn Bell Inn on the Hoo Peninsula. The Shepherd Neame-owned 17th century inn has just been completely refurbished at a cost of £75,000, and new licensees Andy and Kelly Cowell have moved in - along with more than 300 rescued animals.

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Working Partnership to Cut Red Tape

10 February 2015

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has formalised working arrangements with Shepherd Neame – Britain's oldest brewer – through a Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) partnership.

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Budget 2015 – email your MP about huge impact of beer and pubs

09 February 2015

The campaign to secure a third, historic cut in beer duty moved up another gear today, with the launch of a new website from the BBPA, where supporters can email their MP asking then to back the campaign. The website,, provides a huge range of unique local data where campaigners can easily access figures on the positive impact of beer and pubs on jobs and the local economy

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Five Minutes of Fame for the Five Bells

07 February 2015

The Five Bells in Sevenoaks will feature in the next episode of Channel 4 property show Location, Location, Location on Thursday, February 12.

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The Rose Inn is in Full Bloom

06 February 2015

A £110,000 makeover has been completed at The Rose Inn in Kennington, Ashford. Originally built as a private house in the 1860s, it has been owned and run as a pub by Shepherd Neame since 1886. The brewery undertook the three week refurbishment as a joint investment with licensees Sara Williams and Dave Jones, who moved into The Rose Inn in October last year.

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