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.
09 December 2014
Shepherd Neame’s archivist and historian John Owen has been honoured for his success in confirming an oft-debated topic in British brewing history: who is Britain’s oldest brewer?
01 December 2014
Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, has launched a limited edition ale to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its wooden Mash Tuns – the last remaining in Britain.
The brewery has been making beer at its historic site in the market town of Faversham, Kent, for more than 400 years. It still uses traditional methods – including brewing in a pair of solid oak tuns.
20 November 2014
A large collection of historic cooper’s tools has been donated to Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame.
The barrel-making equipment, which dates back to the 19th century, was collected by the late Alan McCulloch, who was a licensee for over a decade at the Rising Sun in East Malling when it was owned by Shepherd Neame.