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BBPA promote the nation’s beer at Raymond Blanc’s showcase of British produce

23 April 2013

The BBPA team, led by Beer Sommelier Steve Livens, promoted British beer to an audience of British and international chefs at Raymond Blanc’s ‘Best of British’ event held yesterday at the Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford. The event’s key focus was to introduce global chefs to British produce, with beer being one of the highlights of the event.

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Freemasons Arms Celebrates 150 Years of Association Football

15 April 2013

If you can’t be at Wembley, there’s no better place to enjoy the FA Cup Final on Saturday May 11 than the Freemasons Arms, in London’s Covent Garden, soccer’s other spiritual home. The Victorian-built Freemasons Arms pub in Long Acre is a lasting tribute to the founders of the Football Association 150 years ago. The pioneers of soccer met at the original Freemasons pub over six evenings in the aut

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New Expanded Cask Ale Calendar is Brimming with with New Brews

10 April 2013

Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame has launched a new cask ale calendar – including five new beers.

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Transformed Whitstable Hotel Signals Boost for Local Tourism

28 March 2013

The Marine Hotel which enjoys impressive sea views from its prime location at Tankerton in Whitstable, has received a £1.6m transformation by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. It is the brewery’s single largest refurbishment to date with the entire building – interior and exterior – undergoing a substantial restyling.

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Braintree Pub Offers Top-Notch Food and Function Facilities

27 March 2013

Great Notley pub, the Essex Cricketers, has received a £40,000 renovation, jointly funded by licensee Alan Lilley and Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame.  Situated on the green in the heart of the village of Great Notley, near Braintree, the pub’s renovation has focused on the 60-seater restaurant and separate function room.  Says licensee Alan Lilley, “We’ve significantly improved our restaur

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