Pubs

Belle Vue scoops top award

07 March 2011

A Shepherd Neame pub has been voted the best in Thanet.The Belle Vue in Pegwell Bay came out tops in a reader survey – styled the Pub Oscars – run by the Thanet Times. While categories included Best Landlord in a Leading Role and Best Real Ale Pub, the Belle Vue Tavern walked away with the big one – the Best Pub in Thanet.Journalist Saul Leese, who ran the competition via his column Time, Gentleme

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Allotments scheme grows in strength

02 March 2011

A community allotment scheme operating on land owned by Shepherd Neame has received a grant of more than £6,000 from the National Lottery.The 29 plots on the previously unused field behind the Plough Inn at Brabourne Lees, near Ashford is now a thriving green-fingered community – and the Awards For All grant of £6,639 means the allotment’s success is set to grow.Things got under way last year when

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Two great offers at two great pubs

23 February 2011

There are now two more great reasons to visit the Tudor Rose pub carvery at Borden and The Aviator on the Isle of Sheppey. Diners can choose between a free bottle of house wine when they spend £25 or more on food or the choice of a free starter or dessert with any main meal ordered.

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Prince of Wales is fit for a King

11 February 2011

A popular South London pub has received a makeover, courtesy of Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame.The Prince of Wales in Cleaver Square, Kennington now boasts a completely redecorated interior consisting of a redesigned bar, new furniture, carpeting and wallpaper.

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Shepherd Neame on publican awards list

11 February 2011

A popular Shepherd Neame licensee and an innovative river-front pub have made a prestigious industry awards shortlist. Chris Maclean of the Railway Hotel in Faversham has been nominated in the Publican of the Year category, while the Grove Ferry Inn at Upstreet, near Canterbury features in the Tenanted Pub of the Year category of The Publican Awards 2011.

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