Pubs

Impressive conversion at the Rugby Tavern

29 September 2011

A popular London pub has received an extensive makeover, courtesy of Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewer.The Rugby Tavern has benefited from a £120,000 external and internal refurbishment, reinforcing the traditional appeal of this lively Clerkenwell pub.

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The Highwayman stands to deliver emergency first aid

22 September 2011

A Shepherd Neame pub is putting itself literally at the heart of the community by taking delivery of a potentially life-saving piece of equipment.The Highwayman in Horsmonden, near Tonbridge, now has a defibrillator, a machine to treat emergency heart conditions such as cardiac arrest, courtesy of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SEACamb).

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Eastenders legend June Brown uncovers family tree at the Tom Cribb

12 September 2011

Eastenders actress and national treasure, June Brown, visited London’s Tom Cribb pub to explore her family history as part of BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are?She was the first celebrity to feature in the new series, which traces family trees and explores major themes in British social history.

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Shepherd Neame adds to growing hotel estate

08 September 2011

Shepherd Neame has acquired the Fayreness Hotel, Kingsgate, for an undisclosed sum.The 29 bedroom hotel was previously owned by Thorley Taverns and occupies an enviable position, with spectacular sea views over Botany Bay and close to the sandy beaches of Kingsgate Bay and Joss Bay.

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Refurbishment is crowning achievement

14 June 2011

A popular Blackheath pub has enjoyed a prestigious re-opening following a major refurbishment by brewers Shepherd Neame. Chief executive Jonathan Neame welcomed a host of eager guests, including journalists and devoted regulars, all keen to see how The Crown, a prominent pub with 16th century origins, had been brought up-to-date while retaining its traditional warm welcome.

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