Pubs

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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Beer matching offers food for thought

09 February 2011

Diners can sample some wonderfully complementary tastes thanks to fine food and beer matching evenings to be held at Shepherd Neame pubs throughout 2011. The evenings offer a range of appetizing courses matched to Shepherd Neame beers, while senior brewer Stewart Main provides expert commentary between courses.

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Birchington hotel receives new look

09 February 2011

A popular family-run pub and hotel in Birchington now boasts a refreshing new look, thanks to Shepherd Neame. The Seaview Hotel’s reputation as a traditional and family-friendly venue has been enhanced thanks to new decoration and carpeting throughout.

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TV viewers join Michael Portillo at Deal hotel

05 January 2011

A former MP’s visit to an historic Shepherd Neame hotel is to be broadcast on BBC Two later this month. Michael Portillo and his TV crew stayed at the Royal Hotel on Deal seafront last year while filming an episode of Great British Railway Journeys.

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Pub cultivates community spirit

20 December 2010

Shepherd Neame is helping a pub in Ashford to cultivate even closer ties with the community by opening up its land to allotment holders.The idea means that the disused field behind the Plough Inn’s children’s play area could soon be filled with keen gardeners.

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