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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Stylish makeover for Cranbrook Hotel

09 December 2010

One of Kent’s most popular boutique hotels has enjoyed a £270,000 refurbishment.Shepherd Neame has invested in the restaurant, accommodation and bar at The George in Cranbrook as part of a two-stage refurbishment.

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Football team gets kit off for charity

25 November 2010

A football team from The Aviator pub in Sheerness has shed its kit in support of a national cancer charity.The players dispensed with most of their clothes for a 2011 calendar to be sold in aid of Macmillan Nurses. One shot saw them bare all, though each player’s modesty was tastefully preserved thanks to judicially placed sporting equipment.

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Five Bells win seal of approval

18 November 2010

A popular village pub has celebrated its £18,000 refurbishment from brewers Shepherd Neame with the launch of a lunchtime menu.Licensee John McGowan and his partner Roz Kane are marking the official launch of the new look at the Five Bells in Seal with a cheese and wine evening on December 2.

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Tudor Rose carves out a special offer

15 November 2010

Classic British dishes are making a triumphant return at a popular pub carvery after a visit from the chef spearheading the future of food at Shepherd Neame pubs. Simon Howlett is on a mission to show pub chefs just how flavoursome, affordable and versatile fresh, local produce can be – and his first port of call was the Tudor Rose pub carvery in Borden.

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