Pubs

A Day in the Life of a Pub Manager

17 April 2013

Megan Procter and Simon Davenport, managers of the Ship & Trades pub We started managing this lovely modern, waterside hotel, restaurant and pub in March.  It’s housed in an original steel-framed dockyard structure, which contained dockyard offices and an engineering shop.  It was rebuilt as a hotel by Faversham brewers Shepherd Neame and recently renovated to reflect the original building’s n

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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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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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Kathryn Gracey Appointed as New Manager of Restyled Whitstable Hotel

20 March 2013

Kathryn Gracey has been appointed as the new general manager of The Marine Hotel, Tankerton in Whitstable, which will re-open its doors ready for Easter following a £1.6m transformation by Britain’s Oldest Brewer, Shepherd Neame. Kathryn is exchanging her city lifestyle as manager of a large restaurant bar in York city centre, for a sea view and beachside residence overseeing the restyled hotel’s

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