Pubs

Shepherd Neame Announces Winners of 2013 Pub Awards

03 July 2013

The King’s Head at Staplehurst has been named Pub of the Year in the Shepherd Neame Pub Awards. Licensees from 15 of the brewery’s 350 pubs in the South East received awards for various aspects of running a successful pub, such as pulling the perfect pint, serving consistently great food or being at the centre of the local community. Judges commended King’s Head licensees Robert and Nicola Tallon

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Hadlow Community Gives New-look Pub a Big Thumbs Up!

18 June 2013

Customers were queuing at the door of Hadlow pub The Harrow, after it re-opened following a brief closure for an exterior refurbishment and garden makeover by new licensees and hospitality professionals, Simon Gray and Adam Jaroszek.

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Upnor Pub is a Little Gem Waiting to be Snapped Up!

13 May 2013

The search is on for a experienced tenant to run a newly renovated, riverside pub, which dates back to the late 17th century.  Set on a cobbled lane in the riverside village of Upper Upnor, the Tudor Rose pub has benefited from an £80,000 investment, which has seen it refurbished inside and out by brewer Shepherd Neame.  Now all that’s missing is an experienced, dynamic licensee to steer the pub i

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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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