Blog http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/shepherd-neame-acquires-renowned-hotel?keys= en Shop Pick: Short Break Gift Certificate http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/shop-pick-short-break-gift-certificate <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>04 March 2015</p><p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Blog/blog_half_Sun%20Inn%2C%20Faversham%20-%20bedroom%20jpg.jpg" />This week’s Shop Pick is our <strong><a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/shop/short-break-gift-certificate-1-night" target="_blank">Short Break Gift Certificate</a> </strong></p> <p>Treat someone to a relaxing break in the historic town of Faversham, staying in the 14th Century Sun Inn. Why not give as a gift for Mum this <strong>Mother's Day?</strong> </p> <p>Visit nearby <a href="http://www.brogdalecollections.co.uk/" target="_blank">Brogdale</a> farm, home of the national fruit collection, enjoy lunch at <a href="http://macknade.com/" target="_blank">Macknades</a>, wander through the stunning Edwardian gardens at <a href="http://www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk/" target="_blank">Mount Ephraim</a>, sample some oysters in Whitstable, or simply stay in Faversham and explore this charming, historic market town.  With its shops, eateries, gallery, pubs and antiques, there's plenty to keep you busy for the weekend.</p> <p>The Short Break includes a brewery tour, where you can see inside the working brewery, learn how beer is brewed, and discover some of the history of Shepherd Neame, Britain's Oldest Brewer. Includes a beer tasting, so should keep Dad happy too!</p> <p><strong><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/ToursFunc/blog_half_The%20Street%20-%20actual_0.JPG" /></strong><strong>Includes:</strong><br /><strong>·</strong>  Award-winning Brewery Tour for Two<br /><strong>·</strong>  One night’s B&amp;B at the <a href="http://www.sunfaversham.co.uk/" target="_blank"><strong>Sun Inn</strong></a>, Faversham<br /><strong>·</strong>  Gift certificate valid for a year, so they can choose when they visit<br /><strong>Just £112.50 per couple</p> <p><a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/shop/short-break-gift-certificate-1-night" target="_blank">Click here to find out more and BOOK NOW</a></strong></p> <p></p><div class="field field-name-addthis field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="sharing-wrapper"><div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "><a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a><a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a><a class="addthis_button_google_plusone" g:plusone:size="medium"></a><a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-4fc6036e42d724f9"></script></div> </div></div></div><div class="prev-next clearfix navigation"><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog-investor-relations/investor-news/announcement-interim-results-2014">Announcement of Interim Results 2014 <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Shop Pick: Short Break Gift Certificate" class="rdf-meta"></span> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:59:26 +0000 M.Farmer 52106 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Announcement of Interim Results 2014 http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog-investor-relations/investor-news/announcement-interim-results-2014 <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>04 March 2015</p><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Blog category:&nbsp;</strong><a href="/blog/news">News</a></p><div> <div>Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, today announces results for the 26 weeks ended 27 December 2014.</div> <div> </div> </div> <div><strong>Highlights include:</strong></div> <ul> <li>Strong performance across pub and hotel estate<br />- Managed house like-for-like sales up 6.8% (2013: +7.5%), with liquor up 4.9%, food up 7.8% and accommodation up 14.5%<br />- Tenanted like-for-like EBITDAR* up 3.4% (2013: +1.5%) and average EBITDAR per pub up 4.0% (2013: +4.4%)</li> <li>Turnover up 1.5% to £73.5m (2013: £72.5m)</li> <li>Operating profit before exceptionals up 4.2% to £7.1m (2013: £6.8m)</li> <li>Statutory profit before tax up 22.7% to £5.0m (2013: £4.1m)</li> <li>Basic earnings per share up 15.6% to 26.7p (2013: 23.1p**)</li> <li>Interim dividend increased to 5.30p per share (2013: 5.15p per £1 share)</li> </ul> <div>* Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and rent payable<br />** Prior year comparative has been restated for the share capital reorganisation<br /> </div> <div><strong>Jonathan Neame, Chief Executive, commented:</strong></div> <div> <div>“I am pleased to report strong trading across the business, particularly in our inns and hotels, and good like-for-like performance in the tenanted estate. There has been a higher quality mix of pub revenues and greater share of own beer volume and it is pleasing to note that operating margin before exceptional items increased by 0.3% in the period. We are pursuing a consistent long-term strategy to build the quality of our pub portfolio and brand assets.”</div> <p><strong>For full details <a href="/sites/default/files/uploads/InvRel/Shepherd%20Neame%20Interim%20Results.pdf" target="_blank">click here to download the press release</a>.</strong></p> <h3>Interim Report 2014</h3> <p>The Interim Report is available in two versions:</p> <p><a href="/sites/default/files/uploads/InvRel/Interim%20Report%20Dec%202014%20FINAL.PDF" target="_blank">Full colour version</a><br /><a href="/sites/default/files/uploads/InvRel/Interim%20Report%20Dec%202014%20FINAL%20-%20B%26W.PDF" target="_blank">Black &amp; White version</a></div> <p></p><div class="field field-name-addthis field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="sharing-wrapper"><div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "><a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a><a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a><a class="addthis_button_google_plusone" g:plusone:size="medium"></a><a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-4fc6036e42d724f9"></script></div> </div></div></div><div class="prev-next clearfix navigation"><div class="nav-next left"><a href="/blog/shop-pick-short-break-gift-certificate"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Shop Pick: Short Break Gift Certificate</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/pub-week-vine-inn-tenterden">Pub of the Week: The Vine Inn, Tenterden <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Announcement of Interim Results 2014" class="rdf-meta"></span> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0000 james.purcell 52081 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Pub of the Week: The Vine Inn, Tenterden http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/pub-week-vine-inn-tenterden <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>03 March 2015</p><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Blog category:&nbsp;</strong><a href="/blog/pub-week">Pub of the Week</a>, <a href="/blog/pubs">Pubs</a></p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/pubs/VineInn/blog_half_Vine%20Inn%2C%20Tenterden-022.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 200px; float: left;" /><a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/tenterden/vine-inn" target="_blank"><strong>The Vine Inn</strong></a> is a comfortable and welcoming pub in the centre of the historic market town of Tenterden.  A real crowd-pleaser of a pub, and serving food all day every day, it is equally popular for shopper’s lunches, drinks with friends, a romantic evening meal or a weekend family treat.<br /><br />Recently under new management in the form of Sam O’Riordan, who has moved out from West London to take up the post, the pub is ready for an exciting new phase in its history, and Sam is looking forward to welcoming new and regular customers alike.<br /><br /><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/pubs/VineInn/blog_half_Vine%20Inn%2C%20Tenterden-016.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 200px; float: right;" />Inside, there is a comfortable bar, snug and separate restaurant area – all in the traditional pub style, but with a crisp, modern touch, and lots of natural light.  Outside you will find a walled garden, secure and ideal for children, perfect for the sunnier days ahead. In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere of the pub, you are welcome to have your food served wherever it suits you best.<br /><br />The pub serves a wide range of pub classics and daily specials, with plenty of choice, and carefully considered options for vegetarians.  There is also a Young Diners menu for children.  The Vine is also well known for its excellent traditional Sunday Roasts; high quality freshly carved meats and all the trimmings, including homemade Yorkshires and ‘proper’ gravy!  You can make your mouth water by looking at their menus <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/tenterden/vine-inn/food">here</a>.  For your convenience, food is served every day from noon until 9pm.<br /><br /><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/pubs/VineInn/blog_half_Vine%20Inn%2C%20Tenterden-021.jpg" style="font-size: 13.0080003738403px; line-height: 20.0063037872314px; width: 280px; height: 200px; float: left;" />On the bar, you will find a range of Shepherd Neame ales and lagers, and as a Cask Marque pub you can be sure of an excellent quality pint.  There is also a wine list to cater for most tastes and preferences, along with the usual soft drinks, teas and coffees.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.tenterdentown.co.uk/" target="_blank">Tenterden</a> is easily accessed from the M20 or A21, and is an excellent destination for a day out.  Whether you are looking for a leisurely browse of the shops, a swim with the kids at the leisure centre, to take the <a href="http://www.tenterdentown.co.uk/index.php/media/brochures/" target="_blank">Heritage Trail</a> round the town’s museums and historic buildings, or perhaps enjoy a trip on the <a href="http://www.kesr.org.uk/" target="_blank">Kent and East Sussex Railway</a>, Tenterden has it all to offer, with The Vine Inn the perfect place to stop off for lunch, or a relaxing meal at the end of your trip.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.tenterdentown.co.uk/" style="text-decoration: underline; font-size: 13.0080003738403px; line-height: 20.0063037872314px;" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/pubs/VineInn/blog_half_Vine%20Inn%2C%20Tenterden-025.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 200px; float: right;" /></a>The Vine hosts a pub quiz every Thursday and Sunday at 8:30pm. Cash prizes can roll over, so it really can be worth popping down for a go at winning the Sunday jackpot – get your best team together and we’ll see you down there!<br /><br />For more information you can visit <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/tenterden/vine-inn" target="_blank">the website</a>, or call the team on 01580 762 718<br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="field field-name-addthis field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="sharing-wrapper"><div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "><a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a><a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a><a class="addthis_button_google_plusone" g:plusone:size="medium"></a><a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-4fc6036e42d724f9"></script></div> </div></div></div><div class="prev-next clearfix navigation"><div class="nav-next left"><a href="/blog-investor-relations/investor-news/announcement-interim-results-2014"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Announcement of Interim Results 2014</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/pub-manager-completes-mammoth-charity-trek">Pub Manager Completes Mammoth Charity Trek <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Pub of the Week: The Vine Inn, Tenterden" class="rdf-meta"></span> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:55:04 +0000 M.Farmer 52046 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk