Blog http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog?keys= en Shop Pick: Whitstable Bay Ales - Mixed Case http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/shop-pick-whitstable-bay-ales-mixed-case <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>17 September 2014</p><p><a href="/shop/whitstable-bay-ales-mixed-case" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Blog/blog_half_wbay-ales.png" /></a>The <strong>Whitstable Bay Collection</strong> is named after the traditional fishing village of Whitstable; renowned for its annual Oyster Festival, village life and unique beaches.  </p> <p>Our featured product - the <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/shop/whitstable-bay-ales-mixed-case" target="_blank">Whitstable Bay Ales Mixed Case</a> - showcases the two ales from the collection, which also includes a Black Oyster Stout and a Blonde Premium Lager.</p> <p><strong>A very popular organic ale...</strong><br />The Organic Ale is a delicious light coloured ale that is brewed using only organic ingredients, and the brewery’s own chalk-filtered mineral water. It combines delicate hints of fresh hops with the softer, buttery richness of pale and crystal malts to produce a delightful, appetising ale.  </p> <p><strong>A crowd-pleasing pale ale...</strong><br />The Pale Ale is designed to suit all palettes and offer a light, refreshing taste. The sweet maltiness balances perfectly with the fresh pine notes provided by the hops added late in the process, to offer a light-coloured, thirst-quenching ale with glorious grapefruit aromas.</p> <p>Both ales pair well with seafood and salads, and are also an excellent partner for fish and chips.</p> <p>This <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/shop/whitstable-bay-ales-mixed-case" target="_blank"><strong>Special Offer Mixed Case</strong></a> gives you the opportunity to taste both the ales, with 8 bottles of each for you to enjoy in the late summer sunshine.  Also ideal as a gift – just let us know and we can pop in a card with your message.  Click here to <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/shop/whitstable-bay-ales-mixed-case">order now</a>.</p> <p>You can read more about the <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/whitstable-bay">Whitstable Bay Collection here</a>, and even view some <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/brands/ales/whitstable-bay/recipes" target="_blank">beer-inspired recipes</a>.</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/pub-week-orb-margate">Pub of the Week: The Orb, Margate <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Shop Pick: Whitstable Bay Ales - Mixed Case" class="rdf-meta"></span> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 M.Farmer 42101 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Pub of the Week: The Orb, Margate http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/pub-week-orb-margate <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>16 September 2014</p><p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Blog/blog_half_Tony%20Dodd%20and%20Christina%20Lee.jpg" />The Orb pub in the popular seaside town of Margate celebrated its new look with a re-opening party on Tuesday, September 9.</p> <p>Tony Dodd became licensee of the Shepherd Neame pub in October last year, and teamed up with the brewery for a matched investment development totalling £40,000. Work started in April, and during the past four months the entire pub has been repainted, the toilets have been revamped, and a new bar has been created. New carpets have been introduced throughout, along with new furniture, lighting and decorations. Signwriting has been painted on the side of the pub, and the garden has benefited from new decking and plants.</p> <p>Tony, 56, who runs the pub with partner Christina Lee, said: “I have worked in the leisure industry for the past 25 years, most recently as a consultant, and I wanted a new challenge. In the past I ran several London pubs, and Christina has pub experience, so we decided to bring our skills together and take on a tenancy. “My uncle used to have a hotel in Margate, and my Mum lives in Broadstairs, so I know the area well, and when The Orb became available, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. It is in a great location, and had a lot of potential.”</p> <p>The Orb didn’t previously offer food, but head chef Tony Davis started at the pub in July, and has introduced an á la carte menu served in the intimate new restaurant created on the first floor. Food is available from 12 noon to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday.</p> <p><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Blog/blog_half_Commis%20chef%20at%20the%20Orb.jpg" />Tony said: “We wanted to offer restaurant-quality food in a relaxed pub setting. We have opened a new first floor restaurant which can seat 20, and is also a great function room, but customers can also enjoy the menu anywhere in the pub.” </p> <p>As part of his effort to attract a wider range of customers, Tony has also taken advantage of Shepherd Neame’s Coffee and Ale House brand. The pub now has a state-of-the-art machine which serves delicious coffee made from freshly ground beans. He added: “The coffee is proving really popular, and is definitely a factor in the increased number of females coming in during the afternoon. I think the pub’s fresh,<br />contemporary new look also helps.”</p> <p>Local dignitaries and residents were invited to the official opening event, with the first pint pulled by pub regular Brian Andrews. Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame also attended the launch event, and to mark the occasion presented a cheque for £500 to Wendy Eadsforth, chief executive of the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate.</p> <p>Property and services director George Barnes said: “We were delighted to match Tony’s investment for this refurbishment project, and are very pleased with the results. We are confident that the pub will prove to be a huge success.”</p> <p>For more informaiton, visit the <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/margate/orb" target="_blank">pub website</a> or call the team on 01843 290751.</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-whitstable-bay-ales-mixed-case"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Shop Pick: Whitstable Bay Ales - Mixed Case</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/pub-hosts-celebrity-bat-and-trap-match">Pub Hosts Celebrity Bat and Trap Match <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Pub of the Week: The Orb, Margate" class="rdf-meta"></span> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:02:14 +0000 M.Farmer 41916 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Pub Hosts Celebrity Bat and Trap Match http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/pub-hosts-celebrity-bat-and-trap-match <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>15 September 2014</p><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Blog category:&nbsp;</strong><a href="/blog/pubs">Pubs</a></p><p><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Blog/blog_half_Janet%20Street-P.jpg" />Writer and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter and chef Brian Turner delighted regulars at Faversham’s Market Inn when they dropped in for a game of bat and trap.</p> <p>The TV stars were being filmed for their new BBC One series Taste of Britain, currently being screened on weekdays at 3.45pm.</p> <p>Each programme focuses on one county or region in which Brian and Janet search out not only the best local food producers, but also explore the history, wildlife and local traditions that make each area so special.</p> <p>The Kent episode is due to be screened on Monday, September 22, and will show the famous pair trying bat and trap for the first time. They played the traditional Kentish game alongside licensees David and Sue Pott and several pub regulars. </p> <p>Sue said: “We are very proud of our pub’s bat and trap pitches, and were delighted to welcome Janet and Brian to try them out. They both did really well considering it was their first go, and we all had a great morning. Bat and trap is still not a widely known game, so hopefully this programme will raise its profile and encourage more people to try it.”</p> <p>You can visit the <a href="http://www.marketinnfaversham.co.uk/" target="_blank">Market Inn's website</a>, or call them on 01795 532 529.</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/pub-week-orb-margate"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Pub of the Week: The Orb, Margate</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/enjoy-night-races">Enjoy a Night at the Races <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Pub Hosts Celebrity Bat and Trap Match" class="rdf-meta"></span> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:47:59 +0000 M.Farmer 41971 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Enjoy a Night at the Races http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/enjoy-night-races <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>14 September 2014</p><p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Blog/blog_half_Chimney%20Boy%20races_0.jpg" />A charity race night is taking place at the <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/faversham/chimney-boy" target="_blank">Chimney Boy</a> in Faversham on Friday, September 19.  </p> <p>Licensees Nicola McCullagh and Michael Payne have organised the event at the Shepherd Neame pub to raise funds for <a href="http://www.favershamtownfc.co.uk" target="_blank">Faversham Town Football Club</a>.</p> <p>Customers will be asked to place bets on a series of horse, greyhound – and pig – races, and then pre-recorded films will be screened to show the winners, with proceeds given to the club.</p> <p>Nicola said: “We have been at the Chimney Boy since April, and recently discovered that the pub had an advertising board at the Faversham Town FC ground. Chairman Ray Leader contacted us to ask if we would like to renew our sponsorship, which we agreed to, and it gave us the idea of holding more fundraisers for the club. We hope people will come along and support what should be a really fun event!”</p> <p>The charity race night starts at 7.30pm, and admission is free. For more information phone the pub on 01795 532007.</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-next left"><a href="/blog/pub-hosts-celebrity-bat-and-trap-match"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Pub Hosts Celebrity Bat and Trap Match</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/featured-recipe-thai-beef-salad">Featured Recipe: Thai Beef Salad <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Enjoy a Night at the Races" class="rdf-meta"></span> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:39:09 +0000 M.Farmer 41966 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Featured Recipe: Thai Beef Salad http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/featured-recipe-thai-beef-salad <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>13 September 2014</p><p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Food/blog_half_thai%20beef.jpg" />This salad uses fresh flavours and leftover rare roast beef to create a stunning, virtually fat-free dish that is not only easy but is cheap to prepare and sure to impress.</p> <p>Download a printable copy <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Food/Thai%20beef%20salad.pdf" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Preparation time:</strong> 20 mins</p> <p><strong>Cooking time:</strong> 0 mins<br /><strong>Marinating time:</strong> 2hrs<br /><strong>Serves 4</strong></p> <p><strong>Ingredients:</strong></p> <p>680g of leftover rare roast beef<br />1/2 Chinese cabbage<br />1/2 Cucumber<br />8 radishes<br />1 red onion<br />2 long red chillies, thinly sliced2 tomatoes<br />8 mange tout<br />1 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice<br />1 tbsp finely chopped dark palm sugar<br />4 kaffir lime leaves, veins removed,and shredded<br />1 tbsp fish sauce<br />2 tsp sesame oil<br />1 tsp soya sauce<br />2 tsp grated fresh ginger<br />1 tsp lemon grass puree<br />1 clove of garlic, shaved<br />25g fresh mint, shredded#<br />25g fresh coriander, shredded<br />25g Thai sweet basil, shredded<br />50g peanuts, finely chopped</p> <p><strong>Method:</strong></p> <p>1/ Slice the beef into very thin strips. Place in a bowl. Whisk together the palm sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, lemon grass, ginger and garlic. Pour half the dressing onto the beef, cover and refrigerate until required, turning occasionally.</p> <p>2/Finely slice the tomato, cucumber, red onion, mange tout and radishes into thin strips. Shred the cabbage. Place in a bowl with the chilli, mint, coriander, basil, peanuts and lime leaves.</p> <p>3/ Add the beef to the salad, drizzle with remaining dressing and toss to combine.</p> <p>Serve with chilli flowers and lime wedges to decorate and warm pitta breads.</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-next left"><a href="/blog/enjoy-night-races"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Enjoy a Night at the Races</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/special-delivery-shepherd-neame">Special Delivery for Shepherd Neame <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Featured Recipe: Thai Beef Salad" class="rdf-meta"></span> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:32:04 +0000 M.Farmer 41766 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Special Delivery for Shepherd Neame http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/special-delivery-shepherd-neame <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>12 September 2014</p><p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Blog/blog_half_Senior%20tour%20guide%20Alan%20Trent%20in%20the%20new%20van.jpg" />An historic delivery van used by Shepherd Neame more than 90 years ago has returned to the brewery.</p> <p>The maroon Austin 7 was first registered to the Faversham-based brewery in November 1923. It was recently discovered at a private collection in Kent, where it had been restored with its original 1920s livery.</p> <p>The maroon van has now joined the fleet of historic vehicles on show in Shepherd Neame’s Old Brewery Store events venue. Others include a 1928 Austin 20 Van, 1926 Thornicroft lorry, 1951 three-wheeled Reliant trike van and 1970s Triumph Spitfire. All the vehicles can be seen at the end of the brewery tour.</p> <p>Visitor centre manager Graham Hukins said: “We think the van was probably used to deliver bottled beer, or by one of the brewery’s repair men when they went out to visit pubs. We are delighted to add another historic vehicle to our collection, particularly in such fantastic condition.”</p> <p>For information about brewery tours <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/tours-functions/brewery-tours">click here</a> or call the visitor Centre team on 01795 542016.</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/featured-recipe-thai-beef-salad"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Featured Recipe: Thai Beef Salad</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/autumn-events-shepherd-neame">Autumn Events at Shepherd Neame <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Special Delivery for Shepherd Neame" class="rdf-meta"></span> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:01:45 +0000 M.Farmer 41911 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Autumn Events at Shepherd Neame http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/autumn-events-shepherd-neame <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>10 September 2014</p><p>There’s something for everyone on offer at Faversham-based brewery Shepherd Neame this autumn, from a seasonal beer and food matching evening to some fantastic rock and pop tribute acts. We round up the major events taking place from September to December.</p> <p><a href="/tours-functions/events/evening-tour-ale-samplers-supper-2014-autumn-season" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/ToursFunc/blog_half_Visitor%20Centre%20bar%20-%20ale%20samplers%20supper_1.jpg" />Brewery Tour and Ale Samplers’ Supper</a><br />Take an evening tour of the brewery, before enjoying a tutored tasting of Kentish ales and speciality lagers. This will be followed by a two course, home-cooked supper accompanied by a pint of your choice.<br />When: Friday, September 26; Friday, October 31; Friday, November 7; Friday, November 21.<br />Where: Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre<br />Tickets: £28.50 per person. Advance booking is essential.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="/tours-functions/events/autumn-beer-food-matching-evening-0" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/ToursFunc/blog_half_Beer%20and%20food%20evening_resize_0.jpeg" />Autumn Beer &amp; Food Matching Evening</a><br />Explore the world of beer with this special six-course dinner, hosted by one of the brewery’s beer experts. Guests will learn about seven beers in a variety of styles, and enjoy a delicious meal designed to complement their flavours, prepared using the finest, locally sourced ingredients. The menu will include whipped goats’ cheese, ginger and lime cheesecake with chilli syrup; smoked salmon, cucumber, ricotta cheese and horseradish pot; ale glazed pork cutlet with sweet caramelised apples and celeriac mash; and lemon verbena crème brulee with tuile biscuit.<br />When: 7pm on Saturday, October 4<br />Where: Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre<br />Tickets: £49.50 per person. Advance booking is essential.</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/ToursFunc/blog_half_BAR08.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/ToursFunc/blog_half_BAR08_0.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.oldbrewerystore.co.uk/events/kentish-wedding-wedding-fair" target="_blank">A Kentish Wedding – Wedding Fair</a><br />Brides and grooms-to-be can gain inspiration for their big day at the latest Wedding Fair organised by events company A Kentish Wedding. It offers the chance to meet 35 local suppliers, and also take a look around Shepherd Neame’s two atmospheric wedding venues - the Old Brewery Store and the Visitor Centre. Shepherd Neame’s dedicated wedding co-ordinator will be on hand to offer tours of the facilities and discuss your requirements. To book a free appointment, call 01795 542285. All couples will receive a free goodie bag, plus free entry into a draw to win a balloon flight.<br />When: Sunday, October 5<br />Where: The Old Brewery Store<br />Doors open at 10.30am. Admission is free.</p> <p><a href="http://www.oldbrewerystore.co.uk/events/queen-ii" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/ToursFunc/blog_half_Queen%20II.jpg" />Queen II</a><br />Get ready to rock with top tribute act Queen II. The acclaimed four-piece will be performing all of the legendary British band’s greatest hits, including I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites The Dust and the iconic Bohemian Rhapsody.<br />When: 7pm on Saturday, November 8<br />Where: The Old Brewery Store<br />Tickets: £12.50</p> <p><a href="http://www.oldbrewerystore.co.uk/events/take-experience" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/ToursFunc/blog_half_The%20Take%20That%20Experience_0.jpg" />The Take That Experience</a><br />The Take That Experience are back (for good) at The Old Brewery Store. Following the success of last year’s show, the talented group are returning to perform the band’s most popular songs, from 90s classics Back for Good, Relight My Fire and Pray, to more recent chart hits such as Patience, Shine and Rule The World.<br />When: 7pm on Friday, December 5<br />Where: The Old Brewery Store<br />Tickets: £12.50</p> <p><a href="/tours-functions/events/christmas-beer-food-matching-evening-0"><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/ToursFunc/blog_half_xmas%20ale.png" />Christmas Beer and Food Matching Evening</a><br />Get into the Christmas spirit with this special festive six-course dinner, hosted by one of the brewery’s beer experts. The menu will include<br />smoked haddock and spinach tartlet with coarse grain mustard; beef and ale casserole with parsnip mash and sauteed greens; Christmas mess crushed meringues with chestnuts, whipped cream and cranberry coulis; and homemade chocolate truffles. Shepherd Neame’s popular Christmas Ale will be among the selection of beers served with each course.<br />When: 7pm on Saturday, December 6<br />Where: Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre.<br />Tickets: £49.50. Advance booking is essential.</p> <p>For more information on all these events visit <a href="http://www.oldbrewerystore.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.oldbrewerystore.co.uk</a> or the <br /><a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/tours-functions" target="_blank">Visitor Centre pages</a>, or call the team on 01795 542016.</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-next left"><a href="/blog/special-delivery-shepherd-neame"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Special Delivery for Shepherd Neame</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/pub-week-zetland-arms-kingsdown-0">Pub of the week: The Zetland Arms, Kingsdown <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Autumn Events at Shepherd Neame" class="rdf-meta"></span> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:33:08 +0000 M.Farmer 41756 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Pub of the week: The Zetland Arms, Kingsdown http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/pub-week-zetland-arms-kingsdown-0 <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>09 September 2014</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><p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/pubs/ZetlandArms/blog_half_Zetland%20Arms%2C%20Deal%20%28Kingsdown%29-017.jpg" />The Zetland Arms in Kingsdown, near Deal, is a fantastic little pub situated right on the beach.  Following a refurbishment last year funded by Shepherd Neame, the pub looks smart and clean, while retaining its homely, traditional feel.  There are some lovely nautical touches to the décor, using nets, rope, wood and copper to reflect the seafaring spirit of this little gem of a pub.</p> <p>Licensees Tom and Karensa Miller have transformed the pub since taking over in January 2013, and the couple’s efforts were honoured in July at the Shepherd Neame 2014 Pub Awards, where they received the New Licensee of the Year Award in recognition of all their hard work and success.</p> <p>The pub is very popular with visitors and locals alike, and due to its idyllic location is a great spot for lunch after a walk along the beach, perhaps from Deal or St Margaret’s Bay.  Customers can enjoy choosing from the huge selection on offer, from salads and sandwiches to daily restaurant specials, including of course a variety of locally caught fresh fish and seafood dishes, all while gazing at the lovely sea views.</p> <p><img alt="" class="right" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/pubs/ZetlandArms/blog_half_Zetland%20Arms%2C%20Deal%20%28Kingsdown%29-022.jpg" />With a variety of good ales, lagers and wines to choose from, you can relax by the beach with your favourite tipple, or something softer if you prefer.  On a clear day it is possible to gaze all along the shoreline to the White Cliffs, and children will enjoy spotting the ferries sailing to and from France.</p> <p>If the sun is shining, there is ample beachfront seating, while on a cooler day you can take shelter in the walled garden to the rear, or inside in the cosy bar and restaurant areas.  Well behaved dogs are also welcome.  It’s a great spot for a golfer’s lunch, too, being just a short walk from the Walmer and Kingsdown golf club, and a short drive from various others nearby.</p> <p>Should you need any further reason to visit, the pub hosts a pub quiz every Monday night at 8.30pm. Visit soon and treat yourself to a pint, and a sea view sunset.</p> <p>For more information visit the pub's <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/deal/zetland-arms" target="_blank">website </a>or call the team on 01304 370114.</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-next left"><a href="/blog/autumn-events-shepherd-neame"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Autumn Events at Shepherd Neame</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/pop-down-pub-say-your-prayers">Pop Down the Pub to Say Your Prayers <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Pub of the week: The Zetland Arms, Kingsdown" class="rdf-meta"></span> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:10:19 +0000 M.Farmer 41761 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Pop Down the Pub to Say Your Prayers http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/pop-down-pub-say-your-prayers <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>08 September 2014</p><p>A Kent church has come up with a quirky new venue for worship – the village pub.</p> <p>Martin Jones, vicar at St Martin’s in Aldington, near Ashford, is conducting a weekly service at historic Shepherd Neame pub the <a href="http://www.walnuttreealdington.co.uk/" target="_blank">Walnut Tree</a>.<br />It takes place in the bar from 9am every Wednesday, and the congregation is growing every week.</p> <p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Blog/%28l-r%29%20Rev%20Jones%2C%20Karen%20Barrett%20and%20her%20partner%20Steve%20Worrow.jpg" />Reverend Jones said: “The village of Aldington has moved since St Martin’s was built in the 12<sup>th</sup> century, and the church is now about a mile outside. The aim of holding these services at the pub is to meet people where they are, instead of expecting them to come to us.</p> <p>“The sessions are also different to a traditional church service, in that they are much more informal. It is a group of people talking about Christianity, having the opportunity to ask questions and share opinions. The last session we had was attended by 18 people, which is fantastic and more than I expected.”</p> <p>Licensee Karen Barrett said: “When Reverend Jones approached me with the idea, I was delighted to get involved.</p> <p>“Everyone has busy lives, and it can be difficult to find the time to go to church. I was brought up as a Christian, but I am working all day on Sunday, so don’t get chance to go along for a service.</p> <p>“Getting together at the pub on a weekday morning is not only more convenient for lots of people, but also a comfortable, familiar environment. I provide everyone with tea, coffee and biscuits and it is a really relaxed atmosphere.”</p> <p>The mum-of-two, who has been at the pub for 13 years, added: “I am really glad that Martin came up with the idea. It is a great way to bring the community together.”</p> <p>For more information contact the Walnut Tree on 01233 720298 or St Martin’s church on 01233 721986.</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/pub-week-zetland-arms-kingsdown-0"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Pub of the week: The Zetland Arms, Kingsdown</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/featured-recipe-roasted-pistachio-and-herb-stuffed-pheasant-breast">Featured Recipe: Roasted Pistachio and Herb Stuffed Pheasant Breast <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Pop Down the Pub to Say Your Prayers" class="rdf-meta"></span> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 james.purcell 41731 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk Featured Recipe: Roasted Pistachio and Herb Stuffed Pheasant Breast http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/blog/featured-recipe-roasted-pistachio-and-herb-stuffed-pheasant-breast <span class="print-link"></span><p class="italic"><strong class="label-inline">Posted:&nbsp;</strong>06 September 2014</p><p><img alt="" class="left" src="http://cdn.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Food/blog_half_Stuffed%20Pheasant.jpg" />A seasonal roast breast of pheasant with a pistachio and herb filling. Swede and carrot mash are low in fat and high in fibre and spinach is an excellent source of iron and antioxidants. Pistachios are a rich source of vitamin E and oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat.</p> <p>Download a printable copy <a href="http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Food/Item%204%2C%20Healthy%20recipe%203%20-%20Stuffed%20pheasant%20breast.pdf" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Preparation time: </strong>30min <br /><strong>Cooking time:</strong> 35 min <br /><strong>Serves 4</strong></p> <p><strong>Ingredients:</strong><br />Four pheasant breasts, skin on.150g Spinach Leaves, washed<br />400g swede, peeled and chopped<br />50g carrots, peeled and chopped<br />200g maris piper potoates<br />50g butter<br />75g roasted pistachios<br />75g fresh coriander<br />5cm Ginger root, grated<br />2 cloves garlic, crushed<br />1 tsp ground cumin<br />2 tsp ground paprika<br />Oil for cooking, coarse sea salt<br /> <br /><strong>Method:</strong><br />1/ Preheat the oven the 200˚c<br /> <br />2/ Make the stuffing by blending the pistachio, coriander, ginger, garlic, cumin and paprika n a food processor. Season to taste with salt.<br /> <br />3/ Make a slit in the pheasant breasts and insert the filling. Secure the slit with a cocktail stick. Place on a roast tray with a little oil. Sprinkle a little oil over the skin and season with salt, pepper and a little paprika. Roast for 25 mins or until the juices run clear. Leave to rest 5 to 10 minutes in a warm place before serving.<br /> <br />4/ Meanwhile, boil the swede, potatoes and carrots until tender and mash with 3/4 of the butter. Wilt the spinach in a pan with the remainder of the butter and some black pepper.<br /> <br />5/ Serve the roasts breast, sliced on a bed of spinach and carrot and swede mash with the pan juices drizzled around.<br /> </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/pop-down-pub-say-your-prayers"><span class="meta-nav">&laquo;</span> Pop Down the Pub to Say Your Prayers</a></div><div class="nav-previous right"><a href="/blog/enjoy-really-fresh-pint">Enjoy a Really Fresh Pint <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a></div></div><span property="dc:title" content="Featured Recipe: Roasted Pistachio and Herb Stuffed Pheasant Breast " class="rdf-meta"></span> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:48:32 +0000 M.Farmer 41776 at http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk