Spring Events at Shepherd Neame

Posted: 23 March 2014

Blog category: Events, Visitor Centre

There’s a wealth of entertainment on offer at Faversham-based brewery Shepherd Neame this spring, from a 1940s-themed evening to a performance by a former X Factor finalist. We round-up the major events taking place from March to May.
Evening Tour and Ale Samplers’ Supper
Take an evening tour of the brewery, before enjoying a tutored tasting of six different ales and lagers. The tour and tasting will be followed by a two-course home cooked supper, served in the Visitor Centre bar, where guests can enjoy a pint or two with their meal.
When: March 21; April 4 & 18; May 9 & 23
Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £28.50 per person


Enjoy an evening of funk and soul music with Kent-based X Factor finalist Ben Mills and his band Benzego. The group will perform a selection of covers from 1970s and 1980s. Support will be provided by Whitstable-based collective Big Orange Head, who perform cover versions with a twist, from the swinging R‘n’B of Louis Jordan to the modern sounds of The Coral.
When: Saturday, April 12
Where: The Old Brewery Store
Doors open at 7pm, tickets £10
Easter Brewery Tours and Tutored Tastings
Take a break from scoffing chocolate eggs this Easter to sample the flavours of Shepherd Neame’s Kentish ales and speciality lagers. The brewery is holding special tours and tutored tastings on Good Friday (April 18), Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Times vary, tickets are £12.50 for adults, £8.50 for children aged 12 to 17 inclusive.
Beer & Food Matching Evening
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 salmon and prawn brochette, goat’s cheese and thyme stuffed chicken breast, and pavlova cup filled with Kentish strawberries and passion fruit.
When: Saturday, May 3
Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £49.50 per person

Bootleg Bee Gees

Find your flares, pull on those platforms and boogie on down to the disco sounds of the Bootleg Bee Gees. The tribute band will perform all the chart-topping pop group’s greatest hits, including Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, Tragedy, How Deep Is Your Love and Jive Talkin’. Support will be provided by University of Kent student jive band Stranded at the Jive-in.
When: Saturday, May 17. Where: The Old Brewery Store. Doors open 7pm, tickets £12.50

Faversham Transport Weekend: Guided Brewery Tours and Tutored Tastings
Hundreds of vintage vehicles will be on display in Faversham town centre during the two-day event, including some of Shepherd Neame’s classic cars and vans. And motor enthusiasts have the chance to see more of the historic fleet in one of the special guided tours taking place at the brewery throughout the weekend. Guests will also be able to enjoy a tutored tasting.
When: Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18
Times vary, tickets are £12.50 for adults, £8.50 for children aged 12 to 17 inclusive.

Step back in time to the 1940s in the atmospheric surroundings of The Old Brewery Store. It is being transformed into a wartime canteen for a special themed celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Enjoy a two-course meal while being entertained by the fabulous harmonies of the Haywood Sisters, then after dinner, dance the night away to the sounds of Five Star Swing. The Air Raid Shelter Bar will be open all evening to keep the wartime spirit flowing.
When: Saturday, May 31
Where: The Old Brewery Store
Doors open at 7pm, tickets £29.50