• Shepherd Neame acquires prestigious Sandwich hotel

    04 October 2011

    Shepherd Neame has acquired The Bell Hotel, Sandwich, for £3.6 million. The renowned 37-bedroom hotel, in heart of the Cinque Port town, is a further addition to Shepherd Neame’s growing accommodation estate, now totalling seven hotels and 450 rooms across the South East.

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  • Ginger Porter now available

    02 October 2011

    The collaborative Ginger Porter brewed by head brewer Stewart Main with RealAleGuide Simon & MrsRealAleGuide Mel is now available. As well as sending a polypin of the ale to Simon & Mel we also have it available at a few of our pubs:  

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  • Impressive conversion at the Rugby Tavern

    29 September 2011

    A popular London pub has received an extensive makeover, courtesy of Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewer.The Rugby Tavern has benefited from a £120,000 external and internal refurbishment, reinforcing the traditional appeal of this lively Clerkenwell pub.

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  • The Highwayman stands to deliver emergency first aid

    22 September 2011

    A Shepherd Neame pub is putting itself literally at the heart of the community by taking delivery of a potentially life-saving piece of equipment.The Highwayman in Horsmonden, near Tonbridge, now has a defibrillator, a machine to treat emergency heart conditions such as cardiac arrest, courtesy of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SEACamb).

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  • Wye Hops Beer Festival

    21 September 2011

    On Saturday I spent the evening at the Wye Hops Beer Festival, this is a new event run by Wye Heritage to commemorate hop development at Wye College. I was there to give a talk and tutored tasting as part of the day, which is always a great opportunity to discuss beers and peoples likes and dislikes as well as giving a taster of future developments.

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