• Refurbishment is crowning achievement

    14 June 2011

    A popular Blackheath pub has enjoyed a prestigious re-opening following a major refurbishment by brewers Shepherd Neame. Chief executive Jonathan Neame welcomed a host of eager guests, including journalists and devoted regulars, all keen to see how The Crown, a prominent pub with 16th century origins, had been brought up-to-date while retaining its traditional warm welcome.

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  • Drought !

    13 June 2011

    Thankfully the extremely dry conditions of the past several weeks seem to have come to an end with some welcome rain at the weekend !

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  • Quiet?

    10 June 2011

    This week the brewery has seemed to be quiet with very few people around. One of the reasons for this is the start of the exam season. We have a number of brewers, team leaders, and laboratory staff who are extending their education by studying for formal brewing qualifications. These exams range from the equivalent of an NVQ right up to a masters degree.

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  • Shepherd Neame pub awards 2011

    08 June 2011

    The Woolpack, in Banstead, Surrey, has been named Shepherd Neame Pub of the Year in the brewery’s annual pub awards. Licensees Angie and Danny Irwin (pictured with Jonathan Neame) were commended for their warm welcome, excellent standards of food and drink and wide range of events and entertainment.

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  • Fun for all at Faversham's 21st hop festival

    06 June 2011

    The Faversham Hop Festival in Kent, September 3-4, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and promises to be a jam-packed weekend for the whole family.

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