• 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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  • Holiday boost for Spitfire Ale winners

    03 June 2011

    Six Spitfire Ale consumers have each won a £500 Thomas Cook holiday voucher after buying their favourite pint. Evacuate with Spitfire saw the six lucky pub visitors from across the country each scoop the voucher after they received a scratch card with their pint. They were entered into the prize draw after inputting details from the card into the Spitfire website.

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  • Summer is coming?

    02 June 2011

    There are plenty of signs for me that summer is just around the corner. We have just finished the first brew of Whitstable Bay Summer Ale for cask which will now gradually replace Early Bird in the pubs, I always think this light refreshing beer is ideal if sitting in a pub garden during the long hot summer evenings of which I hope there are many.

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  • Royal Oak celebrates refurbishment

    31 May 2011

    The Royal Oak in New Ash Green has celebrated its £80,000 refurbishment with a grand re-opening.The Shepherd Neame pub, in Chapel Farm Road, has been redecorated inside and out in a smart, modern style. Chief executive Jonathan Neame and property and tenanted trade director George Barnes joined licensees Kevin Morris and Sonia Pegler and a host of regulars to celebrate the Royal Oak’s new look.

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