• Full steam ahead for refurbished Victorian pub

    13 December 2011

    The Fountain in Sittingbourne has received a whole new look to reflect its railway past following a £60,000 refurbishment by Shepherd Neame.The Victorian pub’s makeover highlights its prominent position next to the town’s railway station.

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  • The Cricketers pass fund raising boundary

    06 December 2011

    Two hospices have been bowled over by a Shepherd Neame pub which helped raise more than £38,000 for them with its annual Pedal4Charity event.Cycling, quizzing and dancing are just three of the events which saw The Cricketersin Horsell, Surrey, top last year’s tally by an impressive £5,000 for the Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.

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  • Ade in Faversham

    05 December 2011

    Comedian, Adrian Edmondsen visited the Faversham Brewery recently to film for his latest series, Ade in Britain. Shown around by Senior Brewer, Stewart Tricker, Ade visited the barley fields, a hop garden and helped mash in a brew Spitfire before heading to the sample room!

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  • Festival of British Beer and Cheese

    28 November 2011

    On Friday I was at the Festival of British Beer and Cheese at the Brewers Hall in the City of London. The event had been organised by the Beer Academy and was a wonderful opportunity to experience beers old and new and to try to match them to suitable cheeses.

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  • Grain to Glass

    24 November 2011

    On Tuesday I and a number of brewing colleagues from around the country met up with farmers, hop growers, maltsters and members of the NFU as well as members of parliament at the launch of the Grain to Glass report. This is a joint industry initiative to raise awareness of the importance of the brewing industry to the rural economy and to call for government support going forwards.

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