• Shepherd Neame successfully counters 'unnecessary' EMRO

    06 December 2012

     Shepherd Neame has spearheaded a successful campaign to counter a proposed Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) being imposed on pubs in Deal, Kent. Deal Town Council has rejected a proposal from its planning committee to ask the licensing authorities in Dover to force pubs in the seaside down to shut at 11.45pm on weekdays and 12.45am on Fridays and Saturdays. Speaking a meeting to consider th

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  • Pub of the Week: King William IV

    05 December 2012

    The King William IV, located in the heart of the Wealden village of Benenden, is an unspoilt local that dates back to the 16th century. Close to the attractive village green, cricket pitch and church, this pub is also near to Sissinghurst Castle. You’ll be greeted by a warm welcome from licensees, Paul and Jackie at the King William.

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  • Double Success at the Beautiful South Awards

    04 December 2012

    The Woolpack at Chilham and the Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre were both successful at the Beautiful South's Awards for Excellence 2012 -2013 held at Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey. The Beautiful South Awards recognise businesses and destinations across the tourism industry for their exceptional levels of customer service and dedication to raising standards.

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  • World's Oldest Brewery?

    29 November 2012

    We are very proud to be Britain’s Oldest Brewery with a nominal starting date of 1698 although we now know that brewing on this site precedes this by at least 150 years.Brewing can obviously be traced back long before our direct heritage into the mists of time.Archaeologists in Western Cyprus appear to have found the remains of a Bronze Age brewery although it is not quite what we would visualise

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  • Long-Serving Licensee of Kingsdown Pub Set to Retire

    28 November 2012

    After a remarkable 35 years as licensee of beachside pub The Zetland Arms, Kingsdown near Deal, Tim Cobbett, 72, is retiring for a well-earned rest.  His last day at the pub will be Saturday 1 December. Says Tim, “The Zetland Arms enjoys a wonderful position with Kingsdown and Walmer beaches on its doorstep.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time there and will miss it a great deal but it’s time to ca

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