• Belle Vue scoops top award

    07 March 2011

    A Shepherd Neame pub has been voted the best in Thanet.The Belle Vue in Pegwell Bay came out tops in a reader survey – styled the Pub Oscars – run by the Thanet Times. While categories included Best Landlord in a Leading Role and Best Real Ale Pub, the Belle Vue Tavern walked away with the big one – the Best Pub in Thanet.Journalist Saul Leese, who ran the competition via his column Time, Gentleme

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  • Allotments scheme grows in strength

    02 March 2011

    A community allotment scheme operating on land owned by Shepherd Neame has received a grant of more than £6,000 from the National Lottery.The 29 plots on the previously unused field behind the Plough Inn at Brabourne Lees, near Ashford is now a thriving green-fingered community – and the Awards For All grant of £6,639 means the allotment’s success is set to grow.Things got under way last year when

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  • Ballast Point

    01 March 2011

    Last week I was on holiday trying my level best to get my two teenage sons to do a little bit of work towards their forthcoming GCSE and A-level exams. I had limited success! While I was struggling with my task a home, we had Yuseff Cherney over from Ballast Point Brewing in San Diago. Yuseff has brewed a special beer for the J.D.

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  • Early Bird delivers the spirit of springtime

    25 February 2011

    Shepherd Neame’s Early Bird Spring Hop Ale delivers a boost of fresh, seasonal flavours to lift the spirits as the weather gets warmer. Deliciously floral in taste, Early Bird Spring Hop Ale takes its name from the Early Bird variety of East Kent Goldings hops, grown in the East Kent hop fields around Shepherd Neame’s brewery in Faversham.

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  • Two great offers at two great pubs

    23 February 2011

    There are now two more great reasons to visit the Tudor Rose pub carvery at Borden and The Aviator on the Isle of Sheppey. Diners can choose between a free bottle of house wine when they spend £25 or more on food or the choice of a free starter or dessert with any main meal ordered.

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