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  • New Start for New Look Chimney Boy Pub

    03 May 2014

    Dozens of guests attended an official launch party for the new look Chimney Boy pub in Faversham. Nicola McCullagh and Michael Payne have recently become licensees of the historic Shepherd Neame pub, which has enjoyed a £170,000 makeover funded by the brewery. Its interior has been repainted throughout in contemporary colours, with care taken to preserve the large pub’s many original features, inc

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  • Enjoy a Folk Filled Bank Holiday Weekend

    02 May 2014

    This weekend marks the beginning of two weeks of Folk music in Rochester and Hastings. Hastings Jack-in-the-Green event takes place every early May Bank Holiday and this year runs from the 2nd – 5th. The following weekend the town plays host to the Hastings Folk Festival, running from May 6th – 10th.

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  • Brewery Backs Fundraiser in Memory of Young Soldier

    01 May 2014

    A rugby tournament organised to raise money in memory of a young soldier is being sponsored by Shepherd Neame. Lieutenant Aaron Lewis was killed in action aged 26 while on his first deployment with the 29 Commando Unit to Afghanistan in 2008. Family and friends of the soldier, from Rochford in Essex, set up a charitable foundation in his name, which has already raised almost £200,000. It organises

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  • Sports Minister Kicks Off New Football-Themed Beer

    30 April 2014

    Sports Minister Helen Grant helped brew the first batch of 4-4-2 at Shepherd Neame’s Faversham brewery on Friday, April 25. Named after the England side’s favoured football formation, the seasonal ale also has its own special line-up – in the form of 10 different hop varieties included in the brew.

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  • Thanet MP Officially Opens New Coastal Hotel

    29 April 2014

    The Botany Bay Hotel at Kingsgate near Broadstairs was officially opened by South Thanet MP Laura Sandys on Friday, April 25. Formerly known as the Fayreness Hotel, it has just undergone a £1.4 million refurbishment by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. As a result of the brewery’s investment, 15 new roles have been created at the coastal hotel, taking the total to more than 50. It is expect

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