• Family Affair for New Licensee at Community Pub

    24 March 2016

    The new licensee of The Dewdrop in Twydall, near Rainham, is a familiar face to regulars at the Shepherd Neame pub. Janet Harris has taken it over from her Mum and stepdad Valerie and Richard Elvy, who recently retired after 10 years behind the bar.

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  • Pub of the Week: The King's Head, Deal

    22 March 2016

    The King’s Head in Deal is a traditional English inn with rooms, which enjoys an enviable position slightly set back from, but directly overlooking, the seafront of this popular Kentish seaside town.

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  • Councillor Swaps the Housing Market for a Public House

    18 March 2016

    After more than 25 years as an estate agent, a district councillor has embarked on a new venture: running his local pub, the White Horse in Hawkinge. Cllr Philip Martin grew up in Folkestone, and has lived in Hawkinge for the past 10 years, overseeing his estate agency business House Martins.

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  • Surprise Send-Off For Kent Pub Licensee Retiring After 30 Years

    16 March 2016

    After three decades behind the bar at the Griffin’s Head in Chillenden, licensee Jerry Copestake and wife Karen retired this week. More than 500 customers and former staff flocked to the historic Shepherd Neame pub for a surprise send-off party.

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  • Community Pub Launches 100% Gluten Free Menu

    15 March 2016

    The Duke of Edinburgh in Barming near Maidstone has introduced a 100% gluten-free menu.  The traditional Shepherd Neame pub, which dates back to 1868, didn’t previously serve food, but following its £130,000 refurbishment at the end of last year, licensee Adam Phillips decided it was a good time to expand the offer. 

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