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  • Britain's Oldest Brewer Reveals Early Origins

    03 September 2014

    A new book finally confirms an oft-debated topic in British brewing history: who is Britain’s oldest brewer? Shepherd Neame has laid claim to the enviable title for decades, with its logo bearing the official founding date of 1698, but it has been subject to debate and rivalries from fellow brewers, large and small. 

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  • Pub of the week: The Railway Telegraph, Forest Hill

    02 September 2014

    A new look has been unveiled at historic pub the Railway Telegraph in Forest Hill. The Shepherd Neame pub in Stanstead Road opened in 1853, and is named after the railway telegraph system installed by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway along its line from London Bridge through Forest Hill in the same year. 

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  • Roll out the barrel

    01 September 2014

    Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame was once again the official partner for this year’s Faversham Hop Festival on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.It was the 25th year of the free two-day event, which commemorates the golden days of hop picking in Kent.To mark the anniversary, staff from the Faversham-based brewery carried out a ceremonial rolling of a barrel of beer through the street

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  • Featured Recipe: Chocolate Decadence Cake

    30 August 2014

    The title of this dish says it all! No more description is needed but we will say it is a flourless cake and that it goes remarkably well with a glass of Double Stout! Download a printable copy here       Preparation time: 10 minCooking time: 15 minServes: 4 Ingredients: 340g Chocolate, min 70% cocoa solids225g Butter8 Eggs, separated225g Sugar1 tsp Vanilla extractPinch Salt Method:

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  • Raise a glass to autumn's arrival

    27 August 2014

    As the days get shorter, and nights get darker, it is the perfect time to enjoy Shepherd Neame’s Late Red Autumn Splendour Ale.The crimson copper-coloured seasonal ale is a complex, full flavoured brew, forging the perfect balance between rich, dark malt flavours and a citrussy hop finish.It blends pale ale malt and gently-kilned crystal malt with UK Cascade and Goldings hops.

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