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  • A Day in the Life of a Pub Manager

    17 April 2013

    Megan Procter and Simon Davenport, managers of the Ship & Trades pub We started managing this lovely modern, waterside hotel, restaurant and pub in March.  It’s housed in an original steel-framed dockyard structure, which contained dockyard offices and an engineering shop.  It was rebuilt as a hotel by Faversham brewers Shepherd Neame and recently renovated to reflect the original building’s n

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  • Freemasons Arms Celebrates 150 Years of Association Football

    15 April 2013

    If you can’t be at Wembley, there’s no better place to enjoy the FA Cup Final on Saturday May 11 than the Freemasons Arms, in London’s Covent Garden, soccer’s other spiritual home. The Victorian-built Freemasons Arms pub in Long Acre is a lasting tribute to the founders of the Football Association 150 years ago. The pioneers of soccer met at the original Freemasons pub over six evenings in the aut

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  • New Expanded Cask Ale Calendar is Brimming with with New Brews

    10 April 2013

    Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame has launched a new cask ale calendar – including five new beers.

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  • Transformed Whitstable Hotel Signals Boost for Local Tourism

    28 March 2013

    The Marine Hotel which enjoys impressive sea views from its prime location at Tankerton in Whitstable, has received a £1.6m transformation by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. It is the brewery’s single largest refurbishment to date with the entire building – interior and exterior – undergoing a substantial restyling.

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  • Braintree Pub Offers Top-Notch Food and Function Facilities

    27 March 2013

    Great Notley pub, the Essex Cricketers, has received a £40,000 renovation, jointly funded by licensee Alan Lilley and Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame.  Situated on the green in the heart of the village of Great Notley, near Braintree, the pub’s renovation has focused on the 60-seater restaurant and separate function room.  Says licensee Alan Lilley, “We’ve significantly improved our restaur

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