• Major £1 Million Investment for Marina Bar and Hotel

    16 February 2016

    Work has started on a £1 million project to expand the Ship and Trades in Chatham’s marina, including the addition of five new rooms, a new wrap-around glass fronted restaurant overlooking the marina, glass fronted cask cellar, and more.

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  • Pub of the Week: The Four Fathoms, Herne Bay

    15 February 2016

    The Four Fathoms is a traditional pub close to Herne Bay’s attractive seafront.  Its name is a measurement of depth – 24 feet – the deepest sea off the Herne Bay coast.The pub has had a recent refurbishment, which included a full repaint inside and out, new flooring, a bar refit, and new décor and furnishings, giving a contemporary yet relaxed feel.

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  • Raise a Glass to the Arrival of Spring

    11 February 2016

    Sweep away the winter blues with a pint of Early Bird Spring Hop Ale, one of the most popular seasonal beers from Britain’s oldest brewer. Early Bird (4.3% ABV) takes its name from the Early Bird variety of Shepherd Neame’s signature East Kent Goldings hops, grown in hop gardens near the Faversham brewery.

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  • From City Commuter to Country Pub Landlord

    09 February 2016

    A high flying City worker has abandoned a gruelling commute to become his own boss as licensee of a country pub, the Best Beech Inn, in the picturesque market town of Wadhurst.

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  • How You Can Help the Campaign for Beer Duty Cuts

    03 February 2016

    Last year’s Budget campaign was historic. Never before, have we seen three consecutive cuts in beer duty by a UK Chancellor. We need to keep the pressure up, and campaign now for further cuts in the Budget on 16th March. Here's how you can help...

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