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  • BBPA promote the nation’s beer at Raymond Blanc’s showcase of British produce

    23 April 2013

    The BBPA team, led by Beer Sommelier Steve Livens, promoted British beer to an audience of British and international chefs at Raymond Blanc’s ‘Best of British’ event held yesterday at the Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford. The event’s key focus was to introduce global chefs to British produce, with beer being one of the highlights of the event.

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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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