• East Coast Ale Launched

    17 February 2016

    No.18 Yard Brewhouse, Shepherd Neame’s experimental range of limited edition ales, has launched its first American-style beer. Hog Island East Coast Pale Ale (4.8% abv) derives its name from an area of the brewery site that was previously a small island in the town’s creek, which has become landlocked over the history of Britain’s oldest brewery.

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  • 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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