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  • It's a Family Affair at New-Look Wilmington Community Pub

    06 February 2013

    Wilmington pub the Orange Tree has new licensees, brother and sister team Nick and Pauline Hardy, and a smart new look, after a £85,000 investment by Kent brewers Shepherd Neame. Nick and Pauline, who took over the pub on 22 December 2012, are offering a warm, family welcome as well as first-class roast dinners from the new Hardy Carvery and a dynamic live music line-up of musicians and solo singe

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  • New Year, New Licensees and a New-Look for Kingsdown Pub

    05 February 2013

    Beachside pub the Zetland Arms, Kingsdown has re-opened following a £90,000 refurbishment by Faversham brewer Shepherd Neame.  The pub closed for refurbishment on 1 December, when former licensee of 35 years Tim Cobbett retired. New licensees, husband and wife team Kerensa and Tom Miller from Sandwich, re-opened its doors on Sunday 27 January. Says Kerensa, “Tom and I are looking forward to offeri

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  • The Beer Story - calling Time on Duty

    31 January 2013

    A new film highlighting the importance of a beer tax freeze in the March Budget was released by the British Beer & Pub Association today. The film ‘The Beer Story - Calling Time on Duty’ highlights the vital role the brewing and pub industry plays in the economic and social life of Britain, and includes interviews with a host of people who make this £19 billion industry such a key part of the economy – in every part of Britain.

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  • Special Beer Commemorates the Life of Buddy Holly

    31 January 2013

    Senior Brewer, Stewart Main has created a special beer in Shepherd Neame's Pilot Brewery to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly specifically for London pubs, the Betsey Trotwood, the Hoop & Grapes and the Rose and Crown* - Holly Hop Ale, a 4.1% American-style IPA. The Betsey Trotwood, will be holding a celebration of Buddy Holly's life on 2nd February

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  • Relaxing Retreat on the Kent Coast

    30 January 2013

    The Royal Hotel, Deal has been transformed by a full refurbishment and the introduction of a new restaurant. Public areas and bedrooms have been entirely renovated and the exterior of the hotel boasts Kentish weatherboarding and traditional sign-writing. The Quarterdeck Restaurant boasts a menu brimming with local and seasonal ingredients, including a wide variety of fish and seafood dishes. The h

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