• Green Hop Ale: Celebrate the Kent Hop Harvest

    15 September 2015

    Kent has grown hops since the 16th century, with around 50% of the UK’s total crop still coming from the county. Don’t miss the chance to taste this year’s batch of Shepherd Neame’s Green Hop Ale (4.2% abv) during the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight at the end of September.

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  • Pub of the Week: The Cock Inn, nr Maidstone

    08 September 2015

    The Cock Inn is a 16th Century coaching house in the village of Boughton Monchealsea, a few miles outside Maidstone.

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  • Pub of the Week: The Mermaid Inn, Bishopsbourne

    02 September 2015

    The Mermaid Inn is a traditional pub in the village of Bishopsbourne, a few miles outside Canterbury.Originally built as a tap house for estate workers in the 1860s, the pub was bought and converted to a public house in the 1920s.Today it is formed of two bar areas, the original bar and a later 1960s extension, which now forms the front bar and dining area.

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  • Pub Commemorates World's First Black Sporting Superstar

    01 September 2015

    A permanent memorial to pioneering black boxer Bill Richmond was unveiled at the Tom Cribb pub in London on Wednesday, August 26.Born into slavery in America, Richmond travelled to England in the 1770s thanks to the kindly intervention of Earl Hugh Percy, a British soldier renowned for his humanitarianism.

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  • Surrey Pub Enjoys Stylish £150,000 Makeover

    26 August 2015

    The Poyntz Arms in East Molesey, Surrey, has two new faces behind the bar, and a new look.  Licensees Michael O’Reilly and son Corey took over the Shepherd Neame pub in April this year. Since then, the pair have undertaken a joint £150,000 refurbishment with the brewery. 

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