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  • Contact Your MP Now to Halt Unfair Beer Duty Increases

    26 October 2012

    Thanks to a huge effort by everyone in the beer and pub industry, more than 100,000 people have signed the e-petition calling for an end to the Treasury’s beer duty escalator; the damaging and unfair levy that has resulted in a 42% increase in beer duty since 2008. The debate will take place on Thursday 1 November 2012 and we need as many MPs to attend as possible to show the breadth of support fo

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  • Historic Double from Britain's Oldest Brewer

    26 October 2012

    Brewers at Shepherd Neame have deciphered coded 19th century brewers’ logs to create two new beers, a Double Stout and an India Pale Ale. The recipes were originally written in a cipher to avoid their being copied and taken to rival breweries.

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  • Pub of the week: The White Lion

    24 October 2012

    The White Lion is a recently refurbished coaching inn dating from 1703, in the village of Selling, just outside Faversham and close to the beautiful walks of Perry Woods. Tenants Anthony and Lisa found the pub by chance when they stopped off for a drink on their way to France.

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  • Spooky Goings-on at Britain's Oldest Brewer

    22 October 2012

    A bewitching brew from Shepherd Neame is making a return for Halloween.

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  • BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame highlights beer and pub trade tax burden

    18 October 2012

    In his speech to the BBPA Annual dinner last night, BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame called for action on the brewing and pub industry’s “crushing” tax burden, as well as highlighting achievements in the past year: “When we pay 40 to 50 per cent of all revenues in excise duty and VAT, and Starbucks paying next to nothing - something is very wrong with our system,” he said. “This tax burden is despised

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