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  • West Malling pub open French boutique style rooms

    25 May 2012

    The Joiners Arms, West Malling, has opened four stunning French boutique style bedrooms following a £140,000 refurbishment by Kent brewer Shepherd Neame and licensees Tony and Sharon Stevens.

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  • Medway Mayor opens Homeward Bound, Halling

    23 May 2012

    A Halling pub was officially re-opened last night following a £25,000 refurbishment with Medway Mayor and Mayoress, Vaughan and Jenifer Hewett, cycling to the pub as part of their bid to encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles.

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  • The Royal Tankerton, £100,000 refurbishment

    18 May 2012

    The Royal, in Marine Parade, Tankerton, has a fresh new look for the summer season following a £100,000 refurbishment by brewer Shepherd Neame. With views across the Thames Estuary to Essex, the Royal is just a few minutes’ stroll from Whitstable Harbour, and is making the most of its magnificent clifftop setting and sea views with major improvements to its bars, restaurant and garden.

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  • Market Inn takes Sandwich crown

    15 May 2012

    A Sandwich pub has won the town’s first Sandwich of Sandwich competition in five years, held as part of the snack’s 250th anniversary. New licensees Jeanette Todd and Bob Taylor at the Market Inn in the Cattle Market took first place, despite deciding to enter the competition on the spur of the moment.

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  • The Man from Samuel Adams ...Says Yes!

    10 May 2012

    When I joined Shepherd Neame at the start of the year one of the big projects that had just started was trial brewing of Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Late in 2011 a deal had been agreed with the Boston Beer Company for Shepherd Neame to brew this world famous beer under licence in Faversham – the first time that it has been brewed outside the USA. January was a great time for me to join as I could get involved in brewing this superb beer!

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