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  • Plea for beer

    23 February 2012

    A letter to the editor of The Times from Jonathan Neame - published 23rd February 2012

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  • Greewich pub's £50,000 refurbishment includes fish and chip shop

    17 February 2012

    The Spanish Galleon Tavern, Greenwich, has been given a £50,000 refurbishment, with two of its bars redecorated with comfortable new furniture and stylish fittings and the third transformed into a fish and chip shop serving customers and passers-by.

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  • Beer or Wine?

    16 February 2012

    Last night I was challenged to attend a blind vertical wine tasting where we sampled 5 vintages of Chateau d’Angludet ranging from a 1997 vintage to a young 2005 that is still maturing, to see how the wine developed with time or which year gave the best flavours.

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  • New head brewer relishes working with Kentish hops

    16 February 2012

    Shepherd Neame’s new head brewer is relishing the opportunity to work with an award-winning brewing team and top quality local hops at Britain’s oldest brewer.Richard Frost, 54, has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and was site manager and head brewer at the Wolverhampton brewery, part of Marston’s plc, since 2003.“I am honoured to be the head brewer of Britain’s oldest brewer,” said

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  • Wine bar opens at historic London pub

    15 February 2012

    The Jamaica Wine House, one of the City’s most iconic pubs, has opened a new wine bar in its former cellar. Tucked away in St Michael’s Alley off Cornhill and Lombard Street, The Jamaica Wine House now includes Todd’s Wine Bar in a bespoke venue downstairs. The intimate bar, a complementary feature to the bustling pub above, offers a variety of the finest wine from Todd’s the Wine Company, as well

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