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  • Summer is coming?

    02 June 2011

    There are plenty of signs for me that summer is just around the corner. We have just finished the first brew of Whitstable Bay Summer Ale for cask which will now gradually replace Early Bird in the pubs, I always think this light refreshing beer is ideal if sitting in a pub garden during the long hot summer evenings of which I hope there are many.

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  • Royal Oak celebrates refurbishment

    31 May 2011

    The Royal Oak in New Ash Green has celebrated its £80,000 refurbishment with a grand re-opening.The Shepherd Neame pub, in Chapel Farm Road, has been redecorated inside and out in a smart, modern style. Chief executive Jonathan Neame and property and tenanted trade director George Barnes joined licensees Kevin Morris and Sonia Pegler and a host of regulars to celebrate the Royal Oak’s new look.

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  • Capture the character of Britain's oldest brewer

    27 May 2011

    Shepherd Neame is inviting people with a keen interest in photography to capture the character of the brewery, where traditional oak mash tuns sit alongside state-of-the-art equipment such as energy-efficient steam injection technology. One talented photographer will win a Sony Alpha 290 SLR digital camera worth £350, courtesy of Davies & Eason, Faversham.

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  • Guinea pigs visit Shepherd Neame pub

    27 May 2011

    A group of wartime veterans who had their burns treated by a pioneering plastic surgeon enjoyed lunch at an Isle of Sheppey pub to celebrate their 70th anniversary.

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  • Canterbury Jack now even better

    25 May 2011

    Canterbury Jack, Shepherd Neame’s light and refreshing ale, is now better than ever thanks to an enhanced recipe. Changes to the hopping regime mean the 3.5% abv cask ale / 4% abv bottle ale delivers an even more satisfying taste.

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