• Kathryn Gracey Appointed as New Manager of Restyled Whitstable Hotel

    20 March 2013

    Kathryn Gracey has been appointed as the new general manager of The Marine Hotel, Tankerton in Whitstable, which will re-open its doors ready for Easter following a £1.6m transformation by Britain’s Oldest Brewer, Shepherd Neame. Kathryn is exchanging her city lifestyle as manager of a large restaurant bar in York city centre, for a sea view and beachside residence overseeing the restyled hotel’s

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  • Pub of the Week - The Cricketers

    18 March 2013

    Anita Turner took over the tenancy of The Cricketers at the end of January, having held a number of London pubs in previous years. "I saw the potential of this lovely old English Pub and it's excellent location on Canterbury's busy, bustling High Street.

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  • 39 Beer and Pub Industry Chief Execs Call for Change in Policy

    13 March 2013

    Concern as beer tax hikes leave £150 million ‘black hole’ in the Budget – in letter to The Times today, 39 beer and pub industry chief execs call for change in policy  The Treasury is facing an alarming £150 million ‘black hole’ in the Budget this year, due to excessive increases in Beer Tax, it has been revealed.

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  • Shepherd Neame Wins Best UK Pub Company Award

    12 March 2013

    Shepherd Neame’s pubs have won a top accolade at The Publican Awards 2013 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. Britain’s oldest brewer fought off stiff competition to win the Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 Sites) award, given to “a highly successful managed retail estate, which has shown strong innovation and performance in the last year”. Jonathan Neame, Shepherd Neame chief executive,

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  • Announcement of Interim Results 2012

    07 March 2013

    Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, today announces results for the 26 weeks ended 29 December 2012.  Highlights include: Turnover up 2.6% to £69.2m (2011: £67.4m) Operating profit level at £6.7m (2011: £6.7m) Statutory profit before tax £4.5m (2011: £4.8m) Basic earnings per £1 share 27.6p (2011: 28.2p) Interim dividend increased to 5.00p per £1 Ordinary Share (2011: 4.90p)

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