• Pub of the Week: The Blue Anchor, Crowborough

    23 September 2014

    The Blue Anchor is a friendly village pub with something a little different to offer – its own smokehouse.  The pub, on the outskirts of Crowborough, is fast becoming known for its excellent food, not least because of its own Little Blue Smokehouse, where staff smoke a range of produce themselves.

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  • Five minutes with... Christine George, Receptionist

    22 September 2014

    Lives: Faversham, Kent

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  • Featured Recipe: Whitstable Fish Pie

    20 September 2014

    This is the ultimate fish pie, topped with pea mash it is good on its own, or for the height of luxury serve with some steamed mussels with garlic or some simple wilted greens. The sauce is made with Whitstable Bay Blonde lager, which also makes a great drinking accompaniment. The fish is not cooked through in advance which leaves it succulent and moist in the finished pie.

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  • Flying High with Spitfire Ale

    18 September 2014

    Five lucky landlords won £1,000 of holiday vouchers thanks to Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale. Operation Landlord is an annual promotion organised by Spitfire Ale, the flagship beer of Faversham-based brewery Shepherd Neame. Customers simply had to order a cask of Spitfire Ale, and text the unique code provided to be entered into the prize draw. Five winners were then drawn at random.

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  • Shop Pick: Whitstable Bay Ales - Mixed Case

    17 September 2014

    The Whitstable Bay Collection is named after the traditional fishing village of Whitstable; renowned for its annual Oyster Festival, village life and unique beaches.   Our featured product - the Whitstable Bay Ales Mixed Case - showcases the two ales from the collection, which also includes a Black Oyster Stout and a Blonde Premium Lager.

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