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  • Beer matching offers food for thought

    09 February 2011

    Diners can sample some wonderfully complementary tastes thanks to fine food and beer matching evenings to be held at Shepherd Neame pubs throughout 2011. The evenings offer a range of appetizing courses matched to Shepherd Neame beers, while senior brewer Stewart Main provides expert commentary between courses.

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  • Visitor numbers up by a quarter

    07 February 2011

    Shepherd Neame brewery saw a dramatic increase in visitor numbers during 2010. There were 25 per cent more people on brewery tours compared to 2009, and 10 per cent more overall, including special events such as Beer and Food Evenings and Ale Samplers’ Suppers.

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  • Shepherd Neame celebrates long service

    07 February 2011

    Shepherd Neame employees Glynis Newman and Laurence Halls have received Long Service Awards to mark 20 years working at the brewery. Glynis and Laurence were presented with watches by Shepherd Neame chairman Miles Templeman. Glynis joined the company in November 1990, working in the accounts department and now holds the position of Purchase Ledger Clerk.

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  • Great Hops

    03 February 2011

    Every year for the past 7 or 8 years I have been asked to be a judge for the IBD English Hop competition. The hop judging itself took place on 20th December organised by Botanix in Paddock Wood. The competition was well supported with plenty of good hops on show in various classes including "best high alpha", "best aroma", "best fuggle" and a more recent class "best dwarf.

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  • Chefs put their skills to good use

    31 January 2011

    Shepherd Neame chefs are proving themselves to be a cut above after learning some new skills. Head development chef Simon Howlett hosted the skills development day at Kent food supplier Brakes, in Ashford, which introduced a new specification guide to improve meat quality and a Ready, Steady, Cook-style competition.

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