• Flying Ace Celebrates Career Milestone with Spitfire Ale

    18 June 2014

    Top pilot Charlie Brown toasted his 1,000th flying hour in the legendary Spitfire aircraft with a bottle of Shepherd Neame’s Spitfire Ale. Flight Lieutenant Brown, who joined the RAF in 1981, and currently works as an RAF pilot instructor, first flew a Spitfire in 1991, and has since flown 13 different models.

    Read more

  • Pub of the Week: The Conningbrook Hotel, Ashford

    17 June 2014

    The Conningbrook Hotel in Ashford is a traditional hotel and community pub refurbished to modern standards and decorated with a vibrant style.

    Read more

  • Five minutes with... Stewart Tricker - Senior Brewer and Quality Manager

    16 June 2014

    Age: 52 Lives:  Bearsted Education: BSc in Chemistry; Chartered Chemist; Diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Advanced; Auditor Training

    Read more

  • Enjoy an Evening of Girl Power

    15 June 2014

    Football widows are invited to forget the ‘beautiful game’ and enjoy a fabulous evening of music instead. Top tribute act Curves Aloud will be performing hits by some of pop’s best loved princesses in Faversham this Saturday, June 21.

    Read more

  • Featured Recipe: Pressed Pork Terrine

    14 June 2014

    This rustic pâté makes a great starter, Ploughman’s lunch or picnic basket classic. You can play around with the ingredients to make your own variation. Try adding cranberries, dried apricots, steamed asparagus spears, pink peppercorns for a different flavour. Serve on a slate or board with some pickles, homemade chutney and good walnut bread or sour dough toast.

    Read more