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  • Country Pub Makes Double Donation to Charity

    15 April 2014

    East Kent charity Pilgrims Hospices is to benefit from two fundraising events at the Walnut Tree Inn in Aldington this month. Karen Barrett, licensee at the historic Shepherd Neame pub, welcomed a group of cyclists training for the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge last week. The group of 36 were cycling around East Kent in preparation for the charity event, and stopped off for morning refreshment

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  • Foodies Flock to Enjoy a Taste of Faversham

    14 April 2014

    Spring is here, and Faversham’s famous hops are shooting up in the gardens surrounding the town. To celebrate their arrival, TasteFaversham came up with the idea of organising a visit to a Teynham hop garden, followed by a Hop Shoots Tasting Dinner at the Carriage Restaurant in Faversham’s Railway Hotel.

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  • New Look for Dorking's Oldest Pub

    10 April 2014

    Dorking’s oldest pub, the Kings Arms, has new licensees and a new look. Believed to be the oldest building in the town, dating back to 1405, the Shepherd Neame pub has been taken on by licensees Gurdeep Manku and Rosie Adams. The couple met eight years ago while working at a London pub, and as Rosie was originally from Dorking, they moved back in 2008 when starting a family. The pair became licens

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  • Top Honour for ‘One in a Million’ Hotel Employee

    07 April 2014

    An employee at the Royal Albion Hotel in Broadstairs has been named Hospitality Employee of the Year in the Pride in Thanet Tourism Awards. Aram Rawf, part of the front-of-house team at the seaside retreat, also received the overall Pride in Thanet Tourism Award during the glittering ceremony, organised by Thanet District Council.

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  • By George, Dragonfire is a Great Ale!

    04 April 2014

    Enjoy a taste of England with Shepherd Neame’s new Dragonfire Ale. Created to commemorate St George’s Day, it combines barley, oats, rye and wheat with two English hop varieties – Goldings and First Gold – in addition to a fiery secret ingredient.

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