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  • Pub of the Week: The Mermaid Inn, Bishopsbourne

    02 September 2015

    The Mermaid Inn is a traditional pub in the village of Bishopsbourne, a few miles outside Canterbury.Originally built as a tap house for estate workers in the 1860s, the pub was bought and converted to a public house in the 1920s.Today it is formed of two bar areas, the original bar and a later 1960s extension, which now forms the front bar and dining area.

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  • Pub Commemorates World's First Black Sporting Superstar

    01 September 2015

    A permanent memorial to pioneering black boxer Bill Richmond was unveiled at the Tom Cribb pub in London on Wednesday, August 26.Born into slavery in America, Richmond travelled to England in the 1770s thanks to the kindly intervention of Earl Hugh Percy, a British soldier renowned for his humanitarianism.

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  • Surrey Pub Enjoys Stylish £150,000 Makeover

    26 August 2015

    The Poyntz Arms in East Molesey, Surrey, has two new faces behind the bar, and a new look.  Licensees Michael O’Reilly and son Corey took over the Shepherd Neame pub in April this year. Since then, the pair have undertaken a joint £150,000 refurbishment with the brewery. 

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  • Pub of the Week: The Chequers Inn, Lamberhurst

    25 August 2015

    The Chequers Inn at Lamberhurst is an historic 15thcentury pub on the riverside at Lamberhurst, near Tunbridge Wells. Originally built in 1137 as a manor house, the building later became a pub in the 1400s, continuing to the present day to provide a friendly welcome to both locals and visitors alike.

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  • Win the Ultimate Kent Experience!

    25 August 2015

    Shepherd Neame has teamed up with Visit Kent for a special summer photo competition designed to show off The Garden of England – and the people who love it - to the world.   We are challenging visitors and residents to share their favourite images and stories of Kent on Facebook for the chance to win the ‘ultimate Kent experience’. 

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