The Brewery

 At Shepherd Neame brewing is both an ancient and a modern art. Our beer's main ingredient is still the same water that we used in 1698. But some of the systems we employ could only be products of the 21st century. To find out more about our brewing process click on the video above.


Beer is the world's third most popular drink after water and tea. It is brewed the world over but the basic ingredients are always the same. Water, a starch source-usually barley- brewer's yeast and a flavouring ingredient such as hops.
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21st Century

Humans have been making beer for at least 5,000 years. We have been brewing continuously here in Faversham for over 300. Brewing is an ancient art yet many of the processes that we employ today are very much products of the 21st century.

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Beer is one of the world's most popular drinks, consumed by millions for pleasure and refreshment. It has been cherished as a safe, staple beverage for generations, and our beer is made from natural ingredients
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Brewery Heritage

Shepherd Neame is Britain's oldest brewer - and while 1698 is the Brewery's official founding date, there is clear evidence that its heritage pre-dates even this period. This timeline details the significant events in the Company's history, from the first brewers in Faversham to the arrival of the Shepherd family and the Neames, right up to its current status as a successful, award-winning business.

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