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Cask Club

Cask Club is back!

We are delighted to announce the return of our popular real ale initiative Cask Club, kicking off with Maverick (3.4% ABV). 
Cask Club was first launched in March 2019, with new cask ales celebrating modern styles and flavours.
It’s not just the flavours but also the look of Cask Club that takes a fresh approach, with dynamic new designs bringing to life the original stories of Britain’s oldest brewer and its unique Kentish roots. 
Find out more about our 2023 seasonal offer:

December: Christmas Ale 5.0%

Sip into Christmas with our festive winter warming ale. A beer to be savoured, this rich amber ale is topped with a snowy halo of foam when fresh from the cask. In keeping with our  long history, the festive brew showcases a vintage, Dickensian-style design.y. 

Tasting Notes

Brewed using 100% natural ingredients, this seasonal brew blends pale and crystal malts with Target, Challenger and Goldings hops to boast warming notes of mulled fruits and spices, with a heady, sweet aroma. 

CYCLOPS rating


Hoppy, Fruity, Spicy

Warming, Smooth, Rich



Draught 5.0%


Bottle Not available

Can Not available

Draught Pint

2.6UK Units

What was brewing?

February & March: Maverick

Maverick tells the story of Richard Marsh, the pioneering founder of Faversham brewery.

In 1675, Marsh set up one of the first brewhouses in the Shepherd Neame-owned Artichoke pub in Chartham, before purchasing the Shepherd Neame brewery in 1698. 

April: Dragonfire

Soar on the wings of new flavours with Dragonfire (4.5%). 
This English Ale’s design pays homage to Shepherd Neame being the first brewery outside of London – and the second brewery anywhere in the world – to incorporate steam power into the brewing process. The Sun and Planet steam engines, created by engineers Matthew Boulton and James Watt, were installed at the Faversham brewery in 1789

June & July: Creekside

Step into summer with fruity new limited edition beer Creekside (3.4%).

The name and pump clip design for this summery brew draws inspiration from the tidal creek which runs through the heart of Faversham, the medieval market town where Shepherd Neame has been based for more than 400 years.

September: Hop Pocket  (4.5%)

Our popular green hop ale, Hop Pocket 4.5% is back. Beer is usually brewed with dried hops, but Hop Pocket will be made using fresh green hops which go from farm to brew house in a matter of hours, giving the beer a delicious aroma. The hops were harvested from Parsonage Farm in Boughton-under-Blean, just a few miles from the brewery. 

September: Late Red (4.5%)

As the days become shorter, autumn is awakening. This can only mean one thing: Shepherd Neame favourite Late Red is brewing. 

Tasting notes:

Complex and full-flavoured, this seasonal ale forges the perfect balance between rich, dark malt flavours and a citrussy hop finish. It blends pale ale malt and gently-kilned crystal malt with UK Cascade and Goldings hops. To enhance its taste and aroma, the beer is triple-hopped, with a late copper addition of Goldings and Kentish Cascade, giving hints of toffee, tropical fruit and a peppery finish.

See: Auburn
Smell: Hoppy, Berries, Fruit
Taste: Fruity, Spicy

Join us on a taste adventure with the Cask Club passport

We are thrilled to announce that our Cask Club passport is back!

Join Shepherd Neame to try each new Cask Club ale and collect a bespoke crook stamp when you order a pint in participating pubs*. Once you’ve completed your passport with at least seven stamps, you’re receive an exclusive t-shirt and we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win a getaway for two.

New for this year, we’re offering you the chance to earn a free* pint of cask ale when you collect three stamps.  

Pick up a Cask Cub passport today – find your local participating pub below:


*T&Cs apply, visit for full terms

Participating pubs:

Albion Taverna - Faversham
Bell Hotel - Sandwich
Bellhouse - Southend on Sea
Belle Vue Tavern - Ramsgate
Bishops Finger - Canterbury
Bloomsbury Tavern - London
Boathouse - Yalding
Botany Bay - Broadstairs
Bricklayers Arms - Bromley
Britannia - Guildford
Bull Inn - Maidstone
Cask & Glass - London
Coach & Horses - Mayfair
Coach & Horses - Soho
Cock & Woolpack - London
Crown - Blackheath
Crown - Rochester
Crown Inn - Chislehurst
Dog & Bear Hotel - Lenham
Duke of Wellington - London
East India Arms - London
Exchange - Southend on Sea
Freemasons Arms - Covent Garden
George - Soho
George Hotel - Cranbrook
Hamlet Court - Westcliff on Sea
Horse & Groom - Wilmington
Jamaica Wine House - London
Juggs - Lewes
Kings Arms - Dorking
Limes - Faversham
Mabel's Tavern - London
Manor Farm Barn - Southfleet
Marine Hotel - Tankerton

Market House - Maidstone
Millers Arms - Canterbury
Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie - Birchington
Oak on the Green - Bearsted
Old Doctor Butler's Head - London
Old Mill - Ashford
Parrot - Canterbury 
Restoration - Sevenoaks
Rose & Crown - Blackfriars
Royal - Whitstable
Royal Albion Hotel - Broadstairs
Royal Hotel - Deal
Samuel Pepys - London
Savoy Tap - London
Shakespeare - Canterbury
Ship & Trades - Chatham
Singleton Barn - Ashford
Spitfire - West Malling
Star Inn - Guildford
Sun Inn - Faversham
Swan & Dog - Great Chart
Tom Cribb - London 
Vine Inn - Tenterden
Westminster Arms - London
Wharf - Dartford
White Horse & Bower - London
Woolpack - Banstead
Woolpack Inn - Chilham
Ye Olde Beverlie - Canterbury
Ye Olde Whyte Lyon - Orpington