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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 for 2024. 
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. 
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A golden tribute to Faversham hero

Go For Gold (3.4% ABV) has been brewed to commemorate 100 years since Lieutenant General Sir Philip Neame’s gold medal success in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Sir Philip was born in Faversham, and was a cousin of Percy Beale Neame, the first Neame to join with the Shepherds to form Shepherd Neame. 
Sir Philip was also a First World War hero, awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) in 1914 in honour of his heroic actions during a battle in Neuve Chapelle, France. 

The pump clip design for the beer, part of Shepherd Neame’s real ale Cask Club calendar, features a medal with a figure taking part in the Running Deer event for which Sir Philip won gold. It pays homage to his Faversham roots with the inclusion of St Mary of Charity Parish Church, and the Paris Olympics with the iconic Eiffel Tower. 

(Lieutenant General Sir Philip Neame, pictured in 1959)

Chief Executive Jonathan Neame said: “Sir Philip’s achievements - both as a sportsman and as a war hero - were truly extraordinary, so we thought it was only fitting to mark the centenary of his Olympic success with a special beer.  We hope that our customers will join us in raising a glass to Sir Philip, the only man in history to be awarded both a gold Olympic medal and the Victoria Cross.” 

Tasting notes:

Go For Gold has a silky, full-bodied mouthfeel courtesy of a blend of Caragold malt and oats. This is complemented with spicy, floral and honey aromas from a quintessential pick of Kentish hops, Challenger and East Kent Goldings, and light citrus notes from UK Centennial dry hopping. This is all rounded off with a well-balanced, gentle bitter finish.  

CYCLOPS rating

Pale Gold

Spicy, Floral

Citrus, Dry, Soft Bitter Finish



Draught 3.4%


Bottle Not available

Can Not available

Draught Pint

1.9UK Units

Participating venues


Albion Taverna - Faversham
Boathouse - Yalding
Bell Hotel - Sandwich  
Belle Vue Tavern - Ramsgate
Bishops Finger - Canterbury​​​​
Botany Bay Hotel - Broadstairs
Bricklayers Arms - Bromley
Bull Inn - Linton, Maidstone
Crown Inn - Chislehurst
Duke of Cumberland - Whitstable
The Evenhill - Littlebourne
George Hotel - Cranbrook
Horse & Groom, Wilmington
Limes - Faversham
Manor Farm Barn - Southfleet
Marine - Tankerton
Market House - Maidstone 
Millers Arms - Canterbury
Minnis Bay - Birchington
Oak on the Green - Bearsted
Old Mill - Ashford
Parrot - Canterbury
Restoration - Sevenoaks
Royal Albion Hotel - Broadstairs
Royal Crown - Rochester
Royal Hotel - Deal
Royal - Tankerton
Shakespeare - Canterbury
Ship and Trades - Chatham
Singleton Barn - Ashford
Spitfire - West Malling
Sun Inn - Faversham
Swan and Dog - Great Chart
Vine Inn - Tenterden
Wharf - Dartford
Ye Olde Beverlie - Canterbury
Ye Olde Whyte Lyon - Orpington


Bloomsbury Tavern - Holborn
Cask & Glass - Victoria
Coach & Horses - Mayfair
Coach & Horses - Soho
Cock & Woolpack - London 
Crown - Blackheath
Duke of Wellington - Belgravia
East India Arms - London
Freemasons Arms - Covent Garden
George - Soho
Jamaica Wine House - London
Mabels Tavern - King's Cross
Old Doctor Butler's Head - Moorgate
Rose & Crown - Blackfriars
​​​​Samuel Pepys - City
Savoy Tap - Strand
Tom Cribb - West End
Westminster Arms - Westminster
White Horse & Bower - Westminster


Britannia - Guildford
Kings Arms - Dorking
Star Inn - Guildford
Windsor Castle -  Carshalton
Woolpack - Banstead


Bellhouse - Essex
Exchange - Essex
Hamlet Court - Essex