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    MEET THE TEAM: GENERAL MANAGER & HEAD CHEF SERVE UP SOME TASTY HOSPITALITY AT THE CROWN, BLACKHEATH

    11th June 2024

    If the General Manager of the recently refurbished Crown in Blackheath, Jan Mullerson, seems at home, it’s not surprising, as the pub is a home from home and where he cut his teeth as a barman.

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    TALKING BEER WITH GENERAL MANAGER OF SHEPHERD NEAME’S THE ROYAL CROWN

    11th January 2024

    A passion for pubs – and for beer – ensures that the General Manager of Shepherd Neame’s newly-renovated The Royal Crown pub in Rochester relishes coming into work day after day.

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    FIVE MINUTES WITH… THE HEAD CHEF AND SOUS CHEF AT SHEPHERD NEAME’S THE MINNIS BAY BAR & BRASSERIE

    24th April 2023

    Overlooking one of the Isle of Thanet’s hidden gems, Shepherd Neame’s Minnis Bay Bar and Brasserie is the perfect place to relax after a seaside stroll. We caught up with Head Chef Alex Eager, and Sous Chef Danny Wilkinson, who have recently joined the team at the busy coastal spot, to find out more about them.

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    Meet the brewer: Director of brewing, Mike Unsworth

    23rd March 2023

    Independent family brewer Shepherd Neame launched its 2023 Cask Club last month with new beer Maverick (3.4% ABV), which tells the story of the pioneering founder of the Faversham brewery, Richard Marsh. Each Cask Club beer has been carefully crafted by one of Shepherd Neame’s Master Brewers – with Maverick personally overseen by Director of Brewing Mike Unsworth.

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    FIVE MINUTES WITH… SANG NGUYEN, PROJECT EXECUTIVE CHEF, SHEPHERD NEAME

    16th November 2022

    He’s worked his way up from peeling potatoes at Claridge’s to training with Europe’s top chefs and being in charge of almost 400 kitchens across the UK – now Shepherd Neame’s new Project Executive Chef Sang Nguyen has his sights set on reinvigorating the menus across the independent family brewer and pub company’s estate.

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    FIVE MINUTES WITH…PETER BALDWIN, HEAD CHEF AT THE FISH ON THE GREEN, BEARSTED

    26th May 2022

    We met with Head Chef Peter Baldwin, who has steered the Fish on the Green kitchen to success – and two prized AA rosettes.

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    FIVE MINUTES WITH... THE BOTANY BAY'S HEAD CHEF, CRAIG SPICKETT

    22nd March 2022

    Sitting proudly on the clifftop at Kingsgate, Broadstairs, the Botany Bay Hotel is the perfect spot for a seaside escape. The stylish coastal retreat overlooks one of the most picturesque sites on the coast and is just a minute’s stroll from the beach. We caught up with Head Chef Craig Spickett, 36, to find out more about his role.

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    FIVE MINUTES WITH… AMY GLENIE, LICENSEE OF THE BLUE ANCHOR, CROWBOROUGH

    18th February 2022

    We sat down with Amy Glenie, licensee of the Blue Anchor, Crowborough, to find out more about her.

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    FIVE MINUTES WITH…DANIELLE WHELAN, TECHNICAL BREWER

    13th January 2022

    We sat down with Technical Brewer Danielle Whelan to find out more about her.

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    FIVE MINUTES WITH… KAREN BARRETT, LICENSEE AT THE WALNUT TREE, ALDINGTON

    21st December 2021

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    Five Minutes With... Lauren Hennessy, General Manager of the Limes, Faversham

    25th October 2021

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    Five Minutes With... Peter Gander, Map maker

    3rd April 2019

    Peter Gander is a graphic designer and illustrator who, alongside his wife Fiona, runs the Herne Bay-based company Have A Gander. His map for our City of London Pubs is the second he has produced for Shepherd Neame following 2018’s Whitstable Bay illustration.

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