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Posted: 24th September 2018

Shepherd Neame has acquired three more pubs in the heart of London: the Samuel Pepys, the Savoy Tap and the Cheshire Cheese.

Chief executive Jonathan Neame said: “We’re delighted to add these three historic, characterful London pubs to our portfolio.
“They represent our continuing investment in interesting and unique locations and our commitment to offering a great experience to our customers.”

The Samuel Pepys on Stew Lane is Shepherd Neame’s first riverside pub in the city. It is housed in a converted tea warehouse and boasts a balcony with spectacular views across the Thames to Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern and the Shard.

The Savoy Tap is a classic London pub and occupies an historic spot on Savoy Street, just off the Strand, overlooking the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, the last remaining part of a hospital built by Henry VII.

There has been a pub on the site of the Cheshire Cheese on Little Essex Street, Temple since the 16th century and the current incarnation was created in 1928, built in the arts and crafts style.  

The Samuel Pepys and the Savoy Tap have already undergone significant refurbishment and the Cheshire Cheese will shortly benefit from significant further investment.