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Case Studies

From long-serving licensees who have seen their pubs through decades, to those who are new and fresh to the business - all walks of life have made hospitality their home with Shepherd Neame. Here are just a few:

Three Mariners, Oare, Shepherd Neame

“Our vision is for the pub to be run by the locals, for the locals, creating a relaxed pub at the heart of its community with a superb food offering. We want to capture the essence of the locality with a menu inspired by the seasons.”
Tom Gravett and Renata Peret, licensees at the Three Mariners, Oare

Andrew and Natalie Hennessy, Shepherd Neame

“When I was a teenager I said to my mum and dad “I will have a pub” - I achieved that with The East Kent in Whitstable, but I always wanted something with rooms - I wanted to provide the best possible guest experience. There was also such a connection to this place, this was always meant to be. Reopening The White Horse as it is now is actually achieving a long-time goal.”
Natalie Hennessy, licensee at The White Horse, Boughton-under-Blean

Nick and Nicole Holt, Stag Inn, Hastings, Shepherd Neame

 “Nick and I were both in our fifties, looking for a new direction. When we saw that the Stag was available we thought it was an amazing opportunity and decided to go for it. We are very proud of everything that we have achieved since taking on the pub, and it is wonderful to have the hard work of our team recognised in this way.”
Nicole Holt, licensee of The Stag Inn, Hastings Old Town, with husband Nick