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Run your own pub

If you dream of running your own business, then a Shepherd Neame tenancy could be just for you. We have a diverse estate of more than 230 tenanted pubs, inns and hotels run by successful independent entrepreneurs across London and the South East.

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Open days

If you are interested in becoming a Shepherd Neame licensee, come along to an Open Day. It is a relaxed session where you can chat to our friendly team.

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Contact us

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch. Call our Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132 or click below to email our recruitment team.


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Simply the best

Shepherd Neame was named Best Tenanted & Leased Pub Company (up to 500 sites) at the Publican Awards 2020, and shortlisted for Best Tenanted & Leased Pub Company, Outstanding Industry Contribution and Business Leader of the Year in the Publican Awards 2021.

We were also proud to be named Brewery of the Year 2021 by The Good Pub Guide. Judges praised the principled way in which we responded to the pandemic to protect team members and licensees.

Good Pub Guide 2021

Supporting Our Licensees 

If you want to know whether to run a Shepherd Neame pub, just ask our licensees! According to the latest KAM Media Licensee Index report - an independent assessment of pub companies based on the views of their licensees - Shepherd Neame now has an overall satisfaction rating of 93%, and 94% of our licensees would recommend us to others.

Shepherd Neame scored particularly highly for the Covid-19 support provided to date with a rating of 97%. We were the first pub company to waive 100% of licensee rent when the crisis began in March 2020, providing over £4.8million of financial support throughout all lockdown periods, and have invested £5million into maintaining and improving our tenanted estate over the last year.


The East Kent

Shepherd Neame Pub Awards 2019

Shepherd Neame has announced the winners of its annual pub awards, with with 10 pubs and hotels across London and the South East taking home prizes.

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Available Tenancies

Want to run a pub? With our diverse estate of over 250 tenancies, we might have just what you're looking for.