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10th November 2022

Celebrating Shepherd Neame’s beer and pubs in the 50th anniversary edition of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide

Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame and its pubs are celebrated in the newly published 50th anniversary edition of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide.

The guide, which is published annually by CAMRA, is compiled by thousands of independent volunteers, who this year surveyed 4,500 pubs across the UK. It is the definitive beer drinker’s guide to the very best pints in the most picturesque and friendly pubs. Recommendations consider beer quality as well as the history and architecture of a pub and various aspects such as food, gardens, family and disabled facilities and special events.

The 50th anniversary edition recommends the following Shepherd Neame pubs across Kent, London and the South East as places to enjoy a great pint:

Award-winning author Laura Hadland, who has written a bespoke foreword for the South East section of the Guide, also praises Shepherd Neame’s award-winning brewery tour, writing ‘The South East offers a charming selection of memorable activities, not least a visit to Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame in Faversham, Kent.’

Shepherd Neame’s Managing Director, Pubs, Jonathon Swaine said: “We are delighted to receive national acclaim for our brewery and pubs in this special anniversary edition of the Good Beer Guide. It is well-deserved recognition for our dedicated team members at the Faversham Brewery and across our pub estate, who work incredibly hard to ensure our customers enjoy a perfect pint.”

CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona says: “For nearly five decades, the Good Beer Guide has been a comprehensive guide to the UK’s breweries, their ales, and the best outlets to find them in across the country. I’d encourage everyone to use this Guide to seek out the very best examples of pub excellence and support these locals by visiting them.”

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About Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame has been based in the market town of Faversham, Kent for over 300 years. Perhaps best known for great British classic ales such as Spitfire Amber, which carries the Royal Warrant, its diverse portfolio includes Five Grain Lager, Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale and Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager, and the Whitstable Bay Collection. It also brews international lagers under licence including Samuel Adams Boston Lager and premium Thai lager Singha. The independent family business boasts an award-winning visitor centre and more than 300 pubs and hotels throughout London and the South East, from the historic heart of the City to the Kent coastline.

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Press release from Shepherd Neame.

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