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16th November 2022

Shepherd Neame joined city celebrations in this year’s Lord Mayor Show

Independent family brewer and pub company Shepherd Neame took part in the Lord Mayor’s Show for the first time on Saturday (November 12).

Chief Executive Jonathan Neame currently holds the position of Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers, and was therefore invited to join in the landmark event, organised by the City of London Corporation.

Combining carnival and state ceremony with military parade in a unique, vibrant spectacle that typically attracts half a million onlookers, the event raises money for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which this year is supporting the following charities: Samaritans, OnSide Youth Zones, DofE, Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and National Numeracy.

As a nod to its history as Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame’s entry in the procession included a traditional dray pulled by two shire horses. This was followed in the parade by two of Shepherd Neame’s classic vehicles, the 1923 Austin 7 van and Triumph Spitfire, both of which are usually on show to the public during brewery tours. All the vehicles were decorated with hops, to represent the brewery’s unique location in the Garden of England. Chief Executive Jonathan Neame travelled on the dray with guests and dignitaries, and team members walked alongside the vehicles wearing branded Shepherd Neame clothing, carrying signage and flags.

Shepherd Neame’s float was among those to receive a specific mention on BBC One’s live broadcast of the show, available to view at

Chief Executive Jonathan Neame said: “Shepherd Neame was proud to have been invited to take part in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show. It was a highly memorable and fun occasion for our team, and we were delighted to come together to celebrate the City of London while also helping to raise funds for some incredible charities through The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.”

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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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