Tash Reeves
4th July 2020

Quick riddle: everyone has a favourite, we're all slightly different, but we're always authentic. What are we? Shepherd Neame pubs, of course! Kentish folk rejoice as several of Shepherd Neame's top pubs are once again opening their doors to customers.

With safety as a priority, Shepherd Neame's staff have been specially trained in social distancing requirements and safety measures, they're also enforcing the 'one meter +' rule. Shepherd Neame's mission is clear, keep their team members and the general public safe while creating an authentic and engaging experience. So, whether you're looking for a hearty pub, gastronomic delights, windswept sea views or in search of that cold cider in the sun, Shepherd Neame offers all this summer.

We're working with our friends at Produced in Kent to make a pledge to #RespectProtectEnjoy our foodie businesses and #HelpKentBuyLocal. Join us and make the pledge to become a #CaringCustumer with Support Your Local

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The New Flying Horse

Name a better treat than a cracking pub Sunday roast? Now pair it with authentic Kentish ales and its a treat that cannot be missed. From July 10th, the New Flying Horse near Ashford is welcoming back costumers! Want to really earn that roast? The New Flying Horse has two great walking routes passing through Wye Nature reserve, of either 6 or 4 miles, so get those walking boots on, and the first round is on us!

It's truly tremendous!

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The Royal

What's better than a pint by the sea? Winning the lottery, obviously, now we can't make that happen. Still, you'll feel like a winner when you go to The Royal, at Tankerton. Promising a feast for the senses, the Royal serves superb food, a range of cask ales, cocktails and world wines with panoramic sea views. They're only accepting bookings by phone, so make sure to ring and secure a table. It's the perfect retreat after a walk along the Tankerton Slopes. The Royal fits the bill.

Beers so good they’ll cause a thrill

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Singleton Barn

Baddiel and Skinner are going to have to wait, as football won't be coming home in 2020, but you can still catch the nation's favourite sport at the Singleton Barn. Whether you're there for the food, the football or a fine pint of ale, you'll be met with a great atmosphere and friendly faces. Just a short ride from Ashford International Railway Station, this is a stop that cannot be missed!

A real keeper.

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The Parrot

Hey Diddle, Diddle! The Parrot has a fiddle, and we're over the moon! The Parrot in Canterbury is reopening from July 15th! If you're looking for a road trip, why not visit Fordwich, the smallest town in Britain which is a short drive from Canterbury. Followed by a stroll around the gardens of the cathedral, finishing with some great food in Canterbury's oldest pub. With a menu that could satisfy even the pickiest eaters, an array of marvellous morsels await.

A-parrot-ly they have great beer too!

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The Coastguard

Do you have those holiday blues? Craving a drink in the south of France? Well, the Coastguard is Britain's nearest pub to France and has kept watch on the sea-front for more than 300 years. The pub offers a haven for those enjoying a bracing walk along Dover's White Cliffs, offers fine food, friendly service and fantastic ales! Also for those book worms among us, the Coastguard is near where Ian Fleming wrote the Bond classic, Moonraker. France, White Cliffs and 007, this is a pub you have to see.

You’ll wish you were ‘beer’

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The Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie

Outstanding views, tick, great food, tick, extensive drinks list, tick, friendly service tick. The Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie is ticking all the boxes for a great pub. Overlooking the beaches on the North Kent Coast, The Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie is the most picturesque pitstop imaginable. There's also a Shepherd Neame pub walk, offering a 5-mile circular walk that starts and finishes at The Minnis. Your post-walk pint will taste even better while drinking in the sights and scents of Kent.

This is a pub you’ll definitely frequent!

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Pier Five

Calling all the literature lovers, weekend escapers and tempted tastemakers, Shepherd Neame have the pub for you. Pier Five is a contemporary bar and kitchen, serving the best of hand-crafted beers, craft spirits and cocktails. Located at Chatham marina, spend the day discovering how Medway inspired novelist Charles Dickens, 150 years since his death, and follow it with a mouthwatering burger and loaded fries. Whether it's a late-night treat or a family meal, Pier five, is a five out of five.

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