Shepherd Neame scoops brewery award
Comic Rob Brydon,
Shepherd Neame retail director Nigel Bunting, retail operations
manager Graeme Endacott and Andrew Reed of category sponsor
International Wine Challenge
Shepherd Neame is toasting a national pub accolade.
The 300-year old Faversham brewer and pub owner beat off stiff
competition to be named Best Managed Pub Company with between two
and 50 sites.
Its managed estate covers 46 hotels, pubs, and inns in a range
of town, village, coastal and London locations.
Judges of The Publican Awards 2013 said it was “a highly
successful managed retail estate, which has shown strong innovation
and performance in the last year.”
After the presentation, hosted by comedian Rob Brydon in
London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, chief executive Jonathan Neame
“I would like to congratulate our managed estate team for an
outstanding win in a highly competitive field.
"It is their dedication and hard work which has been recognised
by industry professionals, who were impressed with our attention to
detail and enthusiasm.”
The brewery has enhanced its food development team, training and
customer service across its managed estate, and investing heavily
in accommodation and catering facilities.
Judging involved announced and mystery site visits, and
interviews by industry experts, City analysts and journalists.