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Shepherd Neame

A brewery in Faversham.

Faversham Brewery, 17 Court Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7AX
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01795 532206



Facilities include: Real Ale, We're award winners,

Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 23:00

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1698 6.5

First brewed in 1998 to celebrate Shepherd Neame's tercentenary, this copper-bronze, bottle conditioned beauty is an intense yet uniquely intricate offering thrice-hopped during the brewing process

Tasting Notes: This adds rich resinous notes and spikes of citrus to a moreish strong ale already rife with notes of liquorice, Masala wine, caramel and spicy orange. A frisson of dark fruit freshens the finish. Serve with smoked cheese.

4-4-2 4.0

Named 4-4-2 after the popular football formation, the beer also has its own special line-up – in the form of 10 different hop varieties included in the brew. These are Kent-grown Fuggles, Admiral, First Gold, Challenger, Cascade and East Kent Goldings; G

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Amber Ale 4.5

A golden-brown ale with a fruity aroma and a full, malty palate, Amber Ale derives its unique signature from the special marriage of fruity, fragrant hops with Pale, Crystal and Brown malts, making it a classic beer to savour and enjoy.

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Asahi Super Dry 5.0

Clean and crisp with a restrained bitterness and a subtle citrus aroma, this light golden beer was Japan's first "dry" lager.

Tasting Notes: Its deft, distinct dryness comes from a carefully concise fermentation period, a minimum four week maturation period and the traditional addition of a small amount of rice. Fresh and with plenty of balanced finesse, it's an ideal accompaniment to the well-defined flavours and textures found in sushi.

Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale 4.8

Citrus, pine, and fruit aromas meld with light caramel notes and a robust bitterness.

Tasting Notes: Cascade and Amarillo hops imported from the US combine with native British Boadicea hops, in this deep gold American Pale Ale. Light caramel notes meld with a robust bitterness, boasting citrus, pine and fruit aromas.

Bishops Finger 5.0

Fashioned on a firm, fruity foundation of Crystal malt, this rich, ruby-coloured Kent classic belies its burly appearance with a complexity of flavour.

Tasting Notes: Mouth-filling fruit, prunes, plums and dried apricot spiked with palate-prickling pepper, cinnamon and a soft bitter blood-orange finish.

Brilliant Ale 5.6

Historically this recipe was formulated with 100% pale malt and was bittered by the brewery’s signature East Kent Goldings hops

Tasting Notes: This results in a golden, brilliantly bright, hoppy ale which has risen Phoenix-like from the ashes of time for the modern drinker to enjoy.

Canterbury Jack 3.5

Rare is a beer more invigorating, uplifting or aromatic than this fresh New World pale ale brewed using Cascade and East Kent Goldings hops and ripe with summer fruit on a bed of bready malt.

Tasting Notes: Privileged palates should prepare for lime marmalade on toast, lychees, lemongrass and a bitter-sweetness akin to brown sugar-dusted grapefruit.

Christmas Ale 5.0

Available on draught during December, Christmas Ale is the perfect tipple for the festive season.

Tasting Notes: It is a full-bodied, warming winter ale, light in colour and characterised by a delicious, fragrant hoppy aroma & palate. A very special beer.

Cinque Five Grain Lager 5

Using five grains gives Cinque (sɪŋk) a complex flavour with a deep and satisfying mouth feel, while the use of aromatic French Strisselpalt hops lends a distinctive refreshing citrus note.

Tasting Notes: Five grains provide a clean malt base, which delivers a golden, refreshing, full-bodied lager. This is overlaid with a delicate and refreshing citrus aroma from Strisselspalt hops, grown in the Alsace region of France.

Continental IPA 6.5

A light amber beer. The impressive blend of hop varieties provides aromas of grapefruit, orange and resin, leading to generous, juicy fruit and resinous notes on the palate, balanced by an underlying sweet malt character.

Tasting Notes: Grapefruit, orange, fruity

Disco Macaw 4.8

Straw coloured juicy pale ale, with refreshing tropical citrus flavour.

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Double Stout 5.2

This magnificent example of a classic double stout delivers a velvety-smooth palate of dry, burnt flavours - complemented by roast, cocoa and coffee notes. Black, creamy and delicious; it is a Shepherd Neame masterpiece.

Tasting Notes: Roast, chocolate, coffee, creamy

Dragonfire 4.5

Brewed to commemorate St George's Day, Dragonfire is a celebration of the best that England has to offer.

Tasting Notes: The cream of the crop of malted barley, oats, rye and wheat with goldings hops adding a classic bitterness. Full bodied and rich with a mellow mahogany hue, it is the ideal to England's Patron Saint."

Early Bird 4.3

A fabulously refreshing, bracing beer that hails early maturing Goldings hops in style.

Tasting Notes: Alive and open with a golden glint in its eye, it stirs up spring sensations of blossom, honey, freshly cut grass and plenty of pine on the nose. The gentle bitterness, soothed by an undercurrent of light biscuit malt, delivers a dry finish. Superb with salads and whitebait.

Generation Ale 9.0

First brewed in 1998 to celebrate Shepherd Neame's tercentenary, this copper-bronze, bottle conditioned beauty is an intense yet uniquely intricate offering thrice-hopped during the brewing process.

Tasting Notes: This adds rich resinous notes and spikes of citrus to a moreish strong ale already rife with notes of liquorice, Masala wine, caramel and spicy orange. A frisson of dark fruit freshens the finish.

Goldings 4.1

This dainty, well defined dark-blonde drop melds citrusy hops with the nutty, wholemeal character of crystal and pale malt. With ripe fruit, a hint of banana, mango and a tangy, fresh finish.

Tasting Notes: Nutty, citrus, fruity

Green Hop Ale 4.5

Instead of the usual dried hops, the beer uses fresh, or ‘green’ Kentish hops within 12 hours of being picked.

Tasting Notes: Freshly picked green hops impart a distinctly different character, creating a beer with a truly unique flavour and aroma.

Hot Night At The Village 5.0

Hot night at the Village (5.0% ABV) is an English-style brown porter, brewed with Maris Otter, Munich, Pilsener, chocolate and brown malts, UK hops and the brewery’s house yeast.

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Hürlimann Sternbräu 4.8

Hailed as the first lager to be brewed in Kent, this bracing, brusque Swiss beer had its revered recipe enhanced and improved in 2009.

Tasting Notes: Better balanced and more rounded, lime, rose and pears nestle in the nose while on the palate there''s taut graininess, tart grapefruit and a full floral flourish.

India Pale Ale 6.1

Hailing from the tradition of 18th Century IPAs, which relied on generous hopping to protect exports during arduous journeys, this modern incarnation retains the strength, body and strong hop character synonymous with this beer's provenance.

Tasting Notes: A glorious showcase of the distinct, heavily hopped beers for which Shepherd Neame is famed, India Pale Ale delivers potent bitterness, offset with generous amounts of pale ale malt to deliver a balanced, yet uncompromising brew."

Kentish Saison 4.5

This pale golden beer has a floral aroma from Kentish elder-flower, combined with peppery, spicy hop notes.

Tasting Notes: This leads to a balance of sweet malt and subtle bitterness, along with a refreshing finish.

Kents Best 4.1

An ambient bitter, which successfully merges the biscuity sweetness of English malt with the fruity, floral bitterness of locally grown hops from the Kent countryside, to give a clean, satisfying and moreish drink to quaff, effortlessly, among friends.

Tasting Notes: Fruity, floral

Late Red Autumn 4.5

This easy-drinking ale is crimson copper colour, with a myriad flavour of plum, prune and raisin, plus a touch of toffee and tropical fruit, leading to a peppery, resinous hop finish.

Tasting Notes: Plum, prunes, raisins, a touch of toffee and tropical fruit are just of the flavour flourishing beneath the crimson-copper coloured cloak of this eminently easy-drinking ale. A peppery, resinous hop finish - courtesy of Kent-grown Cascade hops - adds a spice to the nutty sweetness. Rather remarkable with a roast.

Master Brew 3.7

Master Brew is brewed using only the finest Kentish barley and hops and is Shepherd Neame's flagship beer in the brewery's Kentish heartland.

Tasting Notes: Delicate and devilishly drinkable, this quintessentially Kentish ale lays the county''s hallowed, herbaceous hops on a firm, biscuity bed of pale and crystal malt. Endowed with an inviting auburn-amber hue and a tantalising toffee-ish aroma, it''s an enlivening English ale that, given its unassuming ABV, pleasures the palate with a remarkable fullness of flavour.

Mild 3.5

The silky ebony hue of this beer leads to a complex aroma of dark chocolate, mocha coffee, vanilla and a smokiness reminiscent of autumn bonfires.

Tasting Notes: A smooth rich blend of dark chocolate and roasted coffee hits the palate complimented by subtle hoppy, fruit flavours. Velvety cocoa flavours linger on the palate, making Mild a darkly delicious gem of a beer.

New Dawn 3.5
Oranjeboom 3.9

A delicious, easy-drinking Dutch drop with a hay-like hue and a herbaceous, grassy and fruity fragrance. Citrus notes on the palate speak softly of orange, kiwi and lemongrass buttressed with a hint of caramel sweetness and a gentle, drifting finish.

Tasting Notes: Fruity, citrus, caramel

Porter 4.8

This warming, the silky smooth ale has full flavoured roasted notes emanating from the malt, as well as underlying liquorice notes. The fruity spiciness and balanced bitterness come from locally grown Kentish hops

Tasting Notes: Smooth, spicy, bitter, liquorice

Queen Court Harvest Ale 4.5

Queen Court Harvest Ale is the Faversham Hop Festival Ale, an annual celebration of hops held during the first weekend of September, which will now be available from the end of August through September.

Tasting Notes: The ale is dry-hopped using fresh, green hops from the present year’s harvest.

Red Sails 4.8

Enjoy a real taste of Kent with Red Sails Cherry Porter, flavoured with the Garden of England’s famous Morello cherries.

Tasting Notes: Nearly black in colour, the porter boasts a rich aroma of cherry roasted chocolate and a smooth cherry palate, created by a trio of ale, crystal and chocolate malts, along with the delicious flavours of Kentish Morello cherries. Admiral hops have been used for bittering, and Goldings for late hopping.

Rudolph's Reward 3.7

Get into the festive spirit this Christmas with limited edition winter beer Rudolph’s Reward. a light brown malty ale featuring pale and crystal malts and Target and East Kent Goldings hops, with mulling spices added at the end of the brew.

Tasting Notes: A light chestnut ale with a fruity nose. The spicy notes of this festive ale harmonise to leave a delightful refreshing hoppy finish.

Samuel Adams Blonde Ambition 4.5

Brewed at Shepherd Neame’s Faversham brewery from a recipe devised in conjunction with the Boston Beer Company, it uses equal measures of US and UK hops.

Tasting Notes: The result is a summer pale ale with a delightful blend of grapefruit notes from the US Cascade hops and grassy earthiness from the Kent hops.

Samuel Adams Boston Lager 4.8

Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager has used only the finest hand-selected ingredients to create this perfectly balanced, complex and full-bodied original brew.

Tasting Notes: Brewed with only the finest ingredients including Bavarian Noble hops and traditional brewing methods, Samuel Adams Boston Lager is full-flavoured and balanced. The balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and followed by the robust, smooth finish sets the standard for all Samuel Adams beers

Spitfire Amber 4.2

The beer is named after the legendary Spitfire aeroplane designed by RJ Mitchell. The versatility of the aircraft and the courage of its pilots were essential to victory and were a key symbol of the spirit of that time.

Tasting Notes: An infusion of three Kentish hops adorns this beautifully balanced, blood-orange tinted British bitter with an acutely aromatic allure. Hints of marmalade, red grapes and pepper are thrust from a springboard of warm, mellow malts. The floating fruity finish signs off with a smidgen of spice and raspberry.

Spitfire Gold 4.1

Its sweet malt base is built upon with tropical aromas imparted by some of the most popular hops of the moment, including Challenger, Centennial and Saaz.

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Spitfire Lager 4.0

Brewed with brown and lager malts, Spitfire Lager is a cool, refreshing, thirst-quenching British lager, crafted by Britain’s oldest brewer.

Tasting Notes: Well balanced and lightly hopped for a clean, crisp, refreshing taste.

Spooks Ale 4.7

Spooks Ale is a devilishly great beer.

Tasting Notes: It is characterised by a distinct, biscuity palate, derived from blending three traditional roasted barley malts in the mash. These complex, malty flavours are wonderfully balanced by a citrusy, hoppy bitterness and an aroma from an especially fruity hop which is added at four different stages during brewing.

St Eriks Midnight Sun 4.5

A golden beer with aromas of tropical fruit leading to fruity flavours and a moderate bitterness, with the addition of oats and wheat helping to create a smooth mouthfeel throughout.

Tasting Notes: Fruity, bitter, tropical fruits

Sun Lik Beer 5.0

A sheer, shimmering gold coloured Chinese lager.

Tasting Notes: Adorned with a clean kiwi fruit aroma; a clipped bready, toasty malt base and a quenching mineral mouthfeel. Formed using flaked rice for a fuller, rounded flavour, this tight and toned lager is an ideal all-rounder when it comes to Far Eastern food.

Whitstable Bay Black Oyster Stout 4.2

Whitstable Bay Black Oyster Stout is among the newest additions to the Whitstable Bay Collection from the Faversham Steam Brewery.

Tasting Notes: A silky keg stout brewed using a unique blend of four coloured malts which impart a rich, complex flavour, balanced by the finest Admiral hops, and finished with a smooth, creamy head.

Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager 4.5

Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager is a contemporary lager featuring an intricate taste profile, distinguished by its unique hop character

Tasting Notes: A pale, refreshing lager with spicy overtones perfectly balanced by the scent of fresh flowers

Whitstable Bay Organic Ale 4.5

Whitstable Bay Organic Ale is a light coloured ale that is brewed using only organic ingredients, and the brewery’s own chalk-filtered mineral water

Tasting Notes: A well-defined golden ale that blends citrusy hops with nutty malt flavours to create a fresh drink with additional notes of ripe fruit giving a unique finish

Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.9

Whitstable Bay Pale Ale is designed to suit all palates and offer a light, refreshing taste. The sweet maltiness balances perfectly with the fresh pine notes provided by the hops added late in the process, to offer a light-coloured, thirst-quenching ale.

Tasting Notes: Refreshing, pine, fresh

Whitstable Bay Red IPA 4.5

A deep red coloured ale that is brewed using the brewery’s own chalk-filtered mineral water and Pale Ale, Crystal, Caramalt, and Roasted Barley malts, with Kentish Challenger hops for bitterness and American Amarillo hops for aroma.

Tasting Notes: Deep russet in colour, WB Red IPA combines the citrus fruit and pine aromas of an IPA with roasted and caramel malt flavours. Rich, full, and satisfying.

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider 5.0

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider has a bright, crisp apple flavour, just like biting into a fresh apple.

Tasting Notes: It is a perfect balance of sweetness and bright acidity from culinary apples and dryness of traditional cider making apples, resulting in a complex, yet refreshing cider.

Orchard View 4.5

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