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Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
Accredited Beer Sommelier
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"A necessity if you're a beer geek travelling to London town" - Beer Advocate
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"One of the top beer writers in the UK" - Mark Dredge.
"A beer guru" - Popbitch.
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Shepherd Neame Double Stout and India Pale Ale

Shepherd Neame Double Stout

Top Tastings 2012 (India Pale Ale)

ABV: 5.2% and 6.1% Origin: Faversham, Kent, England Website:

When I was rediscovering beer back in the mid-1990s, one of my favourites was bottle conditioned Shepherd Neame Spitfire, regularly available in my local supermarket. Its classic combination of rich malts and moist, sacky […]

Windsor Castle SM5

The Windsor Castle, Carshalton SM5 (London)

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates Southwest London: Other locations – Carshalton

Traditional pub (Shepherd Neame) 358 Carshalton Road, Carshalton SM5 3PT T 020 8669 1191 w f WindsorCastleCarshalton Open 1100 (1200 Sun)-2300 (2330 Fri-Sat, 2230 Sun). Children welcome until 1800. Cask beer 6 (Shepherd Neame, […]

East India Arms EC3

East India Arms, London EC3

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates Central London: Aldgate

Traditional pub (Shepherd Neame) 67 Fenchurch Street EC3M 4BR T 020 7265 5121 w Open 1130-2100 (Closed Sat-Sun). Cask beer 4 (Shepherd Neame) Cask Marque. Food None, though customers welcome to bring in from local takeaways, Outdoor Table […]

Shepherd Neame 1698

Originally published in What’s Brewing June 2005

Origin: Faversham, Kent, England ABV: 6.5 per cent Buy from supermarkets Website

Shepherd Neame 1698

Shepherd Neame helped pioneer the new generation of real ale in a bottle back in the mid-1990s, when a gorgeous version of Spitfire, now the brewery’s biggest seller in cask, found […]