In the brewer’s annual award scheme covering an estate of 300 pubs, Shepherd Neame chose the Blue Anchor as its best pub in the region.
Back this year after missing two years due to the Covid pandemic, the Shepherd Neame Pub Awards honoured 11 pubs and publicans from across the Southeast and London.
The 11 winners included eight from the brewer’s home county of Kent, where Shepherd Neame has been based for over 300 years.
Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame said: “After a challenging time for all those within the hospitality industry, it is fantastic to be back celebrating the achievements of our outstanding licensees and team members.
“Despite the setbacks of the last two years, we have seen that more than ever the most important factor in the success of any pub is its people, and we are very proud of our talented team.
“These awards are aimed at recognising their hard work, dedication, and creativity, and celebrating excellence in our company.”
The award ceremony was held at the end of June in Canterbury at the Spitfire Ground, named for Shepherd Neame’s most famous beer.
Award winner: The Blue Anchor in Crowborough