Supermarket of the Year – Sponsored by Shepherd Name
Britain’s oldest brewer, the independent family business is based in Faversham, Kent. The company brews the best-selling traditional Kentish ales Spitfire and Bishops Finger, plus modern beers such as the Whitstable Bay Collection. In 2017 Shepherd Neame restored its Victorian brewhouse, which included the installation of new mash tuns. It also launched Cinque Premium Lager, a five grain brew, plus its first cider, Orchard View.
Current chief executive, Jonathan Neame is the fifth generation of his family to lead the business and the company operates 335 pubs and hotels across the south east.